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Old 2 April 2012, 08:15 AM   #31
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This is a very interesting thread, particularly with regard to serial no's and dial versions. I have a 3.088 Mk.V, as does Red1108NYC, yet there's also a 3.3m and 3.74m Mk.IV's...

Who knows...? Least of all Rolex I imagine.
i've been told that when Rolex brought out the MkV they were unhappy with how the the red lettering appeared when applied directly onto the dial as opposed to red on white, they reverted back to the MkIV dials again until MkVI was issued
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Old 5 April 2012, 11:41 AM   #32
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Old 6 April 2012, 06:54 AM   #33
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i've been told that when Rolex brought out the MkV they were unhappy with how the the red lettering appeared when applied directly onto the dial as opposed to red on white, they reverted back to the MkIV dials again until MkVI was issued
Well, that would certainly explain it, thanks!
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Old 6 April 2012, 08:55 PM   #34
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Old 7 April 2012, 02:53 PM   #35
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Felix's and my 3.3mill are only 153 pieces apart in our serial #'s. His is 153 older ;-)
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Old 8 April 2012, 03:02 AM   #36
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Felix's and my 3.3mill are only 153 pieces apart in our serial #'s. His is 153 older ;-)
And yet thousands of miles apart when sold to the orig owner..
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Old 8 April 2012, 06:21 PM   #37
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Old 9 April 2012, 06:28 AM   #38
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Old 11 April 2012, 05:52 AM   #39
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Davvan, beautiful patina and bezel on that Mark V
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Old 14 April 2012, 05:49 AM   #40
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Here we go with my 1680 serial 342XXXX.

Backcase says last quarter 1972.



And some pics of the watch.







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Old 14 April 2012, 05:57 AM   #41
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Awsome pics Jocke!
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Old 14 April 2012, 06:40 AM   #42
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OMG Jocke!!

They've got to be some of the best Red sub pics I've ever seen.

Note to self...get a better camera and some lessons on how to use it properly
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Old 14 April 2012, 06:55 AM   #43
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Amazing pics Jocke !

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Old 21 April 2012, 02:42 AM   #44
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very cool! I'll post some of mine soon

Observations...

Looking at these pics it's interesting to note that some hands on watches from the same year have quite a bit of corrosion while other hands are like the day they left the factory, yet the patina is very similar

Also interesting to note that hands and lume plots don't seem to age to the same patina
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Old 21 April 2012, 05:41 PM   #45
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Old 21 April 2012, 09:06 PM   #46
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That is so so cool ..what's the story behind the drawings (apart from the obvious), where did you get it, who did it etc etc?

BTW..Great Red sub
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Old 21 April 2012, 09:15 PM   #47
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Beautiful , but don't think i can ever own one of them , thanks for sharing!!
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Old 21 April 2012, 09:40 PM   #48
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That is so so cool ..what's the story behind the drawings (apart from the obvious), where did you get it, who did it etc etc?

BTW..Great Red sub
Thanks Danny

The technical drawings come from the book "Vintage Rolex Sports Models" . The pics are showing the evolution of the Submariner shape over the years. However, the 1680 isnt illustrated on that list. Talking of books, I had the pleasure of sinking a few beers over easter with Gabriel (Sweargen) and we spent most of the time drooling over the pictures in the italian book "Submariner Story", some very rare specimens listed in that book Some people were giving us some stange looks when we started comparing Red Subs and flicking through the pages between pints
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Old 21 April 2012, 09:58 PM   #49
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Great pics guys - just think of the stories these Red Subs could swap around the table if they could speak!
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Old 21 April 2012, 10:04 PM   #50
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The technical drawings come from the book "Vintage Rolex Sports Models" . The pics are showing the evolution of the Submariner shape over the years. However, the 1680 isnt illustrated on that list. Talking of books, I had the pleasure of sinking a few beers over easter with Gabriel (Sweargen) and we spent most of the time drooling over the pictures in the italian book "Submariner Story", some very rare specimens listed in that book Some people were giving us some stange looks when we started comparing Red Subs and flicking through the pages between pints
Thanks mate

Couple of books for my birthday and christmas wish list.

As for the strange looks in the pub...what else is there to talk about - women, sport, current affairs? - I don't think so...Got to be Rolexes all the time OMG!! I'm spending too much time on this forum.



NB Just found Vintage Rolex Sports Models on Amazon for £41.00 (new).
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Old 24 April 2012, 08:32 AM   #51
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Old 24 April 2012, 03:09 PM   #52
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Great link! Some pics of my 3.81X Mk6 (Btw could we please append the MK version too to the serial?, thanks)
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Old 1 May 2012, 01:31 PM   #53
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Question for the Red 1680 Lovers...I noticed in these pics that some of the 1680's have the "Flat 4" bezel and some don't. When did ROLEX use the "Flat 4" on these 1680's?

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Old 12 May 2012, 01:36 PM   #54
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Anyone else with a Red Sub to post?
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Old 13 May 2012, 04:02 AM   #55
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Wow -some incredible watches here
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Old 13 May 2012, 10:22 AM   #56
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My new to me red sub. Mark V dial (I think I incorrectly said Mark IV before) but it's a 3.07MM watch.



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Old 14 May 2012, 07:43 PM   #57
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Serial 3061XXX


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Old 14 May 2012, 07:52 PM   #58
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Question for the Red 1680 Lovers...I noticed in these pics that some of the 1680's have the "Flat 4" bezel and some don't. When did ROLEX use the "Flat 4" on these 1680's?

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I took the pictures (above this reply) after I read this post from you.

Meaning I didn't include the bezels, DOH.

FYI, all mine have flat fours except the one with serial (2867XXX) which is the second to last in my range. So not sure why a later serial (3061XXX) also has a flat four.

Obviously I can't guarantee the bezels are the ones that came with the watch forty plus years ago.
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Old 14 May 2012, 08:13 PM   #59
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Old 15 May 2012, 02:43 AM   #60
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