|Model Name/Number: ||Submariner 16800 "Matte Dial"|
|Serial/Year:||9,2XX,XXX - 1986|
|Case:||Good stainless steel case that has been polished in the past and shows some wear and dings from use. Very good black insert that has some visible scratches and fading. Pearl has darkened a couple shades. Back of caseback is stamped 16800. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. Sapphire crystal shows light wear.|
|Dial:||Excellent matte black dial that has developed light patina. The hour markers have aged to an ivory white color. The lume in the hands has been color corrected and are close to matching the color of the lume on the dial. The hands have developed patina on the metal and have a frosted appearance.|
|Bracelet:||Excellent 93150 stainless steel Oyster with 12 links, 593 end links and divers extension. The bracelet has slight stretch between the links and has been polished. The clasp is marked "J6" indicating it is from 1985 and makes sense for the watch production.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box|
|Warranty:||This 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.|
This Rolex watch is in overall vintage condition with surface wear throughout typical for a watch this age.
By Paul Altieri
The Rolex 16800 is a very prized collector's item with a fascinating history. If you're in the market for an introductory vintage Rolex Submariner, this is the watch to buy. When it hit the market in the early 1980s, ref. 16800 was the first Submariner to feature a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a higher-beat movement, and a 300-meter depth rating. Because of its place in Rolex history, the Submariner 16800 is often referred to as a "transitional Submariner." It effortlessly blends modern and vintage style by also including a stunning matte black dial with applied Tritium hour markers. Don't miss out on the chance to own this coveted Submariner.
* 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
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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.
The watch is in great condition and comes with box and papers and was priced well.
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!!!!!
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.
Delighted to see that the watch was in excellent condition, just as described in the website.
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.