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Rolex Submariner ref 16808 18K YG Transitional model circa 1986

$41,500.00

A great looking vintage Rolex 18K YG Submariner ref 16808, serial #9.1 million circa 1986 with beautiful condition semi gloss black tritium lume nipple dial. This is the popular transitional model 18K gold Submariner with sapphire crystal and quick set caliber 3035 movement, but with early style “nipple” index dial with tritium lumes. The later examples of this model used the more contemporary design lume plots with gold surrounds. This model evolved into the 16618 reference using the updated 3135 movement, first with tritium lumes, but after 1998 with luminova indexes and hands.

The current example is a great looking example with previously polished, but beefy lug case, excellent condition 11 link bracelet with very good condition flip lock clasp with distinct raised Rolex logo, and with beautiful condition gloss black tritium lume dial with tritum lume hands. With an especially pleasing black elapsed time bezel that has aged to reveal subtle brown undertones. The model features the unidirectional elapsed time bezel. The bezel insert shows light surface scratches from use visible on close examination but no chips or gouges. The pearl has been replaced with a period pearl and is a bit lighter in tone.

Powered by calibre 3035 movement with quick set date. With excellent condition, previously polished non stretched 18K YG heavy Oyster ref# 92908 bracelet with flop lock clasp and J12 clasp date code corresponding to December of 1985. . Note the intact and pronounced raised logo on the clasp, a common area of wear on this era bracelet

Recently serviced and lightly detailed. Of course guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. No box or papers, but your purchase will include one of our signature fine Italian leather watch travel pouches, a $55 value!

 

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Rolex Serial Numbers and Clasp Codes

Rolex Serial Numbers

Rolex Production Year Serial Number
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M OR V
2007 M OR Z
2006 D OR Z
2005 D
2005 F
2004 F
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K OR Y
2000 K,000,001
2000 P,000,001
1999 A,000,001
1998 U,932,144
1997 U,000,001
1996 T,000,001
1995 W,000,001
1994 S,860,880
1993 S,000,001
1992 C,000,001
1991 N,000,001
1991 X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,980,000
1988 R,598,200
1987 R,000,001
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000
1985 8,614,000
1984 8,070,022
1983 7,400,000
1982 7,100,000
1981 6,520,870
1980 6,434,000
1979 5,737,030
1978 5,000,000
1977 5,008,000
1976 4,115,299
1975 3,862,196
1974 3,567,927
1973 3,200,268
1972 2,890,459
1971 2,589,295
1970 2,241,882
1969 1,900,000
1968 1,752,000
1967 1,538,435
1966 1,200,000
1965 1,100,000
1964 1,008,889
1963 824,000
1962 744,000
1961 643,153
1960 516,000
1959 399,453
1958 328,000
1957 224,000
1956 133,061
1955 97,000
1954 23,000
1953 855,726
1952 726,639
1951 709,249
1950
1949
1948 628,840
1947 529,163
1946 367,946
1945 302,459
1944 269,561
1943 230,878
1942 143,509
1941 106,047
1940 99,775
1939 71,224
1938 43,739
1937 40,920
1936 36,856
1935 34,336
1934 30,823
1933 29,562
1932 29,132
1931
1930 23,186
1929
1928 23,969
1927 20,190
1926 00,001
 

Rolex Clasp Codes

Bracelet CodeYear
A or VA1976
B or VB1977
C or VC1978
D or VD1979
E or VE1980
F or VF1981
G1982
H1983
I1984
J1985
K1986
L1987
M1988
N1989
O1990
P1991
Q1992
R1993
S1994
T or W1995
V1996
Z1997
U1998
X1999
AB2000
DE2001
DT2002
AD2003
CL2004
MA2005
OP2006
EO2007
PJ2008
LT2009
RS2010
RANDOM201+

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