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|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Serial/Year:||7,2XX,XXX - 1982|
|Case:||Excellent case that has previously been polished with light wear from use. Comes with an excellent bezel insert that shows light wear. Case back is stamped: 16800. Serial and model numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Matte black Tritium with creamy hour markers and matching hands|
|Bracelet:||Excellent 93150 with 11 links and 593 end links. Back of clasp is stamped "G". Bracelet has slight wear from use.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card|
|Warranty:||This pre-owned Rolex 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 vintage Rolex watch is in excellent pre-owned condition with a few observable scratches on the bezel,bracelet, and case. Dial has faded lightly and hour markers and hands have a creamy patina.
By Paul Altieri
The transitional Rolex 16800 was the first reference in the Submariner line to offer waterproofness up to 300 meters/1,000 feet. It was also the first example to utilize a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a higher-beat calibre 3035 Perpetual movement. The bridge to the modern Submariner as we know it today, the ref. 16800 is a very desirable collector's item. The example that is presented here today is in very good preowned condition and features a classic 40mm Oyster case outfitted with a unidirecitonal bezel, Tritium luminous plots on the dial, and a flat-link Oyster bracelet secured by a folding Oysterlock clasp.
*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.
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.