2.0344 ROLEX 16800 SUBMARINER, Swiss 1986

£10,350.00 (incl. VAT)

One of the most desirable watches in history – the Rolex Submariner. This 16800 model from 1986 comes with the original box and service papers. The watch shows virtually no age, and runs perfectly! Every single part has been checked over and there are no replica components, this is a 100% original Rolex. Truly a rare opportunity! Comes with a spare link and 12 month warranty for timekeeping.

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Key Features

One of the most sought after Rolex timepieces, the Submariner. This 16800 model from 1986 is very well preserved and in great condition. Every component is an original, authentic Rolex manufactured part.. Having been polished in a previous service, the watch is has an attractive almost factory fresh finish, keeps good edges and chamfers. Nothing is overpolished here. Although you could look for very minor flaws it’s in remarkable condition considering its 35 years of age. The watch runs perfectly within 3-5 sec/day, passing WR50M and vacuum tests. In addition, we will provide a 12-month warranty for timekeeping.

About Rolex

Rolex SA was founded in 1905 in London by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis, initially going by Wilsdorf & Davis, and has since become arguably the most recognisable luxury watch brand of all time. The Swiss watchmaking giant is credited with inventing a number of firsts for the industry, including the first hermetically sealed waterproof watch (the Oyster case) and the first self-winding mechanism (the Perpetual motor). Owning a Rolex has become a symbol of status, innumerable members of the elite ranging from the presidential to the Hollywood-famous have all been known to flaunt this iconic timepiece.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines.


Case and Strap

  • Original stainless steel Oyster case.
  • Original bezel insert.
  • Original sapphire crystal.
  • Original signed Rolex winding crown.
  • Polished in a previous servicing.
  • Original stainless steel bracelet.


  • Width w/o crown 40mm.
  • Width w/crown 43 mm.
  • Height 48 mm
  • Thickness 12 mm

Dial and Hands

  • Original black glossy dial.
  • Original cathedral hands.
  • Lumed indices.
  • Date indicator with cyclops.


  • Swiss-made movement
  • Rolex 3035 calibre.
  • Automatic
  • Quickset date.
  • Hack feature.
  • 27 jewels.
  • 42 hr power reserve.
  • KIF shock protection.

Testing results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test
  • Average timekeeping range: 5secs/day

Servicing and Guarantee

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