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Sometime around 2005 Rolex decided no longer to issue the anchor with its submariners and sea-dwellers. However, if your AD still has them in stock, and some still have until this day even in 2012, you might be lucky. And that also explains why it is very difficult to combine an anchor with the correct sub. Always realise that the 2 do not come from the same factory. So it is up to your dealer if he has not been mixing up old anchors with new subs or the other way around. The following information is based on experience rather than hard science.

Personally I would have liked to see the deepsea with a correct anchor and all future subs as well....