Rolex Submariner Date

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SKU AS03114
SKU AS03114

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

The Rolex Submariner is perhaps the most essential watch in a vintage watch enthusiast's collection.

While non-date models such as the 5513 hog most of the attention, we find added convenience from a date function, and are enthusiastic about the value proposition early Reference 1680 'Date Subs' represent. This particular example not only brings that into stark relief, but offers a tremendous amount of character to boot!

First things first, let's address the patina. The untouched handset has developed a rich, dark patina - something many would change out, but we chose to leave it as found - after all, they help tell its story! Just as satisfying are the beautifully yellowed luminescent indices against the flawless black matte dial - just lovely. 

Worthy of further note is the fact that the date wheel is not white. It's silver. The earliest 1680s had silver date wheels, and while those serviced by Rolex were replaced with a white date wheel, this one retains its correct part. To know that the watch is untouched is reassuring for those concerned with originality.

Fitted with a domed, non-magnified acrylic crystal, MK III bezel insert, color-matched genuine pip, and a solid link 78360 Oyster bracelet with Flip-Lock clasp, this is an excellent example for the Sub enthusiast who wants to wear and enjoy their iconic sports diver - not just leave it in a display case gathering dust!

The Story

The Reference 1680, released in 1966, deviated from previous iterations of the Submariner--such as the beloved ref. 5513--by including a date function. This change was remarkably divisive because, according the diehards, if you need to know the date while on a dive, you're kind of screwed.

Despite the divided opinions on the added functionality, it ticks all the boxes for a tool watch. A sturdy stainless steel case? Check. Robust movement that is dust-proof, shock-proof, and waterproof? Check, check, and check.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Rolex Submariner Date

Rolex Submariner Date

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Rolex Submariner Date

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

The Rolex Submariner is perhaps the most essential watch in a vintage watch enthusiast's collection.

While non-date models such as the 5513 hog most of the attention, we find added convenience from a date function, and are enthusiastic about the value proposition early Reference 1680 'Date Subs' represent. This particular example not only brings that into stark relief, but offers a tremendous amount of character to boot!

First things first, let's address the patina. The untouched handset has developed a rich, dark patina - something many would change out, but we chose to leave it as found - after all, they help tell its story! Just as satisfying are the beautifully yellowed luminescent indices against the flawless black matte dial - just lovely. 

Worthy of further note is the fact that the date wheel is not white. It's silver. The earliest 1680s had silver date wheels, and while those serviced by Rolex were replaced with a white date wheel, this one retains its correct part. To know that the watch is untouched is reassuring for those concerned with originality.

Fitted with a domed, non-magnified acrylic crystal, MK III bezel insert, color-matched genuine pip, and a solid link 78360 Oyster bracelet with Flip-Lock clasp, this is an excellent example for the Sub enthusiast who wants to wear and enjoy their iconic sports diver - not just leave it in a display case gathering dust!

The Story

The Reference 1680, released in 1966, deviated from previous iterations of the Submariner--such as the beloved ref. 5513--by including a date function. This change was remarkably divisive because, according the diehards, if you need to know the date while on a dive, you're kind of screwed.

Despite the divided opinions on the added functionality, it ticks all the boxes for a tool watch. A sturdy stainless steel case? Check. Robust movement that is dust-proof, shock-proof, and waterproof? Check, check, and check.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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