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Old 6 September 2011, 12:15 PM   #61
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Excellent watch what a beauty .
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Old 8 September 2011, 03:39 AM   #62
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For me, the SD is the ultimate tool watch, while I like the Sub, I like the clean look of the no cyclops SD and being a diver, it just seemed like the right watch to accompany my current EXPII.

The great thing about the SD is that no one has them; I am yet to have seen one in the wild.

Here is my brand new (well two weeks old) M serial SD

How do you find the fit compared to the EXP II?
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Old 9 September 2011, 08:36 PM   #63
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Old 16 September 2011, 01:19 AM   #64
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For me, the SD is the ultimate tool watch, while I like the Sub, I like the clean look of the no cyclops SD and being a diver, it just seemed like the right watch to accompany my current EXPII.

The great thing about the SD is that no one has them; I am yet to have seen one in the wild.

Here is my brand new (well two weeks old) M serial SD
Well I would say there are several thousand of SD16600 in this world today since its introduction in 1988/9.And all basically the same except for a few minor fonts and a LEC crystal and different case stamps.Although not as popular as say the Sub there are still plenty of SDs in this world today. Its my favourite sports Rolex and owned 3 over the years,I lost one too in the Red Sea a few years back now.
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Old 26 February 2012, 08:53 AM   #65
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Hi there, I just bought a u series Sea Dweller. Dates back to around the mid 90's. Can anyone tell me if the engraving on the back of the watch should be black, like I've seen with most, or no paint and just the steel like mine has?

I've looked all over the web for this answer so this is my last hope!!

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Old 28 February 2012, 04:05 AM   #66
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Hi there, I just bought a u series Sea Dweller. Dates back to around the mid 90's. Can anyone tell me if the engraving on the back of the watch should be black, like I've seen with most, or no paint and just the steel like mine has?

I've looked all over the web for this answer so this is my last hope!!

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From what I understand all came black from the factory, but eventually with use the black paint disappears. Not sure if it will be painted again if you service with a Rolex Service Center. Post some pics!
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Old 28 February 2012, 05:11 AM   #67
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Sorry for the lousy pic!
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Old 28 February 2012, 05:13 AM   #68
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There's no sign of any paint. I guess that means that this piece has seen alot of wear from what people are saying?
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Old 12 January 2013, 03:06 PM   #69
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Very informative thread, thanks guys. I just picked up my first SD, a Z serial. I really wanted one when I bought my 5513 Sub 7-8 yrs ago but couldn't afford it. My 5513 increased in value and I was able to trade it in for the SD without too much extra cash. Loving it so far (only a few hours), it's quite a bit bigger.
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Old 14 January 2013, 07:18 PM   #70
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i got mine late last year and i absolutely love it! :)
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Old 5 February 2013, 05:44 AM   #71
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I though about trading mine in on a 2-tone Daytona a few years ago. But at the last second decided against it. I'm glad I did! I just bought a couple NATO straps and it looks cool as hell!
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Old 25 March 2013, 03:23 AM   #72
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a 16600 I enjoy...
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Old 25 March 2013, 09:15 PM   #73
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The Sea-Dweller diving watches range has been standard for Comex divers since 1977. It is vintage models and up to 3,900 metres. and the design of diver's watches certified for more than 1,000 m.


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Old 23 July 2014, 09:57 PM   #74
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Seadweller is truly a classic in every sense and in all its guises. Very hard to go wrong provided you pick up one that has been looked after etc. Still plenty of good 16600s about representing very good value for money.
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Old 12 August 2014, 02:14 AM   #75
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Great read, thanks.
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Old 12 August 2014, 08:55 PM   #76
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Old 14 August 2014, 06:19 AM   #77
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Curious to know about the variations in the dial, and how (and why) the red text came about on the 1665 DRSD?
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Old 31 August 2014, 08:42 AM   #78
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16600. My eleanor.... Since 1987.

Good info. Now I just remembered how badly I want one all over again!
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Old 16 February 2015, 09:55 AM   #79
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wonderful topic .

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Old 28 March 2015, 10:41 AM   #80
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Old 11 February 2017, 08:50 AM   #81
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Great article. I appreciate my 16600 even more now.
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Old 15 February 2017, 05:09 PM   #82
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Really enjoyed reading all of the posts, and seeing all the awesome user photos! And of course, I absolutely love my 16600 Sea-Dweller too!
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Old 15 February 2017, 06:11 PM   #83
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Oh, what the heck... Here's one more for good measure. I never get tired of looking at this bad boy!
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Old 13 May 2017, 12:02 AM   #84
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So glad I found this forum. A lot of good info and pics!
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Old 15 May 2017, 01:30 PM   #85
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Old 20 June 2017, 02:55 AM   #86
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Great read...truly confirmed I made the right chose!


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Old 21 June 2017, 07:13 AM   #87
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Old 9 July 2017, 01:27 PM   #88
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Looks like I may have one from 1999 landing next week. Since I can't afford a birth year sub this will have to do. Until then I wear this one




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Old 16 July 2017, 06:49 AM   #89
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Old 16 July 2017, 01:07 PM   #90
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Don't know why I waited this long to get one...




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