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Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 "Red" Unpolished

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 132294 x
Condition: Vintage
Model Name / Number:
Submariner 1680
Serial/Year: 3,8XX,XXX 1974 - 1975
Gender: Men's
Movement/Features: Automatic 1570
Case: Excellent thick unpolished case that has the original bevels clearly visible and has some wear from use. Comes with an excellent bezel insert which has lightly faded and has light wear from use. Inner caseback in stamped 1680. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. 
Dial: Excellent matte black "Red Submariner" Mk V dial with beautiful warm yellow hour markers and matching hands.
Bracelet: Excellent later stainless steel 93150 Oyster bracelet w/ 10 links and 593 end links. Back of clasp is stamped "I 12"
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card
Warranty: This pre-owned 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.


This unpolished vintage Rolex Submariner watch is in overall excellent condition with light wear to the clasp, bracelet, case, and bezel. Markers have turned into a warm yellow color. 

Rolex Submariner 1680 "Red Submariner"

By Paul Altieri,

Introduced around 1967, the reference 1680 was the first Submariner model to be fitted with a date function. The model was normally cased in stainless steel. Early examples displayed a ‘meters first’ depth rating, with the ‘Submariner’ script printed in red, hence the iconic name "Red Submariner". 

* 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.


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

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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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