The stainless steel Submariner is as robust as they come. From functional design elements such as the unidirectional rotatable bezel to the 904L steel used for maximum resistance, this watch is a go to for most collectors. This reference is great as a sports watch, dive watch or a casual everyday timepiece. The oyster bracelet with Oysterlock clasp is not only comfortable but stylish. It even fits nicely over a diving suit.
The sub is reasonably priced as a Swiss luxury timepiece. While new models will be more expensive, you can find tremendous value when buying a pre-owned Rolex. And Bobs Watches has a number of used watches to choose from.
Some of the references for this model include:
The dial on a SS Sub can be found in a number of different colors such as black, white, blue, and green among others. In older vintage models you can find some that have a nice patina color that many collectors gawk over. Most feature Mercedes hands but some, such as the military submariner, will have sword hands.
When buying a Rolex the materials used will likely be your last concern considering the quality metals that the brand uses. All of the new model stainless steel references are made from a durable 904L steel, which is a high grade material.
Case size measures 40mm in width. Many have said that some appear larger when comparing refereneces such as the 16610 vs the 116610. However, both models are 40mm.