Rolex Rolex Submariner Date Reference 16610 ROL 725
Rolex Submariner Date Reference 16610
Excellent condition Rolex Submariner date, reference 16610. It was originally purchased from authorised Rolex dealers Dickson Watch & Jewellery Co in Hong Kong in 2002. It comes with the original inner box, chronometer/warranty certificate, wallet, booklets, and calendar card. There is no outer box or inner box cushion. This model was discontinued in favour of the current model with ceramic bezel. The 16610 models are steadily increasing in price since they are now discontinued, and are set to become future classics. The submariner is a watch that needs no introduction, as it is unquestionably the most successful and widely known divers watch in the world. It is the watch that set the standard in professional divers watches and one that most other divers watches aspire to emulate. This watch has been used by the military for issue to special forces divers. It has been issued to divers working for under water pipe laying companies. It has been issued to divers working on oil rigs, and used by non commercial divers all over the world such is the reliability, robustness and practicality of this watch. It is equally at home being worn with a suit or for weekend leisure. It is 300 metres resistant, sturdy uni directional, ratchet operated rotating bezel with screwed down crown and scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It comes complete with all boxes, papers, chronometer card, and hang tags, with serial number on the hang tag, there is a wallet not present. Dimensions are: width is 39.5 mm excluding crown, 43.5 mm including crown and 47 mm lug to lug and thickness is 14 mm
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Rolex SA was founded in 1905 by the German Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. Contrary to popular belief, Hans Wilsdorf was neither Swiss, nor a watchmaker. Wilsdorf & Davis was the original name of what later became the Rolex Watch Company. They originally imported Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placed them in quality cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were then sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from the firm of Wilsdorf and Davis are usually marked "W&D" – inside the caseback only. Hans Wilsdorf registered the trademark name "Rolex" in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland during 1908. The word was made up, but its origin is obscure. One story, which was never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the word "Rolex" came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning exquisite watch industry. The Wilsdorf & Davis company moved out of Great Britain in 1912. Wilsdorf wanted his watches to be affordable, but taxes and export duties on the case metals (silver and gold) were driving costs up. From that time to the present, Rolex has been headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, though the company owns facilities in other cities (Bienne, etc) and continents (North America, Asia, Australia, etc). The company name Rolex was officially registered on 15 November 1915. It is thought this change was part of a drive to popularize wristwatches, which at the time were still considered a novelty largely for women (pocket watches were more common). Wilsdorf was said to desire his watch brand's name to be easily pronounceable in any language. The company name was officially changed to the Rolex Watch Company during 1919. It was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. Rolex SA is a foundation initiated and originally funded by Hans Wilsdorf and the Aegler family. According to foundation documentation, the Rolex SA company can never be sold, nor traded on any stock market.