The pick for the top fake Rolex Submariner references ever produced is the Submariner ref. 16610LV. The Submariner ref. 16610 was produced from 1988 until 2010. When it comes to the ref. 16610, visually, nothing major changed compared to its predecessors, the perfect replica Rolex ref. 16800(0) watches. The main update came in the form of a new movement, the famous caliber 3135. The combination of the established looks and the new movement proved to be a great success for over two decades.
As Mike explained in his article about the cheap replica Rolex Submariner ref. 16610 and Sea-Dweller ref. 16600, the ref. 16610 saw several small updates during its production run. The design remained unchanged, but luxury super clone Rolex updated the lume from tritium to Luminova in 1999 and Super-LumiNova a year later. Early bracelets with stamped end links gave way to bracelets with solid end links, and the case lost its drilled lugs in the early 2000s.
While all this is relevant for this generation of the best 1:1 replica Rolex Submariner, it’s the ref. 16610LV that earned it a spot on this list. The 50th-anniversary model introduced the modern “Maxi Dial” and a green bezel insert to the Submariner. Despite being a nod to the dial designs of the past, the new Maxi Dial introduced an updated look with larger framed indices that we associate with the modern Submariner.
It’s also a look that divided high end fake Rolex fans when it first came out in 2003. Over time, however, the watch became a hit among the same crowd. During its seven-year production run until 2010, US AAA quality fake Rolex used five different bezel and dial designs, all with very small differences. But overall, the combination of the new bezel color and the modern dial design makes the 16610LV a very important reference in the history of the Sub.