History of the US Rolex Sea-Dweller Copy Watches

There’s something about a dive replica watches that emanates an unassailable image of unabashed cool. Part of this has to do with the total veracity and slavish devotion to function embodied by these timepieces. After all, these were tools that soldiers and civilians alike literally depended on with their very lives. But of all the dive watches ever created, there is one that holds the title of heavyweight champion of cool amid this vast pantheon of ticking demigods. That watch is the Rolex Sea-Dweller copy watches.

By submerging further than any watch that had come before, the Sea-Dweller redefined the performance abilities of the commercial dive watch so radically that to say that it was ahead of its field is to do it a disservice. The Rolex Sea-Dweller was and has always been in a field all of its own.

To Dive Deeper

Replica-Rolex-COMEX-Submariner-ref. 5513Rolex’s iconic Submariner ref. 6200, the world’s first commercially produced dive watch, was released in 1954. But by the 1960s, the belief was that Rolex had begun experiments with a deep saturation dive commercial watch with the explicit goal to submerge to the heretofore unrealized depth of up to 2,000 feet or 610 metres.

At the time, the Submariner ref. 5513 was rated to 660 feet or 200 metres. So, the idea of tripling this depth rating was an ambitious one. Early experiments involved watches with a new model designation, ref. 1665, and the word “Sea-Dweller” on the dial. Some of these cheap Rolex replica watches did not feature the helium escape valve (it is believed 30 such watches were created), though many of them failed during saturation dive testing.

Indeed, field tests demonstrated the absolute necessity for the helium escape valve created by Rolex in partnership with the French industrial deep-sea diving company COMEX. The latter had pioneered a method of saturation diving where divers breathed a mixture of hydrogen, helium and oxygen, allowing them to work at great depths for a long period of time. After each session, the divers would return to a pressurized chamber that would be maintained at the same pressure as their work environment. That way, they only had go through the very lengthy decompression process once at the end of their entire dive schedule. While inside the chamber, they would breathe the same helium-oxygen mix.

The Helium Solution

According to Rolex expert James Dowling, small molecules of helium are able to force their way past the watch seals into the watch, so the pressure inside the watch would equalize with that of the chamber. But during decompression, the pressure in the chamber would diminish at a faster rate than the pressure inside the watch, and this imbalance would often cause the watch crystal to be forced out at high speed.

Rolex got around this problem with the world’s first helium release valve, which would allow trapped helium molecules in the watch to escape. The helium release valve was first used on standard ref. 5513 Submariners refitted with the valve and dubbed the ref. 5514. These watches were made exclusively for COMEX and not released to the public, though it is believed several watches were sent to dealers around the world as part of Rolex’s communication campaign.

The Race for Dominance

You may ask yourself why in the first place Rolex felt compelled to offer a watch equipped for the rigors of the decompression chamber to civilians? It would seem that it was to reinforce their pioneering status in the field of deep-sea exploration.

Since time immemorial, the sea has been filled with foreboding and mystery. Amazingly, in 1961, when Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbited at an altitude of no less than 350 kilometres above earth, man had yet to explore more than 70 metres beneath the ocean’s surface. During the ’60s, a boom in deep-sea exploration for the offshore oil industry compelled man into the abyss. But while this may explain the motivation behind the creation of the first COMEX ref. 5514 watches equipped with helium escape valves being worn by industrial divers, it doesn’t quite explain why Rolex decided to release a commercial watch with the same crazy deep descending capabilities and a valve that no civilian would ever need to use.

An examination of the current events of the era might provide the best answer. During NASA’s Project Mercury, the Omega Speedmaster had been selected as the official Rolex replica watches to accompany these astronauts into space. From a communication perspective, it made immense sense for Rolex to make a far-reaching declaration of its total mastery of the other great blue yonder.

Mark I (1967)

The impetus to push the Sea-Dweller into the market with some urgency could account for the two different types of cases: an earlier thin case — very similar to the Submariner case retrofitted with the helium escape valve used in the COMEX ref. 5514 — and later, the thicker case made exclusively for the Sea-Dweller range.

