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