Rolex Red Submariner Vintage Stainless Steel Ref. 1680 "MK IV" 1975
Reference Number: 1680
Condition: Good, wear consistent with use and age
Time Period: 1975
Retail / Compare-At Price: n/a collector’s item
Our Best Price: $35,000
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 14.4 mm
Waterproof: 600 ft. / 200 m.
Water Resistance: 20 ATM
Material Bezel: Bi-directional rotatable bezel
Glass: "Top Hat" acrylic, cyclops bubble that magnifies the date at 3 o'clock
Dial: Black "Mark IV"
Dial Numerals: No numerals, patinated luminous round, rectangular and triangular luminous indexes, minute divisions around the outer rim and printed swiss-T<25 on the bottom
BRACELET / STRAP
Bracelet color: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel folded link Oyster
Clasp: Fold-over Fliplock
Clasp material: Stainless Steel
Hours, minutes, center sweep seconds, cyclops lens date aperture at 3 o'clock, 48-hour power reserve
Silver Mercedes hour hand, spade minutes hand, stick seconds hand
Bi-directional rotatable 1-hour graduated bezel with Arabic numerals every 10 minutes
Stainless steel recessed Tripllock screw-down crown guards
Stainless steel screw down solid case back
Nice patina four-liner, Submariner first line in red letters, feet first maxi-dial
Chronometer-rated movement, certified by COSC
The Third-Generation 157X, caliber 1575 uses an overcoil balance spring, is rhodium-plated with oeil-de-perdrix embellishment. It's constructed with a shock absorber mechanism, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, and 5 positions, a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, and a hacking mechanism.
Introduced in 1969 until 1979, the reference 1680 is the first Submariner with date, updating the famous 5513 (stopped circa 1989). The reference 1680 had also the chronometer status. This model also introduced the Cyclops date magnifier to the Submariner line.
This mechanism oscillates at the frequency of 19,800 vph (2.75 Hz)
Case, dial and movement are all signed.
Incomplete (no box, papers dated 1975 and original Rolex service invoice dated 1978)