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Vintage Rolex Submariner Reference 1680
Vintage Rolex Submariner Reference 1680
Vintage Rolex Submariner Reference 1680
Vintage Rolex Submariner Reference 1680
Vintage Rolex Submariner Reference 1680
Vintage Rolex Submariner Reference 1680
Vintage Rolex Submariner Reference 1680
Vintage Rolex Submariner Reference 1680
Vintage Rolex Submariner Reference 1680
Vintage Rolex Submariner Reference 1680
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Vintage Rolex Submariner Reference 1680

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 139863
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number:
Submariner 1680
Serial: 5411XXX
Year: Circa 1978
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1575
Case: Stainless steel case; the back of clasp is stamped "1680". Serial and reference numbers are visible.
Dial: Matte black dial with Tritium lume plots. 
Bracelet: Stainless steel 93150 Oyster bracelet with 11 links, 580 end links and divers extension. The clasp is marked "VC" indicating it was produced in 1978.
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 Submariner is in great vintage condition with wear consistent with age. The case is strong with some wear and scratches. The bezel insert is in great condition with some wear and scratches. The dial is overall clean. The lume on the dial are a bright white; the lume at the 12 o'clock shows a small sign of degradation. The hands have developed patina and the lume in the hands has aged to a cream color, just slightly darker than the lume on the dial. The bracelet is in great condition with some scratches and wear, it has a bit of stretch between the links. The back of the end links have been bent slightly. 

Description: Rolex Submariner 1680 Stainless Steel Oyster

Pre-owned Rolex Submariner ref 1680 (1978) 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. Rolex initially made the 1680 with a single line of red text on the dial and would later move to all white text like the example we have here. These "White" 1680s have gained popularity and good ones are becoming harder and harder to find. 

* 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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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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