1978 Rolex Submariner MK1 Dial Ref. 1680 (with Service Paper from Rolliworks from 2019)

Year of issue: 1978
Reference number: 1680
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ 17,300


Ivory Patina - this very crisp and mint example of a Rolex Submariner 1680 has it in it. The condition of this watch deserves a "wow" in every aspect.The case is fat and sharp with well defined and beautifully beveled lugs. The area between the lugs is unmolested and bears fully intact numbers. The almost flawless MK1 dial is retained very well. The Tritium has consistently aged to a Ivory color and is matching with the hands. The original and matching Oyster bracelet is in equally mint condition and only shows very little wear from age. Last but not least the bezel holds a Super Fat Font insert which complements the aesthetics of the dial. This 1680 will make you hold your breath, its one of the nicest we had.

SKU 3.2.046
Brand Rolex
Model Submariner MK1
Ref. No. 1680
Serial No. 5607XXX
Year 1978
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent case that has been lightly polished. The lugs remain straight and with sharp and prominent bevels. The numbers between the lugs are crisp and fully intact. The correct black super fat font bezel insert is in excellent condition and only shows minimal wear from age.
Bracelet / Strap Original matching 93150 Oyster bracelet with 580 end links. The bracelet has 12 links and shows minimal stretch for 42-years
Dial Excellent and almost flawless MK1 dial with a sand color patina and matching hands
Crystal Acrylic
Price AED 63600 / USD 17300
Movement Automatic
Function Date
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers Service Paper from Rolliworks from 2019


Tariq Malik

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...