Rolex

Sea-Dweller Reference 1665, a stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date, Circa 1981

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Description

While many people would consider the Rolex Sea-Dweller a model of its own category today, it was once regarded as a subdivision of the Submariner model. Back in the 1960s, when Rolex was designing a watch to withstand the overpowering pressure and assist divers in deep water operations, Rolex took the module of the reference 5513 and incorporated a Helium Escape Valve and thus it became the original concept of the now iconic Sea-Dweller.

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The watch is in overall good condition with light wear throughout commensurate with age. Case is in overall good condition with minor surface wear. The dial is in good condition with signs of patina and discoloration throughout, specifically on the luminous plots. Bracelet has minor signs of stretch and surface wear throughout commensurate with age. Dial is in overall good condition. The movement is running at the time of cataloging, however, it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.

Year

1981

Reference Number

1665

Model

Sea-Dweller

Complication

Date

Gender

Men's

Dial Color(s)

Black

Movement Type

Automatic

Case Material(s)

Stainless Steel

Case Number

65*****

Case Size (mm)

40mm

Case Back

Screw-down

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Dimension Notes

Fits a wrist size of 7.25 inches or smaller.

Clasp Type

Deployant buckle

Clasp Material(s)

Stainless Steel

Signature

Dial, Movement

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