Rolex Submariner Date

Rolex Submariner Date

Why We Love It

There is no question that the Rolex Submariner is one of the most recognized and adored wristwatches of all time.  And for good reason; Hans Wilsdorf’s Oyster case design was never more imperative than through its application in the purpose-built diver. 

But the Submariner’s ubiquity has turned up the noses of many a collector who eschew commonness, showing interest instead in the oldest and rarest executions of the model, or those that boast the most impressive condition or unique states of aging and patina.  Superb examples of rare Submariners can fetch big dollars.  A Ref. 6538 Submariner recently sold at Christie’s for over $1,000,000. 

That’s why we love this 1680 so much.  It offers the a very intriguing entry point to the coolness of a Submariner, while also getting something that’s a little different, and in many ways - more useful in the modern day!

It’s a beautiful, useful Rolex Submariner that you can enjoy every day, just as Wilsdorf intended.  It's certainly got us thinking...

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.


SKU: AS02784

Stainless Steel Oyster Case is approximately 39mm (excluding crown). Rolex Reference 1680 Circa 1977.

Overall Condition: The case is in excellent condition over all with no major blemishes or signs of over-polishing. Original matte dial shows light even patination, and is devoid of any glaring marks. Luminescent hour markers have aged evenly to a beautiful cream color. Matching tritium hands. Rolex Trip-Lock crown. Black aluminum bezel insert with replacement luminous pip.

Includes Rolex HD Oyster Bracelet 93150/580 with Fliplock Clasp.

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