Offered for sale is a beautiful and rare Rolex Ref. 1680 RED SUBMARINER FAP (Fuerza Aerea Del Peru). Specially commissioned from Rolex for military issue by the Peruvian Air Force. FAP production ran 3 years for from 1971 through 1974 with only approximately 700-800 models produced. This is a 3.7 million serial number denoting 1974 production.Please see all 12 photos. The case and caseback are both stamped with the same serial number, it is a matching numbers watch. Upon close inspection, the inside caseback shows two service dates, one from 1982 and the other from 1992. It is featured here with a surprisingly well preserved and unpolished 40mm case with only light, age appropriate wear. It has good lug holes and beveled case edges, excellent markings, signed and hallmarked caseback. Original Singer Tritium dial w/ cream patina and cream Mercedes hands. 1570 movement condition is very good, very clean and numbered D729139. Rolex Oyster 93150 bracelet with correct Rolex 580 end links.
The crystal is very clean and has been buffed a few times, there is some partial distortion over the cyclops (magnifier) portion of the lens when viewing the date but we chose not to replace it. The crystal is probably the least expensive part to replace on this watch. The Oyster bracelet is surprisingly good w/ fully adjustable folding deployant buckle and built in wetsuit/dive extender. It shows only very light stretch and presents well.
The overall condition of this watch is very good throughout and it is truly well preserved. It has been thoroughly cleaned, correctly serviced, pressure tested & waterproofed. Timed using a Witschi timing machine and reset to factory correct specifications. This watch runs reliably and accurately. 1570 automatic self winding COSC certified chronometer movement w/ Breguet hairspring, running at 18,800 bph with approximately 44 hours of power reserve.Fits up to a 7 1/2 inch wrist size. The watch functions very well and engages instantly. Thank you for your consideration.
Case: Three-body, brushed and polished, screw down case back and crown, acrylic crystal w/ cyclops lens. Dial: Black dial with luminous. Hands and index, round and triangular tipped markers, date indicator at 3 o'clock, outer minute/seconds divisions.1570 COSC certified chronometer, 18,800 bph, nickel lever movement, 26 jewels, Breguet hairspring, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic compensation balance, shock absorber, self-compensating balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed.
I try to describe items to the best of my ability and you will not be disappointed with this item in any way. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Dan at 305 495 1942. I can send more info i.The watch is cosmetically beautiful with only light, clean and even wear. I guarantee this watch to be 100% authentic and in the stated and described condition. The item "ROLEX 1680 RED SUBMARINER FAP 1974 Peruvian Air Force Military Issue! Very Nice" is in sale since Wednesday, September 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "miamiwatchbrokers" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.