Rolex. A fine stainless steel self-winding calendar bracelet watch with punch-numbered guarantee and chronometer certificate, Submariner 200 cigarette card and Submariner booklet Oyster Perpetual "Red" Submariner, Ref.1680, 200m=660ft, made in 1970, sold in 1971 Cal.1570, nickel plated 26 jewel movement adjusted to five positions and temperature, black dial with luminous dot, baton and triangle markers, luminous Mercedes style hands, center seconds, date aperture under magnifying lens, water-resistant type case with screw-down reverse and Oyster crown, revolving bezel with black insert calibrated to 60 minutes, on black strap with steel Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed, with original punch-numbered one-year guarantee from Eastern Watch & Jewellery Co., Singapore, dated 22 Sep 1971, similarly numbered chronometer certificate, Submariner 200 card, blank service booklet, Oyster and Submariner instruction booklets diameter 40mm. FOOTNOTES The Submariner reference 1680 was launched in 1966 as the first Rolex Submariner example to be offered with a calendar. Advertised as 'The Diver's Friend' and available from 1967 until 1974 with the Submariner text in red the model has become among collectors as the 'Eric Clapton' Submariner after the famous musician wore an example on his album cover Riding With The King During the first three years of production from 1967 until 1970 the depth rating was printed as 200m=660ft, in 1970 Rolex conformed to the American standard and reversed the print to read 660ft=200m. Examples of the first series of red Submariner are particularly rare and desirable due to their limited production and relatively short manufacture period. It is interesting to note that the big-brother to the Red Submariner, the Double Red SeaDweller was available with red printed text until 1977, three years after the Submariner text had been altered to white. Although no longer offered for sale Rolex catalogues continued to illustrate the Red Submariner until 1979more
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