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Vintage 1971 Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Matte Black Dial

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 120968
Condition: Vintage
Model: Submariner 1680
Serial/Year: 2,1XX,XXX - 1971
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1570
Case: Excellent case which has previously been polished and shows some wear from use. Comes with a black bezel insert with visible wear from use and light fading. Inner case back is stamped: 1680 III.71. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. Acrylic crystal is in excellent condition with little signs of age.
Dial: Good matte black Tritium red Submariner dial with light creamy markers and matching hands. Minute track is missing from 4 to 10 o'clock. Hands show some signs of age and some lume has flaked off.
Bracelet: Excellent 93150 with 11 links and 580 end links. Back of clasp is stamped "I 10" 93150. Bracelet shows little wear.
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box
Warranty: This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.


This Rolex watch is in vintage condition with surface wear throughout consistent with age as seen in pictures.


By Paul Altieri

The Rolex 1680 for sale here holds the title of the very first Submariner to include a jump date mechanism on the dial. Before it hit the market in the 1960s, the Submariner was powered by a time-only movement. Reference 1680's place in Rolex history is what makes it such a gem among vintage luxury watch collectors, and you can add one to your collection today for a competitive Rolex 1680 price. The edition you see here is also known as the "Red Submariner" because it displays the Submariner logo in bright red font. It is a very prized collector's item.

* 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. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty

We even offer free over night shipping, so you can be rest assured you'll be happy with your purchase.

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Simply the best.


Excellent service, staff was very helpful in educating me on my purchase. I’ll never consider buying anywhere else


So far everything has been great!

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.

Vintage 1973 Rolex Red Submariner 1680

outstanding example of Red Submariner. Exactly what I have been looking for.

red sub 1680

Item delivered promptly and as described.

Good Every Day Watch

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.

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