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Old 27 December 2017, 06:26 PM   #1
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submariner 16610 real or fake

guys i did not know much about how to know is the watch authentic , please help
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Old 27 December 2017, 06:36 PM   #2
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Looks OK from here.
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Old 27 December 2017, 07:46 PM   #3
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Looks good


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Old 28 December 2017, 01:04 AM   #4
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Old 28 December 2017, 03:37 AM   #5
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It’s authentic.
There’s also signs of polishing...
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Old 28 December 2017, 04:02 AM   #6
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Nice condition mid 90s model
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Old 28 December 2017, 04:12 AM   #7
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Much respect my dear amazing professionals, thank you for your feedback!
I got some questions though,
1. is it a good deal to get it for $5k?
2. the lume on dial does not work at all, what glows green is only the pearl on bezel.
Can it be fixed, if so how much?
3. The bezel have one deep scratch, how much is to replace?
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Old 28 December 2017, 04:18 AM   #8
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$5,000 isn't terrible for a tritium 16610, but without box and papers and condition, I'd be more of a buyer in the low to mid-4's.

No idea on the cost to re-lume. But, most of those and 14060's are going on 30+ years old. If you're really worried about seeing time at night, opt for something newer. Same with the bezel. I'm of the school of thought that it picked up a quarter of a century of stories. It would be a shame to make it look brand new. Besides, if you replaced it, it would look 'off' from the bracelet condition and overall feel of the piece.
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Old 28 December 2017, 04:54 AM   #9
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$5,000 isn't terrible for a tritium 16610, but without box and papers and condition, I'd be more of a buyer in the low to mid-4's.

No idea on the cost to re-lume. But, most of those and 14060's are going on 30+ years old. If you're really worried about seeing time at night, opt for something newer. Same with the bezel. I'm of the school of thought that it picked up a quarter of a century of stories. It would be a shame to make it look brand new. Besides, if you replaced it, it would look 'off' from the bracelet condition and overall feel of the piece.
How about a luminova service dial? Get a dial replacement from an independent watchmaker and keep the original.
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Old 28 December 2017, 05:08 AM   #10
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How about a luminova service dial? Get a dial replacement from an independent watchmaker and keep the original.
If he can find one, that's most likely the best route.
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Old 28 December 2017, 08:59 AM   #11
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Much respect my dear amazing professionals, thank you for your feedback!

2. the lume on dial does not work at all, what glows green is only the pearl on bezel.
Can it be fixed, if so how much?
3.
Please understand its NOT broken, its acting exactly how it should for its age.

Re-luming or replacing the dial with a modern Luminova, will destroy both the provenance and intrinsic value of the watch.

If the glow is important to you , dont buy vintage!
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Old 28 December 2017, 09:10 AM   #12
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you are right, better to keep as it is, i bought it , 1st rolex in my life!
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Old 28 December 2017, 09:14 AM   #13
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you are right, better to keep as it is, i bought it , 1st rolex in my life!
Good for you - ENJOY
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Old 28 December 2017, 11:00 AM   #14
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you are right, better to keep as it is, i bought it , 1st rolex in my life!
Nice watch, enjoy it...
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Old 28 December 2017, 11:08 AM   #15
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very nice, congradulations
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Old 29 December 2017, 03:58 AM   #16
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guys thank you for your kind answers, i feel like i found another family here)
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Old 29 December 2017, 12:28 PM   #17
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A luminova 16610 dial can be had for well under 500.
275ish for luminova hands.
225 for luminova insert. Any watchmaker can do the swap. I've done a million.
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Old 12 January 2018, 12:29 AM   #18
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Who ever did that polishing job should never do it again. The Crownguards are totally wack. looks pointy from profile.
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Who ever did that polishing job should never do it again. The Crownguards are totally wack. looks pointy from profile.
Itís The Basel 2018 Crown Guards
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