1970s Rolex Submariner, ref. 1680

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Year of issue: 1978

Reference number: 1680

Serial number: 5,21X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: Submariner Reference: 1680 Gender: Gents Year: 1978 Material: Steel Dial Color: Matte Black with Deep Yellow Patina Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish SKU: 132908

This late 1970s Rolex Submariner, ref 1680 is a beautiful example of how good time can be to a watch. The bezel has a very nice slate grey fade and the lume in the dial and hands is a wonderful yellowish cream. This is a fantastic example of what a vintage sport Rolex can be! This watch has a 5.21 million serial


Justin Gruenberg

The Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is without a doubt one of the most successful Rolex models in history. Not only because it more than aptly served its purpose as diver’s watch, although I am pretty sure only a small number of Submariners has ever seen a spat of water. Its appearance in several James Bond movies certainly helped as well. If you omit functionality and marketing, the Submariner success is mainly due to its elegance as a timeless dress watch. It’s just one of those watches you keep looking at, regardless of wanting to know the time of day. The Submariner was launched in 1953 and officially presented at the Basel Fair in 1954. Check out my RPReport about the Rolex Submariner History by following this link...