1979 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 example is in great condition as it retains its original case chamfers and its original insert. 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 sports watch, and would make a nice addition to an existing collection, or would be a unique stand alone vintage piece. 

Stock # RLXSUB791680
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner 
Model 1680
Serial 61XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Black
Millimeters 40
Bracelet Craft & Tailored Leather Strap



The case of this 1979 Ref.1680 retains its original case chamfers and remains in unpolished condition. The original insert retains the tritium filled pearl and remains in deep black coloration.


The matte dial of this 1979 Ref. 1680 is in pristine and original condition. The lume and hands have achieved a matching ivory like patina and match the age of this fantastic example. 


None. Watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec.