1975 Rolex Red Submariner Ref. 1680 (Mk. VI 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. 

The Mark VI dial differentiates itself with the following which can be seen in the text located above the 6 o'clock marker – Closed '6' and rounded 'S'

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. 


Stock # RLXSUB751680RED
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner 
Model 1680
Serial 39XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Matte (Red) Mk. VI
Millimeters 40
Bracelet Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet w/ 580 End Pieces



This excellent case has even, thick lugs. The era correct fat font bezel insert has faded to a gorgeous blueish color that retains the tritium filled pearl. The era correct 93150 bracelet with 580 end pieces is in excellent condition showing very little wear and some stretch from use.


The dial is an original Mk. VI in excellent vintage condition. The dial exhibits some paint loss along the edge of the minute track which is very common for the mk VI dial variant as shown in pictures. The lume has aged to an attractive creamy coloration throughout. The tritium hands are match the dial coloration perfectly and both dial and hands when viewed under U.V. Light show no lume degradation. 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