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ROLEX SEA DWELLER 16600: Our 5 Minute Review

by Paul Symonds January 12, 2021 3 min read

ROLEX SEA DWELLER 16600: Our 5 Minute Review | Swiss Watch Trader

OUR 5 MINUTE REVIEW OF THE ROLEX SEA DWELLER 16600

Sit back and read our 5 minute review of the Rolex SEA DWELLER 16600. Rolex released the Rolex Sea Dweller 16600 in 1988 as a replacement for the Rolex Sea Dweller 16660 "Triple Six". The 16600 is powered by the Rolex calibre 3135 automatic movement. Models prior to 2000 were fitted with T25 tritium dials, later watches were fitted with 'SWISS MADE' dials. The Sea Dweller 16600 has an impressive depth rating of 1200m.

OUR ROLEX SEA DWELLER REVIEWS

 

ROLEX SEA DWELLER 16600

Rolex Sea Dweller 16600 

In 1988 Rolex released the Rolex Sea Dweller 16600, replacing the Sea Dweller 16660. The basic design of the Sea Dweller remains unchanged however the improvements to 16600 included the addition of the calibre 3135 automatic movement. The Sea Dweller 16600 retaining the 40mm stainless steel case, with 120 click uni-directional bezel and oyster bracelet. Prior to 1998/9 the Rolex Sea Dweller 16600 was fitted with the "SWISS-T<25" dial with tritium hour markers and hands. In 1999, A serial Sea Dweller 16600's can be found with "SWISS" only dials. From 2000, all Rolex Sea Dweller 16600 watches were fitted with black "SWISS MADE" dials with SuperLumiNova hour marker and hands. The Rolex Sea Dweller 16600 has a depth rating of 1220m thanks to its helium escape valve on the side the the case. The Rolex Sea Dweller 16600 was eventually discontinued in 2008.

 

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Sea Dweller
Model Number: 16600
Bezel:
Black uni-directional anodized aluminium - 120 Click
Case Size: 40mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3135
Depth Rating: 1220m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

 

ROLEX SEA DWELLER 16600 - 3135 MOVEMENT: 

Rolex Sea Dweller 16600

The Rolex Sea Dweller 16600 is powered by the caliber 3135, a certified Chronometer with 31 jewels. The calibre 3135 was first announced by Rolex in 1988, and over four decades later, the movement is still in production. The rotor that powers this movement is bidirectional and when fully wound the movement will have a power reserve of 48 hours. It displays center seconds, hours, minutes, and date at 3 o’clock. The Rolex Caliber 3135 is a movement that is used in a large number of watches from Rolex. As such, if you see a Rolex watch with a date function, chances are, it is powered by the 3135.

   

BUYING A ROLEX SEA DWELLER 16600

Rolex Sea Dweller 16600

Our collection of Rolex watches include the Rolex Sea Dweller 16600. At Swiss Watch Trader we specialise in selling only the very best examples of the classic Rolex Sea Dweller 16600 and unless there is a valid reason, ALL our Rolex Sea Dweller watches will include their original boxes and papers. When buying any Rolex Sea Dweller 16600 you need to ensure you are getting the very best example with as much of the original paraphernalia as possible. You should always look for a Rolex Sea Dweller that is complete with its original inner and outer boxes, warranty certificate or card, manuals, hang tags and if possible original sales receipt. For more information on how to buy a Rolex Sea Dweller 16600 from Swiss Watch Trader and the the services we offer including buying a Rolex Sea Dweller 16600 on finance, head over to the information section.

Want to know more about the Rolex Sea Dweller 16600? Why not read our article on the History of the Rolex Sea Dweller which as well at the 16600, details a brief history of the many versions of the Rolex Sea Sweller since its release in 1967. For more information on other Rolex watch models including the Sea Dweller, Daytona and Explorer, head over to the News & Reviews section. Please get in touch if you have any questions about any of our new, used, pre-owned and second hand Rolex Sea Dweller watches.

 

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Paul Symonds
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