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Old 13 June 2018, 09:45 AM   #31
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Thanks everyone - I'm humbled by your amazing feedback

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...Love my single cherry red My most worn watch since last May !
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...Ive had mine for about two months now and while the size and the cyclops took a bit of getting used to, its become my daily and i think this might be it for me...
I have no experience with the regular 40mm Submariner Dates but what I did notice is trying to include the 126600's date in a wristshot is damn hard work...

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Both awesome references I love my SD43 but have no intentions of parting with my 16600

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...Another ex 16600 but delighted 126600 owner here...
I'd love to see you and the other SD43 owners post their favorite wristshot* here please


*Speaking of which, I like this one I took at the beginning of the month; I usually try to avoid getting the smartphone's reflection but in this case, I used it to block the direct sunlight, just to get "a good look" at the date window...

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Old 13 June 2018, 08:34 PM   #32
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Old 13 June 2018, 09:01 PM   #33
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Thanks everyone - I'm humbled by your amazing feedback


I'd love to see you and the other SD43 owners post their favorite wristshot* here please
This is probably my favourite wrist shot of mine


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Old 16 June 2018, 10:08 AM   #34
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This is probably my favourite wrist shot of mine
Very nice - T4S
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Old 18 June 2018, 07:03 AM   #35
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Great review !

This here is my first contribution to Rolex Forums.

I had just bought the 126600, after looking for 116600 for months. The same reasons mentioned, 43mm growth and the cyclops swayed me away from it. I really wanted a modern Rolex dive watch, but hated the bulky lugs on the Submariner. So, SD4K was my target. But when I saw SD50 in front of me, I had to take it and give it a shot with the bigger size. Superb quality, easy to read, sturdy like nothing else. But, I wasnt so convinced by the size, to big on my wrist, and the ceramic bezel was wider thus giving it more surface area to shine and sparkle. Something I try to avoid (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But that only cemented my love for modern Rolex watches and their quality, and now I’m trying to sell my SD50 to get my hands on a SD4K.

The red “SEA DWELLER” on the dial..? Oh dear god it’s just fantastic to look at.
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Old 29 June 2018, 12:16 AM   #36
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great job. Awesome pics. thanks.
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Old 29 June 2018, 11:25 AM   #37
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Fantastic review. I wish I could take pictures as well as you!


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Old 29 June 2018, 02:33 PM   #38
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Excellent review and super nice macro shot!
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Old 29 June 2018, 07:55 PM   #39
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Man your review is better than anything I've read in a magazine. And your photos are utterly amazing. If I were near you I'd lend you my D-Blue to review and test just so you can post photos such as these.
Keep up the great work and thanks for posting this.
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Old 30 June 2018, 12:22 AM   #40
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One of the, if not THE, best review I've seen in a long while. Awesome job.
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Old 30 June 2018, 12:51 AM   #41
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Awesome Review... For the most awesome reference.
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Old 30 June 2018, 06:01 AM   #42
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GREAT review...thank you
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Old 30 June 2018, 11:23 AM   #43
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^Guys, many thanks for your most kind words

I tried to quote a few of you but my session / Browser (Firefox) isn't playing ball right now...

@hhtwaijri - good luck with your search

@Rashid.bk / GK- the fact is photography is just a hobby of mine and despite the many photographs I've taken of my watches, there is still a lot of trial & error going on. A "photo shoot" usually takes 2 sessions (~4hrs per shoot) and after I'm done, there's a lot of work still left with post-processing. I don't care how carefully I clean the watches, there is always dust to remove, etc. In the end, more a case of rolling up the sleeves than skill


Thanks everyone and TGIF
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Old 30 June 2018, 11:25 AM   #44
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Fantastic read.... great job!
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Old 4 July 2018, 12:24 PM   #45
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Awesome review! Can't wait for mine to get in.
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Old 13 July 2018, 10:18 AM   #46
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...Can't wait for mine to get in.
Please make sure to post a wristshot of yours when you get it

Now (un)officially known as the SD50 MK-I...
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Old 13 July 2018, 10:41 AM   #47
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^Thx, Gents
Please make sure to post a wristshot of yours when you get it

Now (un)officially known as the SD50 MK-I...
Picking one up tomorrow.. once I found out the Mk2 (if you want to call it that) was coming out, I started doing some calling for the Mk1.. found one a few states over, jumping on a flight in the morning!
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Old 13 July 2018, 10:49 AM   #48
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Picking one up tomorrow.. once I found out the Mk2 (if you want to call it that) was coming out, I started doing some calling for the Mk1.. found one a few states over, jumping on a flight in the morning!
Let's have a look at it once it's on your wrist

Have a fun & successful trip
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Old 13 July 2018, 11:36 AM   #49
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Picking one up tomorrow.. once I found out the Mk2 (if you want to call it that) was coming out, I started doing some calling for the Mk1.. found one a few states over, jumping on a flight in the morning!


Mark I, baby!!! ⭐️



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Old 14 July 2018, 01:10 AM   #50
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Many thanks to Rolex for rewarding us first buyers. We've been treated to a one year production run mk1 dial... This is like winning the lottery. Mark my words.
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Old 15 July 2018, 04:49 AM   #51
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After a long day of traveling.. I have her in my possession, wrist shot to come once I get the perfect picture :)[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 15 July 2018, 06:20 AM   #52
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Old 15 July 2018, 11:04 AM   #53
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After a long day of traveling.. I have her in my possession...
Awesome news - congrats and enjoy that beauty, woohoo
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Old 27 July 2018, 01:58 AM   #54
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Old 27 July 2018, 04:22 AM   #55
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Thank you, sir - pleasure was all mine

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Old 30 July 2018, 01:02 PM   #56
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Absolutely wonderful review thank you for taking the time to do it
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Old 30 July 2018, 01:36 PM   #57
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Old 31 July 2018, 01:03 PM   #58
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Old 31 July 2018, 10:37 PM   #59
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SD50 Review

Nice review and very nice pictures. I have owned four Seadwellers since 1983 and still own the last two iterations. I was a commercial diver in the 1970's and 1980's and have always had a fond spot for the Seadweller.

I love the new SD50 and believe it is the best of the Rolex diving watches. The cyclops was a surprise, but as I am not getting any younger I have grown to like it.

A little over a year ago my Wife and I moved to Hawaii and I Dive, Snorkel and swim in the ocean on a regular basis both for fun and at work; five dives in the last week at work. I don't always wear the SD50 but enjoy wearing it mostly for recreational diving.


I have owned about four Submariners and the DSSD as well, but none fit the bill for me like this new SD50.
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Old 1 August 2018, 11:10 PM   #60
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Really enjoyed your review in the Dutch sun right now :-) My 126600 is underway and cannot wait to open the box..what a fantastic watch!
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