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Vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Stainless Steel
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Vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Stainless Steel

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 128234
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Sea-Dweller 1665 "Service Dial" 
Serial/Year: 5,6XX,XXX - 1978
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1575 
Case: Excellent case that has been polished in the past but shows some surface wear. Comes with an excellent later, service black bezel insert that shows little wear from use. Inner case back is stamped: 1665. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. Acrylic crystal shows light surface wear from age.
Dial: Excellent service matte black dial with white Luminova hour markers and matching service hands. The date wheel is a later service replacement. 
Bracelet: Excellent 93150 with 10 links, 585 end links and divers extension. Back of Fliplock clasp is stamped "VC" indicating it is from 1978 which matches the case production. The bracelet and clasp are in excellent condition with light wear. 
Box & Papers: Rolex presentation box, green plastic Rolex wallet, punched papers, Rolex one year service warranty from 2004, Rolex polishing cloth, and service booklet, 
Warranty: This vintage Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Pre-Owned Watch Condition Examination

This Rolex watch is in overall excellent condition with light wear. The case has been polished, but remains thick. The dial, hands, bezel, and date wheel are later service replacements. The dial and hands are in excellent condition and still glow because of the luminova luminescent material. The bracelet is in great condition with light wear. 

Vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665

Sea-Dwellers in general are some of the rarest vintage Rolex sports models out there. Rolex introduced the celebrated model in 1967 and they still make it today. The Sea-Dweller was developed for use by professional deep-sea saturation divers, particularly with its inclusion of a "Helium Escape Valve" or "HEV" on the 9 o'clock side of the case to help the watch survive decompression from dry, pressurized environments. The earliest Sea-Dweller examples had red printing and are called "Single Red" or "Double Red" due to the one or two-lines of red text on the dial. Rolex stopped using Red text on the Sea-Dwellers around 1978 and moved to all white text. The example we have here today was born with a "Great White" dial that was eventually changed to a "Swiss" only service replacement. It was very common for Rolex to change and update watches when they come in for routine service and that is exactly what happened to this one. These Sea-Dwellers with matte service dials are also not very common and pretty neat to see. 

In addition to being a lovely watch, this comes with its original box and punched papers. When looking at the guarantee, you can see the original caseback sticker was stuck on the front, and that is was sold through a retailer in Singapore on August 21, 1979. It's always fun to check out these details. This also comes with a Rolex service warranty from 2004 with the corresponding case number on it. 

These all serviced up examples offer a great value and are ideal watches to wear everyday. This watch is a bit more special with its not so common matte service dial and original box and papers.

* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. 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. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


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