For this hands-on review, we paired a vintage Rolex Submariner replica watch and a locally made Horween leather strap, resulting in a dinstinctive aesthetic that is as handsome as any Submariner with a steel bracelet.
Most people that buy a Rolex Submariner replica watch, wear it with the included steel bracelet, and that is not a bad thing, but if you want something a little different – go with an extra leather strap for when you want a style that is more unique, or to perfectly match your outfit.
This Rolex Submariner1680 replica watch was produced in 1978 and features an original matte dial, with nicely patinated original markers and hands. There is not much to say that you probably do not already know: matte dial, pierced lugs, cyclops date, open 6s and 9s, Rolex triplock crown and a boxy acrylic crystal.
This particular Rolex Submariner replica watch, with a brushed and polished stainless steel finish, has a few nicks here and there, as it should, but overall it does not appear to have been over-polished. Resulting in a worn look that works great with the unfinished edges and overall look of the Horween leather strap that seems as though it was spefically made for vintage dive watches, such as the Submariner 1680 replica watch.
This Russet brown colored Model 2 Horween leather strap was designed in Brooklyn by the guys from worn&wound, using genuine Horween leather from Chicago, and was proudly manufactured in NYC. Notably, the Rolex Submariner1680 replica watch has both a leather keeper and a metal keeper, giving it a hybrid look of a Nato without compromising the ability to dress it up. The leather has a supple feel to it, somewhat like Nappa leather. It is soft but not suede soft – the texture is much more rugged. Technically speaking, it a matte finished, oiled Stampede Chromexcel leather. The strings are hand tied, in a nice dark carbon/grey colored linen thread, resulting in an excellent contrast.
Fit of the strap is comfortable and the military styling adds a nice masculine touch.With the strap attached, the Rolex Submariner1680 replica watch weighs 76.8 grams. It measures 40 mm in diameter by 13.75 mm in thickness. The total package is lightweight and very comfortable, under a sleeve or with a t-shirt. The Rolex Submariner replica watch is a versatile timepiece, which is one reason it is so popular.