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Submariner Pricing Table for Each Reference Number

Are you looking to sell Rolex Submariner watches at the best possible price?  Selling your Rolex Submariner for top dollar is easy when you choose Bob's Watches.  See some of the many models we buy below.  Fill out the form above today to get a fast quote for your watch.

Model # Name Approximate Production Years Description
6204 Vintage Submariner ref. 6204 1953 Stainless Steel, 37mm, No Crown Guards, 5mm Winding Crown, Gilt Dial, Radium Lume, Pencil Hands, Acrylic Crystal, Aluminum Bi-Directional Bezel, Automatic Caliber A260, Originally Water Resistant to 100m
6205 Vintage Submariner ref. 6205 1954 - 1955 Stainless Steel, 37mm, No Crown Guards, 6mm Winding Crown, Gilt Dial, Radium Lume, Pencil or Mercedes Hands, Acrylic Crystal, Aluminum Bi-Directional Bezel, Automatic Caliber A260, Originally Water Resistant to 100m
6200 Vintage Submariner ref. 6200 “Big Crown” 1954 Stainless Steel, 37mm, No Crown Guards, 8mm Winding Crown, Gilt Dial, Explorer 3/6/9 Dial Style, Radium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Acrylic Crystal, Aluminum Bi-Directional Bezel, Automatic Caliber A269, Originally Water Resistant to 200m
6538 Vintage Submariner 6538 “James Bond” 1954 – 1959 Stainless Steel, 37mm, No Crown Guards, 8mm Winding Crown, Gilt Dial, Radium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Acrylic Crystal, Aluminum Bi-Directional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 1030, Originally Water Resistant to 200m
6536 Vintage Submariner 6536 1955 Stainless Steel, 37mm, No Crown Guards, 6mm Winding Crown, Gilt Dial, Radium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Acrylic Crystal, Aluminum Bi-Directional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 1030, Originally Water Resistant to 100m
6536/1 Vintage Submariner ref. 6536/1 1955 - 1959 Stainless Steel, 37mm, No Crown Guards, 6mm Winding Crown, Gilt Dial, Radium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Acrylic Crystal, Aluminum Bi-Directional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 1030, Originally Water Resistant to 100m
5508 Vintage Submariner ref. 5508 1958 – 1962 Stainless Steel, 37mm, No Crown Guards, 6mm Winding Crown, Gilt Dial, Radium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Acrylic Crystal, Aluminum Bi-Directional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 1530, Originally Water Resistant to 100m
5510 Vintage Submariner ref. 5510 “Big Crown” 1958 - 1959 Stainless Steel, 37mm, No Crown Guards, 8mm Winding Crown, Gilt Dial, Radium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Acrylic Crystal, Aluminum Bi-Directional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 1530, Originally Water Resistant to 200m
5512 Vintage Submariner ref. 5512 1959 – 1978 Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Gilt Dial or Matte Dial, Radium Lume or Tritium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Acrylic Crystal, Aluminum Bi-Directional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 1530 or Caliber 1560 or Caliber 1570, Originally Water Resistant to 200m
5513 Vintage Submariner ref. 5513 1962 -1989 Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Gilt Dial or Matte Dial, Radium Lume or Tritium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Acrylic Crystal or Sapphire Crystal, Aluminum Bi-Directional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 1520 or Caliber 1530, Originally Water Resistant to 200m
1680 Vintage Submariner Date ref. 1680 1967 - 1979 Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Matte Dial with Red or White Text, Tritium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Acrylic Crystal, Aluminum Bi-Directional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 1575, Originally Water Resistant to 200m
1680/8 Vintage Submariner Date ref. 1680/8 1967 - 1979 Yellow Gold, 40mm, Crown Guards, Nipple Dial, Tritium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Acrylic Crystal, Aluminum Bi-Directional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 1575, Originally Water Resistant to 200m
5514 Vintage Submariner ref. 5514 “COMEX” 1972 - 1978 Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Helium Escape Valve, Matte Dial with COMEX Logo, Tritium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Acrylic Crystal, Aluminum Bi-Directional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 1520 or Caliber 1530, Originally Water Resistant to 200m
16800 Vintage Submariner Date ref. 16800 1979 – 1988 Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Matte Dial, Tritium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Sapphire Crystal, Aluminum Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3035, Originally Water Resistant to 300m
