Rolex 1680 Submariner 1680 SS Circa 1978 GREAT PATINA (33280)

33280 Rolex 1680 Submariner, stainless steel on a stainless steel 93150 Oyster bracelet with 580 end links, automatic, date window with cyclops at 3 o'clock, acrylic crystal, screw-down crown, centered sweep seconds hand, COSC, original matching hands and markers have beautiful patina, water resistant to 660ft, 5.4M serial, circa 1978, diameter: 40mm, thickness: 15mm. Excellent Condition with European Watch Company pouch and 6-month warranty.

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This is a vintage c. 1978 stainless steel Rolex Submariner 1680. It has an integral 93150 stainless steel Oyster bracelet with 580 endlinks and a "Top Hat" acrylic crystal with a Cyclops bubble that magnifies the date at 3 o'clock. In overall excellent condition, the 40mm diameter solid three-body case is polished and brushed with a screw down case back and crown. It has the original graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel showing decompression times, and a crown guard protects the Triplock winding crown. It has a distinctive yellow patina on the luminous steel baton hands and dot, triangular, and baton hour index markers. There is a center sweep seconds hand, an outer track with minute/seconds divisions, and the mechanism is COSC certified (officially certified Swiss chronometer). It's water resistant to 200 meters/660 feet, and the 15mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Rolex Submariner 1680 has a mechanical automatic winding Rolex calibre 1570 movement that's rhodium-plated with oeil-de-perdrix embellishment. It's constructed with 26 jewels, a shock absorber mechanism, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, and 5 positions, a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, and a hacking device for precision time-setting. There mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 19,800 vph (2.75 Hz).

The Rolex Submariner 1680 was produced from 1965 to 1974.