Diving Since 1953: The Rolex Submariner Replica Watches

As we await the arrival of a new year, we reflect on how much difference a year can make when comparing one watch to its predecessors.First up: the Cheap Rolex Replica Submariner.The Rolex Submariner was launched in 1953 and quickly developed into a classic divers’ watch. It was initially water resistant to 100 meters but that was increased to 200 meters the following year. The design followed the demands of diving as a sport: good legibility in light and darkness, a rotating bezel for general timing of a dive and a water-resistant steel bracelet.

Several changes were made to the Rolex Replica Watches Submariner model that was introduced in 1959, Reference 5512. The case was enlarged from 36 mm to 40 mm and a crown guard was added, as well as a wider, more deeply ridged bezel with a minutes track for the first quarter hour. This model had the “Mercedes” hour hand, which was added to the Submariner’s dial in the first half of the 1950s. The three-part division of the hand ensures that surface tension holds the luminous material in place. It is still a distinguishing feature of the Submariner today. Another design change seen on this model was the shift of the luminescent dot from the end of the seconds hand toward the middle. This change was made in 1956.The Submariner from 1966, Reference 1680, shows how function can affect design. Here, a new movement with a date indicator and the intention of presenting the date as prominently as possible resulted in the “Cyclops” lens date magnifier, which would become an iconic feature on the Submariner and other rolex replica uk models.Additional technical modifications made in 1979 affected the Submariner’s design. The luminous markers on the dial were set in metal frames, which made them appear smaller. But other changes could not be seen: the change from a Plexiglas to a sapphire crystal and the increase in water resistance from 200 to 300 meters.

The latest design changes to the Rolex Replica Watches Submariner were made in 2010: the size of the markers was increased and the minutes hand was made wider. The displays were enhanced with the new, in-house luminous substance called “Chromalight,” and the shiny black bezel was now made of scratch-resistant ceramic. These last improvements are both technical and visual – a combination that should play a role in the reworking of any icon.


A Super Rare Rolex Submariner Replica With Explorer Dial

As the years go by and truly fresh-to-market, highly-desirable, rare watches in original condition get harder and harder to find, we get more and more excited when we do find them. If you know vintage Rolex Replica Watches, you know how highly sought after Explorer dial Submariners really are – and here we have one that came within an inch of losing about 90% of its value, now being offered at auction by the original owner.

“The owner had a lucky escape after he got it serviced 20 years ago when he asked for the watchmaker to change the dial. But the Cheap Rolex Replica company was unable to do the work. He later found out the repair would have knocked 95 per cent off the value.””The pensioner, who did not want to be named, has owned the watch since 1963, when his wife bought it for him for £69.10 – around £1,000 in today’s money – to celebrate the birth of their first child. In what resembles a horological horror story, the owner actually came very close to ruining the Cheap Rolex about 20 years ago. He took the watch in for a service and actually requested the watchmaker put a new, fresh dial on it to spruce it up. Luckily for him, the watchmaker was unable to do the job and the original dial remained intact. Only later did he learn that the mistake could have cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The auction is being handled by Gardiner Houlgate, which sold another Explorer dial Replica Watches UK Submariner in May for £192,000; Christies Geneva also let one go on May 16, 2016 at a hammer price for 197,000 CHF, so expect very strong interest in this one. As of now, Gardiner has not placed an official estimate on the watch.