The early ref. 1665 Sea-Dwellers were released in 1967 in very limited series. While there are no official figures, it is generally believed that just slightly over 100 of these watches were made. They are also distinct from the later regular-production “Double Red Sea-Dwellers” made from 1971 to 1977, and “non-Double Red Sea-Dwellers” that followed from 1977 until 2009 — in that their casebacks were engraved with the words “patent pending”. Rolex had filed for but had not yet received the patent on the helium release valve. These watches also featured a prominent Rolex crown engraved on the caseback.

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These “Mark I” (so named by collectors) patent-pending Sea-Dwellers featured the words “Sea-Dweller” and “Submariner 2000” on two separate lines. Both of these lines were printed in red, hence the nickname “Double Red Sea-Dweller”. Because of the way the red paint reacted with the underlying white paint, the two “red” lines in these watches have all faded to a light pink today.

Incidentally, there was also, from this period, a particularly rare “Single Red” version that featured the words “Sea-Dweller” in red and differs from all other Sea-Dwellers in that its depth rating is 1,650 feet or 500 metres. One theory is that the shallower depth rating infers that these watches may have been experimental models that preceded the first “Mark I Double Red Sea-Dwellers”. This is further bolstered by casebacks that do not feature the Rolex crown, but have the words “patent pending” on the outer flange of the caseback. The belief is that these watches were not sold to the public, but distributed to professional divers to provide feedback to Rolex.

Mark II (1968)

The “Mark II Double Red Sea-Dwellers” went on sale in 1968 with the caseback now marked “Rolex Patent Oyster Gas Escape Valve”, as the helium escape valve had by then been successfully patented. Many of these watches still featured the early thin case. These Mark II Double Red Sea-Dwellers featured two lines of red writing. They are made distinct by a Rolex coronet known as the “smudge crown”, which, as the name implies, looks rather globular and poorly defined. Because the lacquer used on the watch dials often reacted with UV light which made the black dial turn chocolate in colour over time, many of these watches are referred to as “chocolate-dial Mark II Double Red Sea-Dwellers” and it is examples with this distinct chocolate colour that fetch the most at auctions after the “patent-pending” models.

Replica-Rolex-Double Red-Sea-DwellerAnother tell-tale sign of the Mark II dial is that the “D” and “W” in “Dweller” are touching, and the “L” in “Rolex” is aligned dead centre with the crown.

Mark III

The “Mark III Double Red Sea-Dweller” is believed to have been made in even smaller quantities than the Mark II and features an extremely thin coronet, two rows of red writing and a “Rolex Patent” caseback. The sharper and more legibly spaced fonts of the Mark III make it a highly appealing copy watches for sale. The most recognizable trait of the Mark III dial is a sleek Rolex coronet at 12 o’clock with first and last spikes that roughly align with the first- and 59th-minute hash marks. By this point, Rolex had moved to a thicker proprietary case design for the Sea-Dweller.

The Mark I through III Double Red Sea-Dwellers collectively comprise the most collectible of the non-Comex Sea-Dwellers, and uncovering a “patent-pending” model in one’s family possessions is the equivalent of finding an unmolested 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster in your uncle’s garage.

Mark IV (1971-1977)

The regular production run of Double Red Sea-Dwellers began in 1971 and lasted through 1977. These watches have what is known as a Mark IV dial, which has red print for the words “Sea-Dweller” and “Submariner 2000” in vibrant but not heavy text that appears pixelated when magnified. The Rolex crown is well defined, slender in font, but with wider-spread spikes, and its first and last spikes are aligned with the second- and 58th-minute hash marks respectively.

Mark V, VI and VII dials exist, but these are normally associated with service replacements and have undesirable Luminova as opposed to Tritium indices.

Buyers Beware

One thing to stress when buying a vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller, in particular a Mark I–III Double Red is that much of the watch’s value is in the dial, and as such, you should scrutinize it carefully before purchase. You should also be very careful when any servicing is performed. My own thin-case Mark II Double Red had its dial damaged during servicing, irreparably affecting its value. Overcome by grief, I eventually sold it at a significant loss.

