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Old 30 November 2018, 08:30 PM   #1
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Review of Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600

I already shared this.

Just placed it here for the archives.

https://luxurywatches635.wordpress.c...dweller-16600/
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Old 1 December 2018, 10:26 AM   #2
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What about the 16660?
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Old 11 May 2019, 04:52 PM   #3
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great review, was thinking about selling my 2001 but you're review is making it super hard!
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Old 11 May 2019, 11:29 PM   #4
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Nice write up.......the author also makes a fairly valid suggestion regarding future value on the market. If the current so called 'bubble' does not burst as many hope and predict, and the SS range remain virtually unattainable by most, who's to say that the four and five digit models will not continue to rise in price? Nothwithstanding that, the 16600 is a superb watch and hard to go past!
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Old 17 May 2019, 01:21 PM   #5
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Very good review, thanks!


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Old 27 July 2019, 03:05 AM   #6
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Old 24 August 2019, 01:03 AM   #7
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Nice write up.......the author also makes a fairly valid suggestion regarding future value on the market. If the current so called 'bubble' does not burst as many hope and predict, and the SS range remain virtually unattainable by most, who's to say that the four and five digit models will not continue to rise in price? Nothwithstanding that, the 16600 is a superb watch and hard to go past!
Four-digits have raised tremendously in the past 10 years. I wish I had bought a 5513 and 1675 myself.

And I guarantee you... people will be banging their heads against the wall just the same way in 2029 because they didn't buy the 5-digits for the current prices.
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Old 24 August 2019, 08:44 PM   #8
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Nice review, 100% agree with your comments about “need”, if it were only about need then I’d still be wearing my Fossil Death of Superman limited edition watch my mom and dad bought me for my 16th birthday (which I still have!)!
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Old 28 August 2019, 02:56 AM   #9
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Great review, I have a full set 2007 ref 16600 incoming. Should be with me by Sunday night. Got my wife, with a little help from a more knowledgeable relative, to track one down for me while she's in Hong Kong with the kids.
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Old 28 August 2019, 03:35 AM   #10
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Great review with exceptional personal colors makes it a pleasure to read. Thank you for your sharing.
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Old 6 September 2019, 07:21 AM   #11
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Old 24 September 2019, 04:07 AM   #12
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Nice review, 100% agree with your comments about “need”, if it were only about need then I’d still be wearing my Fossil Death of Superman limited edition watch my mom and dad bought me for my 16th birthday (which I still have!)!
Yeah "common sense" has little to do with Rolex watch collecting.
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Old 24 September 2019, 05:03 AM   #13
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Good review. In 2017, I bought a M series 16600 for $6400 that was new old stock from the first owner who bought it new in 2010 and had only worn it for a day or two and then decided it wasn't for him. He put it up and then I got it from him with the full kit including the anchor and hang tags etc. I intended to wear it but at the same time I traded for a D series that had a couple of issues. After it got serviced and came home I decided not to wear the M. I sold that M this month for a substantial profit. Soon the 16600's that have the full kit will be hard to come by and worth even more than they are now.
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Old 24 September 2019, 08:09 PM   #14
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It's a great watch!
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Old 3 October 2019, 02:02 PM   #15
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Nice review but I have one technical comment....

I like the review and the pictures were very nice. In the article you state the following which is incorrect.

"The Rolex valve is automated: when the watch reaches the designated pressure differential, the valve releases the gases that have become trapped during prolonged underwater exposure."

This is not quite correct. Only one type of diving require this HEV / HRV valve, saturation diving. The gas is specific, Helium, and it does not enter the case "during prolonged underwater exposure". Helium only enters the case during saturation diving and only during the time that the Diver's watch is in the hyperbaric chamber which is dry. No gas of any type enters the case when the watch is in the water.
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Old 3 October 2019, 06:14 PM   #16
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Thanks.

Would this be better paragraph (from Wikipedia)?

"When commercial divers operate at great depths, they often spend prolonged hours in diving bells under pressure breathing a breathing gas mix like trimix or similar, that contain the gases helium or hydrogen. Since helium atoms are the smallest natural gas particles found in nature, these gas atoms are able to work their way inside the watch, around any o-rings or other seals the watch may feature. This is not a problem as long as the divers stay under pressure, but when the decompression stops during resurfacing aren't long enough, a pressure difference builds up between the trapped gas(es) inside the watch case and its environment. Depending on the construction of the watch case and crystal, this effect can cause damage to the watch, such as the crystal popping off."
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Old 4 October 2019, 07:54 AM   #17
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Take whichever statement you like but I was a Saturation Diver in the late 1970's as well as many other variations of surface supplied diving and SCUBA. I have been diving since 1970 and today I still dive at work here in Hawaii for a tourist Submarine company, where I am the Chief Diving Officer / Lead Diver. I have about 10 -12 thousand hours in the water and hyperbaric systems and an associates degree in Marine Diving Technology. I have been there and done that a few times. I never saw a watch crystal pop off regardless of the watch having a HRV or not. There was a step in the decompression procedure to have each diver open the crown of their watch during the five days or so of saturation decompression.
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Old 5 October 2019, 09:38 AM   #18
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The thickness has always scared me, but this review makes me want to pull the trigger
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Old 5 October 2019, 11:20 AM   #19
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[QUOTE=HiDive;10027890]Take whichever statement you like but I was a Saturation Diver in the late 1970's as well as many other variations of surface supplied diving and SCUBA. I have been diving since 1970 and today I still dive at work here in Hawaii for a tourist Submarine company, where I am the Chief Diving Officer / Lead Diver. I have about 10 -12 thousand hours in the water and hyperbaric systems and an associates degree in Marine Diving Technology. I have been there and done that a few times. I never saw a watch crystal pop off regardless of the watch having a HRV or not. There was a step in the decompression procedure to have each diver open the crown of their watch during the five days or so of saturation decompression.[/QUOTE]

Rolex once stated on their website that their Triplock was rated to 500 Bar with the crown unscrewed.
If this statement is correct opening the crown on a Rolex would not release any internal pressure during decompression.
Could it be that these pesky Helium molecules sneak out of the watch over these 5 days?
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Old 5 October 2019, 09:28 PM   #20
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I did not have a Rolex back then and the only watch I took into Sat was an Aquadive Chronograph which I had no problems with. Also the deepest series that we made topped out at 200 meters, so really not that deep. I rarely wore a watch at all when commercial diving because it was too easy to ruin it, and you did not need a watch.
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Old 9 October 2019, 11:52 PM   #21
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