Free 1-Day Shipping close

100% CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC • LOW PRICE GUARANTEE

Bob's Watches - The Pre-Owned Rolex Exchange
(800) 494-3708
1900 Quail St, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • (800) 494-3708
  • SIGN IN
  • CART  

    Empty Cart?

    Find Your Rolex

Sorry, this item is no longer in stock!

Waitlist

Vintage 1978 Rolex Submariner 1680

6 People Viewing
  • Waitlist
    You're on the waitlist!
    You will be notified by email,
    once this item comes back in stock

    100% CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC

    Bob's Watches
    100% Certified Authentic

    At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

    Guaranteed Authentic
    Certified Authentic WatchesCertified 100% Authentic
    Bob's Watches Genuine Authenticity Pledge
    At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.
Looking to sell? Sell Your Rolex

Retail Price: -
Item Number: 116883
Condition: (What's This?) Vintage
Manufacturer: Rolex
Model:
Submariner 1680
Serial/Year: 5,2XX,XXX - 1977 - 1978
Gender: Men's
Movement / Features: Automatic movement w/date, waterproof screw-down crown, rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal
Case: Excellent case that has just been polished. The watch comes with a newer black bezel insert with light wear from use. Caseback is stamped 1680. 
Dial: Excellent black dial with light creamy markers and matching hands.
Bracelet: Excellent 93150 bracelet with 12 links and 501B end links.
Box & Papers: Rolex box, booklet, and Bob's Certificate of Authenticity
Comments: This vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 comes Bob's certificate of authenticity, 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680

By Paul Altieri, 

The model 1680 was first released to the market in the late 1960's. It made history as the first Submariner manufactured with a date wheel. The COSC certified 1570 movement found in the Submariner 5512 was modified slightly for use in the 1680 in order to maneuver the date function, introducing the 1575 movement. . While the highly collectible "Red Submariner" is often the first to come to mind when the 1680 is mentioned, the white dial's beauty is not to be overlooked. The stunning "feet before meters" dial features beautiful creamy hour markers and hands which match. The silver date-wheel features open 6's and 9's.  The 1680 has a depth rating of 660ft or 200m, which is consistent with the other Submariners of that time. This watch has a 5.2 million serial number which places it near the final years the model was produced. This is a fantastic opportunity to show off your personality while still enjoying the quality of a Rolex timepiece.

Certified Authentic Watch Assist Certified Pre-Owned Certificate Sample ReportClick To Expand
Certified Authentic Report
Watch Assist Certified Pre-Owned Certificate Sample Report

*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.

HAVE A QUESTION? 800.494.3708  |  MON - FRI 9AM - 5PM (PST)
Vintage 1978 Rolex Submariner 1680
5 3 reviews
5 star
 
100%
4 star
 
0%
3 star
 
0%
2 star
 
0%
1 star
 
0%
  • 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.

4.8
2845 verified reviews in the past 12 months
  • 5/5

    I believe they are trustworthy. Their products are exceptional and match their descriptions.

    December 27, 2018
  • 4/5

    Everything is fantastic, box, papers, warrenty, tags.... But the bracelet has been polished, while it said it didn't, and the watch itself has many more little and light scratches that I didn't expect, for me it's condition 2,not 1,as you said..... Not very happy about it..... Best regards. Jacopo anticoli

    December 20, 2018
  • 5/5

    Smooth and fast transaction, love the watch and saved $1800 over new on a watch less than a year old!

    December 14, 2018
  • 5/5

    This was the most seamless and transparent buying experience. I purchased the watch on a Monday night and received it on Wednesday morning. I cannot be more pleased with both the purchasing process and the outcome.

    December 13, 2018
  • 5/5

    Excellent service,, Yes l will recommend y’all to others..

    December 13, 2018
Join our Mailing List
About Bob's Authenticity Pledge Buyers Protection Plan Bob's Watches Reviews Press Bob's Watches Wikipedia Contact Us FAQ