I am about to discuss modified Rolex Submariner On Strap Replica watches more often. I have been fascinated by this concept for a while and it is about time I delved deeper into this world. There are really two major types of Rolex watch modifications. One is modifying new Rolex watches, while the other is modifying older or vintage Rolex watches (usually Submariners and Daytonas). This is the Pro-Hunter Military Single Red DeepSea. It is one of the former varieties of Rolex modders (there they secretly buy up new Rolex watches to do their mad scientist work on the watches). Pro-Hunter starts with a Rolex DeepSea Sea-Dweller, and ends up with this interesting result. What I like is that the watch is immediately noticeable as a Rolex, but has its share of little differences that give it that “pimp my Rolex” vibe.
One thing that is interesting is that Rolex Submariner 72200 Replica apparently hates these watches. I’ve been told that if you have a modified Rolex watch, never send it to Rolex for servicing (they might not exactly send it back the same – and with a “restoration” bill). Chew on that. Not such a big deal though as Rolex movements are famously easy to work with. I sometimes ask watch makers their favorite movements to repair or work on, and “Rolex” is often the answer.
A big trend on modified Finance A Rolex Submariner Replica watches is to make them black. Why? Not sure. Black is a hot color, and Rolex has no watches that it sells in black. A color such as blue or red is often applied as trim. The dial of the watches get some special treatment, and often the modified watches (at least the really good ones, get specially engraved casebacks as well. Some people want only subtle alterations to the designs they love (which would include the Pro-Hunter watches), and others want something a bit more wild (not a mild!).
The Pro-Hunter Military Single Red DeepSea is different than the version without the term “Military Single” in it that it comes with military style NATO straps. The other version has a matching black steel bracelet. There are also some minor differences on the dial. The black applied material is DLC (diamond like carbon). You all know me for going ga-ga over this coating compound for its look and scratch resistance. Here it is done in a nice shiny manner. Pro-Hunter made just 100 of these watches.
Pro-Hunter took a brand new Rolex DeepSea Sea-Dweller Ref. 116660 – which is a great watch to begin with. The watch has a massive 3,900 meters of water resistance is and sized well for a Rolex at 43mm wide. Like all Rolex DeepSea Sea-Dweller watches it has a helium escape valve, more or less perfect rotating diver’s bezel that is made in ceramic, and a date window minus the magnifier lens. Don’t forget that on these newer Rolex Sea-Dweller watches, the lume glows blue. Pro-Hunter gives it a special, individually numbered engraved caseback. This Pro-Hunter Military Single Red DeepSea collection was made around March of 2009, so they are still fresh. While there are many Rolex modders out there, Pro-Hunter is one of the good ones known for quality results. The price on James List for this hard to find number is about $16,000.
Among the ironies of all Rolex is the bits most popular to watch fans aren’t the pieces that Rolex sells the most of. Ask a “watch guy” what the best Rolex watch is and most people will point to something in the “Oyster Professional” collection, like a Submariner or GMT-Master (amongst others). Request Rolex where most of the sales comes from, and they will tell you something completely different. From a business standpoint, Rolex will reveal that Datejusts, especially women’s versions with diamonds, are the most popular products in their collection.So yes, watch fans and “the general public” have different watch tastes. That is something I’ve known for quite a very long time, and possibly something which I will explore more in the future. Having said that, brands like Rolex, Omega, and TAG Heuer – that do not strictly survive on sales from watch fans – nevertheless continue to offer a large assortment of watches that greatly appeal to us. And when there is one opinion that I can think of this both appeals to the watch lover as well as also the general public, it’s the famed Rolex Submariner.Last year I wrote a review of the Rolex Submariner watch here. 114060 (the model in this article) in addition to the ref. 116610. What is the difference between both of these versions? The date. Even the ref 116610 is technically known as the Submariner Date, but as it’s the more popular of the two versions, frequently it is just called the Submariner, although the ref.
See the Pro-Hunter Military Single Red DeepSea Rolex Submariner Replacement Band Replica Watch available on James List here.