Further Talking about your Replica Rolex Submariner
Instead of going hands-on with a particular reference, we’re taking a deeper dive into one of the most iconic Rolex watches of all time – the luxury and popular Submariner replica watch.
The model has witnessed some interesting evolution all over its 64 years in production and it remains one of the most highly sought-after Rolex replica watches of all time.
Credit where credit is due, Rolex wrote the book on dive watch design criteria with the first Submariner, which released as three different variants in 1954 – reference 6200, 6204, and 6205. These three references used either the A.296 or A.290 automatic movement and were rated to either 100m or 200m of water resistance, but more importantly, their design laid the groundwork for the countless references that followed.
First, in September of 1953, a unique designed Rolex dive watch was attached to the outside of Swiss scientist Auguste Piccard’s Bathyscaphe, diving to a depth of 3131.8 meters, before returning to the surface in perfect running order without any signs of water ingress.
A large part of this success in achieving its 100m (and beyond) waters resistance was the development of Rolex’s Twinlock crown. Of course, the Oyster case itself had already certified its prowess, being patented back in 1926, but expanding on those technologies, a pair of gaskets were positioned in the crown itself but also in the crown tube, providing a level of water-tightness that simply hadn’t been seen before.
The cheap replica watches Submariner was in the headlines again less than a decade later, though for very different reasons. It was 1962, and Ian Fleming’s first Bond film features the legendary Sean Connery sporting a Submariner reference 6538 throughout the film. Visually barely distinguishable from one another other than through slight differences in dial text, relying on the year, what set these two references apart was the increase in case of size to 40mm and the addition of crown guards to its case. The crown guards have evolved in shape and sculpting as the years have gone on, however, the 40mm case size remains constant till now.
Since these new creations, we haven’t seen more changes in the Submariner lineup, though there’s a fair bit of speculation that an update should be coming for next year. The brand has been updating the calibers throughout the rest of its model range, and with the Sub’s 65th birthday rapidly approaching it would be a fairly logical move. In other words, Rolex has surprised us all the time, therefore, all we can do is just wait and see.
The replica Sub has been a Rolex fan favorite for decades on end no matter if changes or no changes there, and as vintage prices keep on raising completely clear that it’s not losing any of its popularity with age.