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Old 14 March 2020, 01:16 PM   #1
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SS Rolex Submariner or SS Submariner Date?


I understand that getting a sub is hard but between the two latest SS Sub models (black dial), the Sub and the Sub Date which is more hard to get and in demand? Why?

Which of the two has a higher premium in the aftermarket and why?
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Old 15 March 2020, 08:54 AM   #2
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I would say there both difficult to find. Usually SS sport models are in higher demand. The reason I prefer a SS Sport model, is for its simplicity. It’s a piece I feel, doesn’t attract to much attention.
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Old 15 March 2020, 10:34 AM   #3
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I love my GMTs, but this is one of my top of the rotation choices.

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Old 21 March 2020, 10:41 PM   #4
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A good part of the reason is the historical essence of the tool watch Submariner.
The black dialed 5512/5513 followed by the 1680s set the tone and became the
Rolex watch symbol by the 1970s. The Hodinkee Reference: Submariner
shows this development from the Submariner origin in 1953.
Personally, have no interest in any Rolex unless it is SS and black dial-there you have it and it sets demand.
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Old 16 April 2020, 08:53 AM   #5
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With all due respect to others on the forum, I would consider how practical you need your watch to be. Will it be your only Rolex? After years with a TT DJ as my first and only, I need to have a date complication, as do my other two non-Rolexes.

I was on the phone with my AD today, checking in with my on-going wish list for a Rolex unicorn. Whichever comes in first gets my check (kid in college), but all three are SS models with date.

The symmetry and the historical significance of the no-date Sub is compelling, but I need to have a watch I can use, not just look at and admire.

YMMV, and good luck on the hunt.
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