Thoughts on the DeepSea Sea-Dweller?

Mar 20, 2022,22:57 PM

This is another modern Rolex that has piqued my interest, particularly the one with the D-blue dial.  I like the technical specifications and the look, as well as the collectibility potential. 

Any thoughts?

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It's nice ...

 By: diracpoint : March 20th, 2022-23:02
a bit too thick for my taste, and I prefer a simple matte dial on divers. Not sure how collectable they are given that this dial variation has been in continuous production since 2014 ...

All good points

 By: Cozmopak : March 20th, 2022-23:03

Owned one…

 By: Ted O : March 20th, 2022-23:07
Really enjoyed it, was just time to move on to something a bit less bulky. And dial a little to busy for my changing tastes. Would not look to as a collectible, as it has been updated since initially released. Also, while and increase in value, has not fo... 

I own and like this watch. It is after all a technical watch - real tool.

 By: Monopole : March 21st, 2022-03:51
If you can overcome the thickness or wordiness on the dial, it’s a good watch to have in the collection - graduated blue to black dial + specifically honouring an individual’s achievement; both I believe, are first for Rolex. Version 2 - with the crown at... 

Not a fan of 'Original Gas Escape Valve'

 By: mdg : March 21st, 2022-04:36
...not sure why this is included along with too much text already...


 By: nautilus5712g : March 21st, 2022-07:15
wait ... there might be something deeply light in a little while ...


 By: Mary Anny : March 21st, 2022-07:42


 By: Flanker : March 21st, 2022-18:00
Maybe a competitor to Ultra Deep?

Go vintage

 By: m2 : March 21st, 2022-07:57
I know you like vintage, why not go for the OG sea dweller?

Very good point. I do love vintage Rolex

 By: Cozmopak : March 21st, 2022-16:37
But I very much want to add a modern Rolex to the lineup. I want a piece of their latest and greatest technology. If you read about their movements these days, the mechanisms are truly remarkable.

It's great!

 By: GWIS : March 21st, 2022-08:57
The best thing I can say about it is that I really look forward to wearing it and it puts a smile on my face when I have it on my wrist. The D-blue dial is fantastic. I love the Kawasaki green "Deepsea". If you come from wearing a 40/41mm Submariner or Se... 

Would be better if......

 By: guycord : March 21st, 2022-09:06
they removed the "original Gas Escape Valve" and "Ring Lock system" text and wrote instead........"the Big hand is for minutes......the small hand is for hours" or they could put "This way up" to save a few quid?

I’m in, and I like it quite a lot.

 By: ZSHSZ : March 21st, 2022-10:29
It’s a technical marvel as far as divers go, has a little twist with the unique dial in the world of conservative Rolex, with paying tribute to a special event/person(Rolex doesn’t do this often). I currently have the gen2, but had the first also. The fir...  

Same for me.

 By: Mary Anny : March 21st, 2022-13:04
I can't figure out why, in spite of the crazy proportions, this fellow makes me feel like Im looking at an old Submariner, while today's Submariner does not. So curious!

Great picture!

 By: GWIS : March 21st, 2022-11:53

I have been owning this watch for almost three years now.

 By: MTR : March 21st, 2022-16:14
It is fantastic to wear (44mm are like a „small“ Panerai) and really reliable in all situations. I use it a lot in my free time and also on the water. Extremely important: if you are interested in this watch, then take the successor model 126660, which ha...  

Looks stunning on your wrist Thomas! 👌

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : March 21st, 2022-16:22

I think it’s a great looking sub IMO!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : March 21st, 2022-16:22

I've had mine for two years now...

 By: nacelle : March 21st, 2022-19:59 it for all of the reasons that others have added to the thread. The dial is killer!


 By: amanico : March 21st, 2022-21:13

Have to agree.

 By: amanico : April 7th, 2022-06:28

It’s a stunning piece!

 By: gregcarraram3 : April 10th, 2022-19:38
I love the blue with green text…beautiful!


 By: tmcde : August 3rd, 2022-00:52
It has become one of my favorites, on my wrist at least once a week..


 By: alexxelor : August 3rd, 2022-14:39
In my collection I have the old reference 116660 black dial, much rarer, and less inflated than blue d. The blue D was really liked by the resellers, who unfortunately cannot sell as they would like. If you do a search, you will see how many, too many d b... 


 By: alexxelor : August 3rd, 2022-17:37
There are still many Dblue 116660 in new condition,year 2017/2018 17/18k and I think also negotiable. 116660 black 2017/2018 in new condition are no longer available. reference 126660 with updated caliber there is many pieces available. This year the new ... 


 By: MTR : August 4th, 2022-14:43
I think the improvements for the 126660 are essential. So I would definitely go for this later version. By the way, I never heard about a 136660, either.

Exactly my thoughts.

 By: amanico : August 4th, 2022-17:44

Hi Nicolas! Ref 136660 was launched last March 2022. Slight "improvements" announced in it:

 By: Subexplorer : August 10th, 2022-20:53
Rolex slimmed down the bezel ever so slightly to feature the chamfered sapphire crystal. The date window has been upsized by eight percent, resulting in the date itself also being larger. Identical titanium caseback renamed "RLX titanium". Chroma light di... 

I will wait a bit, then.

 By: amanico : August 11th, 2022-20:29

Thank you my friend!

 By: Subexplorer : August 12th, 2022-16:00

 By: alexxelor : August 3rd, 2022-14:42