16808 Vintage Submariner Date ref. 16808 1979 – 1988 Yellow Gold, 40mm, Crown Guards, Nipple Dial or Gloss Dial with Applied Markers, Tritium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Sapphire Crystal, Aluminum Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3035, Originally Water Resistant to 300m
16803 Vintage Submariner Date ref. 16803 1983 – 1988 Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Nipple Dial or Gloss Dial with Applied Markers, Tritium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Sapphire Crystal, Aluminum Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3035, Originally Water Resistant to 300m
168000 Submariner Date ref. 168000 “Triple Zero” 1988 – 1989 904L Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Matte Dial, Tritium Lume, Mercedes Hands, Sapphire Crystal, Aluminum Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3035, Originally Water Resistant to 300m
16618 Submariner ref. 16618 1988 -2008 Yellow Gold, 40mm, Crown Guards, Glossy Dial with Applied Markers, Tritium Lume or Luminova Lume or SuperLuminova Lume, Mercedes Hands, Sapphire Crystal, Aluminum Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3135, Originally Water Resistant to 300m
16613 Submariner ref. 16613 1988 -2009 Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Glossy Dial with Applied Markers, Tritium Lume or Luminova Lume or SuperLuminova Lume, Mercedes Hands, Sapphire Crystal, Aluminum Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3135, Originally Water Resistant to 300m
16610 Submariner ref. 16610 1988 -2010 904L Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Glossy Dial with Applied Markers, Tritium Lume or Luminova Lume or SuperLuminova Lume, Mercedes Hands, Sapphire Crystal, Aluminum Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3135, Originally Water Resistant to 300m
14060 Submariner ref. 14060 1990 – 1998 Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Gloss Dial with Applied Markers, Tritium Lume or Luminova Lume, Mercedes Hands, Sapphire Crystal, Aluminum Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3030, Originally Water Resistant to 300m
14060M Submariner ref. 14060M 1998 – 2012 Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Gloss Dial with Applied Markers, Luminova Lume or SuperLuminova Lume, Mercedes Hands, Sapphire Crystal, Aluminum Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3130, Originally Water Resistant to 300m
16610LV Submariner ref. 16610LV “Kermit” 2003 -2010 904L Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Glossy Dial with Applied Markers, SuperLuminova Lume, Mercedes Hands, Sapphire Crystal, Green Aluminum Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3135, Originally Water Resistant to 300m
116618LN Submariner ref. 116618LN 2008 – Present Yellow Gold, 40mm, Crown Guards, Black Glossy Dial with Applied Markers, Chromalight Lume, Black Cerachrom Ceramic Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3135, Water Resistant to 300m
116618LB Submariner ref. 116618LB 2008 – Present Yellow Gold, 40mm, Crown Guards, Blue Glossy Dial with Applied Markers, Chromalight Lume, Blue Cerachrom Ceramic Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3135, Water Resistant to 300m
116619 Submariner ref. 116619 “Smurf” 2008 – Present White Gold, 40mm, Crown Guards, Blue Glossy Dial with Applied Markers, Chromalight Lume, Blue Cerachrom Ceramic Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3135, Water Resistant to 300m
116613LN Submariner ref. 116613LN 2009 – Present Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Black Glossy Dial with Applied Markers, Chromalight Lume, Black Cerachrom Ceramic Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3135, Water Resistant to 300m
116613LB Submariner ref. 116613LB 2009 – Present Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Blue Glossy Dial with Applied Markers, Chromalight Lume, Blue Cerachrom Ceramic Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3135, Water Resistant to 300m
116610LN Submariner ref. 116610LN 2010 – Present Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Black Glossy Dial with Applied Markers, Chromalight Lume, Black Cerachrom Ceramic Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3135, Water Resistant to 300m
116610LV Submariner ref. 116610LV “Hulk” 2010 – Present Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Green Glossy Dial with Applied Markers, Chromalight Lume, Green Cerachrom Ceramic Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3135, Water Resistant to 300m
114060 Submariner 114060 2012 – Present  Stainless Steel, 40mm, Crown Guards, Gloss Dial with Applied Markers, Chromalight Lume, Mercedes Hands, Sapphire Crystal, Cerachrom Ceramic Unidirectional Bezel, Automatic Caliber 3130, Water Resistant to 300m

