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Men's Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680

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Item Number: 114727
Condition: (What's This?) Vintage
Manufacturer: Rolex
Model:
Submariner 1680
Serial/Year: 5,1XX,XXX - 1978
Gender: Men's
Movement/Features: Automatic movement w/date, waterproof screw-down crown, rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal
Case: Excellent thick case that has just been polished. Comes with an excellent fat font bezel insert that has faded to a light blue/gray hue and has wear from use. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. Case back stamped: 1680. 
Dial: Excellent matte dial with matching light creamy markers and hands. The edge of the Dial has a few oil spots to the left of the 7 o'clock marker.
Bracelet: Complimentary hand-stitched Italian leather strap, other strap colors available upon request.
Box & Papers: Comes with the original Rolex box, booklets, wallet, and papers
Comments: This vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 comes Bob's certificate of authenticity, 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680

 By Paul Altieri

With manufacturing starting in 1966, the 1680 model was the first Rolex Submariner model to display the date on the watch. At the beginning of the 1680 production, the 1680 model featured the word “Submariner” in red on the dial, receiving its nickname the “Red Submariner”.  

From 1974, the writing on the dial was printed in white with three different versions. Manufactured in 1978, which is confirmed by the serial number, the present watch is a beautiful and very charismatic example. The dial and hands have aged to a very creamy yellow, which gives the watch a nice vintage feel. With the presence of the original guarantee, this is a lovely Submariner and suitable as daily wear. Extremely sporty yet elegant, this robust watch is one of the most recognizable wristwatches of our era.

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Men's Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680
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  • May 5, 2018
    Vintage 1973 Rolex Red Submariner 1680

    outstanding example of Red Submariner. Exactly what I have been looking for.

  • November 25, 2017
    red sub 1680

    Item delivered promptly and as described.

  • April 2, 2015
    Good Every Day Watch

    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.

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    Everything is fantastic, box, papers, warrenty, tags.... But the bracelet has been polished, while it said it didn't, and the watch itself has many more little and light scratches that I didn't expect, for me it's condition 2,not 1,as you said..... Not very happy about it..... Best regards. Jacopo anticoli

    December 20, 2018
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