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Rolex. A stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date and bracelet
Rolex. A stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date and bracelet

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 660FT=200M, REF. 1680, CIRCA 1969

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Rolex. A stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date and bracelet
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 660ft=200m, Ref. 1680, circa 1969
With nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, the black dial with luminous triangular, dot and baton indexes, luminous Mercedes-style hands, sweep center seconds, Submariner in red, magnified date aperture, the tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back and screw down crown, together with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and clasp, case, dial and movement signed
39 mm. diam.

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Production of this model, reference 1680, was launched in 1966 and was the first Submariner model to include a date function on the dial. The word 'Submariner' was printed in red for only the first few years of production.

Similar examples of this model are illustrated in The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling & Jeffery P. Hess, p. 263; and in Vintage Rolex Sports Models by Martin Skeet & Nick Urul, p. 42.

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