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Rolex Submariner ref# 16800 Transitional Model circa 1983

$9,850.00

Vintage Rolex Submariner ref# 16800 transitional model 8.2 million serial # circa 1983. Great looking vintage model with remarkably richly patina’d luminous indexes and hands, and dial surface and nicely aged elapsed time bezel “pearl.” The surface of the dial has turned matte, with some minor surface irregularities, possibly from moisture and sunlight, to the point that the printing actually appears to be “gilt.” An amazing looking example, with all characteristics of the dial, hands, and luminous plots appearing uniformly distressed and aged. Just fully serviced and H20 tested, and left unpolished as acquired. Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation.

This is the popular transitional model, an early sapphire crystal ref 16800, which follows the plastic crystal model 1680, and precedes the 16610 with modern style glossy dial. This model features a sapphire crystal, a  caliber 3035 movement with quick set date, and with Rolex heavy Oyster ref 93150 bracelet 593 end pieces and with flip lock clasp.

This 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. An amazing example with rich and remarkable character. NOTE: on request, the cyclops crystal can be changed to a non cyclops for a clean, even more vintage look!

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Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Submariner

Model/Case Ref#

16800

Man's / Lady's

Men

Case Serial#

8.2 million

Circa

1983

Case mm

40mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

uni-directional elapsed time

Crystal

sapphire

Crown-Pushers

Rolex trip lock crown

Dial & Hands

luminous indexes and hands, matte black transitional dial

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

3035

Date Function

quick set

Strap / Bracelet

heavy Oyster bracelet with flip lock deployment clasp

Strap / Bracelet Size

7.25

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

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