Rolex Submariner 16800

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Rolex Submariner 16800
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$13,800

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1983 Rolex Submariner 16800. Positioned at the intersection of vintage aesthetics and contemporary appeal, and is often referred to as a “transitional” model, exhibits features from both preceding and subsequent generations of the Rolex Submariner.


Upon its debut, the reference 16800 marked significant changes. Rolex replaced the older-style acrylic crystal with a more durable sapphire crystal. Additionally, the movement was upgraded to the higher-beat cal. 3035, featuring the innovative Quickset date function.


The reference 16800 was also quite significant because it’s the first Submariner to achieve water resistance up to 300 meters, a depth rating that still stands as the Submariner’s standard today. Furthermore, during this period, the bezel design transitioned to a safer uni-directional rotation, preventing divers from miscalculating their dive times.


Circa 1983. This Submariner Date 16800 is in overall very good condition. The dial is adorned with tritium lume plots that have gracefully developed a delightful custard patina on the hour markers, harmonising seamlessly with the lume on the original bezel lume pip. Fitted with the Original solid link Oyster bracelet ref 93150 and equipped with reference 593 endlinks. Watch only, and it is accompanied by our 24 month Vintage Watch Co warranty.


The Ref. 16800 has gathered a devoted following among today’s collectors for its seamlessly blend of the unmistakably vintage design elements with practical wearability, making it suitable for everyday use. And this one we have here serves as an exceptional example.


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Stock Code148953
LocationSydney
BrandRolex
ModelSubmariner
Reference16800
MetalStainless Steel
MovementAutomatic
Circa1983
Box and PapersWatch Only
BandStainless Steel
ClaspFolding
Case40mm
DialBlack
BezelUnidirectional Rotating Bezel
GlassSapphire crystal
Water Resistant300m
ConditionVery Good

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