|Condition: (What's This?)||Excellent|
|Model Name/Number:||Submariner 16808|
|Serial/Year:||8,3XX,XXX - 1984 - 1985|
|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|
This used Rolex watch is in overall excellent pre-owned condition with just slight stretch in the bracelet consistent with age.
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.
*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.