1972 Rolex Red Submariner Ref. 1680 (Mk V Dial)

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 # RLXSUB721680RED-2
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner 
Model 1680
Serial 31XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Matte (Red) Mk V
Millimeters 40
Bracelet Rolex 9315 Oyster Beacelet 380 Ends



This case has even, thick lugs which have been previously polished. The later era bezel insert shows light surface patina and retains the pearl. The original Rolex oyster 9315 bracelet with 380 end pieces shows normal stretch from age and retains 12 links. 


This original MK V dial in flawless condition. The tritium lume plots and hands have achieved a wonderful eye catching custard like patina exhibiting no lume loss or degradation. The metallic date wheel displays the era correct open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch was is keeping time at spec, extended service history us unknown.