Steel Rolex Submariner Ref.1680 with Box and Papers

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Year of issue: 1979

Reference number: 1680

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Looking for a cool example of the world’s most iconic watch? This piece has amazing provenance! It was sold at the US NATO base in Naples, Italy in 1979. It comes with the original box, papers and even the original sales receipt. Beyond the history, the watch itself is also noted for its beautiful case condition and patina. Look closely at the creaminess, even on the pearl in the original bezel insert! Fitted with a #93150 Oyster bracelet with 980 end links. 40mm. Stock 35795


Joshua Bonifas

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...