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Rolex Sea-Dweller SS ref 16600 Tritium circa 1997

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Beautiful example vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller ref# 16600, serial # U7, circa 1997 with richly patina’d tritium indexes and hands and matching pearl. Featuring 40mm diameter stainless steel case with unidirectional elapsed time bezel and sapphire crystal, and with original glossy black dial with tritium indexes, and matching tritium hands. Upon close inspection of the dial, we find very interesting and light brown dots evenly coating the gloss black surface. The hour markers and hands are also beautifully aged to a cream. Powered by the self winding calibre 3135 with sweep seconds and quick set date. With correct ref 93160 solid end link (SEL) Rolex stainless steel Oyster bracelet with flip lock clasp. An exceptionally attractive warmly patina’d example.

Your watch purchase will arrive in our fine glazed leather WBAW? watch pouch. Great for travel or storage. A $45 value! See photo.

Note: We observe increasing demand and prices for early sapphire crystal models such as the current example. As the vintage plastic crystal models have sky rocketed in price, many collectors are looking toward the early sapphire crystal models with original tritium indexe dials and hands, (designated by T<25 at bottom of dial) as value buys.

Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Sea-dweller

Model/Case Ref#

16600

Man's / Lady's

Men

Case Serial#

U7

Circa

1997

Case mm

40mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

tachometer, Uni-Directional

Crystal

sapphire

Crown-Pushers

Signed Crown

Dial & Hands

glossy black dial, silver indexes

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

3135

Date Function

yes

Movement Serial#

n/a

Strap / Bracelet

heavy Oyster bracelet with flip-lock

Strap / Bracelet Size

7

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

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 Sea-Dweller SS ref 16600 Tritium circa 1997