Offered here is a great 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. These watches were fitted with both matte and gloss dials; this particular example dates to 1986, and is fitted with a gloss dial. This particular example also comes complete with its original Rolex inner and outer boxes, “punched” warranty certificate, hangtag (with serial), green wallet (with serial), Rolex anchor, and various booklets.
The present example is in great vintage condition. The case appears lightly polished, with original beveled edges still visible. The dial is beautiful, with no scratches, cracks to the lacquer, tool marks, etc. (all marks in photos are small marks on the crystal, which can be replaced upon request). The original tritium lume is present on both hands and dial, aged to a pale cream color. The watch comes on a Rolex 93150/593 bracelet, in excellent condition with minimal stretch, and 11 full links.