Offered here is an incredibly beautiful – one of the nicest we have seen – example of the so-called “transitional” Submariner, the Reference 16800, circa 1980, which was Rolex’s follow-up to the Reference 1680. The 16800 introduced the quick-set function to the Submariner and featured their new Caliber 3035 movement.
This Rolex Submariner is in fantastic vintage condition. The case is unpolished and razor sharp, with beautifully beveled edges. The dial is pristine, with not a blemish in sight. The original tritium lume is present on both dial and hands, aged to a vibrant golden yellow color. The watch comes on a Rolex 93150/593 bracelet, in excellent condition with minimal stretch, and 10 full links.