|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model: ||Submariner 1680|
|Serial/Year:||5,2XX,XXX - 1977 - 1978|
|Movement / Features:||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|
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.
*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.