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Rolex Submariner 1680 18K Yellow Gold

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 108456
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Submariner 1680
Serial/Year: 5,726,xxx (1978)
Gender: Men's
Features: Automatic caliber 1575 movement, water resistant, screw down crown, rotatable diver's bezel, acrylic crystal
Case: 18k yellow gold (40mm). Case is in excellent condition with original blue font insert and pearl.
Dial: Original dial has aged to an absolutely stunning tropical violet/purple color. Original tritium handset matches perfectly. 
Bracelet: 18k yellow gold solid link 92908 oyster. Bracelet is in excellent condition with light stretch. 
Comments: This Rolex all gold Submariner comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 18k Gold

This late model Rolex Submariner reference 1680 is in 18 karat yellow gold and an absolutely stunning piece. The 1680 is highly desirable among vintage Rolex collectors. This particular watch is in stunning condition with minimal stretch. Its color change dial has aged beautifully into a tropical violet color. It has some very light spotting, but is in otherwise very good condition. The 1680 was the first model to introduce the date wheel to the Submariner line and is very recognizable by its unique raised crystal which is flat rather than domed like other Submariner models.

This Vintage Rolex has a 1575 caliber movement and a chronometer feet before meter depth rating of 600ft=200m. It comes with the original open 6 and 9 date disk. This 1680 Submariner's tritium luminous hands and nipple dial make this gorgeous watch a real collectors piece.

A very similar Rolex Submariner with a "tropical" dial was recently auctioned for $72,460. For an illustration and further explanation of this reference see the Phillips Auction link below: 

Phillips Auction Rolex Ref. 1680
Sold at auction for $72,460 

* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. 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. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


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So far everything has been great!

This watch checks all the boxes I was looking for in a 1680

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.

Vintage 1973 Rolex Red Submariner 1680

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

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Item delivered promptly and as described.

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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