This Rolex, the new addition to my luxury watch collection was born in 1982, the same year that I was born and that’s the reason I bought it!
It’s a 1982 vintage Rolex Submariner, reference 16800. Well, it is kind of like a vintage watch, but at the same time it isn’t. I’ll leave it at that!
Watch collecting is about feeling passionate about the pieces you acquire. That’s the reason I purchased this Sub. How cool is it that it was released on the same year I was born! Happy Birthday! LOL
I paid $6,500, which is a little lower than the seller was asking for, because it had been polished somewhat poorly. As a result, I went ahead and had the watch re-polished. Ideally, if the watch would have been in a more original, scratched up condition, I would have left it like that, so that it could retain its vintage watch look. Nevertheless, the hands, dial and glass were all original and in great shape.
I did had a few seals added to the watch to be on the safe side!
Despite the fact that I find this vintage Rolex Submariner super cool, it is not one of my heavy hitting pieces in my watch collection. I just bought it for personal use and will have no problem selling it again when I get tired of wearing it.
Let me know how you feel about the latest addition to my watch collection. Is it a keeper in your book?
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