Important Collector's Wristwatches, P...

New York, Sep 24, 2003

LOT 84

Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, "Submariner", 200 m. / 660 ft, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Ref. 1680. Produced in the late 1960's.Fine and rare, center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch, Submariner logo in red with a stainless steel Rolex "Fliplock" Oyster bracelet.

USD 3,500 - 4,000

EUR 3,200 - 3,600

Sold: USD 4,025

C. three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated revolving black bezel for the decompression times, "Triplock" winding-crown protected by the "Crown Guard", crystal with "Cyclops" lens.D. black with tritium-coated round, triangular and bâton steel indexes, aperture for the date, the word "Submariner" in red writing. "Skeleton" tritium-coated steel hands. M. Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, "oeil-de-perdrix" decoration, 26 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance-spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 40 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3-6*


Slightly oxidized

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original