|Serial/Year:||5,42X,XXX - 1978|
|Condition: (What's This?)||IV - Vintage|
|Movement / Features:||Automatic 1575 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown, rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal|
|Case:||Excellent Stainless steel case that has recently returned from polishing. Comes with a black faded bezel insert, which shows signs of wear. Case back stamped 1680.|
|Dial:||Excellent matte black dial w/ creamy markers and newer hands. The hands show some age near the center. Correct silver, open 6 and 9 date wheel.|
|Bracelet:||Very good newer stainless steel 93150 Oyster w/ 580 endlinks. 11 links. Bracelet has light wear from use.|
|Box & Papers:||Original Rolex box, booklets, and Bob's Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
Rolex model 1680 made history as the first Submariner released with a date wheel. The 1570 COSC certified movement found in the Submariner ref. 5512 was altered slightly for use in the 1680. This was necessary in order to operate the new date function. Hence the 1575 movement was born. When thinking about ref. 1680, the "Red Submariner" is often first thought of due to it high collectors value, but the white dial should not be overlooked. This stunning stunning "feet before meters" example features beautiful creamy hour markers. The silver date-wheel features open 6's and 9's. The 1680 has a depth rating of 660ft or 200m, which is consistent with the other Submariners of that time. This watch has a 5.4 million serial number which places it near the final year the model was produced.
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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.