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Early 1990s Rolex Submariner 16610


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You know the best thing about a pre-owned Sub is being able to enjoy and sell it later for more than you originally paid. That’s why you want to buy a luxury tool watch like this at the best price possible.

This Rolex Submariner is an early 16610 model. It’s an L series from circa 1989-1990, which is also around the time Rolex introduced the caliber 3135 movement within.

There are the expected few marks here and there from normal wear. We try to exaggerate the wear in the pics so that you’ll be pleasantly surprised during the unboxing ritual.

Overall this iconic diver is in very good condition and running strong. Don’t miss your chance to own the most recognizable luxury timepiece from a reputable dealer at private seller pricing.


Rolex Submariner / Reference: 16610


Automatic / Swiss made / Rolex caliber 3135


Stainless steel “pierced/holes” case / stainless steel Oyster bracelet
Sapphire crystal
Black dial black aluminum bezel insert


40mm diameter / 12mm thick / 20mm lugs
Weight: 129g

Water Resistance

300m/1,000ft with screw-down Triplock crown


Very good overall with expected signs of wear for a tool watch of this age.The watch has been timed out to COSC specs. The cyclops on the crystal looks to have been either scratched or reapplied with residual glue underneath. It actually isn’t as visible on the wrist, but we tried to exaggerate marks in the photos – it looks like it’s distorting the date window in the background, but rest assured that distorted box shape is actually the reflection of lighted edges of our light box. Bracelet shows moderate flex, clasp is snug.


Rolex boxes but no papers

Rolex Submariner 16610 Wristshot Rolex Submariner 16610 L series with vintage Rolex box
  1. Do you accept trade offers

  2. Does this model have a crystal or clear back?

    • Hi Donald, please scroll through the photos above to see the caseback in the last image. The pictures are of the actual watch for sale. Rolex does not use clear backs in their watches, except for the Cellini Prince manual-wind model. If you really desire to see the movement, there are aftermarket exhibition style clear casebacks available, but we do not sell them. Keep in mind that if you get a clear caseback, they are not made by Rolex, so you should not expect the same level of quality or water resistance, etc. Also, if you opt for picking up one of the aftermarket backs, be sure to hang on to the original back for resale value!

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