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Rolex 1680 red submariner mk1 meters first from 1968



Rolex submariner 1680 red mk1 in perfect condition

Meters First submariner 1680. The rolex submariner is one of the most famous Rolex Sports watches. When rolex developed the submariner it was made as a tool watch with a robus waterproof case and rotating bezel.


in the 1960’s Rolex developed a submariner with date cyclops. The reference 1680 was born. The first Rolex watches with a date featured the letters submariner in red on the dial. The example we offer for sale is the so called Mk1 submariner date with a red submariner writing and Meters First depth indication.

the watch condition is extremely well preserved, this is how we like our watches at vintage times. It has an unpolished raw case with the beautiful faceted bevel edges intact and no major dents. Then the watch dial and hands, the dial condition is mint and all tritium is intact, it turned into a beautiful yellowish color as well as the tritium hands. The watch still has the original fat font insert which turned into a grey blue color.


this Rolex Submariner red Mk1 with meters first dial could be considered as a barn find. Although it has not got the original paperwork the condition speaks for itself.

The movement has been totally revised by our restoration specialist without changing any parts on the original movement, it even has the original twin lock crown


Rolex submariner red mk1 ‘meters first’ 1968

  • Rolex 1680 red submariner
  • mk1 meters first dial
  • unpolished case
  • Year  1968
  • Rivited bracelet


this Rolex submariner 1680 has been sold. Have a look at our watch collection or contact our specialist when your looking for a particular vintage watch.

when you have a similar rolex submariner for sale don’t hesitate to contact us. We buy, sell and trade all vintage rolex watches depending on condition and rarity.

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