|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Serial/Year:||8,3XX,XXX - 1984|
|Case:||Excellent case that has been previously polished and shows light wear from use. Comes with an excellent bezel insert that has faded slightly with a nick at the 25 and 45 minute markers. Inner case back is stamped 16800. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Very good matte black Tritium dial with light creamy yellow markers and matching hands. Some oil residue can be seen around the outer edge of the dial|
|Bracelet:||Excellent 93150 with 131 links and 593 end links. Back of clasp is stamped "H". Bracelet shows moderate wear consistent with age.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card|
|Warranty:||This vintage 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 very good condition with light surface scratches on the case and bezel and moderate wear to the bracelet. Dial has some oil residue around the outer edge.
By Paul Altieri
The transitional Submariner ref. 16800 is responsible for introducing the line to numerous upgrades, including the calibre 3035 movement with a higher bph and better accuracy, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and better waterproofness of up to 300 meters. While the ref. 16800 is the bridge to the modern Submariner as we know it today, it still features a design that is reminiscent of a vintage sports watch, making it very desirable among secondhand Rolex collectors in-the-know. The example that you see here today features a unidirectional timing bezel outfitted with an aluminum bezel insert, creamy Tritium luminous plots on the dial, and an older-style case and bracelet with tapered lugs and an 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.
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.