Rolex ref 1680 “Red” Submariner Stainless Steel circa 1973


Offering an extremely desirable example vintage Rolex “Red” Submariner ref 1680 serial # 3.7 million circa 1973 with a beautiful condition matte black dial with richly patina’d luminous indexes and matching luminous hands and bold red Submariner printing. Featuring a 40mm diameter case with bi-directional bezel, acrylic crystal. The dial is in great condition with a very clean, unmarred surface, nicely patina’d luminous plots, and still bright red Submariner printing. The hands nicely match the lume of the dial. With silvered date wheel trip lock screw down crown, and case back ref # 1680. Bezel insert of the period and presumed to be original. Beefy lugs but shows the the watch has been previously polished. Powered by calibre 1570 chronometer rated self winding movement with sweep seconds and date. Offered with period ref 9315 folded link Rolex Oyster bracelet with flip lock clasp and #380 end pieces. The chronometer rated caliber 1570 movement is in excellent operating condition and keeping good time. Of course, guaranteed genuine, and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation. A very pleasing and desirable model which we are proud to be able to offer.

The “Red” 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 has one of the prettiest dials we have had the pleasure to have owned. We first sold this watch 8 years ago, and are happy to have an opportunity to offer it for sale again.

Additional information



Model Name/Type


Man's / Lady's


Model/Case Ref#


Case Serial#

3.7 million



Case mm


Case Metal

Stainless Steel






Rolex trip lock crown

Dial & Hands

original black dial, richly patina'd luminous indexes and hands

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

calibre 1570

Date Function


Strap / Bracelet

period folded link 9315 bracelet with deployment clasp with flip lock

Country of Origin




Box / Papers



Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Rolex watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

Rolex ref 1680 "Red" Submariner Stainless Steel circa 1973


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