|Condition: (What's This?)||Excellent|
|Model: ||Submariner 16800|
|Serial/Year:||7,2XX,XXX - 1981|
|Features:||Automatic 3035 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown, aged uni-directional rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal|
|Case:||Stainless steel (40mm)|
|Dial:||Matte black w/ creamy yellow markers and slightly darker original Tritium hands|
|Bracelet:||Stainless Steel Oyster 93150 w/11 links, 593 endlinks|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This Rolex Submariner 16800 comes w/ Bob's 3 day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
The classic styling of the Submariner is instantly apparent in this impressive diving watch. Between 1979 and 1981 reference 16800 brought with it a refined Oyster case with a screw-down crown that could withstand depths of up to 300 meters. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal was also added to the case, making it more durable and seamless. The 16800 also introduced the 60-minute unidirectional bezel, a technology which had previously been patented and unavailable to Rolex watches. The addition of the unidirectional bezel is an important one, as it prevents the bezel from slipping backwards while measuring diving times to provide a safe reading. A notched bezel and large crown guard offer an easy grip with or without diving gloves, making this the ideal watch for professional and novice divers alike. The hour makers and hands on this particular model are slightly discolored, adding to its appeal.
*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.
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.