When it comes to the popular models of Replica Rolex, we have to mention the green water ghost. The first-generation Green Water Ghost Ref.16610LV is a new model released in 2003 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Submariner series. The English letters [LV] (abbreviation of Lunette Vert in French) at the end of the model mean “moon green”. Although the specifications are the same as those produced at the same time, the hands and scales are slightly larger, greatly improving the resolution. When it was released, it was speculated that it might be a limited edition, but it will be mass-produced every year like other models. The first generation of green water ghosts was produced until 2010, and there were also some rare changes in the details of the dial and bezel. For example, the light green bezel that existed in the early days (Lime Bezel), the number  on the bezel is flat above the font (flat head 4), the distance between the dial [SWISS MADE] is wider (Wide Swiss), and the dial [SWISS MADE] Smaller font (Small Swiss). These rare features of Ref.16610LV are also highly sought after by the majority of watch friends, and the market price is also higher than that of ordinary styles.
Ref.16610LV underwent two appearance changes during production:
1. 2003: In the initial production style of the Green Water Ghost, the small hole of the lug at the connection between the bracelet and the case is penetrating (ear piercing), and then the small hole at the lug immediately becomes semi-penetrating, only Small holes were observed on the inside.
2, 2007: The English word [ROLEX] is engraved on the inside of the case, and the serial number of the watch is engraved at 6 o’clock.
The second-generation Green Water Ghost Ref.116610LV is based on the inheritance of the first-generation Green Water Ghost Ref.16610LV. The material of the bezel becomes wear-resistant and scratch-resistant ceramics and boldly changes the color of the dial to green. Xiao Mo feels that the design of this green plate and green circle can be called a classic among the green water ghosts, and it is one of the representative styles that supports the popularity of modern Rolex. Even if the new green water ghost is now released, many watch friends are still very concerned about this old model of green water. Ghosts never forget.
Next, let’s take a look at the changes of this second-generation green water ghost compared to the first generation:
・Case: The thickness of the lugs has changed from 2.7mm to 4mm, and the crown shoulder pads have also become larger, making the overall case look larger.
・Bracelet: Equipped with a folding Oysterlock safety clasp that can be adjusted in length without tools, and the Rolex Glidelock extension system, the middle part of the bracelet is also changed from hollow to solid.
・Bezel: Changed from an aluminum bezel to a scratch-resistant Cerachrom ceramic bezel with platinum-plated numerals on the scale.
・Dial: From black to green, the paint uses Rolex’s exclusive “green gold” paint; the hands and luminous scales are also thickened, greatly improving visibility; the luminous paint of the watch becomes Chromalight, which glows for longer Long-lasting blue luminous.
・Movement: Replaced with a paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring, making the watch more resistant to magnetic shocks.
※Ref.116610LV also underwent a slight change during production, and the workmanship of the buckle became mirror polished around 2016.
Finally, let’s take a look at the third-generation new green water ghost Ref.126610LV, which exceeded the expectations of most fans when it was released. At first glance, I thought it was the first generation of water ghosts, but the actual case size is 41mm, which is also one of the biggest changes in the Submariner series. The new generation of green water ghosts not only only has the case, but its overall size has become larger, and the number of links on the bracelet is also one less than the old one. The movement was upgraded to the Rolex 3235 movement, and the kinetic energy reserve was also increased to about 70 hours. In addition, a small crown is added in the middle of the words [SWISS MADE] at 6 o’clock on the dial to show the difference. Although most people still prefer the old green pan water ghost, but it is not easy to start because it has been discontinued, so I believe that this new Ref.126610LV will become more and more powerful in the future.
After reading these three green water ghosts, I don’t know which one is your favorite? For the editor, I prefer the old Ref.116610LV. Interested friends can vote in the comment area. In addition, Quark recently published a magazine about the green water ghost features, which made some subdivisions for the changes in the dials of the first and second generation green water ghosts. If there is a chance in the future, I will share the content with you.
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