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Rolex Sea-Dweller - Model Ref: 16600 - 'Swiss Made' Dial - 1997 - Fully Serviced By Rolex and Recently Polished Case and Bracelet - Looks Mint!

£8950.00 GBP

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller Date 16600 from 1997, in Superb Condition, Having Recently Undergone an Extensive and Costly Rolex Overhaul. 

Rolex's Sea-Dweller was built for the depths. Waterproof to over 4000ft (1.22km), its construction is sturdy and as solid as they come, and is highly resemblant to the Submariner. Perfected in the 1960s, the Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 saw a minimal change to its design compared with other Rolex references. In 2008, this changed with the larger 'Maxi' case, ceramic bezel, Rolex engraved rehaut and magnifying cyclops above the date.

What's on offer

This 1997 Rolex Sea-Dweller is in superb shape with only minor signs of wear at the moment as it is now with our watchmakers and will have a light refinish to the case and bracelet, so it will look almost new and unworn when it returns. Please feel free to ask for further images to reflect its condition! The hands boast Rolex Superluminova which glows white in low light. The hour plots and hands are finished with white gold trim which easily catches the light, making the dial highly legible above or underwater. The helium escape valve allows for perfect internal pressure distribution as the watch surfaces from the depths, increasing the thickness of the watch to around 14.8mm, slightly prouder than a Rolex Submariner, but still a beautiful everyday wearer. Powered by a COSC Superlative Chronometer-certified Calibre 3135, the watch keeps exceptional time and looks great on the wrist. 

This watch is supplied with a Rolex service watch pouch, service card and documentation of the extensive service it has undergone by Rolex in May of 2019 which includes over £2700 worth of work in the shape of a full service and overhaul, a new bracelet and clasp, glass and crown and also dial and hands, and a new bezel insert! It's practically a new watch! A great buy and a beautiful watch on the wrist! 

Note Added 14/09/22 - This watch has now been returned to us after undergoing a full spa polish to the case and bracelet and looks tremendous - absolutely mint, like a brand new watch! The current photos were pre this treatment so please do get in touch if you would like to see up-to-date images as we haven't had a chance to book it in for refreshed photography as yet - you won't believe the improvement and it already looked great! 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Stainless steel

Dial: Black, date at 3:00, Mercedes hands, Superluminova lume. 

Crystal: Reinforced Sapphire crystal

Bracelet: 93160A, 892 end pieces 

Technical specifications

Winding: Manually or automatic

Movement type: Automatic. COSC Superlative Chronometer-Certified.

Calibre: 3135

Jewels: 31j

Power reserve: Approx. 48 hours

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent condition, light signs of wear. 

Model Reference Number: 16600

Date of manufacture: c.1999


VWS 12-month warranty.


Width: 40mm

Lug width: 20mm

Wrist size: 185mm approx