Last week I met with a gentleman after months of discussions re selling his prized Rolex Submariner Date.
Personally I am very fond of this model as it was identical to my first Rolex I bought back in 1984 after years of saving which as a lad in my twenties was challenging!
It was no doubt the same for me 32 years ago as it is for someone considering a Submariner today! The Submariner was then an iconic Rolex as it is today. It was a watch that I aspired to for it’s prestigious brand, it’s beautiful engineering and it’s simply perfect look for an everyday watch to wear for all occasions.
So when I was offered this watch that had been bought new in 2009 and was one of the last of the classic Submariners before the current model this was one watch I particularly wanted for stock.
I regularly buy Submariners whether no date/date, steel or perhaps steel and gold. They are very popular watches and are always in demand. The 40mm case size fits very comfortably on the wrist and it is not to high for wearing with shirts to work. They are designed as tool watches for divers and therefore are extremely strong and resistant to every day use.
What is special about this one is that it has been worn less than twenty times. And each of the times was for a special occasion and then it was returned back to its box for safe keeping.
As a result it is just pristine. It bears almost no signs of wear and I believe is as close to new as you can find.
I find that collectors often like the last of a previous range, a perfect find would be an unworn one in stickers but they are extremely rare. A cherished watch that is unpolished and with all the boxes and papers is the perfect investment watch. I think my Submariner cost me around £1200… I wish I had kept it!
So if you like me are a fan of the Submariner or may be looking to gift one perhaps as anniversary/graduation/21st gift this is well worth considering.