ROLEX SUBMARINER STEEL AND GOLD 2008

  • Item Overview
  • Rolex Chronology
  • How to spot a fake

Pre Owned (Second Hand) Rolex | Pre Owned Rolex For Sale

ITEM ROLEX SUBMARINER STEEL AND GOLD 2008
PRICE £7,100
CONDITION Pre Owned
ITEM INFO

EXCEPTIONAL ROLEX 16613 STEEL AND 18CT YELLOW GOLD SUBMARINER. 2008 MODEL WITH INNER RING ENGRAVING LAST OF PRODUCTION.
NOW DISCONTINUED FOR SOME TIME AND BECOMING INCREASINGLY HARDER TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION.
ROLEX BOX AND PAPERS.
JUST ONE CAREFUL OWNER THIS WATCH IS IMMACULATE.
AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE IMMEDIATELY.
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE FROM ARMOUR-WINSTON LTD - SPECIALISTS IN THE FINEST PRE-OWNED ROLEX'S FOR OVER HALF A CENTURY.

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ROLEX SUBMARINER STEEL AND GOLD 2008 - Chronology


Rolex Chronology:


  • 1905 - Hans Wildorf & Davies form Wilsdorf & Davis in order to create wrist watches.
  • 1908 - Wildorf needed a name for his soon to be created masterpiece: Rolex.
  • 1910 - Rolex obtains the first official chronometer certification ever awarded to a wristwatch.
  • 1914 - London's Kew Observatory awards the Rolex wristwatch a "Chronometer" rating.
  • 1926 - Rolex develops and patents the first airtight, dustproof and waterproof watch - named the Oyster.
  • 1927 - The Rolex Oyster crosses 26 miles of the English Channel - working perfectly after the swim by Mercedes Gleitze.
  • 1931 - Re-birth of the Perpetual (automatic) watch, a self winding mechanism first invented by Abraham-Louis Perrelet.
  • 1945 - The Oyster Datejust goes on sale. Automatically sets the correct date for each month (perpetual month).
  • 1953 - The Submariner goes on sale.
  • 1954 - The Oyster Perpetual Lady date goes on sale.
  • 1955 - The Oyster GMT Master is released, reads time in any two time zones.
  • 1956 - The Oyster Day-Date goes on sale.
  • 1960 - A bathyscaphe (A free-diving deep-sea vessel) carries a Rolex Watch 35,000 feet into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1967 - The Oyster Sea-Dweller is released - waterproof to a depth of 611 m / 2000 ft and the Submariner (ref: 1680) is released with a date version. It is now commonly referred to as the “Red writing.”
  • 1971 - The Oyster Explorer II is released. It becomes known as the “Orange Hand” or “Steve McQueen.”
  • 1978 - The Oyster Perpetual Date Sea-Dweller is tested waterproof to a depth of 1222 m / 4000 ft.
  • 1988 - The Cosmograph Daytona is fitted with a perpetual rotor. It becomes known as the “Zenith” and several collectible versions inadvertently emerge such as the A-series with solid end link.
  • 1992 - The Professional range of Rolex watch gains another superb wristwatch - the Yacht-Master.
  • 2000 – Rolex begin to produce the Daytona with a rolex movment. The model becomes known as the 116520. 
  • 2004 - The Submariner celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Rolex celebrates with a special commemorative model – the Green Bezel 16610 LV with “maxi-dial.”
  • 2007 – Rolex re-launches the Milgauss with patented anti-magnetic mechanism to much aplomb with 3 different models. The Green crystal 116400GV instantly becomes a collectors Classic.
  • 2008 – The Rolex Deepsea is introduced as a world first. It enjoys a massive depth rating and it is a technical masterpiece. The jury however, remains out on this watch.

 

How to spot a fake Rolex


The old adage about a fake Rolex still holds – “if it ticks, it’s fake”. But what are the other signs you can look out for to ensure your investment stays just that, an investment?

Rolex Watch clear caseback (or skeleton caseback)


Clear Caseback

One of the easiest ways to spot a fake Rolex is by its clear caseback (or “skeleton” caseback) which allows you to see the watch’s inner workings. Bonafide mass-produced Rolex watches do not have such a feature.


Engraving

Rolex do not engrave their watches.  On a genuine Rolex, the caseback will be smooth, whilst fakes might feature engraved logos and other designs. There are rare exceptions, including a pre-1990s ladies' models, which had "Original Rolex Design" (or similar variation) engraved on the back of the case, and a Sea-Dweller display that has "Rolex Oyster Original Gas Escape Valve" engraved around the outside.


Hologram Sticker

Real Rolex watches are shipped with a 3D hologram-encoded sticker on the caseback. This sticker features the watch’s serial number in gold lettering. For post-2002 models, this sticker features a Rolex crown above the serial number, which is in black lettering not gold. A fake usually features a non-hologram sticker which repeats the Rolex pattern and does not change when viewed from other angles.


Micro Etched Crystals

After 2002, Rolex introduced a tiny crown logo micro-etched onto the crystal of some watches at the area around the six o'clock mark. This should not be present in earlier models.


Cyclops Lens

Real Rolex watches with a current date display feature a Cyclops lens that magnifies the tiny aperture 2.5 times. Fake Rolex watches only magnify by 1.5 times, although some fakes offer a larger font on the date to give the illusion of higher magnification.


Case Reference Number
On real Rolex watches, the serial and case reference numbers are engraved in such a way that they feature very fine lines, which catch the light, similar to a diamond cut edge.  Some fake Rolex watches feature a sandy “acid etched” appearance. On fake Rolexes, the numbers can appear too close together, and most counterfeiters tend to use the same numbers on their watches.