|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model: ||Submariner 1680|
|Serial/Year:||6,15X,XXX - 1980|
|Features:||Automatic 1575 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown, rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal|
|Case:||Stainless steel (40mm) - appears to be unpolished, bevels visible but slight normal scratches/dents. Naturally faded "Ghost" grey bezel. Case back stamped 1680.|
|Dial:||Excellent Mark 1 dial w/ creamy lume markers. Hands have aged a few shades darker. Silver open 6 and 9 date wheel.|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel 93150 Oyster w/ 580 endlinks. 12 links. Excellent condition.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||Great opportunity to buy an Unpolished beauty!! This vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
The model 1680 was first released to the market in the late 1960's. It made history as the first Submariner manufactured with a date wheel. The COSC certified 1570 movement found in the Submariner 5512 was modified slightly for use in the 1680 in order to maneuver the date function, introducing the 1575 movement. . While the highly collectible "Red Submariner" is often the first to come to mind when the 1680 is mentioned, the white dial's beauty is not to be overlooked. The stunning "feet before meters" Mark I dial features beautiful creamy hour markers and hands which have aged a few shades darker. The silver date-wheel features open 6's and 9's. The 1680 has a depth rating of 660ft or 200m, which is consistent with the other Submariners of that time. This watch has a 6.1 million serial number which places it near the final year the model was produced. While the Mark 1 dial is not often seen on a watch of this age, it is not unheard of. The bezel has faded to a beautiful "Ghost" grey, which is highly sought after by collectors.
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So far everything has been great!
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.
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.