|Nickname:||Rolex Great White|
|Model: ||Sea Dweller 1665|
|Serial/Year:||5,3XX,XXX - 1978|
|Condition: (What's This?)||IV|
|Features:||Automatic 1570 movement w/ date, acrylic domed crystal, waterproof screw down crown, rotatable diver's bezel|
|Case:||Stainless steel (40mm). Case is in excellent condition. Water resistant with screw down crown.|
|Dial:||Newer black dial w/ tritium markers. Newer handset matches perfectly.|
|Bracelet:||Fold-over link 9315 Oyster w/ 380 endlinks. Bracelet shows light stretch and is in excellent condition.|
|Box & Papers||Complimentary Bob's Presentation Box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This timepiece comes w/ Bob's 3 day return policy and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri
In 1977 around the 5.2 million serial number, production of Rolex's Double Red Sea Dweller ceased. To replace it, a new generation of reference 1665 was started, no longer featuring the red lettering on the dial and mated with differently inscribed case backs. Thanks to its dial lacking any colors, collectors now refer to this model as the “The Great White”.
This timepiece is a 5.3 million serial, dating it to 1978. The case is beautiful shape with nice strong lugs while the original dial has been replaced with a newer service dial with bright, clean tritium hour markers truly making this a great white! The hands were updated as well and match the dial perfectly. The new insert is crisp and clean while the newer fold over bracelet provides a nice link to its heritage and giving it a nice vintage feel. If you have any questions feel free to contact Larry at [email protected]
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certifed authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.