Rolex Submariner '000'

Divers
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Features

Features

Availability:
Exeter

Vintage Watch Features

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Brand:
Rolex
Year:
1988
Case Material:
Stainless Steel
Dial Type:
Matte Black
Reference Number:
168000
Box & Papers:
Box Only

Watches

Range:
Divers
Movement:
Automatic
Case Size:
40mm
Bracelet Material:
Stainless Steel Oyster
Glass:
Sapphire

Extra Features

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Description

Please Note: The 16800 is commonly known as the "Transitional Submariner" - As it was the first to introduce the 3xxx movements, the first Submariner to feature a Quick-Set Date, the first to boast a Sapphire Crystal and also first to utilize a Uni-Directional Bezel in certain pieces.  

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The 168000 (note the '000') is the same watch, apart from one truly era-defining feature, the intergration and transition from 316L Steel (Still used by 99% Watch Brands to this day) to Rolex's very own 904L Steel. This variant also features White Gold surrounds on the markers. 

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The 168000 was only produced for approx. 9 Months between 1987/88. Definitely a rare bird.