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Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 1665 - Matte Dial

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Straight Facts

The Sea-Dweller ref. 1665 first debuted circa 1967 and was designed for use during saturation diving. Designed for people who needed something more robust than what a Submariner can offer.

The key differentiator between a SeaDweller and Submariner, is that the SD always has a helium escape valve on the side, and usually a higher domed crystal with no cyclops magnifer. This - overall - created a much cleaner look.

These early Matte Dials stay very true to the original ‘serious tool watch’ designs that Rolex intended for - since today you can purchase a Sea-Dweller in 18K Yellow Gold & Steel! The overall condition of the present watch is strong with no signs of abuse or over polishing throughout its life. That is no small feat as these were truly purchased only by serious professionals who used them in underwater feats of engineering!

We couldn’t be prouder to offer this example - and hope that you enjoy wearing it as much as we enjoyed sourcing it!

*Some marks or spots on the dial are reflections or dust on the crystal and are due to high intensity strobe lighting used while photographing. They are not actually on the watch or visible in natural lighting.

*Dial is a “Small F” ty[e and is technically an earlier variant than the case itself.

Stainless Steel 1981 Automatic Dive

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From Rolex & Patek Philippe, to Cartier & Audemars Piguet. As collectors first, we love the small details that separate the Submariner from Daytona and Calatrava from Royal Oak. This is why you'll find our curated assortment spans decades of generations of models and brands. We believe that watches don't just tell time, they tell history - and life is too short to wear a boring watch.

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