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  • MAN REF 16800
  • YEAR 1986
  • BOX / PAPERS Box & Original Papers
  • CASE Steel
  • BRACELET Steel with Fliplock
  • MOVEMENT Automatic


This 93**serial authentic Rolex Submariner 16800 is known as a transitional model as the production run was relatively limited (see history). This particular Rolex 16800 is extremely original and has been polished little if at all. With a lush gloss dial, the watch has a superb vintage feel. Given the sale date, 1986, this example would make an ideal 30th birthday present and is presented in excellent condition. The watch comes with its original paperwork and box. Time tested and functioning perfectly.


  • SIZE 40mm
  • BRACELET max 170mm
  • CONDITION Excellent


Introduced in 1953, the Submariner is undeniably the most recognisable Rolex product. Originally designed for deep sea diving, the Submariner has a committed following for its elegant style combined with a robust case. The turnable bezel is a tool for measuring time whilst under water (or parking meters) and the oversized crown adds extra impermeability to the screw down feature which defines the oyster models. This model is fitted with a flip lock divers extension to the bracelet to enable to watch to be worn over a wetsuit. Reference 16800 was produced between 1983 and 1989 and was the first Submariner model to feature sapphire glass.During these years, 16800s were produced with matt and gloss dials. This, being a later watch, has gloss.