Oyster Perpetual Date, 'Submariner', Ref. 1680, Circa 1972
nickel lever movement, 26 jewels, monometallic compensation balance, adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, hack feature, black matte dial, luminescent triangular, dot and baton indexes, magnified aperture for date, rotating black bezel calibrated for 60 units, tonneau water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw-down crown, case, dial and movement signed, with stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and flip-lock clasp.
This model, Ref. 1680, was launched in 1966 as the first Submariner model to feature a date aperture.
A similar example is illustrated in Skeet & Urul, Vintage Rolex Sports Models, 2nd Edition, Models, p. 42.
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