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Rolex Submariner Transitional Model 16800 ROL 635
  • BandSteel Bracelet
  • Case MaterialSteel
  • ConditionMint
  • MovementAutomatic

Rolex Submariner – Transitional Model 16800

Mint condition Rolex Submariner date, transitional model reference 16800 dating to circa 1982. It has just been serviced by an independent watchmaker. Whilst the 16800 is not the rarest of the transitional models, it is one of the most sought after due to its looks giving the best of both worlds. This is in the fact that it has got the older style matte dial without the white gold surrounds around the plot markers, yet the crystal was changed to a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. So you get the look and feel of the vintage submariner with the matte dial and the durability of the sapphire crystal. The submariner is a watch that needs no introduction, as it is unquestionably the most successful and widely known divers watch in the world. It is the watch that set the standard in professional divers watches and one that most other divers watches aspire to emulate. This watch has been used by the military for issue to special forces divers. It has been issued to divers working for under water pipe laying companies. It has been issued to divers working on oil rigs, and used by non commercial divers all over the world – such is the reliability, robustness and practicality of this watch. It is equally at home being worn with a suit or for weekend leisure. It is 300 metres resistant, sturdy uni directional, ratchet operated rotating bezel with screwed down crown and scratch resistant sapphire crystal. No box or papers but guaranteed one hundered percent authentic and genuine. Dimensions are: width is 39.5 mm excluding crown, 43.5 mm including crown and 47 mm lug to lug and thickness is 14 mm.

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