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Rolex DEEPSEA Sea-Dweller: Review + Hands-On Video

Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 116660The Rolex DeepSea Sea-Dweller, model 116660 (aka 116660-BKSO) is powered by the Rolex caliber 3135 mechanical automatic winding movement. It is a Certified Chronometer (COSC). The case is constructed from ultra high-quality 904L stainless steel with the Rolex patented Ring Lock System and a titanium caseback. At 44mm (approximately 48mm with crown) and a thickness of about 18mm, the DEEPSEA weighs in at 215g grams.

The black dial features a date at the 3:00 position. The bezel is the new Rolex Cerachrom (ceramic) style and rotates uni-directionally. The stainless steel Oyster bracelet has the new Rolex Glidelock clasp with the Rolex Fliplock dive suit extension link. In case you want to change over to a NATO strap, the lug width is 21mm. The dome shaped sapphire crystal is 5mm thick. And the DEEPSEA has an incredible depth rating of 3,900 meters or 12,800 feet! This watch is equipped with a helium escape valve and a screw-down crown.

The Rolex DEEPSEA Sea-Dweller that is featured in this video includes the original Rolex boxes, papers, warranty card and tags. The condition is like new. While the retail price (at the time of this post) is $9,800, we are asking much less for this V series originally purchased in 12/10.

Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller WatchRolex Deepsea on rubber strapPic above shows a Rolex Deepsea with rubber strap installed.

Rolex DeepSea Sea-Dweller Watch
Model:
116660, 116660-BKSO
Movement: Automatic, Certified Chronometer (COSC)
Caliber: Rolex 3135
Case: Stainless steel, Ring Lock System, titanium caseback
Diameter: 44mm (approximately 48mm)
Thickness: 18mm
Weight: 215g with all links
Dial: Black
Features: Date at 3:00
Bezel: Black ceramic (Cerachrom)
Band: Stainless steel Oyster bracelet, Glidelock clasp, Fliplock dive suit extension link
Lug Width: 21mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire (5mm)
Depth Rating: 3,900m or 12,800ft, equipped with a helium escape valve
Crown: Screw-down
Retail Price: $12,050

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Johan
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Johan

You refer to the DEEPSEA V series: what is V series?

Brgds Johan

Roman
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Roman

I want to address the Rolex Cerachrom, or ceramic, bezel in this Sea-Dweller model. It’s a bit of a break from typical steel/titanium/gold cases, but I think it has more than justified itself over the years in terms of both beauty and durability. Some people seem to shy away from it, but I see no reason to do so.

Henrik
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Henrik

Is the Watch still for sale ?

Henrik
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Henrik

And what is the asking Price ?

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[…] quick pics of the movement that is in several Rolex watches including the Submariner, Sea-Dweller, DSSD, Yacht-Master, Datejust II, new Sub C (116610), etc. The caliber 3135 first hit the market in 1988. […]

Cameron
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Cameron

Thank you for compiling all of this information about the Deep Sea. I am considering getting it but I’ve heard the taper in the bracelet is uncomfortable on smaller wrists. Can anyone add to this sentiment?

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