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Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial
Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial
Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial
Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial
Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial
Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial
Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial
Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial
Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial
Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial
Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial
Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial
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Vintage 1984 Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Dial

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 120319
Condition: Excellent
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.

* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. 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. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty

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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.

Rolex 16800

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

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!!!!!

Birth Year Sub 16800

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.

Rolex 16800

Delighted to see that the watch was in excellent condition, just as described in the website.

Post Purchase from Bob's

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.

A fair trade

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

Excellent Service & Quality Item

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.

Black Submariner

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!

Classic Look

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.

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