Now my blog has accumulated a lot of vintage watches right now, from Rolex, Omega to Panerai brands, every piece of them is loved by blog readers and has gotten a lot of responding here. Today, I am going to introduce another vintage Rolex, which maybe cause another storm and hot discussion, it is the Double Red Sea-Dweller, which is a vintage watch every one wants to own. Sea-Dweller was born in the 1960s and it is based on Submariner, so you will find those Sea-Dweller watches made in old times had a thin case, which are different from modern Sea-Dweller models that own thick case and crystals.
The vintage Double Red Sea-Dweller is a replica of 1665, why it is called double red? The dial tells. At 6 o’clock on top of these white printings, there are two lines of red words, “SEA-DWELLER” and “SUBMARINER 2000”, this is the original of its name. There are also other dial details that tell this Sea-Dweller from others, that is its hour markers are unique, they are oval-shaped, expect a triangle at 12 and other two bar shapes at 6 and 9. All hour markers are a little yellow not white. Minute scales are thin sticks in white. There is a date window positioned at 3, black date font in white background. “SWISS – T < 25” at 6 instead of “SWISS MADE”.
Black bezel is bi-directional rotating like genuine. The case back has special engravings curved, including Rolex Lgo, and words of “ROLEX”, “ROLEX PATENT . GAS ESCAPE VALVE . OYSTER”. The case back is also screwed down like modern Sea-Dweller, you can see there are some digital numbers engraved on the back side of the bracelet, I do not know what meaning. The replica 1665 is equipped with an Asian clone ETA 2846 movement, it has 17 jewels and beats at 21600 times per hour, I have done a movement test, like the picture said, only 7 seconds inaccuracy each day.
Movement: Asian Clone ETA 2846, 17 Jewels, 21600bph
Case: 40mm*13mm, 316L Stainless Steel, Bi-directional Black Bezel
Crystal: Plexi Plastic
Dial: Black with Dot Hour Markers
Bracelet: Solid Steel Oyster Bracelet with Diver’s Extension
Water Resistant: 30 Meters