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Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Red Mark IV (Pre-Owned)

SKU: W03095
Sale priceR 399,000.00

Buy the Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Red Mark IV (Pre-Owned) from Royal Watch. Your trusted source Watches & Luxury Goods in South Africa.

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Product Code W03095
Model Number  1680
Gender Mens
Movement Automatic
Case Size 40mm
Case Material Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material Stainless Steel 
Dial Type Black
Water Resistance 300m

Rolex introduced the Submariner 1680 in 1967 and continued to manufacture the reference until about 1980. However, the “Red” Submariner with its characteristic red name on the dial was only produced for the first part of the ref. 1680’s production run, until approximately 1975.

When the ref. 1680 appeared on the market, it was the first Rolex Submariner to feature a date complication – breaking away from the original line of Submariner watches with time-only dials.

Yet, this wasn’t the first Rolex dive watch with a date window since the Sea-Dweller had already made its debut that same year. While the Sea-Dweller did not include a Cyclops magnification lens above the date window at 3 o’clock, the Submariner ref. 1680 did, and a Cyclops lens has made an appearance on every single Rolex Submariner Date model ever since.

This Rolex Submariner Date features a Mark IV Dial, with a 294 serial dating the watch to 1971-1972

This was the first dial which donned the “feet” depth rating before that of the “meters”one. The immediate sign of a MK4 dial lies in these very “ft”: unlike the MK5 and MK6, the lower horizontal member of the “f” and the one of the “t” are visibly offset from each other, whereas the in the other two they are co-linear (at the same height). In this dial configuration, the “660” features “open sixes” and the “Submariner” is printed on a white base layer.

The watch is in wonderful condition for the age, featuring an unmarked dial in spotless condition. The watch is fitted to a later 93150 bracelet. 

*Some of the above text has been borrowed from other sources. 


- All watches have undergone a thorough inspection by our watchmaker to ensure they are functioning within the manufacturer specification, prior to being sold.

- We do prefer to not polish watches, watches can be polished on request.

- The age of the watch is determined by the date on the paperwork. If no paperwork is available, an approximate age is determined.  We do not accept any liability on the accuracy of the age of the watch we provide.

- Bracelet and/or Strap sizes may vary. A pre-owned watch may not always be supplied with a full length bracelet and/or strap depending on how it was received when purchased by us. Please check with us before purchasing .

- All prices include VAT. VAT can be deducted when exporting outside of South Africa by us.

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