1984 Rolex Submariner Ref. 16800

Year of issue: 1984
Reference number: 16800
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ 14,800


Rolex Sport models from the 1980s are getting more and more sought after among existing collectors as well as by collectors getting into Vintage Rolex. The interesting part is to have the best from both worlds. A discontinued reference with patina on the dial as well as a sapphire crystal and quick set date making it functional on a daily basis even for wearers of contemporary modern watches. The present example is such a watch. It has a beautifully aged dial showing a nice aging on the Tritium and a very strong case with a beautifully preserved bezel. To put cream on top this watch comes in a beautiful collectors full set with box, original warranty certificate by Bucherer, anker and booklets.

SKU 1.1.775
Brand Rolex
Model Submariner
Ref. No. 16800
Serial No. 8593XXX
Year 1984
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent stainless steel case that has been lightly polished in the past. The case is sharp and strong with straight lugs and factory bevels visible. Reference and serial numbers are fully intact and readable. The original bezel insert is in excellent condition and has a nicely aged brown pearl
Bracelet / Strap The 93150 Oyster bracelet is in very good condition and shows only little wear from age. The clasp date stamp is I9 standing for 1984 making it matching with the case
Dial The glossy dial has developed a beautiful satin finish over the years. It shows a very light bubbling around some of the hour markers only visible at magnification. The Tritium dots and hands have aged to a beautiful sand hue and are matching
Crystal Sapphire
Price AED 54400 / USD 14800
Movement Automatic
Function Date
Condition Very good
Box Orig. Box & Carton
Papers Orig. Certificate, booklets and anker


Tariq Malik

The Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is without a doubt one of the most successful Rolex models in history. Not only because it more than aptly served its purpose as diver’s watch, although I am pretty sure only a small number of Submariners has ever seen a spat of water. Its appearance in several James Bond movies certainly helped as well. If you omit functionality and marketing, the Submariner success is mainly due to its elegance as a timeless dress watch. It’s just one of those watches you keep looking at, regardless of wanting to know the time of day. The Submariner was launched in 1953 and officially presented at the Basel Fair in 1954. Check out my RPReport about the Rolex Submariner History by following this link...