Introduction to the Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner stands as a testament to Rolex’s dedication to crafting enduring timepieces. Originally designed for professional divers, the Rolex Submariner showcases impeccable craftsmanship, featuring a screw-down crown that ensures a watertight seal, preventing water from entering the crown tube. First introduced in 1953 with a water resistance of 100 meters (330 feet), the Submariner has evolved, now boasting the capability to descend to depths of approximately 300 meters or 1,000 feet.

Rolex Submariner collection at Gray and sons jewelers
Rolex Submariner collection at Gray and sons jewelers

General Features and Characteristics:

The Rolex Submariner is supplied with the Rolex’s Oyster case crafted with special materials such as stainless steel granting longevity and durability for used Rolex watches. The newer models for the Rolex Submariner contain a Cerachrom Bezel Insert that is highly resistant to scratches and damages to the bezel allowing it to keep its luxury look for a long period of time.

The Submariner contains multiple features that make it waterproof for example, a solid case back screwed onto the case to keep it sealed tight and allow minimal water entrance. Some models contain a helium escape valve that releases helium that is being built up during a very deep dive.

Some Popular Rolex Submariner Models:

Used Rolex Submariner 16610 in Stainless Steel 40mm automatic watch

Rolex Submariner 16610 stainless steel
Rolex Submariner 16610 stainless steel

The Rolex Submariner 16610 stands out for its iconic design that has remained virtually unchanged over the years. Its classic aesthetic features a sleek stainless steel case, a unidirectional rotatable bezel with a black aluminum insert, and a distinct black dial with luminous hour markers and hands. The watch exudes a sporty yet elegant tone, enhanced by its robust construction and the signature Oyster bracelet. The blend of functionality and timeless style in the 16610’s design makes it a top choice among luxury watch aficionados seeking a versatile and enduring timepiece. Gray and Sons  carries the top used Rolex Submariner inventory to choose from.

Used Rolex Submariner Kermit 16610lv in Stainless Steel with a Black dial 40mm Automatic watch

Rolex Submariner Kermit 16610lv Stainless Steel Black dial 40mm Automatic watch
Rolex Submariner Kermit

The Rolex Submariner Kermit was released in 2003 to celebrate the Rolex Submariner 50th anniversary and was in production for only a limited time. The lv on the reference number stands for Lunette Verde which translates to green bezel in English from French, that signifies the aluminum green bezel. The Rolex Submariner “Kermit” is popular for its distinctive green bezel, setting it apart within the Submariner line. Its limited production and unique design make it highly valued among collectors and enthusiasts.  For the best prices on used Rolex Submariners including popular Kermit visit Gray and Sons in their showroom or online.

Used Rolex Submariner 16613 in Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel with a Blue dial 40mm Automatic watch

Rolex Submariner 16613 Stainless Steel Blue dial 40mm Automatic watch
Rolex Submariner 16613 Stainless Steel Blue dial

This Rolex Submariner 16613 in 18k yellow gold and stainless steel with a blue dial was introduced in 1988. This watch gives a vintage and classic design while still including the special features of the Submariner line. The acrylic crystal, oyster band and the foldable oyster flaps add to the looks and longevity but mostly to the comfortability for wear.

Used Rolex Submariner “Smurf” 116619 in 18k White Gold with a Blue dial 40mm Automatic watch

Rolex Submariner Smurf
Rolex Submariner Smurf

The Rolex Submariner “Smurf” 116619, created for the Submariner’s 50th anniversary, embraces a distinguished blue dial that pays homage to its heritage while still keeping a modern allure. This special edition encapsulates Rolex’s legacy of innovation and exemplary craftsmanship, making it an exceptional luxury timepiece that seamlessly merges iconic design with horological excellence.


As of 2023, the Rolex Submariner continues to be a respected luxury watch, known for its precision and enduring design. Initially designed for divers, it boasts an impressive water resistance of 300 meters and employs rare stainless steel in its construction. Standout features such as the sealed solid case back and the scratch-resistant Cerachrom Bezel Insert contribute to its timeless charm. The Submariner’s versatility across different models like the Rolex Submariner 16613 , the luxurious “Smurf” 116619, and the limited-edition Kermit 16610LV demonstrates its adaptability throughout various eras. Ultimately, the enduring appeal of the Rolex Submariner in2024 lies in its seamless combination of luxurious aesthetics, durability, and functionality, making it an essential addition to anyone’s collection.

How to Use the Rolex Submariner – Rotating Divers Bezel Tutorial

Get to Know More About Gray and Sons Jewelers – Luxury Watch and Estate Jewelry Specialists.

For over 43 years, Gray and Sons have specialized in the dealing of used luxury watches including Used Rolex Watches and Estate jewelry like Cartier, David Yurman, Bvlgari, John Hardy, and Tiffany & Co.  Most of the items in our inventory  have been repaired or restored and polished to like-new condition unless keeping the original condition serves the desired outcome of preserving uniqueness or antiquity of the item.

Customers from all over the world  sell us their used watches and jewelry  so our inventory is ever-growing. We update the website daily so many things come in every day! Customers can request a free monthly catalog that includes our top of the line eclectic updated inventory.

Our sales associates are fluent in English, Spanish, French, Polish, and Russian so Aside from buying, selling, and repairing, we also do trade-ins or take things in on consignment. For all your luxury needs, come visit us!

Our showroom is located in the heart of Miami Beach diagonally across the street from the world-renowned Bal Harbour Shops. If ever in the area, we highly recommend you come into our store; we’d love to meet you!

The Like New For Life warranty guarantees that anyone who buys a watch at Gray & Sons can bring the watch and we will clean, polish, and provide a free battery change as long as the watch is fully serviced every 3 years. (Fully serviced meaning; full overhaul and re-lubrication by Gray and Sons.) The offering applies to watches priced at $2,000 or higher.

We make sure to check all the boxes when quality controlling an item that will eventually acquire a new owner to enjoy. Every watch that comes into Gray and Sons Jewelers for repair will automatically receive a 12-month warranty once received by the customer post-repair. Rolex watches in particular receive a 24-month mechanical warranty.

Gray & Sons check the automatic rotor to make sure the watch’s power reserve is functioning properly, timekeeping accuracy, water resistance, chronograph accuracy, and several other quality control tests.

If you are interested in buying a used Rolex watch you can check out our large selection of pre owned Rolex watches for sale at Gray and or at our store at 9595 Harding Avenue, Surfside, Florida.

If you are interested in selling your own Jewelry, Diamonds, Watches, or Sterling Silver sets you can explore our simple, step-by-step guidance covering evaluation, shipping, and payment, designed to help sell your jewelry. Our user-friendly process ensures sellers feel informed and assured at each stage. Additionally, benefit from our expert tips and best practices, ensuring you attain the optimal value for your prized jewelry pieces.