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Rolex Rolex Sea-Dweller Model 16600 ROL 743

Rolex Sea-Dweller Model 16600

Rolex Sea Dweller model reference 16600. It comes with box, original guarantee certificate, wallet, the submariner and oyster booklet are missing by they can be bought secondary, the original chronometer/guarantee certificate cannot be replaced. It dates to 1997. Just serviced with case and bracelet refurbishment. Pre ceramic model Sea Dweller prices are rising since it has been replaced by the newer ceramic bezel model and like all Rolex watches, especially sports models the are good investments as prices continue to rise. This is another watch that needs no introduction, as it is the bigger, tougher and more durable brother to the Submariner, which is the most successful and widely known divers watch in the world. Like the Submariner, it is the watch that set the standard in professional divers watches.

Model reference: 16600
Year of production: 1997
Case: polished/brushed Oyster case with helium escape valve
Bezel: Uni directional clicking bezel with aluminium bezel insert
Bracelet. Oyster bracelet with folding clasp complete with spare divers extension
Crown: Screw down with Rolex logo
Crystal: Scratch resistant sapphire
Dial: Black dial tritium luminosity
Movement: Rolex automatic
Water resistance 1220 metres (4000 feet)
Others: Box and papers, some booklets missing
Dimensions Width is 39.5 mm, thickness is 14.5 mm, 43.5 mm lug to lug

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Key Characteristics

Brand: Rolex
Band: Steel Bracelet
Case Material: Steel
Condition: Excellent
Movement: Automatic
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Additional Product Details

Rolex SA was founded in 1905 by the German Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. Contrary to popular belief, Hans Wilsdorf was neither Swiss, nor a watchmaker. Wilsdorf & Davis was the original name of what later became the Rolex Watch Company. They originally imported Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placed them in quality cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were then sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from the firm of Wilsdorf and Davis are usually marked "W&D" – inside the caseback only. Hans Wilsdorf registered the trademark name "Rolex" in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland during 1908. The word was made up, but its origin is obscure. One story, which was never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the word "Rolex" came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning exquisite watch industry. The Wilsdorf & Davis company moved out of Great Britain in 1912. Wilsdorf wanted his watches to be affordable, but taxes and export duties on the case metals (silver and gold) were driving costs up. From that time to the present, Rolex has been headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, though the company owns facilities in other cities (Bienne, etc) and continents (North America, Asia, Australia, etc). The company name Rolex was officially registered on 15 November 1915. It is thought this change was part of a drive to popularize wristwatches, which at the time were still considered a novelty largely for women (pocket watches were more common). Wilsdorf was said to desire his watch brand's name to be easily pronounceable in any language. The company name was officially changed to the Rolex Watch Company during 1919. It was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. Rolex SA is a foundation initiated and originally funded by Hans Wilsdorf and the Aegler family. According to foundation documentation, the Rolex SA company can never be sold, nor traded on any stock market.