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Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel and 18 Karat Yellow Gold Gents 16613, 1989
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W4004 Model: 16613 Serial: L94**** Condition: 9 - Excellent Condition Age: 1989 Case Diameter: 40 mm Case Size: 40mm Box and Papers: Box Only Movement: Automatic Case: Stainless...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Wristwatch Ref 5513
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex stainless steel Submariner wristwatch, Ref. 5513, circa 1959. The 40mm case has a screw back and crown, revolving patinated gray bezel, winding crown protected by crown guard. ...
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless steel Submariner Wristwatch Ref 5512
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Stainless steel Rolex Submariner Ref. 5512/5513 collector's series circa 1963 with pointed crown guards and "meter first' dial, and original riveted Oyster bracelet. This is an early...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Watch Ref. 16610
By Rolex
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: automatic Function: hours, minutes, seconds, date Case: 40mm stainless steel case with back bezel, screw-down crown, sapphire crystal Band: stainless steel bracelet with lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Watch Ref. 16610
By Rolex
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: automatic Function: hours, minutes, seconds, date Case: 40mm stainless steel case with back bezel, screw-down crown, sapphire crystal Band: stainless steel bracelet with lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Wristwatch Ref 116610
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic movement, 31 jewels. Stainless steel case with Cerachrom bezel (40mm diameter). Black dial with luminous markers, date at 3 o'clock. Stainless steel and Oyster bracelet wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Wristwatch Ref 16610
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic movement, 31 jewels, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with rotating bezel, 40mm diameter. Black dial with luminous hour markers, date. Stainless steel ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Watch Ref. 1680
By Rolex
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: automatic Function: hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o’clock Case: 40mm stainless steel case, rotatable time-lapse diver’s bezel, acrylic crystal Dial: black dial with c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Date Wristwatch Ref 1680
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is a great collectible Rolex Submariner Date Reference 1680 with its original box and papers. The original dial on this watch is very pleasing to the eye. This watch dates to 19...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Date Wristwatch Ref 1680
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
This is a vintage Rolex Submariner reference 1680 in excellent condition. The dial and hands have beautiful patina. It comes on the original heavy oyster flip lock bracelet.
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Wristwatch Ref 14060M, 2002
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Rolex Submariner No Date Stainless Steel 40mm Black Dial Model Year: 2002 No box or papers
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Automatic Wristwatch Ref 14060M, 2012
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: COM1132 Model Number: 14060M Serial Number: 36D***** Condition: 9 - Excellent condition Age: 1st January 2012 Case Diameter: 40 mm Case Size: 40mm Box and papers: Box, Manuals &...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Vintage Big Crown Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Very Rare Stainless Steel Submariner Vintage Gents Wristwatch, original tropical gilt dial with hour markers, a stainless steel bi-directional bezel with a black bezel insert, a st...
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner 2-Line Gilt Dial Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic winding. Stainless steel case with black bezel insert (40mm diameter). 2-line gilt dial. Stainless steel Oyster bracelet. Pre-owned with custom box.
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Watch with Black Dial, Model 16610
By Rolex
Located in Columbia, MO
Item Details Estimated Retail $8,500.00 Brand Rolex Collection Submariner Case Material Stainless Steel Gender Mens MPN 16610 Movement Mechanical Automatic Face Color Black Band Type...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Diver's Wristwatch Ref. 1680 Circa 1971
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Ref. 1680 Submariner Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 600 ft=200m, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified,” circa 1971, is a center seconds, self-winding, water-resis...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Two-Line Gilt Dial Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic winding. Stainless steel case with black bezel insert (40mm diameter). 2-line gilt dial. Stainless steel Oyster bracelet. Pre-owned with custom box. Early 1960's
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel 16800
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Reference: W5292 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Reference: 16800 Age: Circa 1985 Gender: Men's Box and Papers: Box Only Dial: Black Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Aut...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel 16610
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5421 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Ref: 16610 Age: 1997 Gender: Mens Complete With: Box Only Dial: Black Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Automatic Water Resista...
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Automatic Wristwatch Ref 116610
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Submariner Men's Stainless Steel Watch 116610 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels. Stainless steel case with black ceramic bezel insert (40mm diameter). Black dial with luminous st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Green Dial Automatic Wristwatch Rev 116610LV
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
REF W3556 MODEL NUMBER 116610LV CONDITION 9 - Excellent condition GENDER Gents AGE 25th August 2012 CASE DIAMETER 40 mm CASE SIZE 40mm BOX & PAPERS Box, Manuals & guarantee M...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Green Dial Automatic Wristwatch Ref 116610lV
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Submariner Men's Stainless Steel Green Dial Watch 116610LV - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, pressure proof to 1,000 feet. Stainless steel case with green time-lapse Ceramic Cer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Reference 16610
By Rolex
Located in Baltimore, MD
Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Reference 16610 Model/Reference: 16610 Serial: T990*** (circa 1996) Metal: Stainless steel Dial: Black Case: 40mm Movement: Automatic Condition: Ve...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Tropical Dial Stainless Steel 5513
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5323 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Ref: 5513 Age: Gender: Mens Complete With: Xupes Presentation Box Dial: Black Glass: Plexiglass Movement: Automatic Water Resi...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Single Red Stainless Steel 1680
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: W5348 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Ref: 1680 Age: Gender: Mens Complete With: Box & Manuals Only Dial: Black Glass: Sapphire Crystal Movement: Automatic Water Re...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner 16613 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007646 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: Date Model Number: 16613 Age: 2006 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Card Holder...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Diver's Wristwatch Ref 16610 circa 1990s
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Submariner stainless steel diver's wristwatch, Ref. 16610, with automatic winding movement, 31 jewels, Quick-set, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case; rotating bezel with bl...
Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007657 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: Date Model Number: 16610 Age: 39234 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Calendar ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007671 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: Date Model Number: 16610 Age: 39356 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Card Hold...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007670 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: Date Model Number: 16610 Age: 2004 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Card Holder & Swing Ta...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007656 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: Date Model Number: 16610 Age: 21-10-2008 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Guarantee Dial: Black Other G...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date Stainless Steel Men's Watch 16610
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Stainless Steel Mens Watch 16610. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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1990s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner 114060 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Retail price 7,900 USD. In excellent condition and recently serviced by a Rolex watchmaker. All components are factory original. Photos of actual watch. Rolex Calibre 3130, 31 Jewels...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner 16610 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Retail price 8,550 USD. In excellent condition and recently serviced by a Rolex watchmaker. All components are factory original. Photos of actual watch. Rolex caliber 3135 with 31 je...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Vintage Stainless Steel Men’s Watch 1680
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner Vintage Stainless Steel Mens Watch 1680. Official certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, straight-line le...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel Submariner Service Paper, 1971
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 1680 Serial: 2771*** Year: 1971 Model: RED Submariner Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: Stainless Steel Bezel: Black Dial: Black Face: Acrylic Case Size: ...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner 5513 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
In excellent condition and recently serviced by a Rolex watchmaker. All components are factory original. Photos of actual watch. Rolex Calibre 1520, 26 Jewels. New hands installed b...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Men’s Watch 16610 Box
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Mens Watch 16610 Box. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Specia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Men's Watch 16610 Box
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner 40mm Stainless Steel Mens Watch 16610 Box. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date Stainless Steel Men's Watch 16610
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Stainless Steel Mens Watch 16610. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date Stainless Steel Men's Watch 16610
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Stainless Steel Mens Watch 16610. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date Stainless Steel Men's Watch 16610
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Stainless Steel Mens Watch 16610. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner 116610LN Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Retail price 8,550 USD. In excellent condition and recently serviced by a Rolex watchmaker. All components are factory original. Photos of actual watch. Rolex Calibre 3135, 31 Jewel...
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Non-Date 114060 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007742 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: No Date Model Number: 114060 Age: 16-07-2016 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manual, Booklet, Swin...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007668 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: Date Model Number: 116610LN Age: 20-01-2018 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box & Guarantee Dial: Blac...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Date 126610LV Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007959 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: Date Model Number: 126610LV Age: 44317 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Card Holder, Swi...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Green Anniversary Submariner Wristwatch Ref 16610
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Date Wristwatch, Green Anniversary model, Ref. 16610. The 50th Anniversary Rolex Submariner debuted in 2003, the year of this model, with its green ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch 16610
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 16610. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown....
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Non-Date 114060 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007851 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: Non-Date Model Number: 114060 Age: 43770 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Swing Tag, Card ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch 16610
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 16610. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown....
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

