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Rolex Submariner ref 16800 Matte Dial circa 1982


A fabulous looking early vintage Rolex Submariner ref# 16800 transitional model 7.43 million serial # circa 1982 with first generation matte black dial. This is the popular transitional model, an early sapphire crystal ref 16800, which follows the plastic crystal model 1680, and precedes the 16610 with newer steel and movement. This model features a sapphire crystal, and a quick set date ref 3035 movement. The transitional model offers the convenience and security of a more water resistant design, but retaining the popular vintage character of the early plastic crystal matte dial models.

This early 16800 is distinctive in that it features the first generation vintage style matte black dial with tritium hands and hour markers. The luminous plots are without WG surrounds and the dial is matte, not glossy, like the next generation 16800 dial. The dial is properly marked 1000 foot depth rating. With black elapsed time bezel with nicely patina’d pearl. This is an especially great looking model with a very clean look. Just full serviced and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation.

Your purchase of this watch will be accompanied by one of our popular fine Italian glazed leather pouches, ideal for travel and storage, a $45 value.


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Additional information



Model Name/Type


Model/Case Ref#


Man's / Lady's


Case Serial #

7.4 million



Case mm


Case Metal

Stainless Steel


uni-directional elapsed time




Rolex trip lock crown

Dial & Hands

luminous indexes and hands, matte black transitional dial

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber


Date Function

quick set

Strap / Bracelet

93150 Oyster Bracelet

Strap / Bracelet Size

7 inches

Country of Origin




Box / Papers



Rolex submariner

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Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

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Rolex Submariner ref 16800 Matte Dial circa 1982


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