Non “Double Red” (1977-2007)

In 1977, Rolex did away with the “Double Red” dials and produced the ref. 1665 with all-white writing. These watches are known in collector lore as the “Great White”. Several dial versions of this exist, including the fashionable “rail dial” version, and values for these watches have in recent years begun to rise significantly, by virtue of the relatively short period of time that they were produced. By this time, the words “Submariner 2000” were dropped to provide greater product differentiation between the Submariner and the Sea-Dweller.

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Rolex Sea Dweller fake watches

By 1978, Rolex introduced the ref. 16660 Sea-Dweller fitted with a sapphire crystal, a bigger helium release valve and an upgraded depth rating to 4,000 feet or 1,220 metres. While all previous Sea-Dwellers featured Rolex’s calibre 1575, the ref. 16660 introduced the calibre 3035. The most significant change represented by this movement was the increase of vibrational speed from 19,800vph to 28,800vph, endowing the movement with far greater autonomy from shocks. This is the longest-running manifestation of the Sea-Dweller and has remained essentially unchanged for more than three decades.

Sadly, in 2008, Rolex announced the end of an era when it replaced the Sea-Dweller with the Rolex Deepsea, a watch with a frankly stupendous and never-before-realized depth rating to 12,000 feet or 3,900 metres. This is made possible by a three-piece case architecture featuring a middle section fabricated from nitrogen-alloyed stainless steel and rendering the timepiece capable of withstanding “pressure that would crush a sub”.

So, why would Rolex create such a watch when the fact is that the wettest most dive Rolex fake watches us owners will get is when they down their fourth martini? In keeping with the original spirit in which the legendary Sea-Dweller was created, because they can.

Cheap Rolex Fake Watches at Baselworld for Sale

With Baselworld 2016 within reach, it’s always a bit of a mind game to ponder what might be in store from some of the more highly anticipated brands in attendance. Rolex fake watches us, being one of those highly anticipated brands, debuted some widely talked-about models last year, and if the past can foreshadow the future, Baselworld 2016 will be a winner as well. Here’s a brief look at last year’s new products.

The Rolex Replica Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40, a highlight for many last year, was shown with a 40mm case and a new mechanical movement—caliber 3255, backed by fourteen patents insuring greater accuracy and resistance to shocks and magnetism, a longer power reserve, and greater ease of use and reliability.

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Rolex Calibre 3255

More than ninety per cent of the caliber 3255 movement parts were redesigned and optimized, from those that produce and store energy (self-winding module and mainspring) to the regulating organ responsible for precision (oscillator), the gear train and the escapement, which is responsible for almost half of the increased power reserve of the caliber (now about 70 hours). The patented Chronergy escapement is made of nickel-phosphorus and is impervious to magnetic interference. Will we see something new in 2016 with this 40mm case size?

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date replica watches was introduced last year in 950 platinum and in 18-karat white, yellow or Everose gold, with a variety of new dial options. As you know, Everose gold, which Rolex makes in its own foundry, is an alloy containing gold, copper, and a bit of platinum that gives it its unique appearance and properties.

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best Rolex Day Date copy watches

Rolex made it a point to emphasize its own high-tech methodology to test the precision of its chronometers under conditions that simulate the wearer’s experience rather than isolated extrapolations. These tests complement the official COSC certification (to which all Rolex movements are submitted) and are carried out on both the movement as well as the assembled watches.

And speaking of mechanical movements, the Lady-Datejust 28, fitted with caliber 2236 with a Rolex-patented Syloxi hairspring (first used by Rolex in 2014), showed off its new 28mm case in 950 platinum and yellow or Everose gold—and with new dials, too. The watches were introduced with or without a diamond bezel and diamond indexes.

The quintessential Oyster Perpetual got a makeover last year, with new dials in the 26, 31 and 34mm sizes, while a brand new 39mm version was introduced as well. Will we see new colors this year?

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39mm Rolex Replica Datejust watches

And another icon—the Swiss Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster watches—welcomed a new size/material combo in a jewelry-style version: 39mm in yellow or white gold with colored baguette-cut sapphires decorating the bezels. Three palettes were introduced for the Pearlmaster, each with a gradation of color that ranges from blue to fuchsia pink, blue to green, and orange to yellow.

