Rolex Submariner 1680

Rolex Submariner 1680



Rolex Submariner
Reference Number
Case Size
40 mm
Case Material
Stainless Steel
Mechanical (Automatic)

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Rolex Submariner 1680

The Rolex Submariner watch marks the early beginnings of the Swiss watchmaker's foray into the world of luxury. The timepiece is a steel dive watch and part of the Submariner line. Decades before its release, Rolex made several innovations in water-resistant watch construction. The Ref 1680 watch continues that legacy, offering a stronger build to accommodate the needs of divers while being the first with many now-standard aesthetic details.

A Brief History of the Ref 1680 Rolex Submariner Watch

The exact year that Rolex began producing this dive watch is hazy. However, the brand likely launched the first Ref 1680 around 1967. Rolex released several iterations, but the standard model sports a stainless-steel case and bracelet.

Brief History of the Ref 1680 Rolex Submariner Watch

What's notable about this model is that it's the first to feature a date window. The complication sits in the 3 o'clock position with a Cyclops magnifying lens. The date complication is a simple addition but remains a staple for Rolex.

Production for this Rolex steel dive watch ceased around 1979.

Key Features and Design

The Ref 1680 watch has a 40-millimeter case with acrylic crystal. This model offers improvements in water resistance over its predecessors. It remains resistant to water damage to depths of 200 meters.

The dial is dark black and features simple indexes. In some versions of the Ref 1680, the indexes are luminous for extra visibility when diving. Like other Rolex Submariner models, this one has the signature Mercedes-style hour hand.

The 1680 is known for its use of tritium, which provides unique glow-in-the-dark lighting. Under cool light, the tritium in the dial shows an off-white color. However, it turns brighter once hit by warm sunlight.

Surrounding the dial is a bidirectional bezel. It has a black aluminum insert and shows a 60-minute timing scale. The Rolex Submariner watch has a traditional stainless-steel three-link bracelet. Inside the steel dive watch is the Rolex Caliber 1575 movement. The movement has a cam and jewel system to power the date window, a 48-hour power reserve, and a free-sprung balance for precise timing adjustments.

Key Features and Design 1680

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  • de bsim4719August 03, 2021

    Rolex Submariner - Best 40 mm watch

    This is a timeless classic, wears so well on the wrist and is still very stylish for being over 30 years old. Wish I had bought it earlier!

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  • de alfynewyorkMay 28, 2020


    I like the Gold part

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