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Submariner Date Transitional, triple zero Stainless Steel 168000

  • £10,499
    RRP: This exact model has been discontinued by the manufacturer
  • AvailabilityIn Stock
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  • LocationUK
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  • Xupes Reference W008369
  • Age Circa 1987
  • Condition Excellent  View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


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    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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Product Details

  • Condition
  • Case Excellent - Little to no signs of wear
  • Bezel Excellent - Little to no signs of wear
  • Crown Excellent - Little to no signs of wear
  • Dial Excellent - Little to no signs of wear
  • Glass Excellent - Little to no signs of wear
  • Bracelet Excellent - Little to no signs of wear
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  • Xupes Reference W008369
  • Manufacturer Rolex
  • Model Submariner Date
  • Model Reference 168000
  • Age Circa 1987
  • Gender Men's
  • Box & Papers Rolex Box & Service Guarantee
  • Dial Black Baton
  • Glass Sapphire Crystal
  • Movement Automatic
  • Water Resistance To Manufacturers Specifications

    If you require the exact water resistance specification please contact us.

  • Case Stainless Steel
  • Buckle Material Stainless Steel Deployant
  • Strap Stainless Steel Oyster
  • Case Size 40mm
  • Strap Length Adjustable up to 16.5cm
  • Strap Width At Case - 20mm/At Buckle - 16mm
  • Warranty

    This second hand Rolex watch has been fully inspected in house and is covered by the balance of the manufacturer’s warranty. If this warranty expires within 2 years Xupes guarantees the watch under our own warranty for the balance – please note this does not include accidental damage or negligence. Water resistance is only guaranteed in line with manufacturer's warranty.

  • Location UK

    If the item is in another country to the location you are enquiring, it will be available to view by appointment in 1-2 working days following your request

Our Opinion

Rolex Submariner Date Stainless-Steel Reference 168000

Offered here is a superb example of the rare Rolex Stainless-Steel Date Submariner Reference 168000 with a beautiful gloss dial - Manufactured circa 1987.

This specific Rolex Submariner Reference 168000 is both rare and transitional that combines the best elements of both the vintage and modern Rolex Submariner into one complete package. The Rolex Submariner Ref 168000 was only produced for approximately 9 months between 1987-1988 making it an extremely rare Sports Rolex.

The 168000 gained the extra "0" Rolex to differentiate this short-lived reference. The main difference would be the improvement in the quality of the stainless steel, which was upgraded from grade 316L to grade 904L (Surgical Instrument Grade S/Steel). After only about 9 months of production, the 168000 was replaced by the 16610 which was much the same watch but with the new 3135 movement.

The overall condition of this 168000 Submariner is excellent. The case appears to have been very lightly polished in the past and still retains its factory-applied service case stickers along with its strong equal lugs and crown guards inclusive of the brushed finish to the top edges and chamfers remaining well defined, the stainless-steel bezel and black insert have no dings or scratches and compliment the overall appearance of this iconic Submariner.
The black gloss dial is beautiful and has a mirror finish to its surface, the white gold surrounds and Tritium hour markers and hands are practically all matching in colour and have taken on a subtle pumpkin colour. The sapphire glass is the correct flat profile type inclusive of the Cyclops date, it is also free of any scratches or marks.
The watch comes on its original Stainless-Steel Oyster Bracelet Reference 93150 and 593 end links. The bracelet is showing very light wear and minimal stretch.
This stunning transitional Submariner is accompanied by its Rolex boxes, service booklet, card/booklet holder and Rolex Service Centre card.

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