A new Replica Rolex Yacht-Master in two sizes—40mm and a new 37mm—came on the scene in 18-karat Everose gold. Each displays a rotating bezel fitted with a new matte black Cerachrom insert with polished raised numerals. The patented and quite complex “rubber” Oysterflex bracelet employs a metal framework with a black elastomer overlay.

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28mm Rolex Lady Datejust replica watches

The Yacht-Master strap is ridged for stability. In my opinion, this is truly a great looking and thoughtfully conceived timepiece that proves that collections can continue to evolve and inspire. How will a new Yacht-Master differ in 2016?

Finally the 39mm Replica Rolex Cellini Time watches embraced four new gem-set versions in 18-karat white or Everose gold. One style features a single row of diamonds on the bezel, while another offers a double décor, combining a row of diamonds with Rolex fluting. The single-row versions are offered with new pink or rhodium dials with a sunray finish and applied hour markers, while the double décor has a black lacquer dial alight with 11 diamonds complementing the hour markers. The bezel of the former version features 62 diamonds, while the latter features 96. Inside each is a self-winding movement with about 48 hours of power reserve.

Demarcus Ware (Denver Broncos) wearing a Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller

Cheap replica watches store.If you don’t live under a rock you probably heard about the Denver Broncos beating the Carolina Panthers a few weeks ago at Super Bowl 50. It was a two worlds collide kinda thing; the Broncos are one of the oldest teams in the NFL and the Panthers are a pretty young squad. The Broncos have three Super Bowl championships; the Panthers have zero so far. Denver has a veteran quarterback to lead them, from one of the most prestigious football families, Payton Manning. On the other hand the Carolina leader is a young and ambitious guy by the name of Cam Newton, who has only spent 5 seasons in the league. So, all odds were on Denver’s side. Sure enough they brought home the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

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Demarcus Ware

This year’s Super Bowl will be remembered from two things; the lame half-time show that was headlined by the concert of Coldplay where collaborators Beyonce and Bruno Mars completely stole the show, but also by the mediocre performance of Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense. This was only saved by the outstanding play of the Broncos defense. Those guys were the Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller watches real heroes of the evening.

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Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller

One of the leading players, Demarcus Ware, was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC a few days ago. Mr. Ware was sporting a Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller in Everose gold. The replica watches model was launched in 2012, is 42mm and is equipped with the caliber 9001 Rolex in-house movement. The Sky-Dweller features dual time zones and it currently retails at €44.400.- in Europe. It is a serious fake watches store, for a serious player who’ll soon receive a ginormous ring to accompany it. Congrats Mr. Ware, nice decision.

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Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual with Classical Appearance

Besides 39mm,Rolex published a new series of Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches also matches with other three sizes which ready to be chose:26mm,31mm and 34mm.The new model together with the size of 31mm and 36mm makes a series which includes kinds of sizes and attractive dials,perfectly reveal Rolex legendary figures.Red grape dial suits for all size-26,31,36 and 39mm to relate to other models of this series.

The function of Oyster Perpetual could read time exactly and shows the quintessence.The model was origin from the world’s first waterproof watch-Oyster watch Rolex the founded its reputation.Oyster Perpetual made of waterproof case and automatic perpetual movement and it is COSC certificated precise chronograph,it has all the basic elements of Oyster.It takes attractive new dial and show itself among the various kinds of fake watches US by its elegant and rich movement style.

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Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches

Oyster case,the symbol of water-resistant and hard.Oyster case could water resistant to 100 meters which is a reliable classic masterpiece.The unique middle layer of case is made of 904L steel which hardly to be rusted.
Rolex Perpetual Movement:Triangle grooved back case with exclusive special material tool to screw to make Rolex fully sealed,only US Rolex replica watchmaker could open it.Upper chain crown takes Rolex double buckle to lock the double waterproof system.Besides,the mirror face is made of blue crystal which is hardly to be scrapped.

Specifications:
Case:Oyster  case
Diameter:39mm
Outer race:Circular arch
Bottom:Rolex Triangle grooved Bottom
Upper crown:Rolex double buckle double waterproof system
Mirror face:scrap resistant blue crystal
Movement:Rolex 3132 movement.
Certification:COSC