Offered here is an incredibly beautiful example of the so-called “transitional” Submariner, the Reference 16800, 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.
The present example dates to 1981 (7.1m), and is in fantastic condition. The case is unpolished and sharp, with original beveled edges. The dial is pristine, with not a blemish in sight. The original tritium lume is present on dial, aged to a vibrant golden yellow color, with original matching hands. The watch comes on a Rolex 93150/593 bracelet, in excellent condition with minimal stretch, and 12 full links.
Finally, the watch comes complete with its original Rolex box and “punched” Guarantee Certificate, showing the original retailer of the watch to be located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.