Rolex RED Submariner MK6
This Rolex Submariner, reference 1680 with it’s vivid yellow patina and red Submariner wording is truly a stunning example of a vintage Rolex. The combination of the colours on the dial will make you smile from ear to ear every time you Look down at your watch. This beauty is worn on a very well conditioned, 9315 Oyster bracelet with 280 end-links – a rarely seen bracelet nowadays as most of these were replaced during service, by the younger 93150 Oyster bracelet.
As with most vintage watches the dial is one of the most important features and will make you fall in love or just keep walking.. and it’s really hard to keep walking when you’re confronted with this beauty. The bright, custard coloured Tritium is super attractive and in great overall condition – no missing or broken lume anywhere. The custard style patina is nice and even all-over, and also sets off nicely against those slightly darker patinated hands. This Red Sub with it’s 3.7 serial is a so-called MKVI dial recognized by, among other things, the closed sixes in the 660ft depth rating on the dial. The watch-case is nice and thick and features strong lugs with still the original chamfers clearly visible. The stainless steel bezel has been polished in the past but nothing too shocking. The original black insert still has the tritium pearl fitted which matches the colour of the indices. The 9315 folded Oyster bracelet with it’s 280 end-links is in wonderful condition with very little stretch – This Oyster bracelet consists of eleven folded links, including the dive extension and the flip lock clasp. She will fit a wrist with a circumference up to ca. 20cm.
We left the case and bracelet the way we found them, this means we only ultrasonicly cleaned the watch-case and bracelet, but did not polish any part of the watch, just to keep as much of the watch it’s authenticity intact. The South American handwritten warranty has been authenticated by us, and by two other vintage Rolex experts. The entire 1570 movement has been serviced and the watch will be sold with a 24 month warranty.
case number: 376XXXX
year of production: 1974
case diameter: 40mm
movement: automatic, Rolex caliber 1570
box and papers: yes, Rolex folder containing warranty and service booklet