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|Condition: (What's This?)||Excellent|
|Serial/Year:||8,0XX,XXX - 1984|
|Movement:||Automatic 3035 movement with date, waterproof screw-down crown, uni-directional rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal|
|Case:||Excellent case that has previously been polished. Comes with a very good insert that is lightly faded and has light wear from use. Inner case back is stamped: 16800. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Excellent matte black tritium dial with light creamy markers and luminous hands.|
|Bracelet:||Very good 93150 with 12 links and 593 end links. Back of clasp is stamped "S MA1". Bracelet has slight stretch from use.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card|
|Comments:||This vintage Submariner comes w/ Bob's 3 day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri
If you seek an intriguing transitional model, consider the vintage Rolex Submariner ref. 16800. Developed in 1978, this variation of the brand's diver was responsible for introducing the Submariner line to the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, an increased depth rating of up to 1,000 feet or 300 meters, and a then-new calibre 3035 perpetual movement, which was also the first instance of a Quickset function within the line. The pre-owned Rolex 16800 that is listed for sale here today presents the time on a desirable matte black dial with Tritium luminous hour markers and Mercedes hands. The case remains in excellent condition, showing signs that is has been previously polished while also maintaining crisp serial and reference numbers. The bezel has faded to some degree, which is to be expected of a watch of this age and only adds to its character.
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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.