|Condition: (What's This?)||Excellent|
|Model Name/Number:||Submariner 16803|
|Serial/Year:||R 1987 - 1988|
|Movement / Features:||Automatic 3035 movement, waterproof screw-down crown, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal|
|Case:||18k yellow gold and stainless steel (40mm) w/ black rotatable time-lapse diving bezel|
|Dial:||Black w/ Tritium hands and hour markers|
|Bracelet:||18k yellow gold and stainless steel Oyster w/ Oysterlock clasp|
|Box & Papers||Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card|
|Comments:||This used Rolex comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty.|
By Paul Altieri
The very first dual-tone Submariner was the ref. 16803, which came to market in 1983. A transition model, the Submariner was considered the steel and gold variation of the 16800 and was equipped with a then-new calibre 3035 perpetual movement as well as a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and an improved depth rating of up to 1,000 feet. This variation of the brand's diver was only in production for a few short years, making it a bit harder to find on the pre-owned Rolex market. The ref. 16803 that is presented here today pairs the two-tone finish with a handsome black dial topped with a luminous display and a matching black aluminum bezel insert with gold 60-minute graduations. If you're in the market for a used vintage Sub with an intriguing history and timeless style, the ref. 16803 is an excellent option to consider.
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