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ROLEX SUBMARINER 16800 matte dial

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  • MAN REF 16800
  • YEAR 1984
  • BOX / PAPERS Box & Original Papers
  • CASE Steel
  • BRACELET Steel with Fliplock
  • MOVEMENT Automatic


This 82**series Rolex Submariner Date 16800 is known as a transitional model as the production run was relatively limited (see history). This particular example of a vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 is extremely original and has been lightly polished over the years. With a desirable and attractive matte dial under its sapphire crystal glass, this watch blends vintage and practical perfectly. The original bezel has a charming vintage feel and has faded to a rare bluish which is particularly sought after and also very eye-catching.  Originally retailed in 1984, this vintage Rolex Submariner 16800 comes with its original paperwork and box. Time tested and functioning perfectly, this watch is presented in excellent condition and is far above average given its age.


  • SIZE 40mm
  • BRACELET max 170mm
  • CONDITION Excellent


Introduced in 1953, the Submariner is undeniably the most recognisable Rolex product. Originally designed for deep sea diving, the Submariner has a committed following for its elegant style combined with a robust case. The turnable bezel is a tool for measuring time whilst under water (or parking meters) and the oversized crown adds extra impermeability to the screw down feature which defines the oyster models. This model is fitted with a flip lock divers extension to the bracelet to enable to watch to be worn over a wetsuit. Reference 16800 was produced between 1983 and 1989 and was the first Submariner model to feature sapphire glass.During these years, 16800s were produced with matte and gloss dials. This, being an earlier watch, has matte.