Pre Owned Rolex Submariner &
Pre Owned Rolex Submariner &
Pre Owned Rolex Submariner &
Pre Owned Rolex Submariner &
Pre Owned Rolex Submariner &
Pre Owned Rolex Submariner &
Pre Owned Rolex Submariner &
Pre Owned Rolex Submariner &

Pre Owned Rolex Submariner 'Red Writing' Vintage 1680 Boxed Original Papers 1972 Gents Watch

XIC536 / D JNR

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Model:                 1680 Year:                                  1972
Stock Code:    XIC536 / D JNR Watch Markers:               Tritium marks
Brand:               Rolex Strap Material:                Stainless Steel 
Recipient:           For Him  Movement:                      Automatic
Dial Colour:       Black Matte                               MK 3 dial  Case Material:                  Stainless Steel 
Diameter:           40mm  Store Location:                Brighton Lanes

The Rolex Submariner 1680, a horological treasure that transcends time. Crafted in the horological heyday of 1972, this gents watch is not just a timepiece; it's a relic, a testament to an era of craftsmanship that has become legendary.

The stainless steel case, weathered by the passage of time, tells a story of adventures untold. The iconic red writing on the dial, a hallmark of the 1680 series, adds a splash of character, hinting at the era's bold design choices. The patina on the luminous hour markers and hands whispers of countless dives into the azure depths, a silent witness to the watch's aquatic heritage.

Open the box, and you unveil not just a watch but a piece of history. Nestled within is the original paperwork, a passport to the past. The meticulously preserved documentation not only authenticates the watch but also offers a glimpse into its journey, from the hands of the original owner to the present day.

The bracelet, though gently worn, still exudes the robust elegance for which Rolex is renowned. The oyster links tell tales of wrists adorned with a symbol of status and precision. The aged bezel, marked by the passage of countless rotations, adds character, a reminder that this watch has been a companion through the ebb and flow of time.

Turn the watch over, and the case back reveals the beating heart of this vintage masterpiece. The caliber 1575 movement, a mechanical marvel of its time, has faithfully kept time for over four decades. The reassuring sound of the automatic winding mechanism echoes the resilience of a bygone era.

Owning this Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 is not just acquiring a watch; it's embracing a legacy. It's a bridge between the past and the present, a tangible connection to an era when watches were more than accessories—they were instruments of exploration and style. This pre-owned gem is a celebration of enduring craftsmanship and a nod to the timeless allure of the Rolex Submariner.

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