This Rolex is in good condition complete with box, manuals, guarantee, service guarantee dated 4th february 2018, card holder & swing tags. Our Xupes reference is W5406 should you need to quote this. The Rolex 1680 is the last in its class of what we might class as really old vintage Submariners. They stopped making reference 1680s in 1978 to make way for the sapphire crystal faced 16800.
The 1680 is the final Submariner to contain a 1575 - a very similar movement to the previous 1570 however this new Submariner contained a date function. The dial therefore was the first with a date window, and acrylic crystal the first with a magnified Cyclops.
The 1680 was introduced in 1969 (or thereabouts, dates cant be 100% verified) and followed on from the incredibly popular 5513. It was produced for nearly ten years with at least seven dial variations, including different writing and typography, order of depth ratings and colours of writing. This example of a Single Red or Red Submariner would date to before 1973 when the red writing was no longer used. This specific serial number of 3058 dates to the cusp of 1970 and 1971. Generally this is an early 1680 with an excellent red writing dial.The condition of the dial is excellent. The case has been well preserved and there is visible but gentle polishing of the clasp. Probably the most attractive feature of this piece is the bezel, which has a ghost patina as the colour has lightened ever so slightly. The numerals in the bezel insert have aged to a creamy gold colour. The watch comes with the original trip lock crown on a Rolex oyster bracelet reference 9315 with 282 end links. Jacob Tomkins is founder and publisher of Twelve: Watch Buyers Journal. He is dedicated to horological content and collectors knowledge with a particular interest in rare and unusual timepieces. He has gathered valuable and substantial collecting knowledge over a career-long passion and fascination with the mechanics and variations in watchmaking. We cannot and will not declare items below the sale value. This second hand Rolex watch has been fully inspected in house. All previously used watches are checked by our master watchmakers, this ensures they are serviced and polished when necessary with the utmost care and attention to detail. We also run a strict history and authenticity check of every watch as part of our Xupes Promise. Hidden in amongst the beautiful countryside of Hertfordshire, in a large 17th-Century converted barn, is one of the UKs best kept secrets Xupes. We are the home of pre-owned luxury. We pride ourselves on our excellent service and our vast curation of watches, jewellery, handbags, design & art. We're a family run business with a young creative team, striving to redefine the stereotype of second hand, breathing new life into every item we sell. From the initial stages of authentication, right through to refurbishment and quality control, each item is rigorously tested and only the very best make it into our collection. Our entire team is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of quality and care, hoping to exceed your expectations in every way. In addition to our fantastic online shopping experience, we welcome visitors to our renowned show space The Wonder Room. Located at our period headquarters, The Wonder Room is an exclusive space where you can view our range of luxury pre-owned products in person and receive expert advice from a member of our team. We look forward to welcoming you to Xupes in the near future for a glass of Champagne or a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Watches At Xupes we know that purchasing a pre-owned luxury watch online can be daunting. We ensure that every pre-owned watch that comes to us is transformed back to its best possible appearance and performance before being added to our collection. All of our watches are fully inspected by our highly skilled and dedicated watchmakers in our accredited service centre which is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and machinery. Our commitment to excellent customer service and our in-house expertise ensure you an unforgettable experience when shopping with us. Jewellery When purchasing jewellery from us here at Xupes, you can be assured that every piece is hand-curated for our collection and is checked by our in-house specialists to ensure authenticity.
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We ensure that every piece of jewellery that comes to us is transformed back to its best possible appearance before being added to our collection. Handbags We understand that purchasing a pre-owned handbag online can be daunting. You can be assured that every item is carefully selected for our collection and is checked by our experienced in-house specialists to ensure authenticity. All of our items are precisely described and complete with studio images, meaning you can shop with complete confidence. Art and Design At Xupes we handpick our items from all over the world using our expert knowledge.
As a team we study the markets to make sure we provide the most interesting and sought-after items at competitive prices. Here at Xupes, you can be assured when purchasing from us that every piece is carefully selected for our collection and is checked by our in-house specialists to ensure authenticity. We are also proud members of The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA). If your order is placed after 3pm we will dispatch your item(s) to you the following day. If your order is placed before 12pm (GMT) your item(s) will be dispatched on the same day.We aim to get your item(s) to you as quickly as possible. You must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the Goods. Collect in Store Our convenient and complimentary Collect in Store service is available at our Hertfordshire showroom. You can collect your items at a time that suits you. Goods may be collected by appointment only from our offices for security reasons.
Xupes is committed to the quality of our items and the satisfaction of our customers. We are not liable for the cost of such methods. We cannot accept the return of items that have been engraved, altered or personalised. The item "ROLEX SUBMARINER DATE SINGLE RED STAINLESS STEEL WATCH 1680 40MM W5406" is in sale since Tuesday, October 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches".
The seller is "xupesboutique" and is located in Hertfordshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.