Rolex Submariner Date 'Kermit'

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REF 16610LV
Automatic
39 MM
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SKU AS05475
ref 16610LV
case size 39 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
Includes Includes solid link stainless steel Oyster bracelet with signed Fliplock clasp (93250/SEL). Also includes inner and outer boxes and COSC hangtag.
REF 16610LV
Automatic
39 MM
– Show less
SKU AS05475
ref 16610LV
case size 39 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
Includes Includes solid link stainless steel Oyster bracelet with signed Fliplock clasp (93250/SEL). Also includes inner and outer boxes and COSC hangtag.

Why We Love it

For over six decades the Rolex Submariner has weathered the changing tides of popular tastes.

Born as a tool watch beloved by everyone from fictional spies to real life undersea explorers and desk divers alike, it has metamorphosed over the years into something truly iconic. Without hyperbole, it is Rolex’s most popular watch - and arguably the most popular watch in the world.

Throughout the years, the Submariner has slowly been refined with small changes and tweaks every few years - and "larger" updates every few decades or so... Case size, fonts, luminescent materials, and bracelet variations all have been fairly commonplace and expected. In terms of color variation, however, the Submariner had always been relatively staid when compared to Rolex’s other watches. After all, a tool watch doesn’t need to be pretty, it just needs to do its job.

Introduced in 2003 for the 50th anniversary of the Submariner, the 16610LV possesses two features that allow it to stand apart from typical 16610s... those two little letters at the end of the reference number hold the secret to this watch’s allure. In this case, the LV stands for “lunette vert,” or green bezel - and when combined with the 'Maxi' style luminous plots, reminiscent of what is found on Vintage Subs, this watch truly does have a special feel.

This particular watch remains in excellent condition throughout and is accompanied by its box and COSC hangtag.

Examples of the Reference 16610LV are scarce, owing to its relatively short production run of only seven years. Its scarcity has made it quite collectible, and hotly-desired among enthusiasts.

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing signs of light polishing and light wear from age and use. Luminous gloss black dial is in as-new condition with matching handset. Bezel insert shows minimal fading. Signed crown.

Brand Story

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Though much younger than many of its heavy-hitting horological cousins, Rolex has been at the fore of contemporary watch design virtually since its inception in 1905 by founder Hans Wilsdorf. A veritable marketing genius, Wilsdorf understood the power of story, associating his watches with the most notable and intrepid athletes, explorers, soldiers and politicians of the 20th century. His efforts were clearly successful: Today, the word “Rolex” is nearly synonymous in the minds of millions around the word with “watch.”

From the early waterproof Oyster case of the 1920s through to the ultra-complicated Sky Dweller of today, Rolex models and innovations have captivated a global audience and permeated the zeitgeist unlike those of any other brand. Whether it’s a simple, time-only Air King, a function-first Submariner or a complicated GMT Master II for the jet set, a Rolex commands a certain respect on the wrist and says something about the discerning eye of its owner.

From the swimming of the English channel in 1927 to the scaling of Mt. Everest in 1953, Rolex watches have been associated with adventure for the better part of a century. Despite its association since the 1970s more with luxury and status than with commando operations behind enemy lines or sporting achievements, Rolex still makes one of the most robust timepieces available on the contemporary market. And the company continues to support scientific endeavors around the world.

Interestingly, for most of the firm’s history, Rolex largely did not produce its components in-house, including its movements. (Indeed, hand-wound Daytonas sold today at auction for eye-watering prices feature run-of-the-mill Valjoux movements that feature in watches from hundreds of other brands). It wasn’t until the early 21st century that Rolex became the vertically integrated manufacturing behemoth that it is today, purchasing everything from movement manufacturers to bracelet companies. (Notably, the Crown even forges its own gold.)

Whether one is attracted to the rich history of the brand or simply finds its products notable from an investment perspective, Rolex is a company whose wares are guaranteed to remain a benchmark for horological quality forever.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Rolex Submariner Date 'Kermit'

Rolex Submariner Date 'Kermit'

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Rolex Submariner Date 'Kermit'

Why We Love it

For over six decades the Rolex Submariner has weathered the changing tides of popular tastes.

Born as a tool watch beloved by everyone from fictional spies to real life undersea explorers and desk divers alike, it has metamorphosed over the years into something truly iconic. Without hyperbole, it is Rolex’s most popular watch - and arguably the most popular watch in the world.

Throughout the years, the Submariner has slowly been refined with small changes and tweaks every few years - and "larger" updates every few decades or so... Case size, fonts, luminescent materials, and bracelet variations all have been fairly commonplace and expected. In terms of color variation, however, the Submariner had always been relatively staid when compared to Rolex’s other watches. After all, a tool watch doesn’t need to be pretty, it just needs to do its job.

Introduced in 2003 for the 50th anniversary of the Submariner, the 16610LV possesses two features that allow it to stand apart from typical 16610s... those two little letters at the end of the reference number hold the secret to this watch’s allure. In this case, the LV stands for “lunette vert,” or green bezel - and when combined with the 'Maxi' style luminous plots, reminiscent of what is found on Vintage Subs, this watch truly does have a special feel.

This particular watch remains in excellent condition throughout and is accompanied by its box and COSC hangtag.

Examples of the Reference 16610LV are scarce, owing to its relatively short production run of only seven years. Its scarcity has made it quite collectible, and hotly-desired among enthusiasts.

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing signs of light polishing and light wear from age and use. Luminous gloss black dial is in as-new condition with matching handset. Bezel insert shows minimal fading. Signed crown.

Brand Story

+
Though much younger than many of its heavy-hitting horological cousins, Rolex has been at the fore of contemporary watch design virtually since its inception in 1905 by founder Hans Wilsdorf. A veritable marketing genius, Wilsdorf understood the power of story, associating his watches with the most notable and intrepid athletes, explorers, soldiers and politicians of the 20th century. His efforts were clearly successful: Today, the word “Rolex” is nearly synonymous in the minds of millions around the word with “watch.”

From the early waterproof Oyster case of the 1920s through to the ultra-complicated Sky Dweller of today, Rolex models and innovations have captivated a global audience and permeated the zeitgeist unlike those of any other brand. Whether it’s a simple, time-only Air King, a function-first Submariner or a complicated GMT Master II for the jet set, a Rolex commands a certain respect on the wrist and says something about the discerning eye of its owner.

From the swimming of the English channel in 1927 to the scaling of Mt. Everest in 1953, Rolex watches have been associated with adventure for the better part of a century. Despite its association since the 1970s more with luxury and status than with commando operations behind enemy lines or sporting achievements, Rolex still makes one of the most robust timepieces available on the contemporary market. And the company continues to support scientific endeavors around the world.

Interestingly, for most of the firm’s history, Rolex largely did not produce its components in-house, including its movements. (Indeed, hand-wound Daytonas sold today at auction for eye-watering prices feature run-of-the-mill Valjoux movements that feature in watches from hundreds of other brands). It wasn’t until the early 21st century that Rolex became the vertically integrated manufacturing behemoth that it is today, purchasing everything from movement manufacturers to bracelet companies. (Notably, the Crown even forges its own gold.)

Whether one is attracted to the rich history of the brand or simply finds its products notable from an investment perspective, Rolex is a company whose wares are guaranteed to remain a benchmark for horological quality forever.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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