ROLEX SUBMARINER DATE 'SINGLE RED' MKIV

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ROLEX SUBMARINER DATE 'SINGLE RED' MKIV

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    Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

    35/37 Ludgate Hill
    London EC4M 7JN
    United Kingdom

    +442072481321

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THE ESSENTIALS

MAKE: ROLEX
MODEL: 1680
YEAR: 1971
BOX/PAPERS: NO
/NO
CASE DIAMETER: 40mm
CASE MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
BRACELET MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
MOVEMENT: AUTOMATIC

The 1680 has become synonymous with collectors worldwide, it was the first Submariner to have a date function and the first Rolex to border the realms of being a tool watch and a status symbol.

The reference has gained a massive following over the years, this is due to the sheer variations within the model, from dial to bezels, the model can have you studying to the nth degree.

The watch we have is the highly sought-after ‘Single Red’ variant of the 1680 range. This piece has the correct Mk4 feet first open 6’s dial and correct hands, the hands have been relumed at some point based on the luminosity. The silver date wheel is original and displays the correct bold font with open 6 and 9's The bezel insert is super ghosted mk3 which you can agree looks excellent against the heavily creamed lume plots. The original 9315 / 280 bracelet has survived intact, the clasp was changed at a service in 1988 as it displays the code M4.

The case has been polished at some point in its life, it has the usual wear marks of use and the lugs remain relatively thick with no spring bar poke. The watch is running at +2 secs per day with an amplitude of 275. 

This is a handsome watch with superb patina and overall character, this would be a great addition to anyone with a love for these 4 digit delights. 

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