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Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel
Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel
Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel
Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel
Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel
Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel
Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel
Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel
Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel
Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel
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Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel


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Manufacturer: Rolex
Regular Price: $18,516.86
Item Number: 149092
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Submariner 1680
Serial/Year: 5,1XX,XXX - 1978
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1575
Case: Stainless steel with some wear and scratches. Inside caseback is stamped 1680. Serial and reference numbers are clearly visible. 
Dial: Excellent white Submariner dial with matching buttery yellow lume on dial and hands 
Bracelet: Very good stainless steel C&I USA Oyster Rivet with clasp stamped "76" 
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box
Warranty: This vintage Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Vintage Watch Condition Examination

This Rolex watch is in overall great, honest vintage condition consistent with age. The case was probably lightly polished, but remains thick and the bevels are still visible. The case has scratches and some nicks along the edges. The numbers are clearly visible between the lugs with some rub marks from the bracelet.  The bezel ring has remained sharp and the insert has been well preserved over the years with some light wear. The bezel has faded to a dark, charcoal grey that can be hard to notice depending on the light. The pip in the bezel is a later replacement. The dial is in excellent condition with light patina. The lume in the hands and on the dial have aged to a matching buttery yellow color. The hands have developed patina. The C&I USA bracelet is in very good condition with some wear and scratches, more noticeably on the six o'clock side. The bracelet has some stretch which is normal for these of the rivet style. The clasp has scratches and a slight indentation. The clasp is dated 1976 which is a couple years earlier than the case production and makes sense. 

Rolex Submariner 1680

By Paul Altieri

The Rolex 1680 is one of the most sought-after vintage watches on the market. It hails from the legendary Submariner collection, complete with a waterproof case, 60-minute diver's bezel, and self-winding movement. The 1680 also holds a special place in Rolex history as the first Submariner to feature a date mechanism on the dial. Rolex initially made the 1680 with a single line of red text on the dial and would later move to all white text like the example we have here. These "White" 1680s have gained popularity and good ones are becoming harder and harder to find. 

This example is in overall great condition and has a great vintage look to it. From the nicely aged charcoal colored bezel to the matching yellow lume color - this thing checks all the boxes. If you are in the market for a clean "White" 1680 with character, this is worth considering. 

* 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.


This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty

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Excellent service, staff was very helpful in educating me on my purchase. I’ll never consider buying anywhere else


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.

red sub 1680

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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