16 May 2000
Rolex. A stainless steel self-winding waterproof wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and bracelet
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Sea-Dweller, Ref. 1665, circa 1980
With nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, the black dial with luminous dot and baton numerals, luminous mercedes-style hands, sweep centre seconds, window for date, the tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back and screw down crown, together with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and clasp, case, dial and movement signed
39 mm. diam.
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A similar watch is illustrated in Rolex Wristwatches by Dowling & Hess, p. 269.
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