Rolex Submariner ref 16800 Matte Dial Transitional Model circa 1981


Rolex Submariner ref 16800 transitional model serial# 7.2 million circa 1981. With matte black dial, with aged tritium markers, hands, and pearl and original finish, all original, never polished case. This is the popular transitional model with sapphire crystal, quickset date calibre 3035 movement, unidirectional elapsed time bezel, highlighted with a scarce, early vintage style matte black dial instead of glossy black dial with white gold luminous surrounds that was introduced on this exact reference only a few years later.

The current example is exceptionally nice looking, with sharp lugs, never polished case and beautiful matte black patina’d lume dial. With a beautiful dial surface free of water or other damage or deterioration and with tight heavy ref 93150 Oyster bracelet with #593 endpieces.

One of the nicest examples we have owned. Recently fully serviced by one of our veteran Rolex trained watchmakers and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation. Your purchase includes one of our beautiful handmade Italian leather watch travel pouches, a $55 value!


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