Rolex 168000 Submariner "Transitional" 168000 Matte Dial (32469)

32469 Rolex 168000 Transitional Submariner, (Rolex introduced this transitional model when they upgraded the stainless steel from grade 316 to grade 904L. This model was only made for 9 months), stainless steel case on a stainless steel Oyster (93150) bracelet, automatic caliber 3035 movement, matte black dial with original tritium lume plots, original tritium lume hands, date window with magnifying cyclops at 3 o'clock, (quick-set), centered sweep second hand, COSC, uni-directional rotating bezel, screw-down crown, water resistant to 1000ft, 9.6M series 1987, diameter: 40mm. Excellent Condition with European Watch Company box and 6-month warranty.

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This is a stainless steel 1987 Rolex Transitional Submariner 168000. It has an integral stainless steel Oyster bracelet (93150), and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal with a Cyclops magnification bubble over the quickset date aperture at 3 o'clock. It has a screw-down solid case back and Triplock winding crown that's protected by the crown guard. The uni-directional graduated rotating bezel measures decompression time to 60 minutes, with a Tritium dot at the 60-minute position. The 40mm diameter solid three-body case, bracelet, case back, and reeded bezel are originally polished/brushed; however, nothing appears to have been re-polished recently. The dial is black with Tritium Rolex baton hands and a centered sweep second hand. It has painted Tritium dot, baton, and triangular hour index markers, and an outer minute/second track. It's water resistant to 300 meters/1000 feet, and it includes a Certified Official Swiss Chronometer (COSC) certificate. The 13mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Rolex Transitional Submariner 168000 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Rolex caliber 3035 movement that's rhodium-plated. It's constructed with 27 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, a shock absorber mechanism, and a monometallic balance that's adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions. It includes a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, and a hacking seconds mechanism.

Rolex introduced the Rolex Transitional Submariner 168000 when they upgraded the stainless steel used for their watches from grade 316 to grade 904m. This model was only made for 9 months in 1987.