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Bob's Watches
100% Certified Authentic

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.

Vintage 1982 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Tritium Dial

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$10,995 Cash Wire Price
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    100% CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC

    Bob's Watches
    100% Certified Authentic

    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.

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    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.
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Brand: Rolex
Regular Price: $11,336
Item Number: 126912
Condition: (What's This?) Vintage
Model Name/Number:
Submariner 16800
Serial/Year: 7,2XX,XXX - 1982
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 3035
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.

PRE-OWNED WATCH CONDITION EXAMINATION

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.

Rolex Submariner 16800

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.

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*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.

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Vintage 1982 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Tritium Dial
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  • June 1, 2020
    Birth Year Sub 16800

    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.

  • May 27, 2020
    Rolex 16800

    Delighted to see that the watch was in excellent condition, just as described in the website.

  • May 1, 2019
    Post Purchase from Bob's

    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.

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2896 verified reviews in the past 12 months
  • 5/5

    I have made several purchases and one sales through Bob’s. The order process, payment, processing, and most importantly delivery have all been absolutely flawless. Very quick and efficient. I never look anywhere else for used Rolex.

    November 30, 2019
  • 5/5

    Fantastic experience

    October 22, 2019
  • 5/5

    Watch was exactly as advertised and in excellent condition. Thank you for providing top notch services!

    September 29, 2019
  • 5/5

    Superb site and transaction, phenominal delivery time. Some slight confusion concerning the special discount at the time. I didn't receive it. No big deal I would not hesitate to purchase another rolex from Bob's ! ***

    September 28, 2019
  • 5/5

    The purchasing process was quick and easy once I finally made my selection. Bob’s customer service was excellent. All my questions and concerns were addressed to my satisfaction. But most important of all, my husband loves his new watch!

    September 27, 2019

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