1971 Rolex Red Submariner (Ref. 1680) Mk. V

Rolex 1680 Vintage Ad

The Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680 is a stunning classic. First introduced in 1969, 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 1969-1975. 

Rolex 1680 Mk V

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.

Stock # RLXSUB711680RED-7
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner 
Model 1680
Serial 28XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Matte Black (Red) Mk. V
Millimeters 40
Bracelet Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet W/ 580 End Pieces



The case has been previously lightly polished showing some wear and retaining thick and even lugs. The "kissing 40" fat-font bezel insert was sourced with the watch and has taken on an excellent anthracite fade with almost no wear. The Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 580 end pieces is in unpolished condition showing little to no wear and light stretch from use.


The Mk. V Red submariner dial is in amazing condition with no spotting or wear signs. The tritium lume plots have taken on a wonderful creamy patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation or lume loss under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.


None. Watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty.