Rolex, 1680, Red Submariner, Mark 5 Dial

1972 Rolex Submariner Model 1680 “Red Sub” with Mark V Dial


The Rolex Submariner is a reference among divers’ watches; it is the watch that unlocked the deep. The Submariner was the first divers’ wristwatch waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet).  In watchmaking, the Submariner set the standard for divers’ watches.

Introduced around 1967, the reference 1680 was the first Submariner model to be fitted with a date function. The model was normally cased in stainless steel. Early examples displayed a ‘meters first’ depth rating, with the ‘Submariner’ script printed in red, hence the iconic name “Red Submariner”.

This watch is fitted with a Mark 5 dial, displaying the ‘feet first’. The 6 is ‘open’, and the depth rating is very thin. All these attributes are correct for the serial number.

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Brand: Rolex
Model: Submariner
Ref. No.: 1680
Case/Bracelet Nylon Strap Shown – Also comes with Original Steel Bracelet
Condition: Good (with original box and papers)
Serial No.: 3###### (1972)