A big disclaimer up front is that I am not a fan of the perfect replica Rolex Submariner Date 16610. Its predecessor, the ref. 1680, was more to my liking, but alternatively, I always liked the Submariner 14060(M) or the Sea-Dweller 16600 better. I can’t properly explain why I don’t care for the Submariner Date version of that era, though. The “Kermit” (16610LV) is a bit better in my opinion, probably due to the “maxi” dial. Anyway, I briefly considered the luxury fake Rolex Submariner 14060 back in the day but ended up buying the Sea-Dweller 16600 in 2003.
Rolex Submariner 14060 iterations
One of the reasons back then was that the Sea-Dweller had the helium valve, a date (but no Cyclops), and the chronometer-certified movement. At the time, the Submariner 14060 had a non-chronometer movement. It was best 1:1 replica Rolex’s caliber 3000, which was also used in other models.
In 1999, aaa quality fake Rolex upgraded the Submariner 14060 with caliber 3130, and it became the 14060M. This 3130 movement was still not chronometer certified, but in 2007, Rolex fixed that. The movements were sent to the COSC for the certification procedure, and high quality replica Rolex added “Superlative Chronometer” to the dial, making it a “four-liner.” Reference 14060(M) was the successor of the Submariner 5513 and was in production for approximately 20 years (starting in 1990).
It’s certainly not cheap, but it is beautiful
After 2010, this watch was succeeded by the ceramic-bezel Rolex Submariner 114060 replica for men, which I did buy a few years later. However, the more modern Submariner was not for me, so I sold it a few years later to fund another five-digit Rolex again.
Today, the market prices for the Swiss movement fake Rolex Submariner 14060 are much higher than they were back then, which is close to what Tudor currently asks for its dive top quality replica watches. In a way, that’s also how I think of Tudor these days — it’s the Rolex of the 1990s. Perhaps Tudor’s quality today is even better than top super clone Rolex’s was back then, especially when it comes to the bracelet with its modern clasp. But one thing that remains in favor of the Rolex, in my opinion, is the design, or rather, the style of the watch. Despite the Tudor Pelagos 39 being an impressive watch with its titanium case and bracelet, it’s the Rolex replica for sale that has this unmistakable design and attraction. Many brands have tried to imitate the Submariner, but I can’t think of any that hold a candle to the original.