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Rolex Vintage Submariner 1680 Yellow Gold

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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 112303
Condition: (What's This?) Vintage
Model Name/Number: Submariner 1680
Serial/Year: 5,86X,XXX - 1979
Gender: Men's
Features: Automatic caliber 1570 movement, water resistant, screw down crown, rotatable diver's bezel, acrylic crystal
Case: 18k yellow gold (40mm). Case is in excellent condition with beautiful sharp bevels. Nicely aged newer insert shows some wear.
Dial: Stunning original dial has minor damage around markers and crown. Original tritium handset matches perfectly. 
Bracelet: Previous owner installed a genuine Rolex 8585 President bracelet w/ 22 links. Has light stretch from wear. 
Comments: This Rolex all gold Submariner comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 18k Gold

By Paul Altieri 

The 1680 model was the first Submariner model to have a calendar function indicating the date of the month; it also was also the first Submariner to be manufactured with a solid 18k gold case and bracelet. This particular timepiece has a unique twist however, in that the previous owner exchanged the 18K oyster bracelet for a genuine 18k gold president version with minor stretch. Not offered from the factory in this configuration, this is a beautiful combination as it truly dresses up what is normally a very sporty watch.  

The original, deep, blue dial has the raised, round and rectangular-shaped hour markers referred to as the “nipple dial” by most collectors. It does show some signs of age in the form of minor damage around the hour markers but the light patina to the luminous markers and matching handset more than makes up for this.

This timepiece, originally crafted in 1979, sports the sturdy 1575 movement that was just overhauled and is timing beautifully and the case is in excellent condition while showing off its sharp lug bevels very well. The bezel insert is a nicely aged newer insert.

Please feel free to contact Larry with any questions you may have at larry@bobswatches.com 

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Rolex Vintage Submariner 1680 Yellow Gold
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  • September 8, 2019
    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.

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