It is the fourth chapter for us to in-depth look at the record of the Replica Rolex Sea-Dweller. After the Sea-Dweller Great White model, and the “Triple Six”, was the Rolex SD. And we advise that you read the preceding installments of this series before diving into this one. Let’s inspect the details of the Sea-Dweller.
The Rolex Sea-Dweller was launched in 1988 to substitute the previous “Triple Six” Sea-Dweller. While both two watches were very similar in artistic, there are a few delicate differences.
The Replica Rolex model keeps a great balance between having modern Rolex enhancements, though still sporting a little bit vintage appeal. For example, the Sea-Dweller sports an Oyster bracelet with the solid end links. Factually, quick side note: the fake Rolex Sea-Dweller was the first watch to comprise the solid end links, well before the Submariner and GMT-Master II. On the other hand, the watch still has lug holes, as a result, making bracelet switching a breeze. And the Sea-Dweller on a NATO strap looks especially amazing. The Sea-Dweller also keeps the chamfered encouraged on the lugs that it is particularly attractive to vintage Rolex watch enthusiasts.
The Rolex Sea-Dweller was presented in 1988 to take the place of the preceding watch “Triple Six” Sea-Dweller.
From 1988 to 2008, the Sea-Dweller had a quantity production, and at the same time, the luminescence material on the dial changed. Up until about 1998, the Sea-Dweller dials included tritium for lume that was ultimately replaced by SuperLumiNova. The existence of tritium is indicated by the “SWISS-T < 25” label below the 6 o’clock marker. Obviously, when Rolex used Super Lumi Nova as a substitute, the tag changed to just say “SWISS” and then after a while “SWISS MADE.”
In view of the fact that the design differences from its ancestor were so negligible, it can be implicit that the major motive of changing the reference number was because of its new caliber.
The model, which has 31 jewels, a frequency of 28,000 beats per hour, and a power reserve of 48 hours is the Rolex Caliber automatic mechanical chronometer movement. The final Rolex workhorse, the Caliber 3135 is still used in today’s Rolex’s replica watches – almost 30 years after its 1988 debut.
To the sadness of many, as is well-known, Replica Rolex discarded the Sea-Dweller and replaced it with a very different diving watch model, larger and more water resistant Deepsea Sea-Dweller (DSSD) in 2008. Nevertheless, it turned out to be only a six-year break, since Rolex astonished everyone with the Sea-Dweller watch in 2014. And surely, the Sea-Dweller watch will highly probably be the theme of our next article, so don’t miss it!