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Vintage Rolex Sea Dweller

Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 in stainless steel 40mm auto watch
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller with Mark 1 dial in stainless steel. Nice patina on the original hands
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex 1665 Double Red Sea Dweller Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 1665 Serial: 3066*** Year: 1972 Model: Sea Dweller Case Material
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Sea-Dweller Double Red Vintage Stainless Steel Matte Black Mark III 1665
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Rare Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual "Double Red Sea-Dweller" Vintage Men's Wristwatch, matte
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Sea-Dweller Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Men Watch 16600
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland Style: Luxury Model: Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 Vintage: No Movement
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Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea James Cameron Steel Automatic Mens Watch 116660
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
116660 Country/Region of Manufacture Switzerland Style Diver Model Rolex Sea-Dweller 116660 Vintage No
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea James Cameron Blue Stainless Steel Watch 126660
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea Ref. 126660, with 44mm Oystersteel case, unidirectional rotatable black
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 44mm Ceramic Bezel Black Dial Oystersteel Watch 116660
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
The Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea Men’s watch 116660 is an authentic Swiss-made luxury watch that
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 44mm Steel Black Dial Automatic Mens Watch 116660
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Number 116660 Country/Region of Manufacture Switzerland Style Luxury Model Rolex Sea-Dweller 116660
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Sea Dweller Red Line Steel Ceramic Black Dial Automatic Watch 126600
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This Display model Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

NEW Rolex Sea Dweller Deepsea James Cameron Blue Dial Steel Ceramic Watch 136660
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
: Rolex Sea-Dweller 136660 Vintage: No Movement: Mechanical (Automatic) Number of Jewels: 31 Jewels
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex Submariner Sea-Dweller Matte Dial 1665 MK I Steel Automatic Watch 1979
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 1665 Year: 1979 Serial number: 61xxxxx Reference: C03493 Case: Show
Category

Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea D-Blue James Cameron Blue Black Dial Mens Watch 126660
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Manufacture Switzerland Style Luxury Model Rolex Sea-Dweller 126660 Movement Mechanical (Automatic) Band Color
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Double Red Sea-Dweller DRSD MK IV 1665 Steel Watch with Service Paper 1974
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
Brand: Vintage Rolex Model: 1665 Year: 1974 Serial number: 41xxxxx Reference: OT1472 Case: Show
Category

Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

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Rolex Steel Ladies Oysterdate with Original Bracelet & Rare Charcoal Dial 1970's
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Located in Dallas, TX
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By Concord Watch
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
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Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Sea-Dweller Reference #:16660. Rolex Sea-Dweller Vintage 16660 Spider Dial Men's Vintage
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Rolex Vintage Double Red Sea-Dweller Stainless Steel Men's Watch Automatic 1665
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Neo Vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller, Ref 16600, Excellent Condition
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Located in Canterbury, GB
Our neo - vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller , reference 16600 , features its original tritium dial with
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Rare Collectible Vintage Rolex Sea Dweller Men's Steel Watch 1665 "Great White"
By Rolex
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Rolex Sea-Dweller "Triple Six" Watch 16660
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Located in Southampton, PA
This vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller with the 16660 reference number – also known as the "Triple Six
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Located in New York, NY
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Located in Aventura, FL
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Rolex Deepsea Sea Dweller James Cameron Steel Blue Black Dial Mens Watch 116660
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By Rolex
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-Dweller – but this was not the first Rolex watch to use the ‘Sky’ prefix. Antiques Roadshow expert Ben
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1984 Rolex Sea-Dweller Matte Dial Stainless Steel 16660 Wristwatch
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Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
condition report. The Rolex Sea Dweller Double Red reference 1665 became instantly recognisable for it’s two
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2018 Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea James Cameron Stainless Steel 126660 Wristwatch
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Located in West Hollywood, CA
Great looking vintage Rolex Submariner Wristwatch ref 1680 serial no 5.3 million circa 1977
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1979 Rolex GMT-Master Stainless Steel 1675 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
was lost over the years mainly in confusion with the black bezels of the Submariner and Sea-Dweller
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Vintage Rolex Sea Dweller For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage rolex sea dweller for your needs in our varied inventory. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Stainless Steel — can elevate any look. Find an antique version now, or shop for 15 vintage or 1 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. You’re likely to find the perfect vintage rolex sea dweller among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. When shopping for a vintage rolex sea dweller, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or women today than there are for men.

How Much is a Vintage Rolex Sea Dweller?

Prices for a vintage rolex sea dweller can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $12,375 and can go as high as $71,450, while this accessory, on average, fetches $32,248.

Rolex for sale on 1stDibs

While the rise in popularity of vintage Rolex watches is of no surprise to aficionados, collectors and industry experts, when it comes to contemporary luxury wristwatches, Rolex is also often the first brand that springs to mind. Not only is the company revered for its precision timekeeping and impeccable craftsmanship, but its name was designed to be memorable.

Rolex's enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.

But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.

But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its aforementioned commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.

Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.

The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.

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Finding the Right wrist-watches for You

Antique, new and vintage wristwatches have captured the hearts and minds of all manner of watch collectors as well as the watchmakers themselves — it's time you found your own.

Certain vintage watches for men and iconic watch designs for women are sought after not only because of their graceful proportions or innovative materials but also because of the illustrious histories of the houses that created them, histories that they stylishly embody.

Bvlgari’s legendary Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional wristwatches.

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing contemporary fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, both casual fans and careful collectors are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist.

