It is always a good day when something like this beautiful Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Double Red arrives for repair.
This watch is a one owner watch which had been worn until it stopped and then put in a drawer until it had come to us for repair. The owner thankfully didn’t want the case or bracelet polished or touched, just cleaned and kept original.
It really was hard to see just how clean and perfect the dial was under the original crystal, it really showed its battle scars well!
The movement had never been serviced and had not been used for nearly 40 years, it was in perfect condition. None of the usual marks from inexperienced repairers using screwdrivers of the wrong size or allowing the plates to get scratched and marked in the cleaning machine.
As you can see below after servicing it was still in perfect condition without a single mark, the only parts needing replacing were the mainspring and axle which are standard service items anyway.
With the dial back on the movement you can now see just how amazing the condition of the dial and hands really is. Wonderfully aged cream luminescence showing its age and the all important red writing.
Here are the final pictures of the cleaned bracelet and case with the freshly serviced movement back in and finished. The original chamfers still present on the watch and the battle scars from diving with coral, it doesn’t get any more authentic for a Rolex Sea-Dweller than this.
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If you would like to talk to us about repairing or restoring your watch, then don’t hesitate to contact us we are trusted to work on watches of all values due to the care and attention we give these watches, listening to your needs.