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At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

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Rolex Submariner 16808 Blue Nipple Topical Dial

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    At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 121642
Condition: (What's This?) Excellent
Model Name/Number: Submariner 16808
Serial/Year: 8,3XX,XXX - 1984 - 1985
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 3035 movement w/date, waterproof screw-down crown, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, 40mm case
Case: Excellent 18k yellow gold case which has just returned from polishing. Comes with a lightly faded blue and gold rotating diver's bezel. 
Dial: Excellent blue tropical "nipple" tritium dial that has faded to a blue gray hue with light creamy markers and matching hands. 
Bracelet: Excellent 18k yellow gold Oyster bracelet w/ Oysterlock clasp. Slight stretch consistent with age. 
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card
Comments: This pre-owned Rolex Submariner comes with Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

Pre-OWned Watch condition Examination

This used Rolex watch is in overall excellent pre-owned condition with just slight stretch in the bracelet consistent with age.

Pre-Owned Rolex Submariner 16808

By Paul Altieri

One of the earliest all-gold Submariner dive watches was the ref. 16808. In addition to offering a desirable satin and polished yellow gold finish, this reference also boasts a contrasting blue aluminum bezel insert and a matching blue tropical dial that has aged to a deeper hue over time. The dial is also topped with rarer yellow gold nipple hour markers and Mercedes hands that are filled with lume in a warm patina. The case maintains a traditional 40mm diameter and wears on a three-link Oyster bracelet secured by a folding Oysterlock clasp. While the Submariner was initially waterproof up to 300 meters, some of that resistance may have been lost over time, making this particular preowned Rolex a suitable statement piece for special occasions and moderate wear.

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Rolex Submariner 16808 Blue Nipple Topical Dial
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