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Rolex Red Submariner ref# 1680 Mark V circa 1972


A beautiful condition never polished Rolex “Red” Submariner ref 1680 serial # 3.0 million circa 1972. Featuring a 40mm diameter case with bi-directional bezel and acrylic crystal, and an especially beautiful condition original matte black Mk V dial with stunning cream color naturally patina’d luminous indexes, matching hands and namesake red printed SUBMARINER. With correct, but possibly later elapsed time bezel insert.

The case condition of this watch is exceptional! The case appears to have never been polished, retains the original chamfered lug angles, and frankly appears to have relatively little use in its lifetime. Even the case back threads on this 3rd quarter of 1971 stamped case are sharp and not chewed up from excessive or improper opening.

Powered by calibre 1570 chronometer rated self winding movement with sweep seconds and date. With original folded link 9315 bracelet with flip lock clasp 380 end pieces and date code for 1972. Just back from service from one of our veteran watchmakers and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. Pressure tested for water resistance, but as a vintage model, not covered for diving or submersion.

Note, the luminous plots on the dial are a pleasing cream color with original matching cream color luminous hands. The dial is free of any defects, oil spots, abrasions, discoloration, or any small nicks or paint loss close to the dial edge, all common defects on these dials. We have had other Red Subs with darker lumes, but the lume color on this example is extremely nice, and frankly, this is probably the finest condition Red Sub case we have ever had the pleasure to offer.

Your purchase of this stunning watch will be accompanied by one of our popular fine Italian glazed leather pouches, ideal for travel and storage, a $55 value.

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