Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref: 16600. 1995. Great Condition.


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Basic Info

Additional information

Listing number





Sea-Dweller 4000

Reference number




Case material


Bracelet material


Year of production



Very good
(Worn with little to no signs of wear)

Scope of delivery

Original box, no original papers


Men's watch/Unisex


United Kingdom, Hertfordshire



Power reserve

48 h

Number of jewels


Case diameter

40 mm

Bezel material



Sapphire crystal



Dial numerals

No numerals

Bracelet color



Fold clasp

Clasp material



Greetings from Prestige Watches UK. We are a 5-star seller on both Chrono24 and Trustpilot with hundreds of watches sold.

Presenting a mighty Rolex Sea Dweller ~ Ref 16600 born in 1995 with box and Watch Register certificate that is in top condition, perfect working order and looks fantastic.

Quick message from the seller.

“Here at Prestige Watches UK we believe a watch is far more than just a simple teller of time. It is a real-life companion that will emote feelings of happiness and joy through your life journey.

It is a mechanical life form that has spirit and personality and will inspire, motivate and generate positive energy from within.

If one day gifted to that special ‘someone’, a treasured watch will pass sentiment and meaning to the hands of others like few other gifts can achieve”

Our mission here at Prestige Watches is to spread ‘Watch Happiness’ around the world and promote the feelings of joy that come with buying a new watch.

The Rolex Sea Dweller 16600 is a reference produced from 1988 to 2008.

This is a true classic. Elegant, understated and are a hugely undervalued reference in the Rolex catalogue.

A highly iconic, highly collectible Rolex from the pre-ceramic, pre-super-case era that many Rolex connoisseurs keep coming back to.

This Sea Dweller is the less common big brother to the Submariner which, let’s be honest, are seen on many a wrist! Many people feel this is a better watch than the Submariner, mainly because, well, it IS a better watch. This watch will certainly give you the classic feel of an iconic Rolex watch in its full glory with full Rolex diver watch DNA flowing through it but is indeed more of a conversation piece. Come to think of it, I have never seen one in the wild on someone’s wrist. Have you..?

With this Sea Dweller you get the full benefits of the smaller case size to the more contemporary maxi/super case. You get the beautiful aesthetic balance of the no-date Submariner, however you do still get the date, just without the cyclops. This is a much-loved feature as many Rolex purists believe the cyclops alters the clean aesthetics of the dial, attracts dirt/grime and is a scuff magnet.

This watch still manages to be quite elegant despite being a deep-diving watch impressive credentials. The watch is discreet about its capabilities with its small, compact dimensions.

Not that many of us will ever actually need the extra few thousand feet of submersible depth or will ever likely saturate dive and need the helium escape valve, but it is great knowing it is there and this offers excellent bragging rights over the Submariner.

You still get the excellently proportioned 40mm width and the same 47mm with lugs, but you get an extra few mm in watch height owing to the case back and crystal being slightly thicker which gives the watch a nice feeling of muscular solidity and heft over its little Submariner brother. If you are looking for a little more wrist presence and stance – you got it here.

This reference however is smaller in proportion to the later Rolex Deep Sea. So even this mighty Sea Dweller 16600 has a bigger brother.

Drilled lugs / strap removal holes for easy swapping to a cool nato or strap.

Solid end links (SEL) but with the charm and quality of a vintage Rolex bracelet

Sapphire crystal

Date (Quickset) but no cyclops on the crystal.

Aluminium bezel – a much loved model in the collector community.

Stainless Steel, Oyster bracelet with flip-lock with diver extension

unidirectional rotating diver bezel

black dial,

automatic Chronometer (Cal. 3135),

helium escape valve

screw-down trip lock crown

Width: 40 mm / Height: 47.5 mm / Thickness: 14.5 mm / Lug Width: 20 mm

This model is probably the most handsome, classic, gentleman’s tool watch ever created. If you own one of these, you will feel secure that you will never be in the company of anyone that has a better watch than you have!!

Relax and buy with confidence! We are a 5-star seller on both Chrono24 and Trustpilot with hundreds of watches sold.

Thank you and please get in touch with any questions. I would love to hear from you.

Prestige Watches UK

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