Description: 1981 Rolex 16808 Gold Submariner. The Gold submariner is an anomaly. Originally conceived as a diving tool and aid, the marriage of gold in place of steel has given this watch a unique position in the watch world. Is it then still a tool given its luxurious materials? We find the nipple dial with the sapphire glass to be an odd ( in a good way ) pairing that distinguishes itself in the vintage rolex world. The matte dial has faded while the bright yellow gold nipples contrast the dial nicely. Case was recently lightly polished and remains thick and even.
Dial: Matte nipple dial with tritium gold hands
Insert: Black insert with Gold surround pip
Case: Excellent case with previously lightly polished case