1984 Rolex Submariner (Ref.16800) With Box and Papers
This Rolex Submariner Ref. 16800 is very cool and transitional piece that combines the best elements of both the vintage and modern Rolex Submariner into one complete package.
The Rolex Submariner Ref 16800 was the first introduced in late 1979 and was the first Rolex Submariner model to include a sapphire crystal. In addition, Rolex also introduced the signature click spring and the bezel became unidirectional instead of the previous bi-directional operation feature of the bezel found in the Ref. 1680 offering more accuracy and further securing the bezel from movement while being used for diving. The Rolex Ref 16610 was in production for 10 years and there are many variants within the reference range.
This specific example from 1984 would make a great vintage daily driver for the man who appreciates the elements of vintage meets modern but needs the durability of a sapphire crystal and the water resistance of a trip-lock crown.
|Dial||Glossy Black (Matte)|
|Bracelet||Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet W/ 580 End Pieces|
The thick and even case has been previously lightly polished, showing light wear from use. The original bezel insert has taken on an excellent dark blue coloration, especially when viewed in the sunlight, and retains its tritium pearl which has taken on a nice caramel coloration that coordinates nicely with the dial. The Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet is in great overall condition showing little wear and light stretch from use.
The glossy black Submariner dial is in excellent condition, with a light speckled patina that is even throughout. The tritium lume plots have achieved a lovely yellow patina, and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The hands have been professionally restored to match the dial. The date wheel is Rolex service with closed 6's and 9's.
Watch comes with its original inner box, guarantee paper, serialized hang tag, booklets, Rolex anchor, and original outer box sticker. The watch just received a complete service and is running at COSC spec. The piece will come backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.