ROLEX Sea-Dweller 16600

Item Number: ROLEX087

$10,845.40 AUD
Brand: ROLEX
Model: Sea-Dweller
Ref: 16600
Serial: P49xxx
Year: 2000
Movement: Automatic Cal.3135
Case: 40mm
Material: Stainless Steel
Lug Width: 19mm
Water Resistance: 1220m
Includes: Box, Instructions, Tag, Guarantee
Bracelet Length: Oyster Bracelet 93160A(Clasp Code:AB11), 14 Links (~19cm)

【Description】

This is a sea error model, Ref.16600, which was introduced in 1991 and produced until 2008.

The design of this watch has not changed significantly from the previous model (Ref.16660). The Submariner Date Ref.16610 as well as some minor This model has a change.

The big difference between this model and the Submariner Date of the same period is the water resistance (300m to 1220m) and the thickness of the case.

Also, the lack of a cyclopedic lens and the presence of a helium escape valve on the right side of the case are design differences.

The luminescent paint has been changed from tritium to luminova since 1998, and this model is also luminova, and the description at 6 o’clock is “SWISS MADE”.

The bracelet extension is equipped with a lock to prevent its malfunctioning.

Its successor, the current Ref.116600, launched in 2008, has been fitted with lugs, a crown guard and an additional dial. And the indices have been enlarged, giving a very different impression.

The movement is Cal.3135.

It continues to be evaluated as one of the best movements in the watch industry even now that about 30 years have passed since it was announced.

It is a machine with a very high degree of perfection in terms of its ability to maintain its accuracy permanently with regular maintenance and its ease of maintenance.

It is said that the current model of the Submariner Date Ref.116610LN is also equipped with this movement. The dots indicate a high level of perfection.

Although this model is nearly 20 years old, it’s still very practical, so it’s no wonder that people are looking for this 16600 with its slim and sharp design.

Comes with domestic guarantee, box, manual and tags.

【Warranty】

±7 seconds per Day.

It comes with 1-year warranty.

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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