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Men's Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel
Men's Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel
Men's Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel
Men's Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel
Men's Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel
Men's Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel
Men's Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel
Men's Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel
Men's Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel
Men's Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel
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Manufacturer: Rolex
Regular Price: $11,313.86
Item Number: 159240
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number Submariner 16800 "Matte Dial" 
Serial 8274XXX
Year: 1984
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 3035
Case: 40MM stainless steel 
Dial: Black matte dial with Tritium lume.
Bracelet: 93150 stainless steel Oyster with 11 links and 593 end links. The clasp is stamped "CX3" indicating it is a later replacement. 
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box
Warranty: This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Pre-Owned Watch Condition Examination:

This Submariner is in great vintage condition with wear consistent with age. The case is strong with normal wear. The matte black dial is in good condition with light patina. The bezel insert is in great condition and is a later replacement. The lume on the dial have developed patina and aged to an eggshell white color. The hands have developed light patina and the lume in the hands has aged matching the lume on the dial; the lume in the seconds hand has been redone and is darker than the other hands. The bracelet is in great condition with light wear.  

Description: Rolex Submariner 16800

Pre-owned Rolex Submariner ref 16800 (Circa 1984) is the best of both worlds when it comes to a dive watch with a vintage aesthetic but also all the usual modern amenities, such as a high-beat Perpetual movement with a Quickset date, scratch-resistant sapphire, a uni-directional time-lapse bezel, and Tritium lume in glitzier white gold surrounds. At the same time, ref. 16800 also sports an older-style case and bracelet. Rolex produced reference 16800 for a few years between the late 1970s and the 1980s, during which the model was equipped with a matte dial with painted indices, followed by the glossy dial example you see here. It holds a special place in Rolex history as a transitional model that bridges the gap between vintage 4-digit Rolexes and the modern aesthetics we've come to know and love today.

* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


Each order is ready for shipment within one (1) business day after the order is approved and processed. All watch orders are shipped FedEx overnight and are fully insured at no charge to the customer. Please be advised that for any deliveries from Bob's Watches, a recipient aged 21 years or older must be present to provide a signature upon receipt of the package.

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Overall great experience and product

Watch was in condition as pictured and described. Some major dents and scuffs on the bracelet/end-link were hidden well by the lighting but were very noticeable in person. Overall the watch was in great shape for the age.

Rolex 16800

The watch is in great condition and comes with box and papers and was priced well.

Great process

First time investing in a timepiece. Go forward without fear,doubt or stress. No regrets cant wait to do it again!!! Watch created in my birth year!! Arrived on my bday. Perfect customer service, Thank-you Stacy!!!!!

Birth Year Sub 16800

I’ve bought multiple modern pieces from Bob’s and had a great experience every time. I’ve been looking to buy a birth year Rolex for awhile now and for me, that’s a late production run 16800. Couldn’t be happier with the watch and for those out there looking for a Sub, you should seriously consider the 16800. It has some great “modern” features, but holds true to a more vintage feel and elegance. Incredibly comfortable on the wrist and will undoubtedly continue to grow in value in my opinion. It’s a can’t miss buy all the way around.

Rolex 16800

Delighted to see that the watch was in excellent condition, just as described in the website.

Post Purchase from Bob's

Description was accurate, sales representative (Sarah) was helpful when comparing multiple timepieces, payment and shipment was quick and appraisal was provided promptly. Excellent experience with Bob's and adore the Rolex 16800. It's exactly what I was looking for.

Capt. Greg
A fair trade

I aquired an older vintage Rolex in a trade. It was going to cost a lot to refurb. Bob's offered a very fair trade in on a completely refurbed Submariner. I was very happy with service and the Submariner. A very positive experience and now the proud owner of a well running Rolex

Excellent Service & Quality Item

Bob's provided excellent service even when calling them to see if my PayPal transaction had posted so I could receive my purchase the next day. I am certain that not every company's Accounting team would be so customer oriented and my experience certified that I would go nowhere else for my vintage Rolex watches.


The is as expected for a 30 year old Rolex, came with box and papers. Super fast shipping.

Mary Sutherland
Black Submariner

I purchased this black Submariner for my son as a graduation gift. It is a classic watch, great to use in a new profession or for leisure activities. My son loves it and wears it daily. Thanks, Bobs!

Classic Look

This is one of those watches I think every collector needs. It's not too flashy, good for everyday wear and it's a Rolex (need I say more). Very happy with my purchase.

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