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Rolex Submariner 1680 Vintage Red

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Item Number: 110732
Condition: (What's This?) Vintage
Manufacturer: Rolex
Model:
Submariner 1680
Serial/Year: 3,1XX,XXX - 1971
Gender: Men's
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

Rolex Submariner 1680 "Red Submariner"

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.

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*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.

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Rolex Submariner 1680 Vintage Red
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  • May 5, 2018
    Vintage 1973 Rolex Red Submariner 1680

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

  • November 25, 2017
    red sub 1680

    Item delivered promptly and as described.

  • April 2, 2015
    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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    Everything is fantastic, box, papers, warrenty, tags.... But the bracelet has been polished, while it said it didn't, and the watch itself has many more little and light scratches that I didn't expect, for me it's condition 2,not 1,as you said..... Not very happy about it..... Best regards. Jacopo anticoli

    December 20, 2018
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    Smooth and fast transaction, love the watch and saved $1800 over new on a watch less than a year old!

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    This was the most seamless and transparent buying experience. I purchased the watch on a Monday night and received it on Wednesday morning. I cannot be more pleased with both the purchasing process and the outcome.

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