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|Condition: (What's This?)||Excellent|
|Serial/Year:||8,0XX,XXX - 1984|
|Movement:||Automatic 3055 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown, uni-directional rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal|
|Case:||Excellent case which has just returned from being polished. Comes with an excellent service black insert. Case back is stamped 16800. Serial and model numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Excellent matte black tritium w/ newer luminous hands|
|Bracelet:||Excellent 93150 with 12 links and 593 end links. Bracelet has very light wear from use.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and Rolex service card dated 6/2014|
|Comments:||This vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 comes w/ Bob's 3 day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
This Vintage Rolex watch is in overall excellent condition with light wear to the case and bezel and slight stretch to the bracelet consistent to age.
By Paul Altieri
The Rolex 16800 was produced for a short time in the 1980s and is considered by many collectors as a transitional reference as it introduced the Submariner line to the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, an increased depth rating of up to 300 meters, and a calibre 3135 perpetual movement. Thanks to its short production run and pivotal role in the evolution of the Submariner model, the ref. 16800 is a highly coveted collector's item. The ref. 16800 that is presented here today is in great condition and features a case that has recently been polished and wears on a 93150 stainless steel 12-link bracelet with 593-grade end links. The matte black dial displays the time via Tritium luminous material that has aged to a desirable patina.
*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.
First time investing in a timepiece. Go forward without fear,doubt or stress. No regrets cant wait to do it again!!! Watch created in my birth year!! Arrived on my bday. Perfect customer service, Thank-you Stacy!!!!!
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.