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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
Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Feet First Dial
Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Feet First Dial
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Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Feet First Dial

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 128175
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number:
Submariner 1680
Serial/Year: 2,7XX,XXX - 1971
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1575
Case: Excellent case which has been previously polished and shows some wear from use. The case has scratches throughout. The caseback has some scratches that appear from opening the case. Watch comes with a later 1980s black bezel insert and it is in great condition with some scratches and wear. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. Inner case back is stamped: 1680 I.70. Acrylic crystal has light wear from use.
Dial: Excellent matte black tritium Mark IV dial with warm creamy markers and matching service hands that have been painted to match. The dial shows a little wear around the edge at six o'clock. The date wheel is a later service replacement. 
Bracelet: Very good 9315 Oyster Fold-Over with 10 links, 280 end links and divers extension. The clasp shows some signs of polishing. This bracelet has a divers extension where Rolex spelled Patented wrong, it reads "Pateted." The bracelet shows stretch between the links with wear and some slight indentations dents from use. The back of the clasp is stamped 4/71, indicating it is from 1971 and matches the production date of the case. 
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 Rolex watch is in vintage condition with wear to the bracelet, case, and bezel. The bracelet has slight stretch between the links, consistent with age. The dial is overall very clean with light patina and the red Submariner text has remained vibrant. 

Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680

By Paul Altieri

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 tend to gravitate towards these Red Subs and we have seen demand increase significantly in the last couple years. 

This watch features a Mark IV matte black dial. The Mark IV dial is distinguished by the feet first depth rating with open 6s and red Submariner text painted directly onto the dial. This example features it's original folded link bracelet with error divers extension. Rolex misspelled patented on the divers extension, it reads "Pateted." These error bracelets are becoming more sought after by collectors because they bring the watch to the next level of rarity.

* 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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This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty

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01/18/2022
Serial Number

Simply the best.

01/25/2021
Amazing

Excellent service, staff was very helpful in educating me on my purchase. I’ll never consider buying anywhere else

07/03/2020
 

So far everything has been great!

09/08/2019
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.

05/05/2018
Vintage 1973 Rolex Red Submariner 1680

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

11/25/2017
red sub 1680

Item delivered promptly and as described.

04/02/2015
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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