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Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial 1988 Mens Watch....40mm

$9,895.00

Of all the watches that I collect and sell, this is perhaps the only firm that needs little introduction, having built its business over the last century on high quality, innovation, and style. The Rolex Watch Co.... Read More

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Of all the watches that I collect and sell, this is perhaps the only firm that needs little introduction, having built its business over the last century on high quality, innovation, and style. The Rolex Watch Co. of Switzerland, founded by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother in law Alfred Davis, would first establish his business in England (1908) before settling in Switzerland. By 1919, Wilsdorf had established the Manufacture des Montres Rolex, at a time when the movements were crafted in Bienne and the watches were hand-finished in Geneva. On average, more than 200 technicians are involved in producing a single Rolex wristwatch, quite remarkable

I am a watch collector as well as a buyer and seller of new, pre-owned, antique, and vintage watches

I only sell genuine, authentic, watches in "Good" to "Pristine" condition

Condition Guide:
  • Pristine - Items in "like new" condition. Shows no signs of wear. Worn very little, if at all.
  • Mint - Items that have minimal wear. Worn only a few times. In "almost new" condition.
  • Excellent - Items show signs of wear. Light surface scratches and possibly a few small dents or dings. Average condition considering the age of the item.
  • Very Good - Items that have been worn regularly and have noticeable wear. Scratches, dents, and dings are more visible. 

Vintage watch outlet is not a marketplace, we own every watch that we sell

Specifications:

Brand: Rolex 

Model: Submariner

Serial #: R247315

Year of Production: 1988

Reference #: 16800

Gender: Men or Women

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Case Diameter: 40mm, not counting crown

Crown: Signed crown winds, sets, and screws down smoothly ~ *crown pulled out to prevent seconds hand from moving during photo taking*

Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel

Bracelet Specifications: Signed oyster bracelet will fit a wrist up to 7.5" 

Dial Color: Black

Dial Condition: Signed clean dial

Winding Mechanism: Original signed calibre 3035 swiss automatic 27 jewel movement runs strong and accurate ~ last service was in 2017 by Rolex Authorized Service......Note: The Rolex calibre 3035 is today regarded as one of the best and most reliable mechanical calibres ever made by Rolex. And clearly, Rolex was satisfied by the movement since it had a production run of 12 years. The production of the Rolex caliber 3035 started in 1977 and it was eventually replaced by the successor, caliber 3135 in 1988. What further enhances the iconic status of the 3035 is the fact that it was the first-ever high-beat caliber that Rolex launched. Rolex did this by increasing the beats from 19,800 to 28,800 BPH – meaning 8 beats per second – in order to increase the accuracy of the caliber. When the Rolex calibre 3035 was introduced, it also announced another first for Rolex, since it was the first-ever automatic caliber to feature a quickset date function 


Crystal: Clean sapphire crystal 

Box/Papers: Comes with a vintage genuine Rolex box, tag, and bag that are not original to this watch ~ no papers

Overall Condition: mint condition ~ signed clean dial ~ signed movement runs strong and accurate ~ signed crown winds, sets the time and date, and screws down smoothly ~ clean sapphire crystal ~ all functions working properly ~ no damage ~ all of our watches have been tested and serviced if needed ~ stunning ~ *crown pulled out to prevent seconds hand from moving during photo taking*

This is a vintage used watch. It has lived a life before you, so you should not expect it to be new and flawless. If you want a flawless new watch, please do not buy this.  If you want a piece of history in the form of a nice vintage piece, or possibly a dated inscription on the case back, then this may be right for you. Because most vintage watches being offered are between 30-70 years old, small imperfections, scratches, and wear are to be expected

Buying a pre-owned watch is like buying a pre-owned car....it is all about condition, condition, condition!

Water resistance is not guaranteed on vintage or pre-owned watches unless otherwise stated in the listing

Please note that all pictures are taken on the macro setting. This makes even the slightest imperfections, shadows during photography, and specks of dust appear much more prominent even though they are often not visible without magnification

A careful shopper who takes the time to study the photos, reads the entire description, and asks pertinent questions is our best customer

You will be pleasantly surprised and receive many compliments when wearing your watch. There is nothing that draws attention quite like a stunning watch 

About Us

As Always....."Buy the Seller".....is a Phrase That Applies To The Watch Industry Almost More Than Any Other. Our Business Values are "HonestyQualityand Service"

100% Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee

Our "NO QUIBBLE GUARANTEE" protects you. No hassles, guilt trips, silly questionnaires, and absolutely no BS! If you don't like any merchandise purchased from us for any reason return it in its original condition, undamaged, within 7 days for a full refund. NO QUESTIONS ASKED - YOU ARE THE FINAL JUDGE

**The movement, and the bracelet if applicable, has been security-marked to prevent fraud**

Disclaimer

We are not an authorized dealer of any of the watch brands we carry. All brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are used for identification purposes only. This allows us to sell luxury items at discounted prices. We are not affiliated with any website that sells Fake or Replica items. All of our wristwatches are genuine and authentic.

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The Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial 1988 Mens Watch....40mm is the product you didn't think you need, but once you have it, something you won't want to live without.

Inventory Last Updated: Feb 29, 2024