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Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 Full Set
Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 Full Set
Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 Full Set
Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 Full Set
Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 Full Set
Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 Full Set
Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 Full Set
Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 Full Set
Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 Full Set
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Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 Full Set

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 151721
Condition: Excellent
Model Name/Number: Submariner 16800 "Full Set" 
Serial/Year: 7,3XX,XXX - 1982
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 3035
Case: Excellent 40MM stainless steel case that appears to have been polished in the past and shows surface scratches from use. The unidirectional rotatable bezel is in clean condition and has a service pip on the 12 o'clock. The back of the caseback is stamped 16800.
Dial: Excellent feet first black dial with Tritium creamy white Mercedes service hands and matching hour markers.
Bracelet: Very good stainless steel 93150 Oyster bracelet with 11 links 593 end links and divers extension. The back of the clasp is stamped "G" which corresponds to 1982 matching the case production. The bracelet shows moderate wear consistent with age. 
Box & Papers: Rolex box, booklets, hang tags, Rolex service papers dated 05/2021 and Rolex punched papers dated 12/1982
Warranty: This vintage Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Vintage Watch Condition Examination

This Rolex watch is in overall good, vintage condition. The case has some scratches and wear, it has been polished. The bezel insert is in great condition with light wear and the pip at 12 is a later replacement. The matte dial is overall clean with light patina. The hands are later service replacements. The hour markers have aged to a lovely creamy chalk white color. The bracelet is in good condition with some wear and scratches, it has some stretch between the links. The clasp shows signs of some polishing. The sides of the clasp show some wear and slight indentations. 

Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800

The 16800 is referred to as a transitional model by collectors. Rolex went from acrylic to sapphire crystal, an updated movement with quick-set date, and at the beginning of the run the watches featured matte dials like the previous 1680. Later in the production Rolex changed the dials to glossy with white gold surrounds. These are known as transitional models due to the blend of older and new features Rolex decided to use together. These early 16800s with matte dials are the perfect mix of vintage styling with modern touches like the sapphire glass and quick-set date.

This example is in overall very nice, honest condition and comes with it's full kit with box, papers, hangtag, and booklets! The numbers match on the hangtag and punched papers, its always nice when these details line up. This watch also comes with it's Rolex Service Card from 2021. 

* 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.


Each order is ready for shipment within one (1) business day after the order is approved and processed. All watch orders are shipped FedEx overnight and are fully insured at no charge to the customer. Please be advised that for any deliveries from Bob's Watches, a recipient aged 21 years or older must be present to provide a signature upon receipt of the package.

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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.

Capt. Greg
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.

Mary Sutherland
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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