Original Owner Rolex Red Submariner, ref. 1680

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Year of issue: 1973

Reference number: 1680

Serial number: 3,78X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This beautiful Rolex "Red" Submariner 1680 was purchased from the original owner and comes with a two page note about the owners military history and relationship with the watch. The original owner purchased the watch in 1973 on his way back from the war in Vietnam. He said about this Submariner:

"It may be inanimate, but it is the finest piece of technology I have ever purchased and it feels like it has been my steady companion over the years. It has been accurate and trouble free throughout my ownership. Every time I have looked at it on my wrist, I have felt a sense of pride of ownership."
This watch comes with it's original box and paper.


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...