1988 Rolex Submariner Date 168000 - B&P Serviced

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This is one of the rarest Rolex references ot them all. In 1988 Rolex upgraded their Submariner cases from 316 to 904 stainless steel. Unfortunately the new 3135 movements were not yet ready for the new reference 16610. Thus for a few months only they produced the Sub Date with the new case and the old 3035 movement - and called this reference 168000. This is why there is one 6 digit reference in the late 1980s already, the so called triple zero...
The collector market has not completely adapted this rarety yet and these watches are still available at more or less the usual "Sub" price.

This example is in nice all original condition with beautiful tritium dial and has just been serviced. It comes with box and papers and a one year warranty from us.

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Submariner Date
Year / Jahr / Année:
Reference / Referenz / Référence:
Serial Number / Serienummer / Numéro de Série:
Case / Gehäuse / Boîtier (1-10):
very nice original stainless steel case with a few signs of wear but no major dents or scratches in healthy fat condition, with nice case back, correctly marked 16800 screwing down tight (7)
Movement / Werk / Mouvement:
very nice Rolex cal. 3035 movement with date function in very good working condition
Winding / Aufzug / Remontage:
Dial / Zifferblatt / Cadran:
very nice original black T<25 Tritium dial in beautiful condition with slight starting panther patina and warm yellow indices with nice original tritium hand set
Bezel / Lünette / Lunette:
good original, unidirectional bezel with original black insert and original yellow tritium pearl
Crystal / Glas / Verre:
good original Sapphire crystal
Bracelet / Armband / Bracelet:
very nice original Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 593 end links, flip lock clasp with correct clasp code M, in good condition with some signs of wear, total length ca. 20cm
Diameter / Durchmesser / Diamètre:
Serviced / Revidiert / Révisé:
freshly serviced
inner and outer box, punched warranty paper, hang tags, card holder, 1yr warranty from us