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Rolex Submariner ref# 16800 Transitional Model circa 1985

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Vintage Rolex Submariner ref 16800 Transitional model 8.6 million serial # circa 1985. Great looking vintage model with especially richly patina'd luminous indexes and hands, and nicely aged elapsed time bezel “pearl.”

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 a very pleasing matte black dial with warmly patina'd luminous dial indexes, hands, and elapsed time bezel pearl.

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. Just back from full service and tested for water resistance. Left unpolished as acquired.

Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Submariner

Model/Case Ref#

16800

Man's / Lady's

Men

Case Serial#

8.7 million

Circa

1985

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

7.5

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

Brand

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 Transitional Model circa 1985