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CIRCA: 1978
CASE MATERIAL: Steel
CASE DIAMETER: 40mm
BRACELET MATERIAL: Steel
BRACELET SIZE: 6 Inches / 152.4 mm
DIAL: Black
MOVEMENT: Automatic
FUNCTIONS: Date
CALIBER: 1570
BOX: No
PAPERS: Yes
ACCESSORIES: Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped 78, A Tiffany & Co. letter for replacement value, dated March 14, 1984, and confirming this watch was purchased at Tiffany & Co. on December 9, 1978

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The present Submariner reference 1680 is noteworthy due to its retailers' signature and very good overall condition with crisp milling on the back and sharp outlines. Adorned with the prestigious retailer's name of Tiffany & Co. on the dial, it is a clean and well-preserved specimen of a late 1970s Rolex Submariner. Further accompanied by its Tiffany & Co. papers, this is a rare opportunity for discerning collectors.

Rolex's first Submariner with date, the reference 1680 was introduced in 1968 with much success. Collectors will make a distinction between a reference 1680 with red writing on the dial and a reference 1680 with all-white writing, such as the present watch.

Rolex changed to the all-white print dial in 1976/77, marking the end of red writing on the Submariner. The present dial feature a closed six on the depth rating and a perfectly centered "L" in the name ROLEX in respect to the base of the crown symbol.

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