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Vintage 1980 Rolex Submariner 16800

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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 123602
Condition: (What's This?) Excellent
Model Name/Number:
Submariner 16800
Serial/Year: 6,3XX,XXX - 1980
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 3035
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.

Pre-Owned Watch Condition Examination

This pre-owned Rolex watch is in overall excellent pre-owned condition with only minor surface wear to the bracelet and caseback.

Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800

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.

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Vintage 1980 Rolex Submariner 16800
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  • September 16, 2021
    Overall great experience and product

    Watch was in condition as pictured and described. Some major dents and scuffs on the bracelet/end-link were hidden well by the lighting but were very noticeable in person. Overall the watch was in great shape for the age.

  • November 28, 2020
    Rolex 16800

    The watch is in great condition and comes with box and papers and was priced well.

  • July 3, 2020
    Great process

    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!!!!!

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