Basic information

ModelComex Submariner
Year 1984
Papers Yes
Box Yes



Genuine Rolex Comex Submariner issued watches are one of the most sought after of all Rolex models by collectors worldwide.

The unique association of Rolex and Comex took dive watches to a new level and Rolex Comex Submariners to a new level of collect-ability. Prices have risen strongly for genuine issued Rolex Comex watches over the last few years and certainly appear to be continuing to do so.

This watch is a 16800 Submariner 10 year service award watch presented in Aberdeen on the 30th November 1984 by the CEO of Houlder Comex to a Mr B.W.Hughes.

The watch has an original gloss Comex logo dial in the rare variation of Submariner above the depth and with no ‘Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” text. This makes the dial look very clean and simple like the early Comex dial watches.

It comes with the original slash card box, original Rolex Submariner 1984 booklet, Your Rolex Oyster booklet, Chronometer tag, anchor, wallet and the 1984 calendar.

In addition it comes with the presentation card given to Mr Hughes with the watch by the CEO, his Comex Medical Book, 3 photographs of him diving for Comex including one with the World Record breaking diver at 701m, Theo Mavrostomos, and his original large orange Comex dive kit bag. Oh and Comex keyring!

A beautiful 100% genuine Rolex Comex watch or your money back!

Rolex COMEX Submariner 16800 For Sale – 10 Year Presentation Watch with Provenance & Extras!

Dial & Hands: Original Comex logo dial and hands in excellent condition. Hands are a slightly lighter yellow shade (more of a cream) than the hour plots on the dial which have gone a lovely yellow tone. Nice original fat font insert.

Case & Caseback: 8m serial with all numbers clearly readable between the lugs and the all important full serial number engraved on the inner caseback. Caseback is engraved with large Comex issue number, Rolex Comex, Divers name and issue date. Case is in very good condition with thick lugs and no noticeable scratches or dings.

Movement: Original Rolex 3035 movement in very good condition and previously serviced.

Bracelet: The watch is wearing an original Rolex 93150 Rolex oyster bracelet with Rolex 593 end pieces and fliplock clasp.

Box & Papers: Comes with the presentation card given to Mr Hughes with the watch by the CEO, original boxes, booklets and Comex Medical Book, diver photographs, large Comex kit bag and Comex keyring.

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  1. Richard Garry


    Is this watch still available and if so what is the price you’re looking for?



    • Sweeping Hand

      Email sent Richard

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