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5 Watches We’re Lusting Over In The Bob’s Vault

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There are always new luxury watches coming in and out of the Bob’s vault. With trusted customers all over the country, we’re able to offer one of the widest selections of pre-owned Rolex watches out there. As these high-end timepieces come in and get inspected to determine their authenticity and condition, we get to have some fun looking through them and checking them out.

As I think you can imagine, some watches we put on, and we never want to take them off. Here, we’re highlighting just a handful of our favorite new watches in the vault right now. If you like any of them, act quickly! You’ll want to get them before they’re gone.

Rolex Submariner 116613LB

Rolex Submariner 116613LB Blue Dial Bezel Bluesy

Submariner ref. 116613LB Two-Tone w/ Blue Dial & Bezel

  • Reference Number: 116613LB
  • Production Years: 2009 – 2020
  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Materials: Stainless Steel & 18k Yellow Gold
  • Functions: Time w/ Running Seconds, Date Display
  • Dial: Blue w/ Luminous Hour Markers
  • Bezel: Unidirectional, Blue Cerachrom Insert w/ 60-Minute Scale
  • Crystal: Sapphire (Flat w/ Cyclops Lens)
  • Movement: Rolex Caliber 3135
  • Water Resistance: 300 Meters / 1,000 Feet
  • Strap/Bracelet: Oyster Bracelet w/ Glidelock Clasp

We love a two-tone bracelet here at Bob’s Watches because you get the best of both worlds – stainless steel for durability with gold for elegance and a hint of glamor. Paired with the blue face and matching blue ceramic bezel, this Rolex Submariner ref. 116613LB is a stylish and fun head-turner. This is the kind of watch you can get away with wearing to the office, that will also stand the test of time enduring all your seafaring adventures. Inside ticks an automatic cal. 3135, protected by a case and crystal that provide it with a whopping 300 meters of water resistance.

However, this watch is also an important piece of Submariner history with its evolutionary design. You see, while the preceding Submariner ref. 16613 also boasted a 40mm case, the Submariner ref. 116613LB wears noticeably larger on the wrist thanks to its fatter lugs, wide bezel and thicker crown guards that make up the ‘super case.’ Look closely and you’ll also notice this enlarged case has bigger lume plots on the early-production flat blue dial. It’s also important to know that in 2020, Rolex discontinued the 40mm Submariner and replaced it with 41mm cases, so the ref. 116613LB is the last 40mm ‘Bluesy’ made of its size.

Rolex Submariner 16610LV

Rolex Submariner 16610LV Kermit Green Bezel

Submariner ref. 16610LV – “Kermit”

  • Reference Number: 16610LV
  • Production Years: 2003-2010
  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Materials: Stainless Steel
  • Functions: Time w/ Running Seconds, Date Display
  • Dial: Black w/ Luminous Hour Markers
  • Bezel: Unidirectional, Green Aluminum Insert w/ 60-Minute Scale
  • Crystal: Sapphire (Flat w/ Cyclops Lens)
  • Movement: Rolex Caliber 3135
  • Water Resistance: 300 Meters / 1,000 Feet
  • Strap/Bracelet: Oyster Bracelet

While the moniker for this famous Submariner edition might reference a muppet, the stunning green rotating bezel is actually a special edition model to celebrate the watch’s 50th anniversary. Obviously, the green sets it apart, but the Submariner 16610LV also features a unique “Maxi” dial with larger hour markers. This watch was released in the early 2000s, and the only way to get ahold of one now is on the pre-owned market. They are already selling for significantly more than they did when they were first released, so if this is a watch you’re looking to add to your collection, now is the time to jump on the deal.

What else makes this watch special? Well, the Rolex ‘Kermit’ Submariner ref. 16610LV was the first time a stainless steel Submariner featured any color other than black. It was also the first time that the company’s signature green color appeared in the iconic line. Do note: this bezel was made out of aluminum which has been known to fade. However, it hasn’t seemed to deter collectors from this unique piece of Rolex history.

