Rolex Red Submariner Ref 1680 with Original Papers

Year of issue: 1972
Reference number: 1680
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


Brand: Rolex Model: Submariner Reference: 1680 Gender: Unisex Year: 1972 Material: Steel Dial Color: Black Dimensions: 40 mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Steel Box/Paper: Original Warranty Paper Condition: Likely Never Polished, Original Finish
This gorgeous Rolex Red Submariner, ref. 1680 features a Mark V dial, the 5th version of the Red Sub dial. A clear indicator of a Mark V is the slightly open 6s in 660 Ft. This Red Sub has a 3.40 million serial number and the caseback is stamped IV.72. The dial is free of flaws, the markers, hands and pearl are all original and matching beautifully. The case is thick and likely never polished with wide, pronounced chamfers. This watch comes with the original Rolex Warranty with punched serial numbers. The bracelet is an updated, later bracelet.


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...