Patinated Rolex Submariner with Date Ref 1680

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Year of issue: 1978

Reference number: 1680

Serial number:

Condition: worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: On request

Watch details

This is a lovely pumpkin dial Rolex Submariner Date,Reference 1680. The original dial has a very pumpkin colored lume. The original hands have turned a bit darker than the lume on the dial, but are original and look great. The bezel is original as well. This is a great vintage example of a Rolex Submariner Date.


Matthew Bain

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...