Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina
Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina

Vintage Rolex Submariner 1680, c. 1975; Matte Dial w/Patina

Regular price $13,592.00 Sale price $12,500.00 Save $1,092.00
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As we here at AP Gold specialize in investable precious metals that hold and increase their value over time (primarily gold), we also offer a different kind of investable asset: vintage Rolex watches.

These types of highly sought-after timepieces are often worth MORE than their weight in gold, and have excellent investment potential; not to mention, you can actually use them!

When worn with care, investment value will NOT be lowered on vintage sports models such as this fine Rolex Submariner 1680 from 1975, making these both a great asset and a treasured heirloom.

The Submariner is arguably the most iconic watch in the world, and certainly the most recognizable sports watch.

This model is a 1680, produced from 1967 to 1980, and was owned by a single owner who purchased the watch new while in the Navy in 1976. The 1680 marks the last of the coveted "4-digit" Rolex Submariners with the sought after matte dials, which Rolex has never since brought back into production.

We acquired it in well worn condition, and had it freshened-up by a skilled vintage Rolex specialist, without changing any of the original parts that were on it.

This Submariner is authentic Rolex in every way, inside and out. It has a replacement bezel from a later 16800, and a replacement bracelet from the 1980s with the newer "flip-lock" clasp (a very common upgrade among Rolex owners from this generation.)

Hands were later service replacements, and were expertly color-matched to the natural patina of the dial. The case was also pressure tested and passed just as if it were a brand new watch!

The highlight of this Rolex is the highly sought-after matte dial with excellent patina, earned over nearly 50 years of usage. This is extremely hard to find, and generally very expensive.

This watch has a small amount of surface scratches consistent with normal use, as shown in the photos. There is a small scratch on the dial, which can only be seen under close examination an under certain types of light (left of center, from 11 to 5.)

This Rolex also comes with the original mid-1970s era box. No booklets or papers are included.

NOTE: THIS WATCH CAN BE PURCHASED WITH GOLD, OR VIA TRADE. PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH TRADE-IN OFFERS FOR ROLEX WATCHES, GOLD COINS, OR GOLD JEWELRY.