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Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial
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Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 140497
Condition: Excellent
Model Name/Number:
Submariner 16800 "Lightly Worn"
Serial/Year: 7,4XX,XXX - 1983
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 3035
Case: Excellent stainless steel case that appears to be unpolished and shows its factory beveled edges. The case shows very light wear overall with some scratches. The inside caseback is stamped 16800. The caseback has some light marks. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. Sapphire crystal is in excellent condition. 
Dial: Excellent black feet first dial with pumpkin colored tritium hands and matching hour markers.
Bracelet: Excellent stainless steel 93150 Oyster with 10 links, 593 end links and divers extension. Back of the clasp is stamped G indicating it is from 1982 and makes sense for the case production.
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box
Warranty: This pre-owned vintage 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 16800 is in overall excellent, lightly worn condition. The case appears to be unpolished and still retains the factory bevels. The case has some scratches and handling marks. The dial is in overall excellent condition with light patina. The lume in the hands and on the dial have turned to a lovely pumpkin color and match very nicely. The bezel is in mint condition with very light wear and the pip has aged similarly to the lume. The original bracelet has remained in excellent condition and shows little signs of wear. This 16800 was worn very little and has remained in pristine condition. 

Rolex Submariner 16800 

By Paul Altieri

The example we are offering here is in outstanding, lightly worn condition. This watch was not worn much in its 39 years of existence and that is evident by the condition. From the bevels on the case to the mint bezel, this thing is just pristine. In addition to being in overall killer condition, it has aged quite nicely over the years. The lume on the dial, hands, and bezel have all aged to an intense pumpkin color that really pops in the sunlight. This is one of the nicest, if not the nicest 16800 we have had to offer and it's ready for a new home. 

The Rolex 16800 was the first Submariner to feature a sapphire crystal and had increased water resistance up to 1,000 feet. It also introduced the series to the high-beat cal. 3035 movement with a quick-set date function. The 16800 is referred to as a transitional model because at the beginning of the production run the watches featured matte dials like the previous 1680 and later in the production Rolex changed the dials to glossy with white gold bordering the lume. These early 16800s with matte dials are the perfect mix of vintage styling with modern touches like the sapphire glass and quick-set date.

* 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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