1990 Rolex Submariner 16610 Divers Tool Watch Dark Blue Faded Bezel

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A true tool watch, this 1990 Rolex Submariner 16610 has seen more than its fair share of dive time and developed great vintage character. The deep blue faded bezel is extremely cool as is the different shades of tritium luminous in the bezel pip, hands and hour markers.  A tribute to the durability of this build, the dial is still in superb near mint condition and the movement freshly serviced and keeping chronometer grade time. An awesome "tool watch" look in a timepiece that was meant to be so.  

Circa: 1990

Style: Sport, Dive, Tool Watch

Case: All original solid stainless steel case and bezel in well used condition with surface marks and some stretch/wear on the solid link bracelet.  We have not polished or refinished any part of this watch, but if so desired we do offer this serviced if you would prefer to have it in restored condition. The case measures 40mm in diameter excluding the original triple lock crown and haas no major dings or dents, just surface wear throughout.  While the bezel insert has many signs of use, it also is naturally faded to a gorgeous deep metallic blue colour as you can see in these pictures.  The case is fully stamped between the lugs with the model number 16610 at 12:00 and an "E" serial number at 6:00 dating the watch to 1990. The matching 93150 solid link bracelet with correct 501B endlinks is also stamped on the clasp with the date code O8 matching the year to 1990 as well.  It has lots of wear and stretch to the links, but still has a solid feel on the wrist and should last for years to come.  Inside the back is also fully signed Montre Rolex SA, Geneva, Switzerland, Stainless Steel, Rolex S.A. 16610.

Dial: Superb near mint, factory original dial with gloss black background, tritium luminous hour markers in white gold surrounds and date aperture at 3:00.  Signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 1000ft - 300m, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, Swiss - T <25.  The luminous dots at most of the hours are still quite white in colour although the markers at 7 and 11 have started to naturally turn a beautiful aged cream colour matching the original hands.  Eventually all of the markers will age to match.  

Movement: Superb quality, high-grade Rolex caliber 3135 automatic movement in excellent working condition, fully signed Montre Rolex SA, Geneva Swiss, 31 Jewels, Adjusted 5 Positions + Temperature.  Freshly serviced and keeping chronometer grade time with our full 1 year warranty.