|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model: ||Submariner 1680|
|Serial/Year:||2,3XX,XXX - 1970|
|Movement:||Automatic movement w/date, waterproof screw-down crown, rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal|
|Case:||Excellent 18K YG case that has just been polished. Comes with an excellent lightly faded fat font bezel insert and the pearl has aged the same as the dial. Case back is stamped 1680. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Excellent black nipple dial with creamy markers. The hour and minute hand have aged slightly darker than the markers. The seconds hand has aged slightly lighter than the markers.|
|Bracelet:||Excellent 18k yellow gold 'Patent Pending' oyster bracelet. Bracelet has 11 links and shows light stretch consistent with age.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 comes Bob's certificate of authenticity, 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty.|
By Paul Altieri,
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 the early 1970's, 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 1970, is 18k gold and features a mint matte black dial with gold "nipple" hour markers. The tritium hour markers have a gorgeous patina. This 1680 features a sweeping second hand, date window, feet first dial, signed case, dial and movement, and comes with a "patent pending" oyster bracelet.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. 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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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.