|Condition: (What's This?)||Excellent|
|Serial/Year:||8,2XX,XXX - 1984 - 1985|
|Case:||Excellent case that has just returned from being polished. Comes with an excellent bezel insert. Case back is stamped: 16800. Serial and model numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Matte black Tritium dial with orange hour markers and matching hands. The dial has some light speckling.|
|Bracelet:||Excellent 93150 with 11 links and 593 end links|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card|
|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.|
This Vintage Rolex watch is in overall excellent condition with light rust on the hands. Hour markers and hands have faded to a beautiful orange color. Dial has very small white spots throughout the center of the dial.
By Paul Altieri
The Rolex Transitional Submariner ref. 16800 includes features both old and new and is responsible for introducing the line to many modern upgrades, making it an integral piece of Rolex history. Similar to its 4-digit vintage predecessor, the dial is presented in matte black and displays the time via painted luminous hour markers and central Mercedes hands. The Tritium lume on this particular preowned example has since aged to a very lovely patina that many avid collectors in-the-know seek. The ref. 16800 was also the first Submariner to utilize a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a higher-beat calibre 3035 Perpetual movement with a 50-hour power reserve. The ref. 16800 is also credited with being the first in the Submariner line to offer waterproofness up to 300 meters.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. 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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.