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Rolex ref 1680 "Red" Submariner circa 1971

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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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Rolex Serial Numbers and Clasp Codes

Rolex Serial Numbers

Rolex Production Year Serial Number
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M OR V
2007 M OR Z
2006 D OR Z
2005 D
2005 F
2004 F
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K OR Y
2000 K,000,001
2000 P,000,001
1999 A,000,001
1998 U,932,144
1997 U,000,001
1996 T,000,001
1995 W,000,001
1994 S,860,880
1993 S,000,001
1992 C,000,001
1991 N,000,001
1991 X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,980,000
1988 R,598,200
1987 R,000,001
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000
1985 8,614,000
1984 8,070,022
1983 7,400,000
1982 7,100,000
1981 6,520,870
1980 6,434,000
1979 5,737,030
1978 5,000,000
1977 5,008,000
1976 4,115,299
1975 3,862,196
1974 3,567,927
1973 3,200,268
1972 2,890,459
1971 2,589,295
1970 2,241,882
1969 1,900,000
1968 1,752,000
1967 1,538,435
1966 1,200,000
1965 1,100,000
1964 1,008,889
1963 824,000
1962 744,000
1961 643,153
1960 516,000
1959 399,453
1958 328,000
1957 224,000
1956 133,061
1955 97,000
1954 23,000
1953 855,726
1952 726,639
1951 709,249
1950
1949
1948 628,840
1947 529,163
1946 367,946
1945 302,459
1944 269,561
1943 230,878
1942 143,509
1941 106,047
1940 99,775
1939 71,224
1938 43,739
1937 40,920
1936 36,856
1935 34,336
1934 30,823
1933 29,562
1932 29,132
1931
1930 23,186
1929
1928 23,969
1927 20,190
1926 00,001
 

Rolex Clasp Codes

Bracelet CodeYear
A or VA1976
B or VB1977
C or VC1978
D or VD1979
E or VE1980
F or VF1981
G1982
H1983
I1984
J1985
K1986
L1987
M1988
N1989
O1990
P1991
Q1992
R1993
S1994
T or W1995
V1996
Z1997
U1998
X1999
AB2000
DE2001
DT2002
AD2003
CL2004
MA2005
OP2006
EO2007
PJ2008
LT2009
RS2010
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