Rolex Submariner 1680 - 1977
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
If you're reading this, you already know. The Rolex Submariner is arguably the most recognized timepiece in the world, and quite possibly the most significant diver's watch ever produced. It goes without saying that any timepiece in production for 60 years has something seriously good going for it.
But in our opinion, not all Submariners are created equal. Those produced from the mid-80s onwards featured a glossy black dial with hour markers surrounded in white gold, giving the original diver's tool watch a significantly "blingier" appearance. Prior to this change (which occurred circa 1984), all Submariner dials were matte black in coloring, and featured painted markers without the surrounds. As these age, they patinate brilliantly, making the matte dial Subs much more desirable to collectors and enthusiasts.
While no-date Submariners (such as reference 5512 and 5513) often hog the spotlight for being the "go to" vintage Submariner, there is something to be said for a watch with a date function - particularly if you intend to wear it daily. What we've got here is a superb example of an infinitely wearable vintage Submariner, combining the tremendous appearance of the early matte dials with the added functionality of a date display. Dating from 1977, this Submariner reference 1680 is in superb original condition, and comes complete with its Oyster Bracelet, original box, and hang tag. All in all, a LOT of iconic vintage diver for thousands less than the price of a new one.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
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.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
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.
Rolex Submariner 1680 - 1977