2018 Rolex Submariner Hercules Custom Stainless Steel 114060 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Contemporary 2018 Rolex Submariner Hercules Custom Stainless Steel 114060 Wristwatch * *Complete with: Box, Manuals & Guarantee dated 26th March 2018 *Case Size: 40mm *Strap: Bla...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pre-Owned Rolex Submariner Date Stainless Steel 16800 Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Rolex is the undisputed king of watchmaking with a crown logo to match. Rolex set the standard in immaculate design and precision engineering, which were virtues dear to prolific Ger...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner 1680 Men's Stainless Steel Mark 1 Dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: COM002595 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 1680 Age: 1979 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Booklet, Card Holder & S...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Hercules Custom DLC Coated Stainless Steel 114060
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: COM1857 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Submariner Model Ref: 114060 Age: 26th March 2018 Gender: Mens Complete With: Box, Manuals & Guarantee Dial: Red Leather Effect Glass: Sapphir...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex 1680 Submariner Black Dial Stainless Steel, 1978
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 1680 Serial: 5865*** Year: 1978 Model: Submariner Case Material: Stainless Steel Bezel: Stainless Steel Dial: Black Face: Acrylic Case Size: 40mm Includes: -R...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner 16800 Black Spider Web Dial Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 16800 Year: 1987 Serial: 9868*** Model: Submariner Case: Stainless Steel Band: Stainless Steel Bezel: Black Dial: Black Spider Web Face: Sapphire Crystal ...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel OP Submariner Automatic Wristwatch Ref 116610V
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Ref. 116610V, circa 2013, is the 'green on green' self-winding contemporary ceramic bezel Rolex. The 40mm case has a screw-down case...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Stainless Steel Service Papers 1969
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 5513 Serial: 2597*** Year: 1969 Model: Submariner Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: Stainless Steel Bezel: Black Dial: Black Face: Ac...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex stainless steel Green Anniversary Submariner Automatic Wristwatch, 2006
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date, Ref. 16610LV, made in 2006, is the 50th Anniversary Rolex Submariner, originally launched in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rolex, with its s...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner 16610V "Kermit" Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Submariner 16610V Kermit Men's Watch in Stainless Steel SKU: 105541 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex Model: Submariner Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement Type: Mechanical: ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

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Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate rolex stainless steel submariner for your needs in our varied inventory. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Stainless Steel, Gold and Steel. Our collection of these items for sale includes 73 vintage editions and 37 modern creations to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a rolex stainless steel submariner may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 19th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Take a look at a rolex stainless steel submariner featuring Diamond from our inventory today to add the perfect touch to your look. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes alternatives. Finding a rolex stainless steel submariner for sale for men should be easy, but there are 8 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as women, too.

How Much is a Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner?

The price for a rolex stainless steel submariner starts at $9,850 and tops out at $9,850 with these watches, on average, selling for $14,869.

Rolex Biography and Important Works

Ask anyone, anywhere, to name a luxury watch brand, and the answer will probably be “Rolex.” This enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.

But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.

But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.

Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.

The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.

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