Most would guess that something like the Datejust 1600 would make the cut for a two-watch vintage 1:1 replica Rolex collection. I’d bet that literally no one would pick the Sea-Dweller 1665 “Great White” as the second piece. The Submariner, GMT-Master, or some sort of Explorer are far more popular than the oddball cheap fake Rolex Sea-Dweller. So what gives? I’ll do my best to explain.
None of us younger folks can go back in time and know what life was truly like when a dive copy watch was truly necessary as a tool. However, when I speak to those who dove during the ’70s and into the early ’80s, there was one watch brand that was seen as far more reliable than any other. If you guessed that it was perfect super clone Rolex, then you’ve at least paid a little attention to the article thus far. With that in mind, the Submariner would be a perfectly suitable choice, but I like the fact that luxury copy Rolex created the ultimate professional expression of a dive watch with the Sea-Dweller 1665. Therefore, it reigns supreme as my choice for the second watch in this collection.
Ugh, I love to wear this watch
If I’m in the mood to wear a brawnier, tough-looking watch, the aaa quality super clone Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 is almost always my choice. It’s thick (>17mm!), but it wears as only a vintage Rolex replica for sale 40mm case can. Plus, just look at that flippin’ crystal! It’s like a porthole out of a Jules Verne novel that magnifies things head-on and disfigures all of the dial elements when viewed from an extreme angle. It’s just so purpose-built! Then, in a world where everyone gloats about “Easter Eggs,” the inscribed case back exudes this “not for public consumption” type feel.
There’s just so much to enjoy on the Swiss made fake Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665, such as big, fat lume plots against a matte black dial. Then, view the watch from the side and digest the taller bezel that aids use when wearing gloves (those would be of the “winter” persuasion for me at best). The watch comes on the 93150 Oyster, which still ranks as the greatest sports bracelet in the history of watches. Yes, most modern watch companies should bow and seek tutelage from this amazingly comfortable concoction. For those who hate the Cyclops, the top super clone Rolex Sea-Dweller even delivers the best of both worlds because it serves up a date under that T39 tropic crystal.
A more challenging vintage Rolex to buy
The vintage high quality super clone Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 that I chose is the “Great White” model that came after the famous “Double Red.” Mechanically, the watch is the same as it uses the automatic caliber 1570 and even has a small, simple-looking helium valve on its side. However, the Great White is significantly less expensive. On the other hand, it was produced for a fairly short period (1977–1983) and likely not in the same quantity as the Submariner. Finding an example is easy, but finding one in nice condition is challenging. The tall case and crystal were likely targets for dents. Consequently (and sadly), many have been polished or contain service crystals with defined edges. I think it’s worth holding out to find a lovely model with a warm patina, honest wear, and the right crystal. These days, expect to pay north of €25,000 for a nice example. That’s a lot of cash, but one could easily spend that much on a vintage Submariner. Yes, the Rolex Sea-Dweller replica online uk is more of a specialized watch, but that defines its stealthy charm.
In summary: forget the usual suspects and go for the big gun
The best super clone Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 “Great White” isn’t cheap, but it has escaped the focus of mainstream vintage Rolex collectors up until now. To me, that still makes it a relative (yes, very relative) bargain versus the other heavyweight sports models. Perhaps the general lack of coverage of this model has kept it out of the limelight, or the fact that it isn’t found on most vintage dealers’ sites has suppressed its popularity. Whatever the reason, the shy status can be your gain. Trust me, these wear beautifully, and it’s nice to sport a vintage Rolex replica paypal uk that most don’t own.