Rolex Red Submariner Date 1680 Mk4 Dial Fat Font Faded Bezel

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The Red Sub is an important piece for vintage Rolex fans, seen as a key piece in a serious collection.

However important these watches are deemed, we simply love them for that red line and cool-tool vibe that they exude!
This example has a Mk4 dial, with crisp red-over-white text and a nice yellow tone on the hour plots. The hands are a shade lighter.

The fat font bezel insert has faded to a wonderful dark matte grey – this is a lovely watch!

The case is strong with even lugs and the bezel insert has faded to a deep blue hue. The folded link Oyster bracelet, ref 9315, is in excellent condition and has reference 280 endlinks. The clasp is a rare and desirable error printed “PATETED”, where patented has been mis-spelt. The watch has been fully serviced by our watchmaker.

This month we have some incredible vintage Submariners here at Bulang and Sons so please get in touch to arrange a visit or for a call. We’re here to guide all you watch lovers!


- Reference 1680
- 40mm steel case
- Serial 26xxxxx dating to 1971
- Mk4 matte Red Submariner dial
- Faded to dark grey fat font bezel insert
- Oyster bracelet 9315 with 380 endlinks
- “PATETED” error-print clasp
- Fully serviced by our watchmaker
- One-year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping

This watch has been certified at Certifiwatch under registration number CF-0104046

Our Service

Each vintage timepiece is individually selected and carefully inspected by our team of experts. After we buy a watch it is mechanically inspected and fully checked by our watchmaker. If necessary, the movement will be fully serviced and tested to ensure it is running to our exacting standards.

We will always describe the watch as fully as we can in our sales texts. Our zoomable images are of the highest possible quality and form an important part of each watch’s description. We will never hide or cover up any element of any watch we sell.

Key to our unparalleled service is Fedex Priority shipping, fully insured. Once you have received your watch, we encourage you to inspect it thoroughly. If you are not 100% satisfied, please let us know. We offer a 14 days return policy. Simply return the watch to get a full refund of the original purchase price.

Our Warranty

We offer a one-year warranty on the mechanical function of the watch, starting from the day of purchase. We do not guarantee the waterproof nature of any (vintage) watch, unless expressly made in writing. Therefore, our warranty will not cover any damage done to the case and/or movement by water or moisture entering the watch. Our warranty does not apply to accidental damage or mishandling of your watch and does not extend to the bracelet, case parts (including pushers, winding stem, crown and bezel), watch glass, dial and hands.

We Love Watches

We are passionate about vintage watches and we love talking about them! That is why we don't sell our watches with a simple "Add to cart" button, but instead try to emulate a truly boutique experience online. Helping you find your perfect vintage watch is our Watch Department’s raison d’etre. Whatever you would like to ask, please do. Building our community of watch lovers is central to our mission at Bulang and Sons.

We Know Watches

At Bulang and Sons we have sold thousands of watches over the years. We are a small team of experienced collectors and connoisseurs who are all part of an extensive global network of buyers and sellers. We have a great reputation for offering only the highest quality watches. We have one simply rule: we only buy and sell watches we want to own ourselves. And yes, we are still collectors too.

We Guarantee Watches

As collectors, we know how intense the search for a specific vintage watch can be. Once you find it at Bulang and Sons, we want to make things easy, safe and fast for you. Therefore, we offer the most comprehensive return policy and warranty; you will not find a safer place on the internet to buy a vintage watch. You can relax and enjoy your deal with Bulang and Sons.

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