In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, wristwatches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner. Designer Gérald Genta, whose range of clients included Rolex, created for Audemars Piguet the first luxury sports timepiece to be made from stainless steel. First introduced in 1972, the Royal Oak was a perfect choice for blending the form and function that are now synonymous with sports watches.

Are you shopping for a wristwatch? It’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors.

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Questions About Rolex
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Most Rolex watches use a Perpetual rotor which means that they do not need winding if worn regularly. If you have not worn your watch in some time, you can manually wind it by unscrewing the crown to the winding position and turning it clockwise about 20 times. Make sure to screw the crown back into place after winding to reestablish its waterproof qualities. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, you can wear a Rolex every day. This durable and high-quality timepiece is meant to withstand everyday use and wear. Shop a large collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Rolex made the Oysterquartz watch starting in the 1970s. Not many were made, with around an estimated 25,000 models making it to market. Shop a range of expertly vetted Rolex watches from top boutiques worldwide on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Rolex joined the quartz movement popular in the 1960s and 1970s. The first Rolex quartz watch was the Date 5100. The company then released the Oysterquartz Datejust and the Oysterquartz Date-Date models. Very few Date 5100s were released, and the Oysterquartz models were only produced for 25 years. Find a collection of expertly vetted Rolex watches, including rare Oysterquartz models, from some of the world’s top reputable boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, all Rolex products have a serial number. You can find it engraved along the side closest to the six o’clock mark. If your Rolex is missing a serial number, it is likely not authentic. On 1stDibs you can shop a wide range of expertly vetted Rolex products from some of the best boutiques around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex watch is powered by a Perpetual rotor that captures the energy of your body’s movement and uses it to keep your watch running. You can also wind up a Rolex if you haven’t been wearing it for a while. Shop the collection of authenticated Rolex timepieces available from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Most Rolex watches work thanks to a perpetual rotor found inside. Every time you move your wrist, this rotor glides back and forth, creating kinetic energy. That energy moves into the mainspring of the watch to power the timepiece, eliminating the need for winding as long as the watch is being worn. You’ll find a large selection of Rolex on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A contemporary Rolex Yacht Master costs around $11,000. However, a vintage model can cost up to $30,000.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To clean a Rolex watch, wipe it all over periodically with a soft, dry microfiber cloth. For deeper cleaning, you can wash their metal bracelets and cases with warm water and mild dish or hand soap. Use a leather cleaner product to clean leather straps on Rolex watches. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Rolex watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rolex made its mark on the world in 1910, and in the 100-plus years since, the Bienne, Switzerland-based brand has focused on making some of the highest quality watches in the world, with trademark chronometric precision. Find authentic vintage and new Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How you adjust a Rolex band depends on the style. Submariner and SeaDweller watches feature Glidelock clasps that allow you to adjust the size 2 mm at a time simply by opening the bracelet and sliding it back and forth. Other watches use an Easylink comfort extension link which allows you to adjust the length by 5 mm without any special tools. Check the user manual of your specific watch for more detailed instructions. You’ll find a large collection of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Adjust a Rolex by twisting the crown at the side counter-clockwise to unscrew it, then gently pull it out three notches to its third position. Twist it clockwise to set the time. Push the crown in until it clicks to its second position. Turn it clockwise to set the date. Push it all the way back in and screw it in in a clockwise direction to secure it and re-waterproof the watch. Browse a range of Rolex timepieces from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Insert a Rolex spring bar tool into the lug holes, or alternatively, the gaps for the spring bars at the end of the band. Gently retract the spring bar by pressing it with the tool until the band dislodges. Put the new band onto the spring bar. Line up the spring bar with the lugs and use the tool to navigate it into place until it clicks securely. Browse for authenticated Rolex timepieces and bands on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Designed with world travelers in mind, the Rolex Sky-Dweller can be purchased through Rolex directly as well as through authorized retailers and resellers, including 1stDibs. It’s important to purchase from a vetted seller or vendor to ensure authenticity. While Rolex has at times inspired knockoffs, 1stDibs partners with only top-vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    One of the cheapest Rolex watches is the Oyster Perpetual, which usually costs around $5,000. This model is made of oystersteel, an affordable type of steel.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The way a Rolex bracelet fits is a matter of preference. For a comfortable fit, Rolex recommends leaving the bracelet loose enough to allow for the wrist expansion that comes with warmth but snug enough to avoid sliding. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Presidential Rolex is a nickname for the Rolex Day-Date watch. When it debuted in 1956, the timepiece stood out as the only one that showed both the date and day of the week on its dial. The watch got its nickname when President Lyndon B. Johnson wore a Day-Date watch made of yellow gold in 1965. You’ll find a large selection of Rolex Day-Date watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Paul Newman Rolex is a Rolex Daytona 6239 that was owned by Paul Newman, who wore it many times during his racing career — Newman began racing professionally in 1972 and is said to have worn the watch every day, both on and off the track. The ruggedly handsome star was captured in countless paparazzi and publicity photos seemingly never without the same beloved Daytona. The back was engraved with the phrase, “Drive Carefully Me.” Search a collection of authenticated Rolex watches from top boutiques worldwide on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex Daytona is a wristwatch designed with race car drivers in mind. Named after the Daytona 500, the watch measures elapsed time and calculates average speed. Find a selection of Rolex Daytona watches and other styles on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex Masterpiece is a special-edition Rolex Day-Date with a larger face. Due to their exclusive nature, the Rolex Masterpiece is one of the most coveted styles of watches. Find a selection of Rolex Masterpiece watches and other styles on 1stDibs.