I received this watch last week and I must admit it has been on my wrist since. It's a watch that makes me smile every time I look at it, it's just such a beauty. This one is a 1984 and has the tritium glossy dial with white gold surrounds. The dial on this watch has aged nicely and is extremely clean with a beautiful "coffee with milk" patina that matches the hands. When I received the watch I opened the divers' extension and underneath I found the typical dirt ( a dried mixture of sand and seawater ) you find on Rolex watches that have been used regulary for diving. The case is completely untouched, the bracelet has that nice brushed effect from daily use and still the dial, crystal and hands are just perfect. No corrosions at all! This just shows how good these Rolex diver watches really are. It's a 30 year old watch, probaly used on a daily basis that also has seen quite a lot of seawater and it's just in perfect condition and looks amazing. This to me is the essence of a watch. Let's not forget that wristwatches were made to be used as a tool. So to be honest, I don't understand collectors keeping their watches in a bank safe. Well, in fact I do, but a watch was never meant to spend a lifetime in a vault.
But let's get back to my Submariner 16800. Here some pictures of it and just get yourself one. Let me know if you need some advice on where to find one.