An investment grade example of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 1665/0 'Great White' from circa 1979. This stunning, full set example of the Mark III Great White Sea-Dweller ticks all the boxes for collectors and investors alike.
A brief background on the Sea-Dweller
Named after the divers’ long stays underwater, the Sea-Dweller was developed as a more durable dive watch compared to the Submariner. The Submariner had an unfortunate tendency for its plexiglass to pop off during decompression - a far from ideal quality! To get around this, the Sea-Dweller was fitted with an escape valve for the helium to escape on the side of the case. The Sea-Dweller was also developed to tolerate more extreme depths than the Submariner.
From 1977 to 1983, the “Great White” followed its predecessor — the “Double Red”. The ‘double red’ in its title referred to the two lines of red text on the dial. For the "Great White" this text is in white, hence its nickname.
What’s special about this “Great White” Sea-Dweller?
This example of the Great White is not only presented in excellent condition overall. The bezel and handset have been changed at a previous service.
Most importantly this is full set, single owner watch, something increasingly rare these days! Punched papers, original receipt, hangtag, seal, inner and outbox, service card, this watch has it all!
- Case size (exc. crown): 40mm
- Case material: Stainless steel
- Movement: Calibre 1570 26-jewel movement
- Strap/bracelet: Rolex Oyster 93150. Will fit wrists upto 18.5cm.
- Box and papers: Full set. Punched papers, original receipt, hangtag, seal, inner and outbox, service card.
Get this Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665/0 'Great White' before one of our investors snap this up!
Such is the investment potential of vintage watches we've recently started working with investors to build portfolios for them and their clients. Whilst we appreciate their business, as watch lovers, we'd prefer watches like this to be worn and not left in a safe. Don't hang around though, there is no doubt one of them will snap this up immediately such as the completeness of this example, not to mention our usual competitive pricing which is close to £10k cheaper than you'd see this listed for elsewhere.
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For orders placed before 2pm orders will be shipped the same day.
Your watch will be carefully packaged and shipped fully insured with leading global courier companies.
Delivery within the UK is Free. Delivery within Europe is £30. Delivery for the Rest of the World is £50.
Don't like it or change your mind? Return it for a full refund with our 14 day, no hassle returns on all sales. See the full conditions here.
Are all watches authenticated?
All our watches pass through a double authentication process to insure their authenticity. We also provide detailed photos of the watch from all angles to allow you to undertake your own anlysis. Finally as with everything, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly team
What if something goes wrong with the watch
Whilst all our watches are fully serviced before sale, if something does go wrong, we'll repair it for free as part of our 1 year warranty
Do watches come with original box and papers?
It depends on the individual watch. You can see details under "The Basics" heading on this page. For the majority of vintage watches their original box and papers have been lost to time. Whilst they are nice to have, it’s important to note that “box and papers” DO NOT authenticate a watch despite what many in our trade say. It’s also important to realise alot of sellers (including some of the most well known in the UK) put together full sets of box, papers, hang tags etc by buying blank paperwork and boxes in the secondary market. This is a very regrettable, but unfortunately common occurrence in the trade but something we will never do!
How do I know it will fit?
For metal bracelets we provide the size it will currently fit in the description section of this page. If this measurement is too large or too small we are able to assist in either adding or removing links. We also offer this service, post service on a at-cost basis (i.e. we don't add a margin).
Can you change the strap?
Absolutely! If you don't like the current strap, let us know and we'll change it for free! We maintain a broad selection of styles and can also source straps to your specification free of charge.
Can you source something similar?
Absolutely! If its not quite what you’re looking for just get in touch and we can source one with our Free, No Obligation sourcing service. You can contact us on phone, live chat or simply submit the details of what you’re looking for on our “Find a Watch” page.
What payment options do you offer?
We accept payment by all leading credit and debit cards, ApplePay as well as bank transfer.
Do you offer financing?
Currently we don't offer financing but it’s something we're exploring.
Shipping & Returns
Can you ship an order to arrive on a certain day?
We can certainly try! We can request with our shipment partners for delivery on a certain day but ultimately the exact delivery date is subject to a number of factors outside our control.
How do I return a watch?
Simply let us know you want to send the watch back within the 14 return period and return it to us via Royal Mail Special Delivery. We’ll process your refund the same day we receive the watch back.
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 1665/0 'Great White' Mk. III, 1979
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