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Rolex Submariner Date – 1680 Red Sub – Original Box and Papers
Mint condition Rolex Submariner model reference 1680 Red Sub dating to 1972 to 1973. It comes with the original box set and paperwork including the guarantee certificate, it is punched and has the dealers stamp, but is undated. It also comes with the original anchor and hang tag. It was originally sold by authorised Rolex dealers Darling Jewellers, in Chautauqua Mall, Lakewood NY, USA. The Red Sub is so nicknamed due to the word Submariner in red writing, it is a rare model and produced for a short period of time, there were some slight dial variations and this is a Mk 4 dial. The watch is in mint condition throughout and has been looked after and maintained with a great deal of care. It is the highly collectible Submariner date with thick plexi crystal (plastic) and matte tritium dial, with evenly faded luminosity. The 1680 reference submariners are very collectible and are difficult it find in good condition, the 1680 Red Sub is rarer and more collectible still. The Submariner is a watch that needs no introduction, as it is unquestionably the most successful and widely known divers watch in the world. It is the watch that set the standard in professional divers watches and one that most other divers watches aspire to emulate. This watch has been used by the military for issue to special forces divers. It has been issued to divers working for under water pipe laying companies. It has been issued to divers working on oil rigs, and used by non commercial divers all over the world – such is the reliability, robustness and practicality of this watch. It is equally at home being worn with a suit or for weekend leisure. Needless to say it is an officially certified Swiss chronometer as indicated by the dial markings. It is 300 metres resistant, sturdy uni directional, friction operated rotating bezel with screwed down crown and genuine Rolex 2 mm thick acrylic crystal. The dial, crystal, case and bracelet are mint condition, the bracelet is a possible later replacement as it is a solid link Rolex Submariner bracelet, when usually in this era they were folded link bracelets. The solid link is an advantage as they are much more substantial than the folded link bracelets Dimensions are: width is 40 mm excluding crown, 43.5 mm including crown and 47 mm lug to lug and thickness is 14 mm.