A Vintage Rolex’Red Submariner’ Online Replica Watch With An Actual History Of Military Service

Pre-owned Rolex exchange site Bob’s Watches receives numerous Rolex watches, many of which include powerful stories. In this series, owner of Bob’s Watches Paul Altieri will share real stories about real Rolex vintage datejust replica watches and discuss what creates both the watches and their own histories so unique and appealing.

As Rolex’s most popular lineup of watches, the Rolex Submariner gets a fair amount of focus — both from modern enthusiasts and classic collectors alike. Despite having a design that has remained mostly unchanged since its first introduction in 1954, Rolex vintage oyster perpetual replica watch ‘s Submariner watches — notably well-preserved classic references — frequently receive the maximum attention (and brings in the highest costs ) in the auction.

Not all Rolex Submariner references are considered equal, and it’s the subtle differences between them that ultimately accounts for tens of thousands of dollars at auction. Collectors generally seek out references which were possibly the first (or last) to include a specific characteristic, or references that have some small variation which will help set them apart and makes them exceptional. If the watch satisfies both of these requirements, like the reference Rolex 1680″Red Submariner,” then it’s almost certainly going to be a target for collectors.

In the heart of the benchmark 1680 Rolex Submariner vintage forum fake  beats Rolex’s 26-jewel caliber 1575 movement. The reference 1680’s 40mm stainless steel case offers users 200 meters of water resistance, which is more than adequate for the vast majority of real-world applications. Some early examples of this 1680 Rolex Red Submariner feature a motion that’s stamped as a caliber 1570 on the lower bridge; however, the motion itself is actually a caliber 1575 because it has the inclusion of a date complication.

For some, the Rolex Red Submariner signifies the entry point into serious Rolex vintage chronograph clone watches collecting. A small batch of the very earliest mention 1680 watches featured the Submariner name printed in red ink on the dial, instead of the white ink which may be found on all subsequent versions.

As a result of their limited production numbers, Rolex Red Submariners are considered very rare, and generally sell for more than their equivalents with white text. Additionally, their rarity has only increased over time, as it turned out to be a standard practice for Rolex vintage chronograph replica  to replace damaged Red Submariner dials with white-text, service dials when sequences were sent in for servicing.

Back in 1969, a young U.S. Marine purchased a brand-new Rolex Red Submariner 1680 mention from a licensed dealer in San Francisco, California. That Marine wore his Rolex Submariner during the whole time he was stationed in the Philippines during the Vietnam War, and it functioned alongside him, until his retirement in 1984.

After retiring from the military, the Marine continued to use his Rolex Red Submariner because his primary timekeeping device. For several decades thereafter, he used this exact same Red Submariner onto an assortment of sailing and diving trips, and despite its age and consistent use, the watch itself stayed in remarkably good condition and kept the huge majority of its original parts.

Past the unexpectedly well-aged, and well-preserved dial and bezel fit, the case and lugs are nice and thick, with zero signs of over-polishing. The knurling on the crown and advantage of the bezel is still very sharp, also it fits with the sharp but unpolished lines of this case.

Due to the demanding life that many classic Rolex Submariners have lived, the huge majority are not any longer in collector-worthy condition. Although their robust design and precision build quality allow them to keep their performance over the years, many have lost some of the original parts throughout the decades.

The narrative of this Rolex Red Submariner’s military support perfectly illustrates why a number of these watches nevertheless stay in all-original state now. Additionally, the story highlights Rolex’s history as a manufacturer of precision tool-watches, instead of luxury goods, providing additional historic context to this particular watch and its planned usage.

The reference 1680 Rolex Red Submariner is one of the most desirable classic Rolex Submariner references for collectors to possess, and the extraordinarily well-documented history of this particular mention 1680’s military support has helped make it an entirely distinctive addition to any serious Rolex collection.

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“No more than eight thousand.” That is the response I get when I ask a potential classic Rolex vintage submariner fake watches buyer exactly what their budget is. Always Eight. Five is not enough to work with, and ten — well that is just so… ten.

I’ve helped so a lot of my coworkers and coworkers buy watches which are inside the 8,000 range that I thought I would share a few of my recommendations with you.

Obviously, you’re not even making a mistake if you buy that new Panerai Luminor you’ve had your eye on, but it is a mistake if you purchase one and then wish you’d been turned on to the unmistakable cool of a classic Rolex vintage daytona replica watches earlier. Take it from a guy with a roll of lessons he bought at the airport on a layover.

Here are five classic Rolex references under $8,000, and I think they are the best buys in the marketplace.

ROLEX Explorer I Reference 1016
The Explorer, initially introduced in 1953, is as classic a Rolex  vintage yupoo replica watch as is still being made. The 1016 has been in production for more than 25 years, which means that lots of great examples continue to be in circulation. Its design DNA still lives on in the latest iteration, published a couple of years back. It’s understated, laid back, and also unlike a brand new Submariner, it’s not a clear choice, which I constantly find a bonus. Add a nylon NATO strap set of the steel bracelet to your finishing touch.

2. ROLEX Datejust Reference 1601 at 18K Gold

I’m surely no great oracle of fashion (a simple google search will make that clear) but vintage gold watches are exempt from the criticism of sporting something”cheesy.” Something about the golden mix 30 decades ago was more a subdued flashy color compared to the glowing luster of fresh 18k watches. With the purchase price of gold where it’s, you’ve got two investments in one. Girls have taken to wearing the gold Datejust in the last couple of years, but it’s still very much a man’s watch.

3. ROLEX Submariner Reference 5513

The 5513 is another reference that was made for for many years, and together with the introduction of the brand new model Submariners this season , this no-date dive watch has just gotten one revision old, which makes it that much more distinguishable in the all-too-standard issue modern day Sub. Shop around and find one with obsolete luminous markers to really stick out from the audience.


One of the more undervalued watches in the classic Rolex vintage gmt pepsi clone game family is the GMT Master. It has not followed the same arc in value growth like others from the lineup, however, a recent overhaul of the GMT Master II five years ago increases this watch’s profile. If you’re in the market for an Explorer II ref. 1655 and find the cost too steep, the two watches discuss the same movement, effectively creating a GMT an orange-hand Explorer II using a rotating 24-hour bezel.


Collectors love the cream-dial version of the view, that was white when initially sold at the mid’80s but turned to a gorgeous custard color thanks to some chemical reaction in the paint mix. These watches are from the price range ($13,000 to $15,000), but its less famous black-dial version still sells at a really affordable price. It is not without its distinguishing details, either; certain dials possess”crazed” or cracked to resemble a spider net because of a faulty finish on the dial (16550 just was not their reference) and more frequently the radiant hour markers also have faded to lotion.