Rolex Submariner

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SKU AS02268
SKU AS02268

Why We Love it

The Rolex Submariner is the go-to watch for all sorts of people. Divers, both professional and military; international men of mystery; and those who just want a rugged watch they can strap on and not worry about beating up or getting wet. The Submariner—a bulletproof tool watch meant to be worn, and worn hard—is all that and more. 

There’s an undeniable desirability around early Submariners that lend them very well to today’s collectors. Particularly, no-date models produced during the 1950s and 1960s hold a lot of appeal and often carry hefty price tags. 

However, for many of us there exists a need for a different kind of vintage Sub. One that can be worn every day. One that, though it sacrifices nothing in terms of lineage or utility, is versatile enough to be worn anywhere, and in any environment.

For those collectors, there’s the Submariner Reference 1680.

The 1680, released in the late 1960s, was the first Submariner to bear a date window. This, despite being viewed as questionable addition by militant no frilles Submariner-lovers, made wearing a tool watch with a suit no longer a faux pas. 

This particular 1680 combines a matte dial with the added benefit of gorgeous, puffy intact lume. With a strong case, thick lugs, and crisp bevels it’s not hard to imagine the watch doing what it was intended to do when it was first bought -- and surviving. In fact, if the papers accompanying it are any indication, then this watch—purchased for Messes Underwater Construction in Cape Town, South Africa—was worn by a man who plied his trade underwater.

Just how a Submariner was meant to be.

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

Rolex Submariner

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Rolex Submariner

Why We Love it

The Rolex Submariner is the go-to watch for all sorts of people. Divers, both professional and military; international men of mystery; and those who just want a rugged watch they can strap on and not worry about beating up or getting wet. The Submariner—a bulletproof tool watch meant to be worn, and worn hard—is all that and more. 

There’s an undeniable desirability around early Submariners that lend them very well to today’s collectors. Particularly, no-date models produced during the 1950s and 1960s hold a lot of appeal and often carry hefty price tags. 

However, for many of us there exists a need for a different kind of vintage Sub. One that can be worn every day. One that, though it sacrifices nothing in terms of lineage or utility, is versatile enough to be worn anywhere, and in any environment.

For those collectors, there’s the Submariner Reference 1680.

The 1680, released in the late 1960s, was the first Submariner to bear a date window. This, despite being viewed as questionable addition by militant no frilles Submariner-lovers, made wearing a tool watch with a suit no longer a faux pas. 

This particular 1680 combines a matte dial with the added benefit of gorgeous, puffy intact lume. With a strong case, thick lugs, and crisp bevels it’s not hard to imagine the watch doing what it was intended to do when it was first bought -- and surviving. In fact, if the papers accompanying it are any indication, then this watch—purchased for Messes Underwater Construction in Cape Town, South Africa—was worn by a man who plied his trade underwater.

Just how a Submariner was meant to be.

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

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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.

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