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    Rolex, Ref. 1665, Sea-Dweller "Great White", circa 1979
    Case: 40 mm, stainless steel, three body, screw down crown, case back signed "Rolex patent Oyster Gas escape valve" black bi-directional bezel, No. 5640790
    Dial: Matte black, luminous indexes, date aperture at three, luminous steel skeleton hands
    Movement: Rolex Cal. 1570, rhodium finish, 26 jewels, adjusted to five positions and temperature, monometallic balance, shock absorber
    Band: Rolex signed Oyster # 93150, Endlink #585, Applied solid gold diver's helmet medal on the clasp (See below essay)
    Signed: Rolex signed case, dial, movement, bracelet

    The consignor of this Rolex Ref: 1665, is the original owner who purchased it on 6/22/79 from Little Switzerland Jewelers, St Thomas Virgin Islands. The solid gold diver helmet medallion, soldered on clasp, was presented to him, and those who had just completed Navy Seal training during 1970's. It was a practice for graduates to have these soldered onto their dive watch clasp as presented here. This timepiece is accompanied by its original internal box, Certificate, and instruction booklet.




    Condition Report*: Type: Rolex, Ref. 1665, Sea-Dweller "Great White", circa 1979
    Signed: Rolex on case, dial, movement, bracelet
    Model: Ref: 1665
    Dial: Matte Black with Luminous hour markers
    Hands: Luminous skeleton
    Metal: Stainless steel
    Case #: 5643790
    Case Info: Three body, screw back, rotating bzel
    Case Width: 40 mm
    Crystal: Acrylic
    Watch Movement: Rolex Cal 1570, rhodium finish, 26 jewels, adjusted to five positions and temperature, monometallic balance, shock absorber
    Band: Rolex signed Oyster #93150 , endlink #585
    Circa: 1979
    Condition: Case is in excellent condition. Dial is superb with consistent lume ageing to the hands. Bezel insert is factory replacement, but original is also present. Movement runs and sets properly. Service is recommended
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