|Model: ||Sea Dweller 1665|
|Serial/Year:||6,7XX,XXX - 1981|
|Condition: (What's This?)||IV - Vintage|
|Features/Movement:||Automatic movement w/date, acrylic domed crystal|
|Case:||Excellent case which has just returned from polishing and has wear from use. The back of the case shows light corrosion and signs of wear. Comes with a newer black bezel insert which has light wear from use.|
|Dial:||Excellent Mark III dial with matching light creamy markers. The hands have aged a shade lighter than the dial. The watch comes with an open 6 and 9 date disk.|
|Bracelet:||Very Good 93150 bracelet with 11 links and 580 end links. Bracelet has stretch from use.|
|Box & Papers||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This vintage GMT comes w/ Bob's 3-day inspection period and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri,
Around 1977, Rolex had ended the production of the Double Red Sea Dweller. During the same time, a new variation of the model 1665 was launched, no longer featuring the red lettering on the dial. Thanks to its purity on the dial, lacking any bright colors, collectors refer to this model as the “Great White”.
Over the next four years, different "Great White" dial variants were produced by Rolex and collectors today divide them into five variations ranging from Mark 0 to Mark 4, the rarest by far being the Mark 0.
The present example is overall lovely condition, and stands out by its equally and beautifully aged luminous material on the hour markers, hands, and little pearl on the bezel. What may appear across the room to be a standard Rolex diver's watch, is in fact when viewed up-close as one of the rarest treasures in the field of collectible vintage Sea-Dwellers.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified 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.