1980 Rolex Submariner 16808 “Tropical” Nipple Dial on Bracelet

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Up for grabs is a Rolex Submariner Date in 18kt yellow gold

16808 reference

6.66 serial number circa 1980 production

Excellent vintage condition case with thick and even lugs and crown guards. Serial and reference numbers are very crisp and fully intact, without any end-link damage. 

Dial is an interesting one. It is obviously original, with original tritium “nipple” marks and matching tritium hands. The original color, which only came in black or blue for this reference, is no longer there. I do not believe this dial changed to this caramel kind of color, but rather the blue paint has peeled off as we see partially happen on dials from this era on Subs and GMT’s and what we have the is base color with original print still fully intact. I see no evidence of this being done by someone with a tool, but rather happen on its own, from age. It is quiet attractive in person. Original date disk with open 6’s and 9’s. 

Bezel insert is blue with tritium pearl. 

Bracelet is original and correct 92908 with 12 links, 46 stamped end-links, period correct G date code, and very tight condition. 

No box or papers. 

Out of stock

SKU: SQ7283609

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