ROLEX PRE-OWNED SEA-DWELLER 'DOUBLE RED'
ROLEX PRE-OWNED SEA-DWELLER 'DOUBLE RED'
ROLEX PRE-OWNED SEA-DWELLER 'DOUBLE RED'
ROLEX PRE-OWNED SEA-DWELLER 'DOUBLE RED'
ROLEX PRE-OWNED SEA-DWELLER 'DOUBLE RED'
ROLEX PRE-OWNED SEA-DWELLER 'DOUBLE RED'
ROLEX PRE-OWNED SEA-DWELLER 'DOUBLE RED'
ROLEX PRE-OWNED SEA-DWELLER 'DOUBLE RED'
ROLEX PRE-OWNED SEA-DWELLER 'DOUBLE RED'
ROLEX PRE-OWNED SEA-DWELLER 'DOUBLE RED'
REF: 1665

ROLEX PRE-OWNED SEA-DWELLER 'DOUBLE RED'

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AUD $69,500

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Details

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, crown and Oyster bracelet.
  • Dial: Black
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and date. Waterproof to 2000ft or 210 metres
  • Power Source: Automatic self-winding
  • Diameter: 39mm
  • History & Price: Purchased in Australia circa 1973. Serviced in September 2018. Condition very good.

Description

It features a distinctive black dial and large luminescent hour markers. Waterproof to a depth of 2,000 feet (610 metres) with a unidirectional 60-minute rotatable bezel, the Rolex Sea-Dweller is amongst the ultra-resistant divers’ watches engineered by Rolex for deep-sea exploration. This is a very collectible item. Production of the reference 1665 Sea-Dweller lasted into the early 1980s, during which time it underwent a number of minor changes. For the first ten years of its production, Rolex manufactured the reference 1665 Sea-Dweller with both the Submariner and Sea-Dweller names printed in red ink on its dial. These “Double Red Sea-Dweller” watches (often abbreviated as DRSD) frequently had their dials replaced by Rolex Service Centers with later-era versions that had all white text and lacked the Submariner name entirely. As a result of this practice, original “Double Red” dials have become quite rare and valuable among collectors today.