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Rolex
A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC SWEEP SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1973 REF 1680 'RED' SUBMARINER
Estimate
6,5008,500
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT
128
Rolex
A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC SWEEP SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1973 REF 1680 'RED' SUBMARINER
Estimate
6,5008,500
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC SWEEP SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1973 REF 1680 'RED' SUBMARINER
• cal. 1570 automatic movement, 26 jewels • black matte dial, luminescent triangular, dot and baton indexes, sweep center seconds, magnified date aperture, Submariner printed in red • rotating black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw-down crown, screw back • case, dial and movement signed • stainless steel Rolex Oyster flip-lock bracelet
diameter 39 mm
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Catalogue Note

This model, Ref. 1680, was launched in 1966 as the first Submariner model to feature a date aperture. Early examples from this reference feature the word 'Submariner' printed in red lettering. Ultimately, the dials were standardized so that all the printing was in white, making examples with the red printing rarer, and thus more desirable.

A similar example is illustrated in Skeet, M. & Urul, N., Vintage Rolex Sports Models, Second Edition, p. 42.

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