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Rolex Submariner Bluesy, 126613LB .

Since I was young, I have been interested in watches and loved wearing them - Casio was the first real watch brand I started wearing in high school. Then a few years later, I started seeing Longines and Rolex on magazine covers, which got me more interested in the world of watches.


As I started reading, researching and watching content about watches for years, there was one particular watch model that really turned me into a watch enthusiast - the Rolex Submariner "Bluesy" - 116613LB, which is now the older generation of the Bluesy.


After I got my Datejust Wimbledon 41, there were a few Rolex models I wanted next: Daytona Panda, GMT Master Pepsi and of course, the Submariner Bluesy (two-tone).


Rolex Submariner Bluesy Two-Tone 126613LB flatlay photo

I was in Christchurch earlier this month and I received a call from The Hour Glass on Queen Street - saying that a brand new Rolex Submariner Ref. 126613LB has arrived for me. I was very excited and could not wait to pick this up so I made an urgent, day trip back to Auckland, just to buy this.


Rolex Submariner Bluesy Two-Tone 126613LB

This 126613LB has quite a lot of changes to the older 116613LB... And I personally like this new version much, much more and here are my reasons:

  1. My wrist size is around 19cm and can comfortably wear 43mm easily. With this new Submariner being 41mm (the older one is 40mm), it fits me perfectly.

  2. Adding to (1), despite the case diameter being larger by 1mm, it is much slimmer because the lugs are thinner - a design reflecting back to the first Submariner. The older Submarimer's lugs made the watch look too square and chunky, which I was not a fan of.

  3. The letterings on the dial are white and I prefer this more than the older gold letters.


Rolex Submariner Bluesy Two-Tone 126613LB

When I initially got the call from The Hour Glass, I actually didn't accept it right away but told them to give me a little time to think about it. The main reason was - I was not sure if I could wear this on a daily basis. This two-tone Bluesy is possibly the most iconic Rolex model ever... But also the blue colour is very eye-catching.


After a day of thinking, I responded back - saying I would very happily take this because I knew if I didn't accept it, I would regret it.


Rolex Submariner Bluesy Two-Tone 126613LB wrist shot

After buying the watch, I started wearing it almost every single day. Surprisingly, I found this watch very versatile - can be matched with both dressy and casual outfits.


Rolex Submariner Bluesy Two-Tone 126613LB wrist shot


Finally, I would like to thank Sam and the team from The Hour Glass New Zealand for offering me this! If you are looking to purchase your luxury timepiece, visit The Hour Glass on Queen Street - the knowledge and service they offer are unmatched.

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