|Model: ||Submariner 1680|
|Serial/Year:||5,0XX,XXX - 1978|
|Condition: (What's This?)||IV - Vintage|
|Features:||Automatic 1570 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown, rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal|
|Case:||Possibly Unpolished. Excellent condition. Shows wear from use. Naturally faded bezel insert.|
|Dial:||Excellent matte black dial w/ creamy markers and matching hands|
|Bracelet:||Newer Oyster bracelet 93150 w/ 12 links and 580 end links|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This certified Rolex Submariner comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri
The 1680 is often thought of as a “first step” when building vintage collection. Many varieties and conditions are available in the market place making this a great value for any pocketbook. This specimen is a perfect example, even though it is overshadowed by is more popular cousin, the “red letter submariner” this version with its all white lettering has its fans due to its stark, clean dial.
This beautiful dial is truly stunning and has a deep eggshell patina to that extends to the handset as well giving the watch a look that will appeal to any beginning collector. The calendar disc it the correct silver color for this model and the possibly un-polished case is in excellent condition with natural age. The lightly faded bezel also shows signs of aging including a nice patina to the capsule. The newer 93150 oyster bracelet has 12 links and is in fantastic condition with a minimum of stretch. This is truly a beautiful piece that has everything a collector wants, age, beauty and a great price. If you have any questions feel free to contact Larry at [email protected].
*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.
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.