Buying a Rolex watch is always a remarkable investment, and it is even better when that watch is the Submariner. This watch is always recognized in the circles of the influential as one of the most iconic, emulated, and sought-after watches. Either as a Submariner date or Submariner no date model, the Rolex Submariner is a front liner among watches that can survive in water. So, if you love a watch that is suitable for swimming and diving, while still catching glances from the right people, then the Rolex Submariner is for you. If you are a collector of watches, or you are looking to purchase this statement piece for your wardrobe or as a gift for someone, then this article is your perfect guide to choosing the right Submariner Rolex bracelet.
In the early 1900s, many watch-making companies have been trying to break ground with waterproofing watches. In 1926, Rolex released the Oyster, and this watch transformed the face of wristwatch production. After much work and research, the Rolex debuted the Rolex Submariner men’s watch in 1953 with a jaw-dropping water resistance rating of 100 meters. This remarkable waterproof ability combined with the timing bezel and durable steel construction made the Submariner a watch favored by the diving sports community.
The early models were characterized by their gilt dials and bidirectional rotating bezels. They also modeled the Rolex Submariner black dial, which further aided visibility underwater. Over time, the Submariner was turning heads in Hollywood. Some references 6538 and 5513 became popular as Rolex Submariner James Bond as they were used by actors Sean Connery and Roger Moore in the James Bond movies.
As much as this is one of the most famous diving watches in the world, it is also extremely reliable and durable. Moreover, models like Rolex Submariner Red are very rare and are highly sought for by collectors. The Rolex Submariner movement uses the patented calibers from Rolex, with its latest calibers 3130 for no date and 3135 for date models, it is amazingly precise. Furthermore, the latest rollout features the Rolex Submariner 41mm casing, which is slightly larger than the previous 40mm but well-trimmed to fit in more updates while keeping its elegance.
The Rolex Submariner is famous for its black dials which allow for a stunning yet effective view with the luminous markers on it. While the black dial is always present in every batch released, there are always different options to pick from.
One amazing feature of the Submariner lineup is the fact that they keep things fresh with new color options.
Rolex Submariner 16610LV , nicknamed “Kermit”, is a stainless steel timepiece with a black dial and green bezel. Years later the Rolex Kermit was discontinued for the Submariner Hulk, earning great popularity for its Rolex Submariner green face dial and green bezel. In 2020, the Rolex Hulk was discontinued for a newer model that still rocks a green cerachrom bezel.
If you prefer the Rolex Submariner white gold bracelet option, then the Submariner blue face is for you. Called the Submariner Smurf, it is one of the most expensive iterations of the line. The latest models offer you the Rolex Submariner blue two tone as a yellow Rolesor bracelet. This is a notable Submariner blue dial and a blue bezel with gold markings, while the Rolesor is a two tone mix of Submariner yellow gold and stainless steel.
When it comes to two tones, there aren’t many bracelet options apart from the Rolex Submariner stainless steel and yellow gold. Although, they are well paired with the Rolex Submariner black and gold dial and bezels. Another option is the two-tone Rolex Submariner blue gold model. If you really want to go edgy, you should consider Rolex Submariner two tone black.
Apart from those mentioned above, you can also find the Rolex Submariner all gold which boasts of 18K gold and features a black Rolex Submariner ceramic bezel and black dial. Rolex Submariner date black also lays the black cerachrom bezel and dial on a neat stainless-steel bracelet for class.
Like every other model range, the Rolex Submariner also differs in prices. Naturally, the prices of the more popular vintage models can run into hundreds of thousands, but they are great investments that will only appreciate with time. Entry prices for the newest models are pretty standard at around $9,000 and they run up to reasonable mid $40,000. Other customizable features, too, have effects on prices like having some other jewels added increases the Rolex Submariner cost. For example, a Rolex Submariner with diamonds can be priced anywhere between $30k to $120k.
The prices of a Rolex Submariner used watch cannot be compared to a Rolex Submariner new price. For new Rolex Submariners, prices are a bit regulated, but you would probably be put on a long waiting list. You can decide to skip this and dive into the secondary market. This would mean you will be spending more, but you wouldn’t have to wait.
Of course, finding a Rolex Submariner used for sale is your best option if you are interested in one of the older models, so we would advise that you purchase from a retailer with a good reputation. It is also advisable to take note of some Rolex Submariner homage watches. Homage watches are made by other companies to mimic famous timepieces. While these watches aren’t bad in themselves, they are still not “Rolex Submariner”.
Also, the purchase can bring about a little compromise when you can’t get your hands on the exact one you want, but a good retailer can help you either make a more suitable choice, or keep you informed as soon as they come in contact with your dream piece.
In all, since 1953, the Rolex Submariner has been consistent with its changes and steady improvement. We can assure you that whatever Submariner you settle on would always make you happy as they offer versatility and efficiency at work or at play.
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