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Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel Black Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel Black Dial
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Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel Black Dial


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Manufacturer: Rolex
Regular Price: $14,915.36
Item Number: 147470
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Submariner 1680
Serial: 5295XXX
Year: 1978
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1575
Case: Stainless steel; inner case back is engraved: 1680. Serial and reference numbers are clearly visible.
Dial: Matte black feet first dial with yellow Tritium hour markers and hands.
Bracelet: Stainless steel 93150 Oyster with 11 links, 593 end links and divers extension. The bracelet is a later replacement and the clasp is stamped K11 indicating it is from 1986.
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 watch is in vintage condition with visible wear consistent with age. The case is in great, honest condition with scratches and wear. The caseback shows some wear and has scratches from opening. The bezel has faded to a lovely grey color that can look blue/ lavender in certain lights. The bezel has some scratches and wear and the pip at 12 has developed patina. The dial is in excellent condition with light patina and the lume in the hands and on the dial have aged to a similar yellow color. The bracelet is a later replacement and in great condition with signs of wear and stretch.  

Description: Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680

Pre-owned Rolex Submariner ref 1680 (1978) stainless steel model is in overall great, honest condition and has aged beautifully over the years. From the nice buttery colored lume to the excellent ghost bezel this 1680 is a real stunner. 

The Rolex 1680 is one of the most sought-after vintage watches on the market. It hails from the legendary Submariner collection, complete with a waterproof case, 60-minute diver's bezel, and self-winding movement. The 1680 also holds a special place in Rolex history as the first Submariner to feature a date mechanism on the dial. Don't miss out on the chance to add this cult favorite to your watch box today!

* 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.


Each order is ready for shipment within one (1) business day after the order is approved and processed. All watch orders are shipped FedEx overnight and are fully insured at no charge to the customer. Please be advised that for any deliveries from Bob's Watches, a recipient aged 21 years or older must be present to provide a signature upon receipt of the package.

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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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