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Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 Matte Black Dial

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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 121695
Condition: (What's This?) Excellent
Model:
Submariner 16800
Serial/Year: 7,1XX,XXX - 1982
Gender: Men's
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

Vintage Rolex Submariner 16800

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.

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*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.

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  • May 1, 2019
    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.

  • April 6, 2019
    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

  • May 10, 2018
    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.

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  • 5/5

    I believe they are trustworthy. Their products are exceptional and match their descriptions.

    December 27, 2018
  • 4/5

    Everything is fantastic, box, papers, warrenty, tags.... But the bracelet has been polished, while it said it didn't, and the watch itself has many more little and light scratches that I didn't expect, for me it's condition 2,not 1,as you said..... Not very happy about it..... Best regards. Jacopo anticoli

    December 20, 2018
  • 5/5

    Smooth and fast transaction, love the watch and saved $1800 over new on a watch less than a year old!

    December 14, 2018
  • 5/5

    This was the most seamless and transparent buying experience. I purchased the watch on a Monday night and received it on Wednesday morning. I cannot be more pleased with both the purchasing process and the outcome.

    December 13, 2018
  • 5/5

    Excellent service,, Yes l will recommend y’all to others..

    December 13, 2018
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