 

Submariner Pricing Table for Key Features

Model # Name Circa Description
5512 Vintage Submariner 5512 “Square Crown Guard” 1959 First Submariner reference with crown guards. First examples had crown guards with square tips, which were only made for one year and eventually replaced with pointed crown guards. 
5512 Vintage Submariner 5512 “Pointed Crown Guard” 1959-1963 Pointed crown guards replaced the square crown guards of the Submariner 5512. These were only made for around four years until they were replaced by rounded ones. 
5512 Vintage Submariner 5512 “Matte Dial, Meters First” 1967-1969 When Rolex replaced the gilt-gloss dials with matte dials on the vintage Submariner 5512, the water depth rating had meters measurement first followed by feet. This was only in production for a couple of years until Rolex switched to feet measurement first followed by meters. 
5513 Vintage Submariner 5513 “Explorer Dial” 1962-1965 A few Submariner 5513 came fitted with the Explorer-style dial, characterized by the 3, 6, and 9 Arabic numerals. 
5513 Vintage Submariner 5513 “Milsub” 1972-1976 Rolex supplied the British Ministry of Defense (MOD) with military-spec Submariner 5513 watches. They included large sword-shaped hands, tritium "T" on the dial, 60 hash marks on the bezel, and fixed lugs. The casebacks of Milsubs include military specific markings. 
1680 Vintage Submariner 1680 “Red Sub” 1969-1975 The ref. 1680 was the first Submariner with a date window. Earlier examples include the SUBMARINER name in red text until Rolex replaced it with white text. 

Looking To Sell Your Rolex Submariner For The Best Price?

If you want to get the best price for selling a Rolex Submariner, then look no further than Bob's Watches. Fill out the Instant Free Quote form or call (800) 376-7430 and we'll send you a free, no-obligation, Rolex Submariner price evaluation.

With over 30 years of experience and thousands of secondhand, vintage, and rare Rolex watches bought and sold, Bob's Watches is the most trusted name in pre-owned Rolex watches. Simply put, Bob’s Watches is the best place to sell a Rolex. Using up-to-the-minute market data, our in-house team can expertly appraise any Rolex Submariner model to determine its current market value. For more information, click here to read our terms and conditions. Whether a rare vintage Submariner or a modern coveted Submariner, Bob's specializes in catering to customers looking for a safe place to sell a Submariner at the best value possible.

While Bob's Watches can find out the value a Rolex Submariner anywhere in the country and select countries around the world, some of the top cities we have helped those searching to sell Rolex Submariners for the best prices include:

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Questions And Answers On How To Sell A Rolex Submariner

How Much is a Rolex Submariner Worth?

How much a Rolex Submariner is worth is dependent on a range of factors including age, condition, rarity, collectability, material, and current demand. For example, the least expensive current Submariner is the reference 114060, which is priced $7,900 at retail, and the least expensive current Submariner Date is the reference 116010, which is priced $8,950 at retail. However, in the secondary market, these particular Submariner watches are worth more due to booming demand and supply shortage. On the other end of the spectrum, it is not uncommon to find rare Rolex Submariner models and collectible vintage Submariner valued in the six-figure range.

Where Is The Best Place To Sell My Rolex Watch?

While there are many places you can sell a Rolex watch, the best place would be a dealer that specializes in pre-owned Rolex watches. Bob's Watches is the leading and most trusted online marketplace for buying and selling used Rolex watches—including all Submariner watch models. We make it easy for clients looking to sell Rolex watches to find out exactly how much their Rolex is worth. Plus, Bob's has also simplified the shipping, inspection, and payout process to guarantee that you not only get the best price for your Rolex watch but topnotch service too.

How Can I Sell My Rolex Watch?

Selling your Rolex watch to Bob's is easy and safe. You can either fill out our Free Instant Quote Request Form on our website or give us a call at (800) 376-7430 and one of our Rolex specialists will give you a quote for your watch over the phone.

