Comex 16800 Rolex Submariner


There aren’t a huge number of Submariners post-white gold surrounds that possess the quality we vintage lovers so carelessly label as soul, but this certainly is one. In fact, it’s probably the most characterful Sub that’s still tough as nails. This is a ref. 16800, a sweet spot for many that saw the transition to…

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Tiffany 16800 Rolex Submariner

Tiffany is not complicated. It’s a brand. It sells stuff. So why does everyone behave as if anything bearing the holy stamp is the second coming? I’ll tell you why, it’s personal. Collectors look for any excuse to stand out. It could be patina, a stamp such as this, hell even a total flaw. In…

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Pumpkin Mk1 16800 Rolex Submariner


Rolex changed the 1680 sub over to the 16800 in 1980. As usual, the changes were subtle. The bezel became racheted and uni-directinal, the crystal went sapphire, a slimmer case was introduced with a 100m deeper rating, and quick-set date function was added to a higher-beat movement. Okay, maybe the changes weren’t so subtle. Here’s…

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Tiffany-Signed 16800 Rolex Submariner


Yeah, alright, I’m a complete sucker for a simple Tiffany stamp. I like the distinctly American provenance and personal story it tells. Although the same could be said of any other retailer signature, I think the majority of collectors would categorize Tiffany as among the (or thee) most desirable. The public may most closely associate…

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