Rolex "Double Red" Sea-Dweller

  • Authenticated by TP Labs Authenticated by TP Labs
  • Discontinued Discontinued
  • Vintage Vintage


The Sea-Dweller ref. 1665 first debuted around 1967 and its main purpose as a tool watch was for saturation diving. The biggest differences....

Condition Report

  • 1

    Pre-owned Fair Heavily used with visible imperfections may include discoloration, stains, scratches, and tears.

  • 2

    Pre-owned Good With visible wear but is still in good condition.

  • 3

    Pre-owned Very Good With minimal signs of slight wear and aging, creases, scuffs, discoloration but is still in very good condition.

  • 4

    Pre-owned Mint/ Excellent Very small scratches with very light signs of wear.

  • 5

    Unwanted Gift The item has never been worn, shows no sign of wear and some still has the original tag.

between the 'Red' Submariner and Double Red Sea-Dweller were the thicker case, the helium escape valve, the Sea-Dweller text on the dial, and the domed crystal without the Cyclops date lens. The nickname "Double Red" comes from the two-lines of red text on the dial reading “Sea-Dweller / Submariner 2000.”  What makes this watch so unique is the ‘Submariner 2000’ wording itself.  It was featured on all the Double Red Sea Dweller dial variants, but since the production ended, the Sea-Dweller never bore the same 2nd line of red text ever again.  In fact, no other Rolex watch ever bore a double red text ever since, which is what makes this model so special.

This Pre-owned vintage Rolex "Double Red" Sea-Dweller 40mm with steel case, black dial, aluminium bezel and steel oyster bracelet is in good condition. While the movement in this Rolex watch is genuine, it seems to have an incorrect caliber. It is equipped with caliber 3035 instead of the expected caliber 1575. The year 1976 is determined by the serial number starting "430".


Year: 1979 (approximation)

Model: "Double Red" Sea-Dweller

Model Number: 1665

Condition: 2/5

Case Dimension: 40mm

Includes Box: No

Includes Papers: No

Manufacturer Warranty: No

TP Labs Warranty: No

Service Recommended: No

Bezel Material: Aluminium

Bracelet Material: Oystersteel

Gender: Men

VAT Included: Yes