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Old 5 September 2008, 04:16 AM   #1
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Here's the scoop: Pics of Deep-Sea SeaDweller vs. Submariner!!

Side-by-side view:



Crown up side view:



Crown down side view:



Lume shot:



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Old 5 September 2008, 04:19 AM   #2
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Nice comparison photos! Now take the stickers off of those watches and enjoy them!


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Old 5 September 2008, 04:21 AM   #3
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Love the lume shot.

IS ROLEX USING NEW SUPERLUMINOVA??????
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Old 5 September 2008, 04:22 AM   #4
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Great work, buddy!

Now this is what I call an interesting thread!!
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Old 5 September 2008, 04:25 AM   #5
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Wow--the Deep Sea is quite a lot larger. I am surprised that the Deep Sea has what looks like "blue" colored lume in the photo--does this hold true in real life? Thanks for the comparison photos.
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Old 5 September 2008, 04:25 AM   #6
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"That thing's frikkin huge. It's got its own atmosphere!"
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Old 5 September 2008, 04:26 AM   #7
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It is striking how much smaller the .......

It is striking how much smaller the dial is on the DSSD than the Submariner. Even though the DSSD has the MAxi Dial which helps make it look larger it is in fact quite smaller than the Sub. It is probably smaller than the old Seadweller as well. That is a shame.
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Old 5 September 2008, 04:30 AM   #8
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stunning but for me waaay too thick
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Old 5 September 2008, 04:44 AM   #9
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The Deep-Sea is 18mm thick from top of crystal to bottom of caseback. The Sub is 13mm.

You can see how domed the crystal is in the pictures. It is a HUGE watch for a Rolex! My wrists are small, I tried it on and it looked ridiculous on me. On the right person it would look great. The 904L steel Ring Lock inner ring really isn't that obtrusive to the design in person like some may have thought. The bezel's click spring is totally different than any other Sub, much much smoother and has a pleasing 'click' sound when it is rotated. It seems like a huge improvement. The platinum numbers aren't recessed into the bezel as much as the new GMT-II, they feel more flush against the ceramic.

The crown is gigantic as well, definitely larger than a Sub. The bracelet is exactly the same width as the Sub so it appears to be almost too small for how large the case is.

The adjustable clasp is very easy to use and will come in very handy making minor or major adjustments to the band length without even having to take the watch off!
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Old 5 September 2008, 04:57 AM   #10
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Originally, I thought it might be an interesting watch but as photos emerge, esp. these against a Submariner, show the watch to be ungainly and disproportionate. Looking at the dial it reminds me of say, driving a 550 Maranello and a Ferrari version of a Pontiac Trans Am's "screaming chicken" emblazoned across the length of the hood. It is a Rolex Bart Simpson screaming, "Hey! Look at me!!!" It just lacks the elegance and class that the Sub continues to exude.

No doubt it will find plenty of wearers. There are a lot of huge, garish designs that some people choose to wear. But with the brutish height of the case, I haven't seen one wrist shot where the wearer could pull it off without the watch overshadowing the wrist and arm. Let's face it, most people don't have arms like Arnold and this watch is going to emphasize that to good effect.
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Old 5 September 2008, 05:09 AM   #11
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Every time I see the SDDS I can't help but think to myself, they really screwed up when they got rid of the SD. I mean, they had a fantastic, wearable watch and they destroyed it. To those who can wear something so gigantic, enjoy, but Rolex lost my money on that one.

I would love to see some SD/SDDS comparison shots, that would be really interesting.
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Old 5 September 2008, 05:12 AM   #12
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Great pics. Can you confirm whether the DSSD dial is glossy or matte? I still haven't heard confirmation.

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Old 5 September 2008, 05:14 AM   #13
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very nice.

it is HUGE!!!

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Old 5 September 2008, 05:14 AM   #14
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Great post, thank you for sharing!!!
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Old 5 September 2008, 05:18 AM   #15
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From the front it visually looks twice the thickness of the Sub.

IMO, there will be a lot of flipping in the coming months, when people with smaller wrists realise that it is too big for them.

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Old 5 September 2008, 05:35 AM   #16
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Thanks for posting ......great pics and watch!

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Old 5 September 2008, 05:45 AM   #17
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In A Scottish Accent (Sod ALL Like Mel Gibson In Braveheart)
By the way, that is feckin' massive, wee man.
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Old 5 September 2008, 05:46 AM   #18
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Makes the sub look like a classic! Wait, it already is a classic!
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Old 5 September 2008, 05:46 AM   #19
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Wow. Thanks for pics. Don't think I'll be buying one anytime soon, but I guess I should wait until I see it in person.
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Old 5 September 2008, 05:48 AM   #20
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The most stupidist thing they have ever come up with...I'm talking about the SDDS of course.
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Old 5 September 2008, 05:55 AM   #21
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Very nice, Thank You.
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Old 5 September 2008, 06:05 AM   #22
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The DSSD is completely disproportionate, look at how nice the sub looks, then look at the DS. It's kind of upsetting that Rolex made so many changes to the watch but chose to keep a 20mm bracelet.
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Old 5 September 2008, 06:30 AM   #23
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this is a great thread and confirms for me that the SD is going to be remembered as a classic...I'm so glad I have one. The DSSD on the other hand....
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Old 5 September 2008, 06:37 AM   #24
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All the SD owners must be rubbing their hands together. The only way is up on the SD resale values if as reported Rolex is phasing the watch out.

Anyone on the DSSD waiting list with wrists smaller than 10 inches and without forearms that would make Arnold proud. Good luck!

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Old 5 September 2008, 06:53 AM   #25
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Great comparison shots

You'd never be able to swim with the SDDS on your wrist, could use it as an anchor though
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Old 5 September 2008, 07:00 AM   #26
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The HEV doesn't look it's made out of titanium in that pic. Looks like SS.
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Old 5 September 2008, 07:01 AM   #27
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To big and cumbersome for my taste. Got to admire its technical achievment though - its a serious piece of workable kit for those that want to dive realy deep. I guess that's why it's so bulky.
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Excellent thread and great comparison!!!!!!!!
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Old 5 September 2008, 07:42 AM   #29
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I find it interesting how many forumers ........

I find it interesting how many forumers think that the DSSD is too large. It is smaller than many watches that are very popular like most Panerais, Omega Planet Ocean, and many others. Also I think it is interesting how many think that the DSSD is a great Engineering Achievement when it is so far beyond anything even remotely useful. I look at it very differently in that I think the size is not that overdone but the Engineering is. The engineering was overdone in the form of the ring at the expense of the dial size making it even less useful. I am going to look at the first one that my AD has gotten in tomorrow and I will have the chance to buy it but unless it is very different in person I doubt that I will. In defense of the DSSD I do like several of it's features like the larger crown, the domed crystal, the bracelet and clasp and the maxi dial and hands as well as the blue lume.
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The most stupidist thing they have ever come up with...I'm talking about the SDDS of course.
Wow. A double superlative. I "think" you don't like it...
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