If you are happy with the price quote, Bob’s Watches will send you a pre-paid insured shipping label. All you have to do is carefully package your Rolex watch, attach the label to the box, and take it to your nearest FedEx location. Once we receive your Rolex, the watch will undergo an inspection by an in-house Rolex expert, which will be recorded on video. If the watch matches the description, then you’ll receive a final confirmation price along with payout options. You can expect the highest prices, fastest payments, and best service if you sell your Rolex watch to Bob’s Watches.

Is A Rolex Submariner A Good Investment?

Generally speaking, a Rolex Submariner is a good investment in the realm of luxury watches. Historical data shows that the Rolex Submariner has resale values that are either close to or even above the initial purchased price. This is true of stainless steel Submariners more so than precious metal Submariner watches. While investing is an inherently risky endeavor, when it comes to buying a luxury watch that will retain value over time, the Rolex Submariner is a solid choice compared to many other watch brands and models.

How Much Can I Get For A Rolex At A Pawnshop?

You probably won't get much for a Rolex at a pawnshop. Pawnshops buy and sell all kinds of goods and are not particularly specialized in luxury timepieces and Rolex watches. As such, they will almost always undervalue your Rolex since they are not experts in the field. It takes a lot of knowledge and skill to properly appraise a Rolex watch, considering all the small details that can have significant impact on the value. Pawnshops are simply not equipped to correctly evaluate a Rolex and are known to offer some of the lowest prices for high-end luxury watches.

Can I Sell A Rolex Without A Certificate?

Yes, you can certainly sell a Rolex without a certificate. Although original box and papers are always appreciated when selling a pre-owned Rolex and will add value to the sale of the watch, it is not necessary. Our team of in-house watch experts can inspect a Rolex to determine its authenticity, condition, and market value without a certificate. However, if you think you have the Rolex certificate somewhere, it is definitely worth looking for it before selling your Rolex watch as it does make selling easier and can increase the overall price.

Can You Tell If A Rolex Is Stolen?

Each Rolex watch comes engraved with a unique serial number (found either on the exterior of the case hidden behind the bracelet at 6 o'clock or on the rehaut beneath the crystal). If an owner has their Rolex watch stolen, they should first file a police report and then report it to Rolex’s Lost and Stolen Watch Department. Rolex will then flag this unique serial number as stolen in its database.

How Do I Know if My Rolex Is Genuine?

Due to the high value and popularity of Rolex watches, there is unfortunately plenty of fake Rolex watches in the market. There are many ways to tell if a Rolex is genuine or not. At the most basic level, understand that genuine Rolex watches are high-quality timepieces built to exacting standards. Everything should be perfectly executed—if anything feels off, such as crooked text, lightweight materials, or subpar finishing, then it’s probably a fake.

Some common red flags of replica Rolex include a quartz movement in a model that is supposed to be automatic, non-Rolex made movements inside the case, a date magnification lens that does not magnify the date 2.5 times, text on the dial that bleeds, misspelled words, and transparent casebacks.

A good way to know if your Rolex is genuine is to research the watch's reference number and compare what you read and the images you study with the watch you have in hand. With over 30 years of experience authenticating Rolex, our specialists at Bob's Watches are experts at spotting fake Rolex watches.

Is Rolex Submariner Self-Winding?

Since its introduction in 1953, the Rolex Submariner has always been a self-winding watch. As its name suggests, a self-winding watch does not require regular manual winding on the part of the wearer or a battery for power—it relies on a rotor that moves back and forth thanks to the natural motion of the wearer's wrists. That rotor winds up the mainspring, which in turn powers the watch. A self-winding watch is commonly referred to as an automatic watch.

An automatic watch includes a power reserve, which is how many hours the timepiece can continue running when it is not in motion. Once the power reserve runs out, the automatic watch will stop working until it is back on the wrist again. It is always a good idea to manually wind a self-winding watch if it has run out of power before wearing it again.

Modern Rolex Submariner watches run on Caliber 3130 (for non-date versions) or Caliber 3135 (for date versions) movements with a 48-hour power reserve. These are self-winding mechanical movements, designed and built entirely in-house by Rolex.

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