Offered here is an incredible 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 1983 (8.0m), and is in excellent condition. The case appears unpolished, with original beveled edges prominent on the sides of the case. The dial is pristine, with not a blemish in sight. The original tritium lume is present on both hands and dial, aged to a nice creamy color. The watch comes on a Rolex 93150/593 bracelet, in excellent condition with minimal stretch, and 13 full links.