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1980 Unpolished Rolex Submariner Ref. 16800 MK1 'pumpkin patina'

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Reference: 16800

Serial: 6458xxx

Year: 1980

Case: All Stainless Steel

Dimensions: 40mm excluding original crown

Function: Diver

Caliber: Rolex Cal. 3035 Automatic

Strap: 20mm Rolex 93150 stainless steel bracelet with 593 endlinks and stamped VF

Box/Papers: No/No

Offered for sale here is the best example in the market of the transitional Rolex Submariner ref. 16800. With serial 6,458,xxx, this piece dates from 1980 and it is part of the first batch MK1 of these transitional model.

 

The awesome, perfect, and even pumpkin patina on the lume dots, along with the perfectly matching patina on the hands contrast with the mint black matte dial, making the face of this piece just perfect.

 

Not only the dial of this example makes it special, the correct rotating diver bezel is in great condition too with a pumpkin and matching patina pearl. Along with the dial and bezel, this drawer condition 16800 features an unpolished thick case preserving its sharp factory chamfers.

 

Sapphire crystal in perfect conditions.

 

It is in full working order.

 

It comes suited on the original Rolex 93150 oyster bracelet with 593 endlinks and stamped VF. It has no stretch at all.

 

Indeed, this is a great opportunity to get the best example out there of a transitional model that is getting much attention recently.