|Model: ||Submariner 1680|
|Serial/Year:||3,1XX,XXX - 1971|
|Grade: (What's This?)||IV - Vintage|
|Movement/Features:||Automatic, Cal. 1570, 26 jewels, waterproof screw-down crown, bi-directional rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal|
|Case:||Excellent case that has just returned from polishing. Case and lugs are thick and even with sharp beveled edges. Comes with an excellent, original fat font 'kissing 40' bezel insert that has faded to a light blue/gray hue. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. A stunning example of a 1680 Red complete with original box and paperwork. Perfectly suited as a daily wearer|
|Dial:||Excellent Mark V Red Submariner dial with beautiful matching creamy yellow markers and hands. The watch comes with an open 6 and 9 date disk. Both hands have aged to a slightly darker shade at the base.|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel 93150 Oyster w/ 12 links and 580 end links. Bracelet has moderate stretch from use.|
|Box & Papers:||Comes with the original Rolex box, booklet, pouch, and papers|
|Comments:||This certified Rolex Submariner comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri,
Outstanding Opportunity to acquire a great example vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 with a perfect matching patina dial and hands. Like most of our watches, this watch came from its original owner who purchased it back in 1971.
Introduced around 1967, the reference 1680 was the first Submariner model to be fitted with a date function. The model was normally cased in stainless steel. Early examples displayed a ‘meters first’ depth rating, with the ‘Submariner’ script printed in red, hence the iconic name "Red Submariner".
The present example is fitted with a Mark 5 dial, displaying the 'feet first'. The 6 is 'open', and the depth rating is very thin. All these attributes are correct for the serial number. The tritium has aged to a beautiful yellow creamy color. The case is preserved in excellent and sharp condition, featuring strong beveled edges.
Most impressive is the "complete" nature of this watch. It is accompanied by its original punched guarantee along with its fitted presentation box.
*CERTIFIED 100% AUTHENTIC - ALL WATCHES ARE GUARANTEED TO BE 100% AUTHENTIC FACTORY ROLEX.
DISCLAIMER: All Sell prices are based on watches in good, salable condition in no need of any repair. This item is previously owned. All in-store sales are final and do NOT come with the 3 day return policy. The 3 day return policy is for online sales only. All prices are subject to change depending on market conditions. Advertising: All ads stating that prices are up to a certain percent off pertain to the full retail price of a new watch. For instance, if an ad says "Up To 15% off" this means that our price is up to 15% less than what the full retail price of a new watch would be. 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.
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