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Old 12 July 2019, 08:10 PM   #1
Treborian
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Rolex Submariner 1680 advice

Advice needed.

Iím on a hunt for a 1680 from my birthyear 1976 and found this one. It looks good but Iím having second thoughts about the lume and a few other things. The lume seems inconsistent and uneven. Itís my first vintage piece (I already have a Explorer and Explorer II) so Iím no expert in vintage by any means.
Except from the lume, the case and dial looks OK but the insert looks strange with a square Ē4Ē. It doesnít look like a MK1-3 or even a service insert from that era. The watch was sold in the US in the end of the 70ís.

Please chime in with comments and advice if possible.

Thanks
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Old 12 July 2019, 11:02 PM   #2
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The insert, I believe, is a later 1980s service insert. What’s the serial number? 1976s were, largely, service cases. The uneven lume, if it’s a point of apprehension or irksome to you now, chances are it’s gonna nag at you every time you look at the watch. I’ve had Subs and a GMT in the past w inconsistent lume and I never got over it...much as I tried. What’s worse is that when it came time to sell them, it made it all the more difficult
Take your time, pay a little more than you planned on, and get a watch you’re entirely happy with. It’s not worth the headache getting one with multiple issues.
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Old 13 July 2019, 12:08 AM   #3
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The insert, I believe, is a later 1980s service insert. Whatís the serial number? 1976s were, largely, service cases. The uneven lume, if itís a point of apprehension or irksome to you now, chances are itís gonna nag at you every time you look at the watch. Iíve had Subs and a GMT in the past w inconsistent lume and I never got over it...much as I tried. Whatís worse is that when it came time to sell them, it made it all the more difficult
Take your time, pay a little more than you planned on, and get a watch youíre entirely happy with. Itís not worth the headache getting one with multiple issues.
Thanks a lot for the feedback an comments!

I donít have the serial nr and regarding the lume, you have really valid points. Thanks!
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Old 13 July 2019, 01:45 AM   #4
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The lume appears puffier and too discolored compared to good examples I’ve owned and handled.
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