Rolex Yacht-Master 116622

Rolex Yacht-Master 116622 Platinum Dial Besel Rolesium

Yacht-Master ref. 116622 w/ Platinum Dial & Bezel

  • Reference Number: 116622
  • Production Years: 2013-2019
  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Materials: Stainless Steel, Platinum
  • Functions: Time w/ Running Seconds, Date Display
  • Dial: Platinum wl Luminous Hour Markers
  • Bezel: Bi-Directional, Platinum w/ 60-Minute Scale
  • Crystal: Sapphire (Flat w/ Cyclops Lens)
  • Movement: Rolex Caliber 3135
  • Water Resistance: 100 Meters / 330 Feet
  • Strap/Bracelet: Oyster Bracelet

Isn’t she a beauty? This Yacht-Master features an ultra-sturdy 904L stainless steel case and bracelet with a luxurious platinum dial and bezel, and represents a top example of Rolex’s ability to match form with function. Originally built as a luxury timepiece for sailors, this 40mm watch can time out a regatta with its rotating, sandblasted platinum bezel and withstand 100 meters of water resistance. You might be wondering, what’s the difference between this and the Submariner, besides the water resistance? Well, the Yacht-Master has a bi-directional timing bezel on the Yacht-Master is capable of rotating both ways.

Additionally, it’s going to sit beautifully on your wrist and look absolutely great for just about any occasion. Noticeably dressier and distinguished, the Yacht-Master provides its own sporty, luxury appeal that you’re never going to want to take off. This particular model, which has a unique sandblasted texture platinum dial is no longer in production, so the only way to get your hands on it is via the secondary market.

Rolex GMT-Master II 116713

Rolex GMT-Master II 116713 Two-Tone Ceramic Bezel 116713LN

GMT-Master II ref. 116713LN Two-Tone w/ Black Bezel

  • Production Years: 2006-2018
  • References: 116713
  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Materials: Rolesor (Stainless Steel & 18k Yellow Gold)
  • Functions: Time w/ Running Seconds, Date Display, GMT Functionality
  • Dial: Black w/ Luminous Hour Markers
  • Bezel: Bidirectional, Cerachrom Insert w/ 24-Hour Scale
  • Crystal: Sapphire, Flat w/ Cyclops Lens
  • Movement: Caliber 3186
  • Water Resistance: 100 Meters / 330 Feet
  • Strap/Bracelet: Oyster Bracelet

When Rolex decided to update the GMT-Master in the mid-2000s, their new models, like this Rolesor (two-tone) ref. 116713, became instant classics. Featuring a new automatic cal. 3186 movement, new case, re-designed bracelet, upgraded Cerachrom bezel, that killer green 24-hour hand, and a modern black Maxi dial – this stainless and gold GMT-Master II is just insanely handsome. It’s one of the most sought-after, modern pre-owned watches today, and since Baselworld 2019, Rolex is only making two-tone GMT-Master II watches with Everose pink gold (no yellow gold options exist). So, don’t let this one pass by without a second glance!

Plus when it comes to pre-owned GMT-Master II watches, this one is a collector’s favorite. For one, collectors love the larger ‘super case’ and ‘maxi dial’ thanks to its broader lugs and a dial topped with larger luminous hour markers and broader hands. Do note: the case itself is still 40mm. What also makes this particular model stand out is its movement, a COSC-certified Caliber 3186, which was the last of the 31xx series movements, before Rolex switched to the Cal. 3285 on the subsequent generation of the GMT-Master II.

Rolex Datejust II 116334

Rolex Datejust II 116334 Slate Diamond Dial 41mm

Datejust II ref. 116334 w/ Slate Diamond Dial

  • Production Years: 2009-2016
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Crown: Twinlock
  • Materials: White Rolesor (Stainless steel & 18k White Gold)
  • Functions: Time w/ running seconds, Date display
  • Dial: Slate w/ Diamond Hour Markers
  • Bezel: Fixed, 18k White Gold, Fluted Style
  • Crystal: Sapphire, Flat w/ Cyclops Lens
  • Movement: Caliber 3136
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters / 330 feet
  • Strap/Bracelet: Oyster Bracelet

If you’re looking for a slick, elevated Datejust, don’t look any further. This 41mm Datejust II ref. 116334 has everything you could ever want: an elegant slate dial with 10 diamond hour markers, an 18k white gold fluted bezel, and a classic Oyster bracelet. The 904L stainless steel case and bracelet make it a durable timepiece that’s going to last the test of time and fashion. Plus, you can bet that the Twinlock winding crown and its double waterproof system is going to keep that automatic cal. 3136 nice and dry throughout the years.

However, what really sets this watch apart is its size and demeanor. The Datejust II, which was both detested and beloved, has a case that is noticeably larger and rounder than your typical Datejust. Because of this, it is a great choice for those who are looking for something a bit more distinguished on the wrist. Plus, since it’s not produced anymore, it’s a cool collector’s piece and part of Rolex history to have in your watch box.

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