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Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Feet First Dial
Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Feet First Dial
Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Feet First Dial
Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Feet First Dial
Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Feet First Dial
Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Feet First Dial
Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Feet First Dial
Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Feet First Dial
Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Feet First Dial
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Manufacturer: Rolex
Regular Price: $23,661.86
Item Number: 160261
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number:
Submariner 1680 "Red Submariner" 
Serial: 2824XX
Year: Circa 1971
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1575
Case: Stainless steel case; serial and reference numbers are clearly visible. 
Dial: Matte black tritium dial with yellow markers
Bracelet: Stainless steel 93150 Oyster Fold-Over with 11 links, 501 B end links and divers extension. The clasp is stamped "DT8" indicating it is from 2002. 
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box
Warranty: This vintage 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.

Vintage Watch Condition Examination

This Submariner is in great vintage condition with wear consistent with age. The case is strong with some wear and scratches; it has been polished. The inside caseback is stamped "IV.70 1680". We updated the bezel insert to a period correct one and it is in great condition with some scratches and wear. The pip in the bezel is a later replacement. The dial is in nice, attractive condition and has developed patina. The dial shows some wear around the edge that can be hard to notice; the minute hash marks under six, seven and eight o'clock lume plots are gone and the minute has mark next to the one o'clock hour marker is partially missing. The lume on the dial has developed patina and aged to an attractive yellow color. The hands have developed patina and the lume has aged to a pale yellow color with some darker patina towards the base of the hour hand. The bracelet is in great condition with some wear and some stretch between the links. The crystal is a service replacement. 

Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel Oyster

Rolex introduced the reference 1680 around 1969 and it was in production until roughly 1979. This was the first Submariner to feature the date function and Rolex still offers date and no-date models to this day. This example has the word "Submariner" written in red text and collectors refer to these as the "Red Submariner." Rolex did this until around 1975 and then they switched to all white text. 

Collectors have identified six different "mark" or variations in the Red Submariner and this watch has a mark IV dial. The Mark IV dial is distinguished by the feet first depth rating with open 6s and red Submariner text painted on top of white text. When looking closely under a loupe you can see this. 

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Serial Number

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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