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Old 21 May 2019, 04:54 AM   #1
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Im looking to replace the damaged dial, hands, and bezel of my Red Rolex submariner 1680. Any thoughts on of the cost to do it? And whod you recommend to put it all together?



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How much would it cost to replace my Vintage Rolex Red Submariner 1680 Dial, Bezel, and Hands?

I just inherited this shell of a watch and I want to complete it

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Old 21 May 2019, 07:04 AM   #2
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Not sure what you mean. It doesn't have anything but the case and maybe a bracelet? If it does, post some pics and you'll get lots of opinions...

If it doesn't have any parts you're looking at a project. There's also this option- https://www.rolexforums.com/showthre...ervice+red+sub
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Old 21 May 2019, 07:13 AM   #3
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Maybe he wants to replace service parts with originals. Or damaged originals with service parts. Or damaged originals with better originals. Hard to know from the OP.
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Old 21 May 2019, 07:24 AM   #4
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The Dial, the Hands, and the Bezel are so damaged my father threw them out. I just have a shell of a watch right now and I need to get those parts to complete it.
Any idea how much that would cost?
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Old 21 May 2019, 07:40 AM   #5
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Pics please.
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Old 21 May 2019, 08:09 AM   #6
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It might be more economical to buy a whole new red sub from somewhere.
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Old 21 May 2019, 09:12 AM   #7
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The Dial, the Hands, and the Bezel are so damaged my father threw them out. I just have a shell of a watch right now and I need to get those parts to complete it.
Any idea how much that would cost?
There are two ways to do that: the cheap way using authentic service parts or the expensive way using period-correct parts. Why way do you want to do it?
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Old 21 May 2019, 10:04 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=Dan S;9654251]There are two ways to do that: the cheap way using authentic service parts or the expensive way using period-correct parts. Why way do you want to do it?

Whats the price for each?



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The value of a Red Sub is the original dial, hands, and insert.

Send it in for service and Rolex will replace those items with the latest white dial components for a few hundred bucks.

Trying to find a proper Red dial would cost many thousands of dollars.
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Old 21 May 2019, 10:53 AM   #10
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It might be more economical to buy a whole new red sub from somewhere.
Sounds like this might be the way to proceed
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Old 21 May 2019, 11:45 AM   #11
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Im looking to replace the damaged dial, hands, and bezel of my Red Rolex submariner 1680. Any thoughts on of the cost to do it? And whod you recommend to put it all together?


Be aware that changing these parts will have a significant negative effect on its value. Post a photo of it here so that the community can advise you appropriately.
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Old 21 May 2019, 11:51 AM   #12
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Its a bit of a minefield. The parts really have the match the same year the watch was made right? Some people just go down the service parts route. It dont know, it looks like a staggeringly expensive process.
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Old 21 May 2019, 01:31 PM   #13
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The value of a Red Sub is the original dial, hands, and insert.



Send it in for service and Rolex will replace those items with the latest white dial components for a few hundred bucks.



Trying to find a proper Red dial would cost many thousands of dollars.

Sorry, but service dial, insert and hands plus labour will be more than a few hundred bucks. Thats if any RSC would touch what sounds like a case with only a movement?

Vintage red dials as parts are scarce and when they do come up good examples seem to run more than $10k.


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Sorry, but service dial, insert and hands plus labour will be more than a few hundred bucks. Thats if any RSC would touch what sounds like a case with only a movement?

Vintage red dials as parts are scarce and when they do come up good examples seem to run more than $10k.


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The incremental cost beyond the high price ($800?) of a service would probably only be a few hundred USD, but I agree it would be interesting to see how RSC would react to a watch with so many missing parts.
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Old 21 May 2019, 02:18 PM   #15
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I'm smelling fish here...
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I'm smelling fish here...
Agree and coincidentally there is a red sub case with movement on an auction website atm too
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Agree and coincidentally there is a red sub case with movement on an auction website atm too
The one from vintagewatchparts98? Hes an established seller with extensive inventory.
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