So I am looking at picking one of the pre-ceramic Submariners up. I used to own a ceramic Date model (116610LN) but it was just too big for my feminine sized wrist.
After going through several other watches, I have now come back full-circle and realise that I need to get one of these models to satisfy the itch.
Now - my choices are between:
16610 (date version) preferably 2002 k-serial.
This model benefits from solid end links and has the full submariner look with the cyclops date window.
14060M (no date version) preferably the latest model before the new ceramic was brought in - so around 2011/2012.
This model benefits from the upgraded hairspring, engraved rehaut, classic submariner styling, 4 line COSC certified.
Both models have the lug holes which is important for strap changes (thatís why I only looked at 2002 16610 as the latest model as they lose the lug holes after that year).
Both models are similar prices but I donít know what to go for...my head is saying the 16610 as itís the full package with the cyclops but my heart says the 14060M for the classic looks.