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emersm 4 February 2018 10:00 AM

1680 Red Submariner Back From RSC...9 Months Later.
 
Well, I finally got my 1969/1970 Red Submariner back from the New York RSC after waiting 9 long months. :thumbsdow

To say that I am pleased with the results of the servicing would be a gross understatement. Below, is a link of the watch before I sent it in for servicing.

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=528897

After I posted that link I was going to return the watch to the seller but decided to pursue the RSC route in hopes that I would be able to acquire a new, super rare, red service dial.

I called over to the New York RSC and was told that if I sent the watch in that it would be replaced with a white service dial. I called a few more times and talked to a supervisor who confirmed that they do not have any red service dials.

I had become attached to the watch for some reason and decided that I wanted to "save" it. :dummy:

I reached out to Michael Young for a quote to restore the dial and was getting ready to ship it to him when I came across this thread.

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=286496

I love the look of the 1680 red subs and after seeing all of the beautiful vintage watches with new service dials with functioning lume, I knew that I had to keep trying.

I emailed and called Rolex Geneva to see if they could offer some assistance. Rolex Geneva replied after a few days and said that they would forward my request to the New York RSC. I noticed there was a case reference number, which was also CC'd to RSC New York.

Within 2 days one of the supervisors at RSC New York contacted me and made arrangements for me to send my watch in and explained that once the watch was dis-assembled, the dial would be sent to Geneva for authentication. Once the dial was authenticated, Rolex Geneva sent a "red" submariner service dial back to New York for service and re-assembly.

So, here we are... 9 longs months later. I can tell you that I am VERY happy and pleased with the results.

The first thing I noticed is that the service bezel insert is fatter than the older service insert that was on the watch when I sent it in. :thumbsup:

I will upload the pics now via TapaTalk. :cheers:

emersm 4 February 2018 10:06 AM

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Cryten 4 February 2018 10:13 AM

It looks great. How much did they sting you for the dial?

Thuilln 4 February 2018 10:19 AM

That's an amazingly looking watch you've got here... that cristal : wow!!

Thuilln 4 February 2018 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Cryten (Post 8246520)
It looks great. How much did they sting you for the dial?

It doesn't matter how much he paid; the watch looks brand new and has a stunning new period correct dial.

saskmh 4 February 2018 10:21 AM

They still had a red service dial kicking around?? Wow. Nice score.

emersm 4 February 2018 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cryten (Post 8246520)
It looks great. How much did they sting you for the dial?

Message sent :thumbsup:

ZOOK 4 February 2018 11:05 AM

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story.

7Kenhinho 4 February 2018 11:22 AM

Wow, you just scored yourself a brand new vintage red sub. Good work.

btinl 4 February 2018 11:53 AM

Wow great story. I’m glad to hear red service dials are still available.

GGGMT 4 February 2018 12:34 PM

Omg! Well sir, I stand corrected from 1 year ago when I said return it. Great work resisting the witherin barrage of adversity from all corners!

emersm 4 February 2018 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Thuilln (Post 8246532)
That's an amazingly looking watch you've got here... that cristal : wow!!

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Originally Posted by saskmh (Post 8246538)
They still had a red service dial kicking around?? Wow. Nice score.

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Originally Posted by ZOOK (Post 8246682)
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story.

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Originally Posted by 7Kenhinho (Post 8246710)
Wow, you just scored yourself a brand new vintage red sub. Good work.

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Originally Posted by btinl (Post 8246780)
Wow great story. Iím glad to hear red service dials are still available.

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Originally Posted by GGGMT (Post 8246873)
Omg! Well sir, I stand corrected from 1 year ago when I said return it. Great work resisting the witherin barrage of adversity from all corners!

Thank you! :cheers:

sensui 4 February 2018 02:06 PM

I'm glad this came with a happy ending from rsc. Wear in good health.

Justinmg 4 February 2018 02:53 PM

Wow! Very nice

springer 4 February 2018 03:29 PM

Looks like it all worked out for you. Congratulations.

theflywrist 4 February 2018 06:18 PM

Looks amazing! Congrats!!!

Becca1 4 February 2018 06:32 PM

Well done sir,he who dares!!


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yannis 4 February 2018 06:52 PM

Congrats man! Looks good!

rootbeer7 4 February 2018 07:01 PM

Incredible. A beautiful vintage piece you can wear everyday. Many congratulations.

Lol-x 4 February 2018 07:07 PM

Looks great and you got a 'red' dial too!!

Canforfair 4 February 2018 08:37 PM

Congrats great watch , great story just shows polite persistence pays .[emoji106][emoji106]


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lee fowler 4 February 2018 08:55 PM

Awesome end to a great story. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

G-Web 4 February 2018 09:11 PM

What a saga!
Congratulations on such a great watch!
-GW

emersm 4 February 2018 10:08 PM

Thanks, everyone for your input and kind words. :cheers:

FTX I 4 February 2018 10:40 PM

Wow. The watch looks amazing. Huge congrats man.

Richard Carver 4 February 2018 10:45 PM

Wow, only one like it in the world. :)

sfc rick 4 February 2018 10:46 PM

Stunning! Well done, persistence payed off!

dysondiver 4 February 2018 10:48 PM

fantastic result ,,, i can see the start of the rush for red service dials starting here.

scooba 4 February 2018 10:48 PM

I am totally blown away ,it looks amazing , I am fussy but this ticks the boxes as mentioned it’s like new well done and thx for sharing your story

1William 4 February 2018 10:49 PM

Looks great.


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