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.
|Condition: (What's This?)||Excellent|
|Serial/Year:||6,3XX,XXX - 1980|
|Case:||Excellent case which has previously been polished and shows light wear from use. Comes with an excellent bezel insert. Inner caseback is stamped: 16800. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Excellent matte black Tritium dial with sandy hour markers and matching hands.|
|Bracelet:||Excellent 93150 with 12 links and 595 end links. Bracelet has slight wear from use. Back of clasp is stamped "VE".|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card|
|Warranty:||This vintage Rolex Submariner 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 pre-owned Rolex watch is in overall excellent pre-owned condition with only minor surface wear to the bracelet and caseback.
By Paul Altieri
The Rolex 16800 is a newer vintage Submariner that came to market in around the 1980s. As a transitional model, the ref. 16800 is becoming increasingly popular among used Rolex collectors who seek a timepiece with both great horological significance and distinct vintage design. The Submariner that you see here today was among the references to boast a higher beat calibre 3035 Perpetual movement. Previous Submariners were powered by the 15xx series of movements that offered 19,800 bph, compared to the calibre 3035 with 28,800 bph. The transitional Sub also introduced the line to the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a depth rating of up to 1,000 feet. The line is often found with a matte dial topped with Tritium luminous plots as well as a unidirectional bezel with an aluminum insert and a 40mm Oyster case on a flat-link Oyster bracelet.
*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.
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.