|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Serial/Year:||3,4XX,XXX - 1974|
|Movement:||Automatic movement w/date, waterproof screw-down crown, rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal|
|Case:||Excellent case which has previously been polished. Comes with an excellent newer service insert. Inner case back is stamped: 1680. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Excellent matte black tritium Red Submariner dial with eggshell hour markers and matching hands.|
|Bracelet:||Very good newer 93150 with 10 links and 580 end links. Clasp back is stamped "SE07". Bracelet has light wear and slight stretch 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|
By Paul Altieri,
The Rolex Submariner 1680 was an incredibly important addition to the brand’s line of dive watches as it was the first reference to offer a date complication on the dial. Many variations of the ref. 1680 were produced throughout its production run, including the “Red Submariner”, which is one of seven dial options and is characterized by a red Rolex logo just above the 6-hour marker. This feature was eventually replaced with a white font logo in later references, making the red dial variation among the most sought-after 1680s.
The ref. 1680 is presented in great condition, offering a case that has been polished, a newer 93150 flat-link Oyster bracelet with a stamped clasp, and a matte black dial topped with the desirable red Submariner logo as well as hour markers and Mercedes hands filled with Tritium lume. Many variations of the ref. 1680 that are currently on the market feature a thin font bezel, which replaced the original bezel with a fatter font. References that offer the original “Fat Font” bezel insert, such as the vintage Submariner that is listed here today, are a rare find. As an older pre-owned Rolex, the ref. 1680 shows moderate signs of wear, including some slight stretch on the bracelet and a faded bezel insert.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. 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.
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!
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.