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|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model: ||Submariner 1680|
|Serial/Year:||2,9XX,XXX - 1970|
|Features:||Automatic 1575 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown, bi-directional rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal|
|Case:||Excellent case (40mm). Case is in excellent condition. Recently expertly polished.|
|Dial:||Mark IV "Red Sub" dial is in excellent condition. Creamy markers w/ matching hands. Correct open 6 an 9 silver date wheel|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel 93150 Oyster w/ 580 end links + 11 links|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This certified Rolex Submariner comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
Released in the mid 1960's, the reference 1680 is the first Submariner Rolex released with a date wheel. The early models of this watch feature the word "Submariner" in red on the dial. The "Red Sub" or "Single Red" has long been a favorite of collectors. All 1680's have a distinct 3mm raised acrylic crystal with a magnifying cyclops at the 3 o'clock, which makes it easily recognizable among vintage Submariners. Another interesting fact about the 1680 is that is run by a Rolex self-winding calibre 1575 movement, however at first glance, you will the see the rotor bridge is stamped 1570. This is due to Rolex continuing to use interchangeable parts after addition of the date function.
This watch features a Mark IV matte black dial. The Mark VI dial can be distinguished by the "Feet before Meters" display, the open "6's," and the red lettering of the word "Submariner" being printed on top of white. This dial is in excellent condition. Its tritium markers are fully intact and have aged to a beautiful creamy color.
*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.
So far everything has been great!
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.
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.