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Old 29 March 2009, 11:00 AM   #1
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Submariner 16610 T

While I had my oyster bracelet off for a routine ultrasonic bath, I was checking the case and noticed that my Submariner bore the designation:

"ORIG ROLEX DESIGN 16610 T"

Anyone know what the T stands for?

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Old 29 March 2009, 11:32 AM   #2
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I think T means no lug holes in the case
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Old 29 March 2009, 11:44 AM   #3
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My Z GMT II has the T after the 16710.
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Old 29 March 2009, 01:11 PM   #4
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I think T means no lug holes in the case
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Old 29 March 2009, 07:29 PM   #5
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Thanks gents - another fact nailed!
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Old 29 March 2009, 08:38 PM   #6
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It beggars a further question, why use the letter T ?

It must mean something, does anybody know ?
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Old 29 March 2009, 08:41 PM   #7
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The T matches up with the fact that you need to buy the 502T end links if you buy the classic jubilee bracelet for your no lug holes GMT II.

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Old 29 March 2009, 09:24 PM   #8
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The T matches up with the fact that you need to buy the 502T end links if you buy the classic jubilee bracelet for your no lug holes GMT II.

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That's great Peter, I notice that you have a T as well
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Old 29 March 2009, 09:49 PM   #9
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It beggars a further question, why use the letter T ?

It must mean something, does anybody know ?
Chris it's a question that has been asked on various fora. I'm not sure a definitive answer has been given.

Some feel it stands for "transition", but I have no confirmation on this.

From a Japanese site,

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Old 30 March 2009, 12:33 AM   #10
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The "16610 T" is also on the case of the Submariner LV, which surprised me when I saw it. I was expecting to see an engraving that marked the anniversary Sub as such. Instead, it is marked just like the regular Sub date.
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Old 30 March 2009, 01:00 AM   #11
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The "16610 T" is also on the case of the Submariner LV, which surprised me when I saw it. I was expecting to see an engraving that marked the anniversary Sub as such. Instead, it is marked just like the regular Sub date.
Yep. Only appears on the paperwork and hangtag.
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Old 30 March 2009, 01:15 AM   #12
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Chris it's a question that has been asked on various fora. I'm not sure a definitive answer has been given.

Some feel it stands for "transition", but I have no confirmation on this.

From a Japanese site,


That's great info Mike, was gonna labour the point about the use / meaning of the letter T but its Sunday & nobody likes to be labeled a pedant do they?
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Old 30 March 2009, 06:40 AM   #13
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Great pics Mike. Thanks again.
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Old 30 March 2009, 07:22 AM   #14
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Usefull info.Thanks for posting.
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Old 31 March 2009, 02:36 AM   #15
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my LV has the T as well....hmmm.
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