Submariner

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    2004 / F-case number “Anniversary” Rolex Submariner Date model 16610 LV, with Mark 1 dial and FLAT FOUR* bezel insert! Fresh from Rolex UK service, in service stickers with box & original papers etc! This stainless steel watch is an F61xxxx case-number example in excellent condition with both boxes (outer stickered “16610”), both “Your Oyster” and “Rolex Submariner” booklets, both swing-tags (the green specifying “16610LV”), original Rolex papers from Dubai dated October 2004, Rolex calendar card 2005/2006, novelty anchor, bezel protector, the Rolex UK service card dated August 2018 and original invoice for £981.35 (both also specifying that it is a 16610LV). The dial may be identified as the Mark 1 most easily by looking at the wide “SWISS MADE” text at 6 o’clock. The bezel insert, glass and crown have all been replaced at service. Correctly, this version has a plain, un-numbered inner rehaut. The new equivalent has just increased to £6,950 but these older models have been increasingly sought after since they were discontinued some years ago. Please ask one of the Rolex-trained specialists in the Miltons watch team to discuss this watch with you. Further photographs including a macro-lens close-up of the figure “4” may be seen by clicking through the main image.

    * The so-called “Flat Four” (or “Fat Four”) bezel inserts are identified by looking closely at the figure “4” in “40” on the bezel insert. If the shape of the green area enclosed by the body of the four has a flat top, as here, then it is a “Flat Four.” If instead it comes to a point, creating a trianglular shape inside the “4,” then it is a “Thin Four” insert. Do not confuse the important, internal shape with the external top-line of the figure “4” itself, as the latter is flat in all versions. The “Flat Four” inserts have become increasingly sought after by collectors, having apparently been produced for only a short time and fitted to the earliest examples of this model, specifically Y to F case number watches circa 2004. If owners lost or damaged one of those original inserts, it would previously as a matter of routine have been replaced with a “Thin Four” insert. What is extraordinary here is that the “Flat Four” insert was supplied and fitted by Rolex UK in 2018, long after it is though such inserts had all been used up. Close examination shows that this may be a new version of the “Flat Four,” marginally different in the subtlest of ways from the early ones. Is it a newly-released service part? If so, will it be fitted to all 16610LVs, or only those early examples like this for which a “Flat Four” would be correct? Not wishing simply to sell such a desirable piece without disclosure or comment about this unusual part, I started discussions on two specialist watch fora, both of which you can read with single clicks here: 2018 “Flat Four” discussion on tz-uk and here: similar discussion on rolexforums. At the time of writing it seems no one is certain what to make of it. Is it an old part that we were just lucky to be given? Is it a part that they can release to owners of correct, early LVs that would have had a “Flat Four?” Is it instead a new, standard part that will be fitted to all 16610 LVs from now? What effect will that have on values, for both early ones that should have such an insert and later watches which correctly did not? We cannot know, but invite potential purchasers to follow as much due diligence as we have. Reflecting the uncertainty about Rolex and this hitherto-unseen insert, we are pricing the watch for a little less than if it had one of the circa-2004 originals.

    On Deposit - SALE AGREED
    £13,999 Stock number: 52-06-020
  • Available today, UNWORN, in delivery stickers and with NO silly nonsense about the warranty card being withheld*! Stainless steel Rolex Date Submariner model 116610LN with black dial / black ceramic bezel insert on Oyster Glidelock 97200 bracelet. This model is one of the most popular and is often hard to source in the UK (where supply is limited and a weak pound currently makes our watches cheap to buyers from abroad). We are selling it at a premium to the list price. Comes with original boxes, Submariner Date booklet, green swing-tag and international warranty card dated June 2018. It even has the delivery bezel protector and numbered box-sleeve! The NEW RRP is £6,550 and clearly if you can obtain one for that price then you should.

    While their clients have to wait months or years for certain models in the stainless steel Professional series of watches, some Rolex main agents are now stripping new watches of delivery stickers, keeping the numbered swing-tag and refusing to supply the warranty card until a year or more after sale. This is an attempt to hinder the premium resale or “grey market” in the watches which their very lack of supply causes.

