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Men's Steel Rolex Submariner 16800
Men's Steel Rolex Submariner 16800
Men's Steel Rolex Submariner 16800
Men's Steel Rolex Submariner 16800
Men's Steel Rolex Submariner 16800
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Men's Steel Rolex Submariner 16800

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 144561
Condition: Excellent
Model Name/Number Submariner 16800
Serial/Year: 9,0XX,XXX 1986 - 1987
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 3035
Case: Stainless steel (40mm) w/ unidirectional rotating bezel, black insert, holes case and scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The caseback has a personal engraving, "GJJ 8.7.99."
Dial: Black w/ Tritium hands and hour markers. The hour marker shows some wear in the hands with a couple small holes of lume missing. 
Bracelet: Stainless steel Oyster w/ Flip Lock Clasp. The clasp shows signs of polishing. 
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 Rolex watch is in overall excellent condition with minor surface wear to clasp, bracelet, case and bezel. The caseback has a light engraving.  Dial shows scratch near 9 o'clock hour marker and smudge in between 11 and 12 hour marker. Hands show signs of surface wear and crack on Lume hour hand consistent with age.

Rolex Submariner 16800

By Paul Altieri

The transitional Rolex Submariner ref. 16800 is a cult favorite among collectors in the know. Part of its immense collectability lies, of course, in its status as a discontinued Rolex. It was also the Submariner responsible for introducing the collection to many modern upgrades, including sapphire crystal, a uni-directional bezel, a higher-beat movement, and increased water resistance to 300 meters. Many of these amenities remain a fixture of the Submariner collection today. Equal parts vintage and modern and boasting a seriously impressive history, this Submariner is the watch to buy if you invest in just one Rolex. Don't miss out on the chance to own it 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.


This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty

We even offer free over night shipping, so you can be rest assured you'll be happy with your purchase.

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.

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.

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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