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Rolex Submariner Date Watch Made in Switzerland 1986


Please note: All sales final for this item.

The Submariner could be considered the most iconic in the Rolex stable — made in 1986, this particular automatic, stainless steel Rolex Submariner Date is a superb watch. It’s powered by a Rolex, Swiss-made, twenty-seven jewel automatic caliber 3035 movement. The case is in 

The case is in excellent condition and very lightly polished; the bezel insert is correct and original to the watch; and the bracelet is correct for the model. This version of the Submariner saw fairly large design changes from those that came prior: it now featured a sapphire crystal, uni-directional bezel with more accurate settings, a quick set date, and a depth usage of 1,000 feet. 

The dial and hands are still tritium, though, both original to the watch. Tritium is a luminous material that replaced radioactive radium in 1963; though still radioactive, it was exponentially safer, but only had a 12-year half-life and quickly lost its luminescence. However, as tritium ages the color changes and creates beautiful patinas — because it’s no longer used, these watches are highly sought after. This is a classic and versatile timepiece. The beauty of these "Neo Vintage" models is that they only get better over time; here, the lume plots have already turned a very light coffee color. 

  • 40mm Case Diameter
  • Model Number: 16800
  • Movement Type & Caliber: 3035
  • Case Diameter: 40mm
  • Serial Number: 9316655
  • Made in Switzerland in 1986
  • Comes With Foundwell 1-Year Warranty 
  • Style Number: FWW1121

Because this watch is a vintage, one-of-a-kind piece, all purchases are final sale and excluded from any promotions.

This style is excluded from promotion

This style is only avaliable at our NorthPark location.

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