|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Serial/Year:||7,3XX,XXX - 1983|
|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|
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.
*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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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!
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