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Rolex Vintage Submariner 16800 Steel

Rolex Vintage Submariner 16800 Steel

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Item Number: 115127
Manufacturer: Rolex
Submariner 16800
Serial/Year: 9,03X,XXX - 1985 - 1986
Grade: (What's This?) II
Gender: Men's
Movement/Features: Automatic 3035 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown, uni-directional rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Case: Stainless steel (40mm)
Dial: Black w/ luminescent hour markers
Bracelet: Stainless steel Oyster w/ Oysterlock clasp
Box & Papers: Rolex box, wallet, and papers
Comments: This Rolex Submariner 16800 comes w/ Bob's 3 day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

Rolex Submariner 16800

The Rolex Submariner is THE divers watch.  With a 40mm Oyster case that can withstand depths of up to 1,000 feet, it can accompany the wearer on virtually any underwater adventure.  The reference 16800 that is offered here today is an essential addition to the Submariner family.  Introduced in the late 70's, this reference brought with it a newly designed case that increased its water resistance from just a few hundred feet to 1,000 feet.  It also introduced the Submariner to the unidirectional bezel, providing a much safer reading while exploring the dark waters of the ocean for extended periods of time.  This Submariner also boasts the classic Rolex sports watch design with a distinct black aluminum 60-minute bezel, black dial with contrasting luminous hour markers, sweeping "Mercedes" hands, and an all-steel construction.


The Rolex Submariner 16800 is considered a transitional model that bridged the gap between the reference 1680 and the 16610.  The 168000 was the only other model produced between these two but it was in production for an estimated 9 months only.  The only difference between the 16800 and the 168000 was the steel used:  the 16800 used the older 316L, and the 168000 used the updated 904L which is still used today by Rolex.  

There were basically 3 enhancements to the 16800 over the 1680:
1.    The depth rating improved to 1000 ft/ 300 M
2.    The crystal was upgraded to the sapphire crystal
3.    The movement was upgraded to the higher beat 3035 quick set date feature.

The early release of this reference featured a much preferred matte dial which was later replaced with the gloss dial.  Both deviations had tritium lume.  This model was produced from about 1977 to 1985.  Many serious collectors feel this model holds a special place between vintage and modern.  It is also often considered the most under-served in the Submariner family.  
Modern watches are more durable and stylish but most vintage Rolex watches hold character.  They are much more than just a luxury wristwatch -  they have proven themselves over time and each one has a story to tell.

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DISCLAIMER: All Sell prices are based on watches in good, salable condition in no need of any repair. This item is previously owned. All in-store sales are final and do NOT come with the 3 day return policy. The 3 day return policy is for online sales only. All prices are subject to change depending on market conditions. Advertising: All ads stating that prices are up to a certain percent off pertain to the full retail price of a new watch. For instance, if an ad says "Up To 15% off" this means that our price is up to 15% less than what the full retail price of a new watch would be. 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.
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