The original, untouched blue “nipple” dial on this vintage Sub has taken on a purplish hue, to very nice effect. These gold vintage Submariners are just killer.
Original 18k yellow gold case measures 40mm diameter by 14mm thick. Crystal is the top hat acrylic. Original solid gold TripLock crown screws down smoothly. Bezel turns as it should.
Original dial started out blue and has changed color to now being somewhere between blue and purple, with a metallic look. This color is set off beautifully by the gold text on the dial and the applied golden hour markers. Date is at 3 o’clock.
Original movement is the Rolex Caliber 1570, one of the most accurate automatic movements ever built by any manufacture. Maintained properly, many caliber 1570s keep time to within 1 or 2 seconds per day after 20+ years.
Watch is on a high quality black crocodile strap with authentic gold plated Rolex buckle.
This watch is very clean all the way around and easily earns a rating of mint. Movement is running great.