Rolex Submariner ref. 1680 ,Red Writing MK4 Full Set

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1972
Reference number: 1680
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Italy
Price in EUR € n/a


Rolex Submariner ref. 1680 ,Red Writing MK4 Full Set Serial numbers 29293xx, 1972 Case: in very good condition, Serial and ref. numbers are perfect between the lugs Dial: Original Rolex Dial MK4 Red Writing, Meter first Perfect condition Bracelet: Original Rolex Oyster ref. 9315/380 Perfect condition Accessories: Full Set Price on request Discovery the story and the characteristics of this model on The Submariner red writing was presented in the Rolex catalog in 1969. It was the first Rolex Submariner to be equipped with the date. It was produced with 6 different versions of the dial, which according to my experience can be divided as follows: Mark 0 (Meter First) ser. 1,2 -1,9 millions from 1965 to 1968 Mark I (Meters First) about ser. 2,07 – 2,2 millions, year 1969 Mark II / III (Meter First) producted in the same time ?about ser. 2,2 – 2,45 millions, year 1970 Mark IV ( open “6” Feet First) about ser. 2.45 – 3 millions, year 1971/72 Mark V ( open “6” Feet First) about ser. 2 -3 millions, from year 1971 to 1973 Mark VI ( closed “6” Feet First) about 3 – 4.0 millions, from year 1973 to 1975 At the time, the American market was the most popular, and it is said that this led to the transition from the Meter First to the Feet First If I had to organize in a table the percentages of how many Submariner 1680 were produced in the various MK, the results would be these: Preseries Mk0 = less than 0.4% Mk1 = less than 1.6% Mk2 / 3 = about 6% Mk4 / 5/6 = about 30% White Writing= remaining 62% ________________________________________________________________________ Rolex Submariner ref. 1680 , Scritta Rossa Mk4 Full Set Seriale numero 29293xx, 1972 Cassa: in ottime condizioni Seriale e referenza sono visibili tra le anse Quadrante: Quadrante originale Rolex mk4 Scritta rossa, Meter first Perfette condizioni Bracciale: originale Rolex Oyster ref. 9315/380 Perfette condizioni Accessori: Full Set Prezzo su richiesta Scopri la storia e le caratteristiche di questo orologio su Il Submariner scritta rossa è stato presentato in catalogo nel 1969. E’ stato il primo Rolex Submariner ad essere equipaggiato del datario. E’ stato prodotto con 6 diverse versioni di quadrante, che in base alla mia esperienza possono essere così suddivise: Mark 0 (Meter First) seriale 1,2 -1,9 milioni dal 1965 al 1968 Mark I (Meters First) seriale 2.07 – 2,2 milioni circa, anno 1969 Mark II / III (Meter First) prodotti contemporaneamente seriale 2,2 – 2,45 milioni circa, anno 1970 Mark IV ( “6” aperto Feet First) seriale 2.45 – 3 milioni circa, anno 1971/72 Mark V ( “6” aperto Feet First) seriale 2 – 3 milioni circa, anno dal 1971 al 1973 Mark VI ( “6”chiuso Feet First) 3 – 4.0 milioni circa, anno dal 1973 al 1975 All’epoca il mercato americano era quello che andava per la maggiore, e si dice che questo spinse a passare dal Meter First al Feet First. Se dovessi organizzare in una tabella le percentuali di quanti Submariner 1680 sono stati prodotti nei vari MK, i risultati sarebbero questi: Preserie Mk0 = meno del 0,4 % Mk1 = meno del 1,6% Mk2/3 = circa il 6% Mk4/5/6 = circa il 30 % Scritta Bianca= restante 62%.


Stefano Mazzariol

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...