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.
Matte (Red) Mk V
Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet W/ 580 End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The previously polished case is in good overall condition, showing minimal wear. The "fat-font" bezel insert is missing its pearl, shows light wear and has taken on a nice light fade. The Rolex 93150 bracelet with 580 end pieces remains unpolished with very little stretch from use.
DIAL & HANDS
The original Mk. V dial is in wonderful vintage condition. The lume plots have aged to a desirable yellow coloration, showing no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands have aged slightly lighter than the dial, under U.V. light inspection the hour and sweep-seconds hand show as fully intact, the minute hand lume exhibits minor cracking. The metallic date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.
None. The watch was is keeping time at spec, extended service history is unknown.