    On Deposit - SALE AGREED
    £7,399 Stock number: 52-07-004
  • Stainless steel Rolex Date Submariner model 16610 with black dial and bezel insert on Oyster Fliplock 93150 bracelet. This W59xxxx case number watch is a 1996 model and shows moderate signs of age and wear. It comes with Rolex boxes, Oyster booklet and our own warranty card. The larger, NEW equivalent is now £6,550 (if you can find one!), but the earlier models have proved increasingly popular in their own right. Available from Miltons of Church Street, Liverpool city centre.

    £4,999 Stock number: 70-06-025
  • 18ct yellow gold Rolex Submariner Date model 16618 T with black dial and bezel insert on Oyster Fliplock 93258 bracelet. Magnificent piece with large Rolex boxes, Submariner booklet, numbered green swing-tag and UK papers from H. Johnson & Son in Nuneaton dated April 2005. The watch is in generally fine condition, the bracelet showing moderate signs of wear and age, but overall it looks superb. The NEW equivalent is now £26,350!

    £14,299 Stock number: 12-74-010
  • Available TODAY! Stainless steel Rolex Submariner non-date model 114060 with black dial and ceramic bezel insert on Oyster Glidelock 97200 bracelet. In excellent condition with both boxes, Submariner booklet, both swing-tags and UK warranty card from Aurum Group (Goldsmiths etc) dated November 2016. The NEW RRP of this iconic model is now £5,750 if you can find one, but popularity and lack of availability in the UK make secondhand prices / premiums increasingly strong! Available from Miltons of Church Street, Liverpool city centre.

    On Deposit - SALE AGREED
    £5,699 Stock number: 32-75-015
  • 2017 watch, available today with BOTH swing-tags and NO silly nonsense about the warranty card being withheld* Stainless steel Rolex Date Submariner model 116610LN with black dial and ceramic bezel insert on Oyster Glidelock 97200 bracelet. Has both boxes, Submariner booklet, both swing-tags, international Rolex warranty card dated late April 2017 and even the delivery bezel protector! The NEW RRP of this popular model is £6,550 but this is one of several steel professional models that can now be very hard to obtain new without joining a long waiting list, so we are selling it at a premiumClearly if you can find one at RRP then you should buy it. Good luck! Available from Miltons of Church Street, Liverpool city centre.

    While their clients have to wait months or years for certain models in the stainless steel Professional series of watches, some Rolex main agents are now stripping new watches of delivery stickers, keeping the numbered swing-tag and refusing to supply the warranty card until a year or more after sale. This is an attempt to hinder the premium resale or “grey market” in the watches which their very lack of supply causes.

    On Deposit - SALE AGREED
    £6,799 Stock number: 62-04-002
  • Do you need EXTRA LINKS for your stainless steel or bimetal Rolex? We have acquired a significant stock of excellent or even unused links. You could save a significant sum if we can spare the ones you need! Common examples would be : steel Jubilee 62510 link £35, bicolour Jubilee 62523 link £59, steel Oyster 78350 link £35, steel Jubilee 63130 / 63160 / 63200 / 63600 link £59, bicolour Jubilee 63133 / 63163 / 63203 / 63603 link from £89. Please contact the Miltons watch team at our Liverpool St. John’s store to discuss availability and latest prices. Please note that we sell only steel and bimetal links. Our fee is for supplying and fitting the link(s) only and does not include any verification or testing of the watch or bracelet submitted. Please note that we do NOT supply the trade or do any business by post.

    Stock number: SEE WATCH TEAM
  • UNWORN, in delivery stickers! 18ct white gold Rolex Submariner Date model 116619LB with blue dial and ceramic bezel insert on Oyster Glidelock 97209 bracelet. Has Rolex boxes, Submariner booklet, both swing-tags and international Rolex warranty card. The NEW RRP has just increased to £28,350! Now SOLD but please contact us if you would like one. Our current price is available on request, subject to ad hoc revision as a result of currency exchange rates and precious metal prices.

    SOLD
    Stock number: 42-54-023