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Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial

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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 120319
Condition: (What's This?) Excellent
Model:
Submariner 16800
Serial/Year: 8,0XX,XXX - 1984
Gender: Men's
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

Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800

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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Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial
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  • September 16, 2021
    Overall great experience and product

    Watch was in condition as pictured and described. Some major dents and scuffs on the bracelet/end-link were hidden well by the lighting but were very noticeable in person. Overall the watch was in great shape for the age.

  • November 28, 2020
    Rolex 16800

    The watch is in great condition and comes with box and papers and was priced well.

  • July 3, 2020
    Great process

    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!!!!!

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