|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model: ||Submariner 1680|
|Serial/Year:||2,6XX,XXX - 1970|
|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 has some wear from use. Comes with an excellent newer bezel insert that has light wear from use. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and fully visible. Case back is stamped 1680 II 70.|
|Dial:||Excellent Mark IV Red Submariner dial. The hands have been colored to match the dial.|
|Bracelet:||Very good newer 93150 bracelet with 11 links and 501B end links. Bracelet has light stretch from use.|
|Comments:||This vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 comes Bob's certificate of authenticity, 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri
Produced around 1969, reference 1680 was the first Submariner model to be made with a date function. The model was normally cased in stainless steel however, an 18k gold version is available. Early examples displayed a ‘meters first’ depth rating, with the ‘Submariner’ script printed in red, hence the name "Red Submariner".
The present example features a Mark 4 dial, displaying ‘feet first' as opposed to ‘meters first'. The 6 is 'open', and the depth rating is very thin. All these hallmarks are correct for the serial number. The tritium has aged to a beautiful creamy ivory color. The case has been well preserved and remains in excellent condition giving the watch a very appealing look.
*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.