|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model: ||Submariner 1680|
|Serial/Year:||2,7XX,XXX - 1970|
|Features:||Automatic movement w/ date, water resistant, rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, domed acrylic crystal.|
|Case:||Excellent case which has been lightly polished. Fat font bezel insert.|
|Dial:||Excellent red letter Mark IV dial w/ creamy markers and matching hands.|
|Bracelet:||Excellent newer 93150 Oyster w/ 11 links and 580 endlinks.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This Rolex Submariner 1680 comes w/ Bob's certificate of authenticity, 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
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 fat font 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 Mark 4 red letter dial that has attractive, creamy luminous markers and matching hands. The newer 93150 bracelet is nice and strong with a minimal of wear and rounds out this timepiece perfectly. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Larry at [email protected]
*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.
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.