1974 Rolex Red Submariner 1680 MK IV - Unpolished, Serviced w. Box

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This is an incredible find and the most exciting Red Sub that we could ever offer. We could buy this 1680 from the family of the original owner, who bought it in the late 1970s in Japan. He had only worn it on rare occasions and thus it is still in untouched and unpolished original condition.
The case still has its original finish and only a few superficial signs of use. The only noticable marks are on the caseback that still bears the original green Rolex sticker. The tritium of the MK IV dial and of the original hand set has turned to a beautiful, even warm yellow.
The Red Subs are somtimes seen on 7836 bracelets and according to the previous owner this 7836 is what the watch came with. We cannot confirm this, but we do think that it's plausible.
We have now had the movement serviced but we have not had touched anything else. Thus it comes in its original box, still untouched with one year warranty.

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Submariner Date
Year / Jahr / Année:
Reference / Referenz / Référence:
Serial Number / Serienummer / Numéro de Série:
Case / Gehäuse / Boîtier (1-10):
fantastic untouched original case with only superficial signs of use, small scratches on the crisp caseback that still has the original Rolex sticker (9)
Movement / Werk / Mouvement:
very nice original Rolex 1575 chronometer rated movement with date function in very good working condition
Winding / Aufzug / Remontage:
Dial / Zifferblatt / Cadran:
beautiful original MK IV Red Sub dial with warm yellow tritium lume and perfectly matching original hand set, all with very nice patina and at some spots tarnished around the indices and on the hands (esp. above the 6h marker and on the minute hand).
Bezel / Lünette / Lunette:
very good original steel bezel with fantastic original fat font insert that has turned to an even dark grey with hardly any signs of wear
Crystal / Glas / Verre:
very good original acrylic crystal with only superficial signs of wear
Bracelet / Armband / Bracelet:
very good original 7836 folded link Oyster bracelet without flip lock clasp and diver extension, in very nice condition and a total length of ca. 20cm
Diameter / Durchmesser / Diamètre:
Serviced / Revidiert / Révisé:
movement freshly serviced by our Rolex trained watchmaker
inner and outer Seahorse box, frog foot hang tag, our invoice with 1yr warranty - no Rolex papers