The 40mm 1:1 replica Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 was made from 1988 to 2008 with few changes aside from the lume and a move from drilled to a non-drilled case. Intriguingly, these watches used solid end links from the beginning. The Sea-Dweller has always been the ultimate AAA fake Rolex tool watch with its helium valve and beast-like thickness due to 1,220 meters of water resistance. Looks-wise, this watch is pure Submariner, but you’ll note that it lacks a Cyclops even though it has a date window.
Some people like that cleanliness, but the cheap fake Rolex Sea-Dweller was never a real volume seller. Blame the thickness or the higher initial price tag, perhaps.
In fact, a few months after this Swiss movement replica Rolex was discontinued, my dad bought a NOS model at a 20% discount. Imagine that today! What I can say is that I’d much rather own a Sea-Dweller than a Submariner Date and you get the same bulletproof 3135 movement. There’s something neat and elemental about them. Plus, the top quality fake watches feature a rare show of braggadocio from the ultra-serious brand with some engraving on the case back. Prices for the 16600 were deep in the abyss until the last year or so. What was once €6K all day long now commands at least €10K.
RJ explains why the Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 fake online had to return to his collection and Bob’s Watches gives a nice, brief history of this reference.