Offered here is a lovely example of the so-called “transitional” Submariner, the Reference 16800, circa 1981, 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 great vintage condition. The case has possibly been lightly polished in the past, but remains 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 nice light yellow/cream color. The watch comes on a Rolex 93150/593 bracelet, in excellent condition with minimal stretch, and 11 full links.