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About The Brand

While it may be disputed as to which company created the very first dive watch, there is no debating that the Rolex Submariner is THE quintessential dive watch. Affectionately referred to as the “Sub” throughout the watch community, the Submariner set the standard for what we can expect from a luxury diver – rotating bezel, elevated lume, immediate legibility, water resistance. Don't forget to also check out other models such as the 126610

The History of the Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner was first introduced by Rolex in 1953 in a release that, unbeknownst to them at the time, would go on to become one of the most iconic watches in history. By the time of the Sub’s release, Rolex had already pioneered the waterproof Oyster case years before, and now they wanted to pair that technology with a watch fit for underwater exploration. Rolex built the original Submariner with utility in mind, and this design has remained more-or-less the same nearly half-a-century later. Sure, some augmentations have been made like increasing the water resistance and adding a ceramic bezel, but these are purpose-driven changes meant to make the watch better at what it was originally designed to do. As the adage goes, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it”, and it is certainly not broken.

What makes the Rolex Submariner desirable?

Rolex is a company that established itself through innovations that aided in their creation of what weren’t luxury products, but rather high-quality tools that tell the time. This sentiment is especially represented in the origins of the Rolex Submariner. Over the years, the quality in their watches has been recognized by influential figures including world leaders and elite athletes, actors, singers, musicians, and explorers. This solidified Rolex in the mainstream and established them as a brand that people aspire to own. The Submariner is itself an aspirational piece to own among the Rolex offerings, and it can be a one-watch-collection in its own right. The classic design allows the watch to span all levels of attire from jeans and a t-shirt to suit and tie. Considering the versatility of the Submariner and the inherent durability in its design from the inside out, it is no wonder why this is one of Rolex’s most popular models — and is a top selling model in countries like Switzerland and Singapore.

Highly Sought-After Sub References

  • The Kermit, Reference 16610LV

    Known for its green bezel and black dial, this pop culture fixture was released in 2003 to celebrate the Submariner’s 50th anniversary. Browse our inventory of pre-owned Submariner Kermit watches.

    • The Hulk, Reference 116610LV

      In 2010, Rolex released their first ever watch with a green bezel and dial, the Hulk . Learn why this stainless steel watch is already a collector phenomenon and fan favorite.

      • The “No Date”, Reference 114060

        The ”No Date” is the original version of the stainless steel Submariner that debuted in 1954. It’s characterized by its black dial and bezel.

        • The “Revived Kermit”, Reference 126610

          Released in 2020, the Rolex Submariner ref. 126610 is a robust 41mm timepiece that features the impressive caliber 3234 Perpetual movement. It’s the first all-steel Submariner to use the movement, and the watch is praised for its 70-hour power reserve, high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, and efficient Chronergy escapement.

            • The “Smurf”, Reference 116619

              Featuring a vibrant blue dial and white gold case and bracelet, the “Smurf” Submariner is a coveted luxury watch that was discontinued in 2021.

              • The COMEX, Reference 5514

                The Submariner COMEX was the first Submariner exclusively made for COMEX , a French diving company. These vintage references feature the words “COMEX” (short for Compagnie maritime d'expertises) and a helium release valve.

              Why buy pre-owned Rolex Watches and Submariners

              In today’s market, the greatest appeal of buying pre-owned Rolex timepieces for men and Rolex Submariners is simply that they are available to purchase. As a very in-demand model with references like the "Smurf" or ”Hulk” , it is extraordinarily uncommon to find authorized dealers who are able to keep these models from being bought out of the display case as soon as they arrive in the store. As a result, the pre-owned market is the place to be if you want to find and purchase a Submariner. Watchbox’s global inventory or collection of stainless steel Rolex's are great places to start seeking out your Rolex Submariner! Purchasing a pre-owned Rolex Submariner is an exceptional investment, as you can find rare references in pristine condition.

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