|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model: ||Submariner 1680|
|Serial/Year:||3,3XX,XXX - 1972|
|Movement / Features:||Automatic 1575 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown, bi-directional rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal|
|Case:||Excellent case which has just been polished. Comes with a black bezel insert which has light wear from use. Case back is stamped IV.72. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and visible.|
|Dial:||Very Good Mark IV Red Sub dial with light creamy patina. Markers and hands match. There is a chip on the dial near the 12 o'clock marker. There is oil around some of the hour markers. Correct open 6 an 9 silver date wheel|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel 93150 Oyster w/ 580 end links and 13 links|
|Box & Papers:||Rolex box, booklet, wallet, polishing cloth, and papers|
|Comments:||This certified Rolex Submariner comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri
The 1680 reference was produced by Rolex from 1969 to 1979 in this configuration with an acrylic crystal until it was switched over to the sapphire crystal common on all modern submariners. The vibrant red lettering that was available during this era has captured the attention of collectors in recent years and has sent the prices on good, clean examples soaring. Collectible and functional at the same time, it is never a bad idea to pick up a vintage Submariner.
A 3.3 million serial, this 1972 Submariner is a beautiful piece. The case has recently been polished and stuns with its clean lines. The red letter, mark IV dial is in good shape with hour markers that have aged to a nice eggshell patina. There is a small chip at 12 and minor oil spots around some hour markers. The handset has aged in conjunction with the dial so they match the patina very well. The calendar disc is the correct silver color for this model and the replaced bezel also shows signs of light aging but complements the case nicely. The 93150 oyster bracelet has 13 links and is in fantastic condition with a minimum of stretch. Long considered a work horse of the Rolex professional series, the 1680 model is as classic as it is dependable. 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.