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Rolex Submariner Ref 1680 "Single Red" Men's Vintage Watch



A rare and stunning example of the highly collectable Rolex Submariner reference 1680, also known as the "Single Red". Beautifully aged original dial, period correct bezel and ref. 9315 Oyster "Flushfit" bracelet, not to mention Rolex box, han...
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A rare and stunning example of the highly collectable Rolex Submariner reference 1680, also known as the "Single Red". Beautifully aged original dial, period correct bezel and ref. 9315 Oyster "Flushfit" bracelet, not to mention Rolex box, hang tags and Rolex service papers.

This particular Rolex Submariner reference 1680 "Single Red" features the Mark IV dial, notable for showing the feet first (rather than meters) and “open” 6s with the horizontal lines of the letters "ft" not being aligned. The lume is a gorgeous and even cream colour and perfectly matches the lume of the hands which are also in mint condition. The dial does have a very fine hairline crack from the 32-minute point heading towards the centre but its very hard to see. Drop us a message and we can send you a close up video of the area. 

Powered by the Rolex calibre 1575 automatic movement, which is currently keeping excellent time having previously benefited from a full Rolex service, this sub as reliable as it is beautiful - a true grail watch!

Sold to us by a friend and avid Rolex collector, we're confident this watch not only represents an excellent addition to any serious Rolex collection but also an excellent investment opportunity. In fact, before even going online we're already talking with some of our investor clients about adding it to their portfolios. Don't hang around on this one - it won't be here for long!!


We know buying a watch that is decades old can be daunting. That's why in addition to servicing all our watches and offering a 14 day return policy, we also offer a 1 year warranty.

So in the unlikely event your watch misbehaves, just send it back to us and we'll repair and return it to you free of charge.

You can find more details about our Triple Guarantee here.




Case Size (excluding crown):40mm


Movement Calibre:1575


Dial Condition:Original
Movement Condition:Automatic


Once payment has been received your watch will be shipped within a couple of days. Order before 3pm for UK deliveries or 11am for international deliveries and we'll endeavour to ship your watch the same day. Your watch will be carefully packaged and shipped fully insured with leading global courier companies.

Delivery Times:

  • Delivery within the UK is Free.
  • Delivery within Europe is £30 for watches valued under £10,000. For watches in excess of £10,000 please contact customer service to request a tailored quotation.
  • Delivery for the Rest of the World (excluding the countries listed below) is £50 for watches valued under £10,000. Unfortunately we do not ship watches in excess of £10,000 outside of Europe.

Why Buy From Us?

We know buying a vintage watch can be daunting. From the fear of buying a fake, franken or stolen watch to one that is either overpriced or mechanically unreliable; buying a vintage watch is not easy!

But when you buy from us it's like buying from a friend. We offer friendly & transparent advice and never pressure sell. Not only that but every watch is:

  • Serviced & Authenticated

  • Comes with 1 year Warranty

  • 14 Day Return Period

  • Shipped Same Day*

Very good experience with Time Rediscovered. Excellent service and very quick. Nick answered my questions promptly and swapped a strap for me for no extra charge. The watch is in excellent condition. Very happy to recommend Time Rediscovered.

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