1680 Rolex SubmarinerI recently got a 1680 Rolex Submariner that has a serial number that puts it as being produced in 1973.  I have been on the lookout for this beauty for a long time.  These are the reasons why I love my new Rolex Submariner.

Why I Love My 1680 Rolex Submariner

Some Famous Movies That Stared the Rolex Submariner

  • Rolex Submariner

    Steve McQueen Wearing his Rolex Submariner courtesy of Hodinkee.com

    Every James Bond Movie

  • The Towering Inferno – Steve McQueen
  • Jack of Diamonds – George Hamilton
  • All The President’s Men – Robert Redford
  • Airplane! – Lloyd Bridges
  • Deer Hunter – Robert DeNiro
  • Sphere – Sharon Stone
  • The Mechanic – Charles Bronson

How to Set and Wind a Rolex Submariner

Here are some helpful instructions on how to properly set and wind your Rolex Submariner. If you are new to the Rolex family, the “crown” is the dial on the right hand side of the watch face.

Rolex Submariner – No Date 

Flush- The crown is fully screwed-down. The watch is completely sealed and the movement protected. 

Pulled Out Once (1st Position) For Manual Winding- Unscrew the crown counterclockwise until it pops out from the side (the winding position). Once there, begin to wind the crown clockwise about 25-30 times. This is only required if you have not worn the watch for 1-2 days.

Pulled Out Twice (2nd Position) For the Time– Unscrew the crown counterclockwise until it pops out from the side (the winding position). Slightly tug on the crown to reach the 2nd extended position. To set the time, wind the crown clockwise or counterclockwise until you reach the appropriate time. When completed, lightly push and screw the crown tightly back into place.  

Rolex Submariner Date – Quickset Models 

Flush- The crown is fully screwed-down. The watch is completely sealed and the movement protected. 

Pulled Out Once (1st Position) For Manual Winding- Unscrew the crown counterclockwise until it pops out from the side (the winding position). Once there, begin to wind the crown clockwise about 25-30 times. This is only required if you have not worn the watch for 1-2 days. 

Pulled Out Twice (2nd Position) For the Date– Unscrew the crown counterclockwise until it pops out from the side (the winding position). Slightly tug on the crown to reach the 2nd extended position. To set the date, wind the crown clockwise until you reach the appropriate date. When completed, lightly push and screw the crown tightly back into place. 

Pulled Out Thrice (3rd Position) For the Time- Unscrew the crown counterclockwise until it pops out from the side (the winding position). Extend the crown past the 2nd position, which is fully extended from the side. To set the time, wind the crown clockwise or counterclockwise until you reach the appropriate time. When completed, lightly push and screw the crown tightly back into place..