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In 1965–1966, Rolex discontinued use of gilt/silver gilt dials on the Submariner watches, switching to white printing.
A final important change came with the introduction of the 1680 model in the late 1960s: the 1680 was the first Submariner to be equipped with a date function, marking the completion of the transition of the Submariner line from specialist tool watch to mass market fashion accessory.
Few, if any, of the 6205 watches bear the name "Submariner" on the dial, a major distinction of modern Submariners.
Some 6204 models have the Submariner logo printed below the center pinion, while others have the logo blacked out.
It was the first waterproof wristwatch in the world and it led the way to increasingly sophisticated developments in functionality.
Over the years, the Oyster became the proud bearer of many other innovations.
Later watches were manufactured with rounded shoulders.All of these early Submariners used either gilt (6200, 6204, 6205) or gilt/silver gilt (6536, 6538) printing on glossy black dials. The next wave of Submariners, the 5512 (chronometer version) and 5513 (non-chronometer), marked a significant change in the appearance of the popular Rolex design."Shoulders" were added to the crown side of the case to provide protection for the winding/setting mechanism.Within a few years, Rolex revised its Submariner line, producing the 6536 (small crown) and 6538 (oversized crown) models. 1030), including a chronometer version in some 6536 models (designated 6536/1), the now-familiar Mercedes hands, and the Submariner logo and depth rating printed on the dial.By the early 1960s, these models had given way to the 5508 (small crown) and 5510 (large crown) models.