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1978 Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680

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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 117286
Condition: (What's This?) Vintage
Model:
Submariner 1680
Serial/Year: 5,2XX,XXX - 1977 - 1978
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic movement w/date, waterproof screw-down crown, rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal
Case: Excellent case that has just been polished and shows very light wear from use. Comes with a newer black bezel insert which has faded to a light blue/gray hue and has light wear from use. Case back is stamped: 1680. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.
Dial: Excellent dial with eggshell markers and matching hands.
Bracelet: Excellent 93150 bracelet with 10 links and 580 end links.
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity
Comments: This vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 comes Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680

By Paul Altieri, 

The model 1680 was first released to the market in the late 1960's. It made history as the first Submariner manufactured with a date wheel. The COSC certified 1570 movement found in the Submariner 5512 was modified slightly for use in the 1680 in order to maneuver the date function, introducing the 1575 movement. . While the highly collectible "Red Submariner" is often the first to come to mind when the 1680 is mentioned, the white dial's beauty is not to be overlooked. The stunning "feet before meters" dial features beautiful eggshell hour markers and hands which have aged the same shade.  The silver date-wheel features open 6's and 9's. The 1680 has a depth rating of 660ft or 200m, which is consistent with the other Submariners of that time. This watch has a 5.2 million serial number which places it near the end the model was produced. A superb newer 93150 Oyster Bracelet completes the watch, making it a worthy addition to a world-class collection of sports watches.  

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1978 Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680
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    So far everything has been great!

  • September 8, 2019
    This watch checks all the boxes I was looking for in a 1680

    My birth year serial Perfect matching markers and hands patina Perfect matching pearl Fat font insert with a beautiful grey out fade patina Running 100% excellent time. Accurate to the second even after 24 hours and non effects by wearing or resting positions.

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