Rolex Submariner Ref 1680/8 circa 1973

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1973

Reference number: 1680

Serial number: 3,5 mio

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: Switzerland

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Vintage Submariner in 18k gold, original nipple dial, matching tritium hands,  nice case that has been freshly polished. Original box and papers are missing


Laurent Ponti

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...