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1981 Rolex Submariner 16808 Purple Tropical 18K Yellow Gold Wristwatch

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Model Name: Submariner
Ref #, Serial #, Circa: 16808, 707XXX, 1981
Case: 18K Yellow Gold Hallmarked Oyster Case
Movement: Automatic Movement Cal. 3035
Case Dimensions: 40mm excluding Crown
Bracelet: 18K Yellow Gold Oyster 92908 "F" Bracelet with Deployment Clasp and Divers Extension
Dial: Swiss-T<25 Signed Rolex Tropical Purple Submariner Dial (100% Original)
Bezel: 18K Yellow Gold Bezel w/ Blue Insert
Box, Papers: N/A

100% Authentic!


An incredible and rarely seen Vintage Rolex Submariner Tropical Wristwatch Circa 1981. The 18K yellow gold Oyster case and bracelet are in unpolished condition. Bevels and lug tips are thick and full. General scratches and marks in keeping with its age. Case and bracelet have a beautiful "old gold" hue from lack of polishing. Oyster case hallmarks are fully distinguishable. Tropical Submariner dial has gorgeous creamy colored hour plots with matching hands and bezel pearl. 18K Yellow Gold 92908 clasp is stamped "F" on opposite side, indicating a 1981 production date correlating with the serial number on the Oyster case. Three removable links are included and will fit a 7.5" wrist size. Caliber 3035 Oyster Perpetual automatic movement is running. To ensure additional safety when being worn we've changed all the gaskets, added a new 18K gold safety lock on clasp, new 18K gold divers extension kit, new sapphire crystal, and new 18K gold spring bars for Oyster case and clasp- All Factory Rolex. Very rarely do you see these 18K gold Submariners kept in unpolished condition, let alone with a tropical purple dial. 


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