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Rolex Submariner Date Men's Steel and Gold Watch, Blue Dial and Bezel, Style 16803, Year 1985

Rolex Submariner Date Men's Steel and Gold Watch, Blue Dial and Bezel, Style 16803, Year 1985

$ 8,495.00

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Rolex's Submariner cannot be underestimated in its impact on the watch world. The Submariner is known for being tough, water-tight, and sophisticated in its sporty good looks. Its design has been copied by other watch companies and launched an entire market segment. Since its launch in 1954, the Sub has become a true classic, and one of the most recognized and coveted luxury items in the world. 

Since the 1954 launch, the Submariner has been continually improved and tweaked. The date was added, as was the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The guards around the crown were added early on, and made bigger and more protective. The dial has become more and more readable, and the bezel larger and more durable. The bracelet has been improved from folded steel to machined links. The clasp has gotten better and better.

The Submariner invented and defined the "Dive Watch" segment. The luminous dial markers hands tell you not only the time, but by being able to see the seconds hand's marker moving, you know your watch hasn't stopped. The bezel only turns one way: this allows you to dial in the time your dive starts, and you will know exactly when you need to come up to the surface. However, since it only turns one direction, if the bezel were accidentally bumped, you would come up sooner rather than later. Even the layout of the bezel's markings are now codified as the way a dive watch has to mark the time on the bezel. The bracelet and clasp are very secure, to make sure you don't lose your timing device mid-dive. 

Most of these watches get used as more of a so-called "desk diver," though. Divers today usually use a dive computer to time their dives, but It's nice to know the Rolex could do the job if it needed to. Instead, the durability and features all add up to mean that the Submariner is ready for any and every situation you might find yourself, which is no doubt why James Bond wore this model in 11 of the 007 movies.

    Manufacturer Rolex
    Model Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date
    Style Number 16803
    Stock number 330081
    Year c. 1985
    Serial number 879xxxx
    Movement
    • Self-winding perpetual mechanical chronometer
    • 28,800 BPH
    • 27 Jewels
    • Caliber 3035
    Case
    • Monobloc Stainless Steel
    • 40mm diameter
    • Screw-down case back
    Bezel Blue, Unidirectional rotating
    Crown 18K Yellow gold, Triplock Screw-Down crown with Rolex Crown logo
    Water Resistance Rating 300m / 1,000 ft
    Functions
    • Center hour, minute, and seconds hands
    • Date aperture at the 3 o'clock position
    Bracelet  Rolex Oyster Stainless Steel and 18K yellow gold with folding Oysterlock safety clasp
    Dial  Blue with luminescence
    Crystal Scratch-resistant sapphire
    Condition Excellent vintage condition. Some stretch in the bracelet, but plenty of life left.
    Authenticity 100% Authentic Rolex, no aftermarket parts or modifications
    Service History Fully serviced right before we listed the watch for sale, by a CW21 Certified Watchmaker, using only the correct oils, gaskets, and seals.
    Testing Tested by CW21 Certified Watchmaker on the Witschi "Watch Expert" timing machine. Accurate and water resistant to factory specifications.
    Warranty Covered by LeeBrant's Two Year Warranty and 100% Authenticity Guarantee
    Pictures The pictures in this listing are of the actual watch for sale. 

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