|Model Name/Number:||Submariner 1680|
|Serial/Year:||4,09X,XXX - 1974/1975|
|Condition: (What's This?)||II|
|Features:||Automatic 1570 movement w/ date, waterproof, screw-down crown, black unidirectional rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal|
|Case:||18k yellow gold w/ black and gold bezel|
|Dial:||Matte black w/ gold nipple dial|
|Bracelet:||Complimentary NATO strap (optional colors available)|
|Comments:||This Vintage Rolex comes with Bob's Certificate of Authenticity, 3-day satisfaction guarantee, and one year warranty|
The Rolex Submariner reference 1680 was the first submariner to feature a date wheel and cyclopes crystal and the first to be released in all gold. It was made approximatly between 1966 and 1979 and is known as an excellent collector's watch. The all gold model is especially collectable as there were significantly fewer manufactured compared to their steel counterparts. Initially, the watch dial featured the metric system with meters first (200m=660ft), however around 1971 Rolex changed the dial to read feet first (660ft=200m) in order to accommodate the United States, which was becoming the manufacturer's largest market for the brand.
This particular watch, manufactured in 1974, is 18k gold and features a mint matte black dial with gold "nipple" hour markers. The tritinum hour markers have a very light patina. The mercedes hands have minor corrosion, but over-all very clean. This 1680 features a sweeping second hand, date window, feet first dial, signed case, dial and movement, and comes with a complimentary NATO strap.
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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.