1979 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 1680)

$ 14,500

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, 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.

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The Rolex Submariner ref. 1680 is an all-around perfect sports watch that makes for stylish daily drivers that continue to rise in collectibility, and with a versatile aesthetic that works in both casual settings or dressed up with a suit.

Stock # RLXSUB791680-9
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner 
Model 1680
Serial 59XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless steel
Dial Black
Millimeters 40
Bracelet Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet W/ 580 End Pieces



The strong and thick case is believed to have been professionally polished in the past to display factory-like dimensions, angles, and chamfers. The case exhibits light signs of use. The black bezel insert is a later OEM Rolex service insert with a luminova pearl and remains deep black with almost no signs of previous use. The original Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 580 end pieces is in excellent condition and retains 11 links that display almost no stretch from use.


The original matte black Mk. II dial is in exceptional original condition, displaying minimal age and remaining very clean throughout. The tritium lume plots have aged to a lovely creamy coloration and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. the metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.