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
Vintage watch outlet is not a marketplace, we own every watch that we sell
Serial #: 8796889
Year of Production: 1985
Reference #: 16800
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" ~ no extra links ~ extra links are easily available online
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 2021 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 genuine inner Rolex box, tag, and bag ~ no papers
Overall Condition: excellent condition ~ signed clean black dial ~ original signed calibre 3035 movement runs strong and accurate ~ original signed crown winds, sets, and screws down smoothly ~ clean sapphire crystal ~ date window cyclops shadow shows as a imperfection during photography....date window is perfect ~ all functions working properly ~ no damage ~ watch was serviced in 2021 ~ 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
Because older vintage wristwatches were made smaller than watches made today, men or women can wear this and would look fabulous on your wrist
As Always....."Buy the Seller".....is a Phrase That Applies To The Watch Industry Almost More Than Any Other. Our Business Values are "Honesty, Quality, and Service"
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**The movement, and the bracelet if applicable, has been security-marked to prevent fraud**
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.
Imagine if you could be satisfied and content with your purchase. That can very much be your reality with the Rolex Submariner 16800 Stainless Steel Black Dial Circa 1985 Mens Watch....40mm.
Inventory Last Updated: Oct 04, 2023