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Rolex Submariner ref 1680 18K YG Tropical circa 1977


Stunning example Rolex 18K YG Submariner ref 1680 serial #5.0 million circa 1977 with exotic natural color change dial. Featuring 40 mm diameter case with bi-directional elapsed time bezel with  blue insert, acrylic crystal, and gorgeous and distinctive color change dial. The dial has evolved naturally from the original cobalt blue to it’s current chocolate bronze color. The color is even throughout not uneven or zoned like some tropical dials.

The watch is powered by calibre 1570 self winding movement with sweep seconds and date. With original Rolex 18K YG Submariner bracelet with flip lock clasp. The clasp shows some wear on the inside stampings, but the  raised crown logo remains intact and not worn down. Scarce and striking model. A unqiue Sub with an especially beautiful tropical dial.

Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation. A consignment watch from our customer, but we will service as needed upon sale.

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Additional information



Model Name/Type


Man's / Lady's


Model/Case Ref#


Case Serial #

5.0 million



Case mm


Case Metal

18K YG


bi-directional elapsed time



Dial & Hands

original tropical dial

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber


Date Function

non quick set

Strap / Bracelet

Rolex 18K YG Oyster bracelet with flip lock clasp

Strap / Bracelet Size

7 inches

Box / Papers


Country of Origin





Rolex submariner

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Rolex Submariner ref 1680 18K YG Tropical circa 1977