|Condition: (What's This?)||Excellent|
|Serial/Year:||7,1XX,XXX - 1982|
|Movement:||Automatic 3035 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown, uni-directional rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal|
|Case:||Excellent stainless steel case with light wear from use. Comes with a black bezel insert with light wear. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Excellent matte black tritium dial with light creamy hour markers. Hands have been colored to match the dial.|
|Bracelet:||Excellent 93150 bracelet with 11 links and 593 end links. Clasp is stamped: H. Bracelet has minimal stretch from wear.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card|
|Comments:||This vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 comes w/ Bob's 3 day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri
The transitional Submariner ref. 16800 came to market in 1979, introducing the brand's line of divers to an increased depth rating of up to 300 meters or 1,000 feet, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and in later references, a unidirectional time-lapse bezel and a calibre 3085 perpetual movement. To say that this particular used Rolex was an integral piece of the Submariner history would be an understatement. The used Rolex 16800 presents the time on a striking matte black dial topped with Tritium lume hour markers and hands in a slight patina. The 40mm Oyster case wears on a 93150 11-link bracelet secured by a folding clasp for comfortable, all-day wear.
*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.
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.
The watch is in great condition and comes with box and papers and was priced well.
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!!!!!
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.