Rolex came out with the luxury Rolex Submariner ref.1680 replica in the late 1960s, and it was the first Submariner of its kind to feature a date complication. This may not seem like a big deal, but it was. At the time, the Submariner was only available sans date, and the addition was a pretty significant step forward for the model.
Today, the model is offered with and without the date, which all comes back to the stainless steel bracelet copy Rolex reference 1680. Rolex initially designed the 1680 with the word “Submariner” in red text on the dial and eventually phased that out in the mid-1970s. Ever since, Rolex has made the Sub with all-white text, similar to the 1680 we have here today from 1978.
This particular best quality replica watch has aged beautifully, and the lume has turned to a gorgeous yellow custard color. This particular shade of yellow just pops against the black dial and bezel and gives the watch that awesome vintage look many are looking for.
As most of you know by now, I am a big Sub guy, and when this black bezel copy Rolex watch came in, it was hard for me to put it down. I have seen many 1680s, but this one has to be one of the nicest “white” examples I have come across between the crisp case, great lume color, clean dial, and strong bezel color – it just ticks all the boxes.