*Unpolished* 1998 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 14060)
The ref. 14060 Rolex Submariner was introduced in 1990 as the new and improved version of its long-running predecessor, the legendary 5513. The 14060 featured a number of improvements from the 5513, including an increased depth rating to 300m or 1000 ft, a sapphire crystal, a 904L stainless steel case, and the upgraded cal. 3000 Rolex movement. We believe the 14060 was designed with the purest in mind with a simple, no-nonsense design, and retaining a lot of the aesthetics and elements that make the earlier no-date Submariners so desirable and great.
The earlier 14060 Submariner examples feature tritium lume dials, which have become very desirable due to the vintage appeal and wonderful lume coloration changes than can happen. The tritium dials were replaced in 1999/1999 with super-luminova, making for a small 8-year production cycle for these Tritium 14060 models. The 14060 continued in production until 1999 when it was replaced by the 14060M reference.
The 14060 is, for many, the perfect cross between old and new. With modern advancements and a more classic design, the 14060 Rolex Submariner is a versatile wristwatch for pretty much every situation.
|Dial||Glossy Black W/ WG Surrounds|
|Bracelet||Rolex 93150 Oyster W/ 501B End Pieces|
The unpolished case is in exceptional condition with crisp chamfers and light signs of use. The original bezel insert is deep black in coloration, showing only a few signs of use and retains its tritium pearl which matches the dial nicely. The original Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 501B end pieces retains 11 links that display minimal stretch from use.
The flawless glossy black dial with white gold surround markers exhibits no age. The tritium lume plots remain bright white with no degradation present under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch just received a complete service and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.