The Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680 is a stunning classic. First introduced in 1966, the Ref. 1680 includes the date, unlike previous Submariners (ie. Ref. 5512 and 5513). The Infamous Red Submariner is also a Ref. 1680 which had the word "Submariner" in red lettering which was produced by Rolex from 1966-1973.
The Mark V dial differentiates itself with the following which can be seen in the text located above the 6 o'clock – starting with a serial number that falls in the correct range for this type of dial. Additionally, the dial features the Rolex crown with the correct elongated base and the almost-closed 6's in the depth rating, the core characteristics of an original Mark V dial.
This specific Red Submariner is in very good overall condition piece would make a versatile daily driver in a casual setting or would look great paired with a suit. The Ref. 1680 is an all-around wonderful sports watch, and would make a nice addition to an existing collection, or would be a unique stand-alone vintage piece.
Matte (Red) Mk V
Vintage Style Leather Strap
CASE & BRACELET
This case has even, thick lugs which have been previously polished. The era correct fat font bezel insert still retains its tritium lume filled pearl which matches the lume plots and hands perfectly and is starting to take on a slight fade. The serial and reference numbers are clearly visible and fully intact. Watch comes on a vintage style leather strap with steel buckle.
DIAL & HANDS
This original MK V dial in flawless "like new" condition with exception of some minor chipping of the edges on the large minute track markers, very common for this dial variant. The tritium lume is spectacular exhibiting almost no visible patina and the original hands match the dial perfectly. The metallic date wheel displays the era correct open 6's and 9's.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty of accurate time keeping