Rolex Submariner 16800

The reference 16800 is the model that stood between the reference 1680 and 16610, and is therefore known as the transitional Submariner. This reference was introduced in ’78/’79 and already discontinued a decade later. It’s considered as the transitional Submariner: it already has the glossy dial with white-gold hour marker surroundings and modern sapphire crystal like the 16610, it has an updated caliber compared to the 1680 but it still has the old type of steel (316L).

Together with the 16808 this was the first Submariner with sapphire crystal instead of plexi crystal. The case, bezel and lugs are very sharp and scratch free. The stainless steel Oyster bracelet has no stretch and is in good condition! This piece dates back to 1986 and is powered by the caliber 3035. This stainless steel watch has a case size of 40 mm and comes with its original Oyster bracelet. It has the wearability and sturdiness of the modern Submariners and comes with the original box and papers. More about the box, it has a special vintage box that was only made for the U.S. market from the end of the ’70s until halfway ’80s.

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