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Rolex ref 1680 “Red” Submariner circa 1971


Extremely desirable vintage Rolex “Red” Submariner ref# 1680 serial # 2.9 million circa 1971. Featuring a 40mm diameter case with bi-directional bezel, acrylic crystal, and beautiful condition original matte black dial with beautiful ivory patina’d luminous indexes and matching hands and with Red printed SUBMARINER. With aged elapsed time bezel, original twin lock Oyster crown, and with case back date code for 1971.

The Mark IV dial is in great condition with a very clean, unmarred surface, nicely patina’d luminous plots, and still bright red Submariner printing. The dial features characteristic open 6’s, red lettering printed over white. The hands nicely match the lume of the dial and are free of corrosion that is often seen on this era watch. Powered by calibre 1570 chronometer rated self winding movement with sweep seconds and date. The silvered date disk features the correct open 6’s and 9’s.

With correct and excellent condition folded link 9315 Oyster Submariner bracelet 380 endpieces, with flip lock clasp and date code for 2nd quarter of 1970.  The movement has been recently serviced and in excellent operating condition. Of course, guaranteed genuine, and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. An especially pleasing and desirable model which we are proud to offer here.

The “Red” letter Submariner model has been one of the most enduring and popular vintage Rolex sports model for decades. Produced from 1968 until approximately 1973 with the Submariner lettering in red, this model has been one of the most asked for models in our store for years. The current example is an extremely nice example.

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