Rolex “Red” Submariner, ref. 1680

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1972

Reference number: 1680

Serial number: 3,30X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: Submariner Reference: 1680 Gender: Gents Year: 1972 Material: Steel Dial Color: Original Mark IV with Matching Patina Dimensions: 40 mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Bracelet Box/Paper: Original Warranty Paper Condition: Likely Never Polished, Original Finish SKU: 124605

In vintage watches, some say condition is everything. In that case, this Red Submariner is everything. Thick lugs, wide chamfers, a stunning, clean Mark IV dial, tight original folded clasp bracelet; this is a watch for the most discerning vintage collector. This watch also comes with its original Rolex warranty. This is not the least expensive Red Submariner on the market, but it is likely that it is the best.


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...