1978 Rolex Submariner (Ref.1680) W/ Guarantee Paper

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, manufactured from 1969-1975. This watch is an example of what is referred to as the "White Dial." It is the first Ref. 1680 with the word "submariner" in white lettering.

Rolex 1680 Advertisement Vintage

Stock # RLXSUB781680-7
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner 
Model 1680
Serial 55XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Black
Millimeters 40
Bracelet Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet W/ 580 End Pieces



The excellent case shows honest wear with full lugs and slight chamfers. The later insert shows minimal wear and remains black in coloration. The later Rolex oyster 93150 bracelet with 580 end pieces shows minimal stretch retains 11 links and shows a Z6 date code and was most likely replaced along with the insert at a service interval by Rolex. 


The matte black dial is in beautiful condition showing signs of wear or blemishing. The tritium lume plots have achieved a lovely creamy patina and under U.V. light inspection show no lume loss or degradation. The hands match the lume plots and were professionally restored and color-matched previous to our acquisition of the watch. The metallic date wheel is era correct displaying open 6's and 9's. 


The watch retains its original certificate also displaying the original jeweler who retailed the watch. Watch is keeping time within COSC Spec, previous service history is unknown.