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Rolex Red Submariner - Everything Red Sub Reference

 By: markLerman : September 10th, 2010-08:34
Collecting the Rolex Reference 1680 "Red Sub aka "Single Red" An Collectors Experience by Mark Lerman (July 2010) If you read this article you will be able to tell them apart (scary)! I have previously owned many Red Subs and currently own all of the watc...

HQ post. Thank you.

 By: VMM : September 10th, 2010-09:10
This kind of post is priceless. Life is curious, three hours ago a friend of mine offered me a very nice red letter (I think, from your post, it's a Mark IV) and I can't stop thinking about it Thanks for sharing. Vte

Wow, what a fantastic post!

 By: cazalea : September 10th, 2010-09:47
Thanks so much Mark for all this information - for sharing it. I can imagine all the hours and hours of time and energy to accumulate the knowledge. I am not yet ready to take the "Red Sub" test, but you have me wishing fervently to have kept some of the ...

Brilliant post Mark!

 By: Tim Jackson : September 10th, 2010-10:18
This is obviously years of work and passion, cataloging the R1680. Thank you for sharing what is a very valuable body of knowledge! This is why the PuristsPro is such a special place. Warm regards, Tim

Excellent post!

 By: Mecanico : March 1st, 2011-02:23
A reference for collectors of red letters It is a delight to read these reports Best regards Juan

red sub question

 By: unclesallie : April 24th, 2011-19:53
Dear Mark: Greetings: I have a question or two about a 'red' sub I am considering buying. First, the sub is a 2+ million series, with white or almost white dial markers, and closed, not open 6's on the dial. The case, hands, dial are seemingly correct, an...

red submariner

 By: scrambledan : April 29th, 2011-03:13
hi,have just read your great article on the red submariner.I have a red submariner (dateajust) purchaced new by myself on 10th may1976 so I can vouch for the information I'm passing on.Although purchaced in may 1976 the serial number of 3688xxx would I be...


 By: Mike Rose : August 16th, 2011-21:02
Mark, my father recently gave me his 1680 Red Sub and I have been trying to learn as much about it as possible. It is in great condition, has original paperwork and boxes and, while it's not currently on the watch, I have the original fat font bezel inser...

End pieces were just swapped...

 By: sdwtchlvr : December 21st, 2012-13:29
In response to your post, the end pieces were just swapped...or at least that's what it sounds like. The end pieces come apart from the main bracelet so you can just swap them back if you'd like.