Rolex Submariner Date watch

Rolex Submariner Date Review – Ref: 116610

For Rolex Submariner Date Review, we are looking at Ref: 116610.

Rolex Submariner Date watch
Rolex Submariner Date Review, Watch Ref:116610

This model represents one of the latest generation Submariner watches and are more commonly known as Rolex Submariner Date and Rolex Submariner No Date (Ref: 114060). The difference between the two watches should be clear, Rolex Submariner Date has a date window with a magnifier on the sapphire crystal; while Rolex Submariner No Date does not have a date window and it does give a cleaner looking dial. It is these little differences that are important to Rolex lover and this is the purpose of this Rolex Submariner Date Review to discuss why this is an admirable timepiece – throughout the Rolex Submariner History.

Rolex Submariner 116610 Watch Review on – The Design

Rolex Submariner 116610 Watch on Wrist
Rolex Submariner Date Review – Watch on wrist

The Rolex Submariner 116610 watch design is one that mixes professional and sports looks, is one of the main attraction to the well loved design. It not only has the looks but its’ design includes the water-tight watch case which was first commercially launched water resistant watch known as the Oyster. The black and white design of the dial is meant for high contrast in time reading and yet easy on the eyes. The different design of the illumed indicators and hour and minute hand are meant for legibility, event in the dark. Apart from using 18k white gold for the hands and hour indicators, Rolex also made the lume glow blue. This also allows the lume glow part to look more white during the day. Rolex Submariner also has a very iconic triangular 12 o’clock mark that is meant for easy mental orientation. In short, the design of The Submariner is a tool watch with a sharp design that will never be out of fashion.

Rolex Submariner Date Review on – The Case

Rolex Submariner 116610 Watch Case
Rolex Submariner Date Review Ref: 116610 – Watch Case

Despite the initial intention for Rolex Submariner watch to be a tool at start, today, Rolex is known as a luxury watch. Some examples are: a layer of AR coat is applied to the bottom of the sapphire crystal (but not on the top), to allow easy reading from here but still looks shiny to onlookers. The Rolex Submariner measures 40mm wide, but it wears larger and looks more like a 42mm wide watch. This could be due to the lug structure of the watch.

Rolex Submariner watch uses a better grade of still to the usual 316L steel (which most watches use), call the 904L steel. This steel is said to be more corrosion resistance and it makes more sense if you use the Rolex Submariner a lot in the salty seawater.

Rolex Submariner Date Review on – The Bezel

Rolex Submariner Date Watch by the window
Rolex Submariner 116610 Review – The Bezel

The rotating diver’s bezel can be turned manually and enables divers to line up the 12 o’clock point with the minute hand, measuring something up to 60 minutes long. Like the Rolex Submariner No-Date watch, The Rolex submariner 116610 watch has moved over to ceramic bezels called ‘Cerachrom’. It includes engraving numerals and lume with a single lume point at the triangular 12 o’clock tip. This ceramic black bezel is shiner than aluminium and it’s also much more scratch resistant.

Rolex Submariner 116610 Review on – The Movement

Rolex Submariner Ref: 116610 Watch - 3135 movement
Rolex Submariner 116610 Review – 3135 Movement

Rolex is known form making very good, yet simple in-house movements. Rolex mechanical movements have been known for being accurate and long lasting. Inside this Rolex submariner date review, we like to point out that the movements between 116610 and 114060 are different. Mainly due to one has date, but the other doesn’t. The Rolex Submariner 116610 watch has the in-house made Rolex Caliber 3135 automatic movement, while the Rolex Submariner 114060 watch has the Rolex calibre 3130. Both contains the Parachrom hairspring and have a power reserve of around 48 hours when fully wound.

Rolex Submariner Date Watch Review on – The Bracelet

Rolex Submariner Date Review - The Braclet
Rolex Submariner 116610 Watch Review – The Braclet

This new generation Rolex Submariner Watch gives a ‘Glidelock’ System that gives the watch the ability to micro-adjust the bracelet. It can now be easily worn over a jacket or dive suit; as it allows you to re-size the bracelet with ease on the fly. This is a major improvement from it’s three-link tapering steel bracelet. Tapering helps the bracelet to be more pleasant to wear by having the lugs narrower closer to the clasp.

Too bad Rolex does not offer this ‘Glidelock’ system with comparable watches such as the Rolex Explorer 2. Lucky, you can find it in the more weighty Deepsea models.

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