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Old 25 December 2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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Icon6 Should I buy 16600 SD?

I'm looking at one, U serial in 'as new' condition. Do you think it's a good investment?

It this watch bigger than my existing Submariner Date 116610?
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Old 25 December 2012, 11:47 PM   #2
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Like others before me have said" do not by a watch for investing . Yes the SD is bigger than the sub. Thicker both a 40mm I believe but the face/dial is smaller.
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Old 25 December 2012, 11:48 PM   #3
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Wouldn't really call it an investment but SDs are unique so it will get a little harder to find like new examples which may have people asking ludicrous prices. There was one in the for sale section for $8Ks, no thanx.

They're both technically 40mm but the subs super case and maxi dial make it look bigger. The SD is thicker overall.
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Old 26 December 2012, 12:16 AM   #4
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No Rolex is a good investment. What's hot today can be very cold tomorrow. Buy what you like
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Old 26 December 2012, 12:40 AM   #5
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The price is around 4,000€ = 5,300USD
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Old 26 December 2012, 12:45 AM   #6
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If you like it that seems about the going rate.
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Old 26 December 2012, 01:06 AM   #7
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Old 26 December 2012, 02:02 AM   #8
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Awesome watch, I'd get it.
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Old 26 December 2012, 02:42 AM   #9
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Depending on price....
It could be!
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Old 26 December 2012, 03:06 AM   #10
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Old 26 December 2012, 03:25 AM   #11
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The SD is an excellent diver's watch. I love mine. An investment....no. A watch to pass on to my kids....yes.

Good luck!
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Old 26 December 2012, 03:27 AM   #12
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Owned one and traded it for a dssd. Great watch. I loved mine. I just wanted a bigger case.
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Old 26 December 2012, 03:31 AM   #13
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$5300 for a U is a little high. Might be about right in Europe. In 5 years it will be worth more. I like mine a lot.
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Old 26 December 2012, 03:32 AM   #14
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It is a great watch and an investment in your happiness....priceless
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Old 26 December 2012, 05:12 AM   #15
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$5300 for a U is a little high. Might be about right in Europe. In 5 years it will be worth more. I like mine a lot.
I was comparing the price to others on the chrono24, it seemed reasonable, but I'm new at this. Are prices there too high?
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Old 26 December 2012, 05:56 AM   #16
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Wouldn't really call it an investment but SDs are unique so it will get a little harder to find like new examples which may have people asking ludicrous prices. There was one in the for sale section for $8Ks, no thanx.

They're both technically 40mm but the subs super case and maxi dial make it look bigger. The SD is thicker overall.
Why are they harder to find. I am sure I understand why you said they are unique. We are just talking about a older sub with day on it correct. I may have misunderstood the watch y'all are talking about. I have been known to have a blonde moment.
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Old 26 December 2012, 07:47 AM   #17
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For an investment - No

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Old 26 December 2012, 07:58 AM   #18
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Love my sea dweller great secondary watch from my tt submariner. Yes it wears a little bigger but it's a nice change from my sub
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Old 26 December 2012, 09:54 AM   #19
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The 16600 is the last great Rolex dive watch. If you can get it, then do
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Old 27 December 2012, 01:43 AM   #20
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Why are they harder to find. I am sure I understand why you said they are unique. We are just talking about a older sub with day on it correct. I may have misunderstood the watch y'all are talking about. I have been known to have a blonde moment.
Like new or NIB models will get harder to find because it is a watch that no longer is in production, so it is inevitable. We're talking about a SD not a sub.
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Old 27 December 2012, 01:53 AM   #21
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I love my 16600 and I would say that the price is very good, not too good to be true, but very competitive. I paid £4.5k for my 2006 model recently which is about right for the UK...a 2008 model is up for £5.5k at my local AD.

As for it being an investment, I think it's a little foolish for people to say that you shouldn't buy a watch as an investment. I don't agree with that...as with any investment, there are no guarantees, but fine watches have proven to be a decent investment over many years if you buy the right one.

The 16600 is not a limited edition so it will never be worth millions, but as they have stopped making them and the Fact that the Deep Sea is not as popular with purists means that the SD has a very good chance of increasing in value over the years if properly looked after and serviced.

I like the fact that it has a presence on my wrist without being oversized, which is why I chose it over the SubC, I also like the fact that they are not as common.

Equally, I have friends with the SubC who much prefer their watch to mine...so all down to personal taste.
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Old 27 December 2012, 02:38 AM   #22
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As an investment no but as a watch to wear and enjoy yes! Go for it!! Cheers,
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Old 27 December 2012, 03:00 AM   #23
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The 16600 is the last great Rolex dive watch. If you can get it, then do
Agreed, had my SD4000 and traded it for my GMTc. Miss it like mad but love my Gmt. So the answer for me is get one asap. Its an awesome watch
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Old 27 December 2012, 06:42 AM   #24
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The price is around 4,000€ = 5,300USD
If you can get it for that price; " bite his hand off " because that is a cheap watch at that price, here in England £4500 to £5000 is what i am seeing.
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Old 27 December 2012, 08:51 AM   #25
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For investment - no.

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