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Vintage 1983 Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel

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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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Regular Price: $11,336
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Item Number: 123043
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.
Manufacturer: Rolex
Model: Submariner 16800
Serial/Year: 7,3XX,XXX - 1983
Condition: (What's This?) IV - Vintage
Gender: Men's
Movement / Features: Automatic 3035 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Case: Excellent case which appears to be unpolished with original factory bevels still intact. Case shows some wear from use. Comes with black bezel insert with light wear. Inner caseback is stamped: 16800. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. 
Dial: Excellent matte black dial w/ creamy Tritium markers and hands. 
Bracelet: Excellent 62510H with 555 end links. Back of clasp is stamped "E". Bracelet has very light bracelet stretch. 
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card
Comments: This vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 comes with Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800

By Paul Altieri

The vintage Rolex Submariner Date ref. 16800 is a transitional model, introducing the line to a calibre 3035 self-winding movement, an increased depth rating of up to 300 meters or 1,000 feet, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal over the dial. The case appears to be unpolished and wears on an older-style Oyster bracelet with some slight stretch. The ref. 16800 is also among the last Submariners to display the time on a matte dial with Tritium markers and Mercedes hands, creating an aesthetic that is unlike the modern pre-owned Rolex watches that are currently on the market. The transitional Sub was produced for a short time in the 1980s and is relatively easy to find in great condition and at a competitive price.

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Vintage 1983 Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel
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  • May 10, 2018
    Excellent Service & Quality Item

    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.

  • April 13, 2018
    Submariner

    The is as expected for a 30 year old Rolex, came with box and papers. Super fast shipping.

  • September 6, 2017
    Black Submariner

    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!

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    Everything is fantastic, box, papers, warrenty, tags.... But the bracelet has been polished, while it said it didn't, and the watch itself has many more little and light scratches that I didn't expect, for me it's condition 2,not 1,as you said..... Not very happy about it..... Best regards. Jacopo anticoli

    December 20, 2018
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