|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model: ||Submariner 1680|
|Serial/Year:||2,29X,XXX - 1969|
|Movement / Features:||Automatic 1575 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown, rotatable time-lapse diver's bezel, acrylic crystal|
|Case:||Original case which has just been polished, however remains thick and even with sharp beveled edges. Comes with an excellent newer bezel insert.|
|Dial:||Excellent newer matte black dial w/ creamy yellow markers and hands. Hands have aged one shade darker. The dial was likely replaced during an early service on this particular Rolex Sub. This case originally came with a Red Submariner dial.|
|Bracelet:||Excellent stainless steel 9315 fold-over link Oyster w/ 12 links and 280 end links. Bracelet has light stretch from use.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri
This is the one, my friends: the Rolex Submariner 1680. Introduced in the mid 60’s, this reference was the first Submariner to sport the iconic “cyclops” date magnifier, which along with other innovations, made the model 1680 one of the most well-known and most desired watches in the world.
The Submariner reference 1680 brought a revolution to the Submariner line, with the addition of a calendar date function underneath the cyclops magnifier. The one available for you here is from 1969. This timepiece comes with a newer matte dial that has aged beautifully. The dial is nice and clean, while the hour plots have aged to a gorgeous, creamy, tan color. The hands have aged one shade darker than the dial markers, and compliment the vintage look very nicely. The case has recently been polished and the bevels are clearly visible and are nice and sharp. The bezel insert is a newer replacement that is bright and bold and in fantastic shape. The 9315 bracelet has 12 fold over style links and is in excellent shape with only slight stretch. This is great example of an iconic watch and a great start to any fantastic Rolex collection. 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.