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Vintage 1973 Rolex Red Submariner 1680

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 107506
Condition: Vintage
Submariner 1680
Serial/Year: 3,9XX,XXX - 1973
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic movement w/date, waterproof screw-down crown, rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal
Case: Excellent case which has just returned from being polished. Watch comes with a black bezel insert which is in excellent condition with very light wear from use. Inner caseback is stamped: 1680. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. A beautiful example of the classic and highly sought after Red Submariner. 
Dial: Excellent Mk 6 Red Submariner dial with creamy yellow markers and matching hands. There is a very small chip at the edge on the dial by the 9 o'clock hour marker, difficult to see with the naked eye. 
Bracelet: Very good 93150 bracelet with 11 links and 580 end links. 
Box & Papers: Rolex box, hang tags, passport holder, polishing cloth, and papers
Comments: This vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 comes Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680

By Paul Altieri,

The 1680 red-letter Submariner is one of the most sought after watches in the collector’s world for many reasons. It introduced the date complication to the range; it was the last reference with the acrylic crystal and was only produced for a decade until 1979. Of that decade, the red Submariner line was only available for the first half, making the dial relatively scarce. The single red line on the jet black dial is a very sought after feature of the 1680’s, as it brings a dash of color to the otherwise serious dials characteristic of the Sub.

This watch is a great find, the case is in great shape and has been lightly polished and shows off its great lug bevels. The bezel is in beautiful shape and shows just enough age to give it character. The dial is the showpiece to this package. It is a wonderful  red letter dial that has attractive, creamy luminous markers and matching hands. The 93150 Oyster bracelet is nice and strong with a minimal of wear and rounds out this timepiece perfectly. Further enhancing its appeal is the complete nature of this wristwatch, which comes accompanied by its presentation box, guarantee, hang tags, polishing cloth, and passport holder, making it an exciting item for a collection of vintage sports watches. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Larry at Larry@bobswatches.com. 

* 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.


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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.

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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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