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Rolex Submariner ref 16800 Transitional Model circa 1985

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Vintage Rolex Submariner ref 16800 Transitional model 8.7 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 dial. This model features a sapphire crystal, a quick set date ref 3035 movement, 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. Includes service papers from Rolex Venezuela circa 2010.

Currently being serviced and to be left unpolished as found and tested for water resistance.

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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

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