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Old 10 December 2022, 12:48 AM   #31
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THE watch … congratulations.
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Old 10 December 2022, 02:15 AM   #32
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I have always loved the no date. Congrats
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Old 10 December 2022, 02:55 AM   #33
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Old 10 December 2022, 06:27 AM   #34
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Congrats! Btw, what are the blue dots at the bottom of the dial covering the rehaut for?
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Old 10 December 2022, 06:43 AM   #35
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Congrats! Btw, what are the blue dots at the bottom of the dial covering the rehaut for?
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Old 10 December 2022, 07:22 AM   #36
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To make counterfeiting more difficult.
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Old 10 December 2022, 07:30 AM   #37
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A great story!

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Old 10 December 2022, 07:51 AM   #38
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Congratulations on your new sub!

I’m curious…. now that you own the latest version of the sub, how do you like the fit and feel compared to the 16610?
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Old 10 December 2022, 07:56 AM   #39
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Old 10 December 2022, 10:28 AM   #40
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Congratulations on your new sub!

I’m curious…. now that you own the latest version of the sub, how do you like the fit and feel compared to the 16610?
Thanks - I'll do my best to answer. It's been 8 years since I wore the 16610 (or any Rolex) for an extended period. I had an Explorer 39 Mk II for about 6 months last year, and I wore it on and off. As nice as it was, it didn't wear like a Sub, and I sold it.

I remember the 5 digit being very comfortable. It never felt oversized to me (my wrists are flat 7.25"/18.5 cm). I did try on a 114060 a few years ago, and I remember thinking it felt a tiny bit bulkier than my 16610. The new Sub feels much more like my old Sub Date.

One other difference is the new case seems shinier than my old one. I had my 16610 serviced by Rolex right after I bought it (a precaution only), so I assume they polished it at the time. A second upgrade is the ceramic bezel insert. I liked the flat black of the steel insert for the more tactical applications I had back then, but today I want the hardness and scratch resistance of ceramic.

Any discussion of these two references has to include the bracelet and clasp. I know some members here love the older ones, but for me, there's no comparison. The new bracelet has heft and solid feel that offsets the watch a bit more. This helps the watch feel less top-heavy, which I appreciate. And then you have the Glidelock clasp. What can I say that hasn't been said before? It's simply the best. I live in Michigan, which means the first 1/3 and last 1/3 of the winter months are cold at night and often far milder in the day. My wrist expands and contracts noticeably during these changes in temperature, and I LOVE the ability to easily resize the watch on the fly. I do it several times a day. Total win for the Rolex dive watches.

Finally, I've never loved date complications. When I got the 5 digit, it was the only used one in the AD case, and it had the date, so I got that. But I much prefer the clean look of the original Submariner.

This new one is definitely a keeper!
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Old 10 December 2022, 12:23 PM   #41
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To make counterfeiting more difficult.
Learnt something new today. Just took a look at my YM40 and realised that the rehaut at 6 indeed doesn’t spell Rolex! Never knew!
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Old 10 December 2022, 12:33 PM   #42
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I’ll be back. Had to trade the best sub ever to get the SubLV. Getting the best sub ever back soon!
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Old 10 December 2022, 03:29 PM   #43
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Congrats, Sub is hard to live without.
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Old 10 December 2022, 03:29 PM   #44
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Old 11 December 2022, 12:15 AM   #45
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Old 11 December 2022, 12:50 PM   #46
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Old 11 December 2022, 10:30 PM   #47
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Congratulations and enjoy. I prefer the Submariner over the Sub date also
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Old 12 December 2022, 12:20 AM   #48
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Nicely done. Enjoy the new toy and wear it in good health
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Old 12 December 2022, 09:10 AM   #49
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Old 13 December 2022, 05:59 AM   #50
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Good on you, buddy. Enjoy your great Sub.
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Old 13 December 2022, 07:54 AM   #51
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Old 13 December 2022, 07:54 AM   #52
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Old 13 December 2022, 07:57 AM   #53
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