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Vintage 1971 Rolex Red Submariner 1680

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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 120736
Condition: (What's This?) Vintage
Model:
Submariner 1680
Serial/Year: 3,0XX,XXX - 1971
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1570 movement w/date, waterproof screw-down crown, rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal
Case: Excellent case which appears lightly polished with factory bevels still in tact and shows light wear from use. Watch comes with an excellent black bezel insert that is fading to dark blue. Inner case back is stamped 1680 III.71. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. 
Dial: Excellent Red tritium dial with warm creamy markers and matching hands.
Bracelet: Good oval link bracelet with 55 end links. Back of clasp is stamped "Hecho en Mexico". Bracelet has some stretch and light wear from use. 
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card
Comments: This vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 comes Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680

By Paul Altieri

The Rolex 1680 Submariner was the first reference in the brand’s line of professional divers to offer a date display on the dial.  Previously, it was believed that a date mechanism was not necessary as the Submariner was meant to be used primarily underwater.  However, as popularity for the line soared among collectors of all professions, Rolex developed a variation with a date display in the late 1960s via ref. 1680.

Also known as the “Red Submariner”, the ref. 1680 is characterized by a bold red Submariner logo just below the central hands.  This feature was replaced with a white logo in the early 1970s and is very coveted among avid vintage Submariner collectors.  If you come across a red logo Sub, such as the reference that is presented here today, we recommend jumping on the opportunity to add it to your luxury watch collection.

It’s also worth noting that, during the ref. 1680’s production, seven dial variations were produced and are signified as Mark I – Mark VII.  This reference presents the time on a handsome Mark V feet-first dial with slightly less open 6’s in the depth rating and a long and slim Rolex coronet.  The luminous material inside the hour markers and Mercedes hands has aged to a warm patina.  The case and bracelet are in great condition with what appears to be a light polish and some slight stretch.  Finally, the bezel insert has faded to a desirable dark blue, giving this timepiece immense character and appeal.

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  • May 5, 2018
    Vintage 1973 Rolex Red Submariner 1680

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

  • November 25, 2017
    red sub 1680

    Item delivered promptly and as described.

  • April 2, 2015
    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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