|Model: ||Submariner 1680|
|Serial/Year:||2,50X,XXX - 1969|
|Condition: (What's This?)||IV - Vintage|
|Features:||Automatic 1575 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown, rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal|
|Case:||Recently polished case w/ newer aged bezel insert. Case back stamped III. 69|
|Dial:||Matte black Service dial w/ creamy markers and matching hands|
|Bracelet:||Newer stainless steel 93150 Oyster w/ 11 links and 580 end-links. Excellent condition w/ minimal wear.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri
The very popular 1680 reference was produced from 1969 to 1979 in this configuration with the acrylic crystal until it was switched over to the more durable, sapphire crystal common on all modern submariners. Although It is long overshadowed by is more popular cousin, the “red letter submariner” this version with its all white lettering has its fans due to its stark, clean dial.
This watch, manufactured in 1969, has a matte black service dial with creamy hour markers that extends to the handset as well giving this timepiece a “just turning vintage look” that will appeal to any beginning collector. The calendar disc is the correct silver color for this model and the recently polished case is in excellent condition. The replaced bezel also shows signs of aging and complements the look of the timepiece well. The 93150 oyster bracelet has 11 links and is in fantastic condition with a minimum of stretch. Long considered the workhorse of the Rolex professional series, the 1680 model is as classic as it is durable. Don’t let this one get away. If you have any questions feel free to contact Larry at [email protected].
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.
outstanding example of Red Submariner. Exactly what I have been looking for.
Item delivered promptly and as described.
A little late on my review but I thought better late than never. I purchased this watch as an every day timepiece and couldn't be happier. I wear it everywhere and it still looks and functions great.