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Rolex Seadweller ref 1665 “Great White” Rail Dial circa 1978

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Beautiful example vintage Rolex Seadweller ref 1665 AKA “Great White” serial # 5.7 million circa 1978 with a beautiful original matte black “rail dial” with pleasing ivory luminous indexes and and matching hands and nicely faded blue gray elapsed time bezel. Classic vintage model featuring 40mm diameter case with bi-directional elapsed time bezel, acrylic “super” dome crystal, and fabulous blue gray faded bezel insert, and correct for the era, trip lock crown. Powered by self winding caliber 1570 movement with sweep seconds and date. In excellent mechanical condition, just fully serviced with the case left unpolished as acquired. With original Rolex heavy Oyster 93150 bracelet with 585 end pieces and flip lock deployment clasp with letter A date code.

This watch came from the family of the original owner. The watch is in remarkably good condition in all respects. It is our opinion that the case has not been previously polished. It has a very beautiful and perfect condition matte dial without any deterioration or erosion of the black surface or the printed minute indexes, commonly found on this, as well as the double red model, and has beautifully turned ivory all original tritium luminous indexes and hands.

This is an extremely nice vintage example of a model going through yet another renaissance of interest and popularity. The current example, with rail dial variation, is worthy of any wrist or collection!

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Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Sea-dweller

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

1665

Case Serial#

5.7 million

Circa

1978

Case mm

40mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

bi-directional elapsed time

Crown-Pushers

trip lock

Dial & Hands

original matte black, rail dial

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

1570

Date Function

yes

Strap / Bracelet

heavy Oyster bracelet with flip lock deployment clasp

Strap / Bracelet Size

20mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Crystal

Acrylic dome crystal

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

Box / Papers (TAG)

NO

Brand

Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Rolex watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

Rolex Seadweller ref 1665 "Great White" Rail Dial circa 1978

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