1977 Rolex Submariner (Ref.1680)
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 1966-1973. 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.
This specific 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 sport watch, and would make a nice addition to an existing collection, or would be a unique stand-alone vintage piece.
|Bracelet||Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet W/ 580 End Pieces|
The previously polished case shows some signs of use but remains in overall very good condition. The era-correct "fat-font" bezel insert has a tasteful patina, taking on a lovely blue/grey coloration and retain its tritium pearl at the 12 o'clock which exhibits some light wear. The original Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 580 end pieces is in wonderful condition with signs of use, and shows some light stretch and retains 11 links.
The matte black Submariner dial is in near flawless condition, showing no blemishes or signs of aging. The tritium lume plots have aged to an excellent creamy patina and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The silver date wheel is era correct with 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 timekeeping.