Interesting News About The Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller Dials!

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  1. SPACE-DWELLER

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    It was brought to my attention by Marcus "Oyster" that a "Mark II" dial of the Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller has surfaced! :eek: :eek:

    Here is the "Mark I" dial:

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    Now compare with this latest release version of the Deepsea Sea-Dweller dial:

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    As you can see, there are various differences to the predecessor dial:

    Overall font is slightly "thinner".

    • The painted Rolex coronet has changed style to look more like the coronet on other Rolex dials.
    • The "E"s in "DEEPSEA" now have a shorter middle line in the "E".
    • The "S" in "SEA-DWELLER" has been changed from a "flat" S to a "round" one.
    • The "ft" font has been changed.
    • The "=" sign is not on Italic anymore but runs as two parallel lines.
    • There is now a larger gap between the ft and metres depth rating, aka "Gap Dial" (seen on the newest Sub 14060M's too, btw.)

    Here is an overview of the details (with the 14060M - new and old models - included):

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    (All pics from r-l-x.de).
  2. Watchreport DE

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    Glad to have the MK I dial and a Marcus- series! :thumbsup:

    I like the fat bottom crown, the DEEPSEA and the NO gap better
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    Hmmmmm, that was a darn quick change by Rolex.
    I like the newer crown better, but it still needs more meat on it at the base.
    I like the rounded "s" too.
    Not sure about the new depth rating font and layout though.

    Thanks for sharing this info guys. Great stuff.
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    It has been speculated that Rolex has made these dial changes for a reason. Some say that the crystal on the "new" Deepseas stands just ever so slightly higher on the most recent examples and have a bevelled edge...

    Others seem to have spotted that the bezel is now standing at a more acute angle onto the crystal, making the crystal seem to stand higher.

    Must say that I can't tell from the pics, but it sure it interesting.
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    you´ll sooooooooooooooooon find out! I am sure my friend! :thumbsup:
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    Well, that depends on whether I'll get to see one of the "new" ones... :loupe: :dunno:
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    Oh, forgot to mention that the new Deepseas don't weigh 214 grams anymore but have gained ONE gram so that they now weigh in at 215 grams...

    So... has the crystal been made thicker (which is another speculation that has been brought up), or have there been made changes to the movement? :dunno:
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    Oh my god ................................. the DS just got fatter! :yikes::yikes::yikes:
    to many Cokes and burgers :lol:


    I think some guys have too much time to come up with new stories ............ that´s it! :thumbsup:

    and sometimes they just have a inaccurate scale :dummy:


    so relax Bo!

    BTW what was your weight last time here in Hamburg? And now?
    So nothing wrong with 1 g :lol:
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    Haven't lost a pound, Marcus! On the contrary! :eek: :lol:

    And don't get any funny ideas of making me climb all those stairs again to lose weight! :dummy: :runaway: :surrender: :rofl:
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    Interesting stuff indeed.....i would imagine the 1 gram issue is similar to the 43mm diameter which later turned into 44mm.

    I wonder if this MK II dial happened with V series or with the new system??? :thinking:
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    LOL gotta be the extra dollop of paint on the crown.
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    Go vintage Bo.......................................get the Mk1
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    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::lol::lol::lol:
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    I think I've read that the new dial was seen on a V-series.
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    Just checked...

    First one is a V00XXXX series; second (new dial) is a V83XXXX series.

    The first one weighs in a 214.3 grams; the second (new) one at 215.7 grams.
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    Am I glad I purchased a Deepsea early this year and put it away, bar code, seals and all. Just untouched.

    Will be interesting to see the value in 10 years time.

    With the new CEO of Rolex who has come in from outside what direction Rolex will take is interesting to observe.
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    I have a V6XXXXX and it has the old-style dial. I don't think mine is maybe as heavy-fonted though as the one in your photo. :thinking:

    I have to send it in to get a lint fiber removed from the dial and possibly replace the dial because I saw some "scratch" marks on a couple of the gold rims on the markers, like it was rubbed along a piece of sand paper? I wonder if they would replace with an old or new-style dial?! I can't see the little scratch marks with the naked eye, just under the loupe.
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    I like the Crown and fonts on the V2 dial better.

    But I have to say, the font spacing is better on the V1 dial, especially right under Rolex, where
    it says OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE. The V2 dial has too much space between the words. The
    large gap between the "=" looks a bit odd too.
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    Agree with you here.


    John
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    I prefer the new one, the font looks classier I feel. I never cared for the squashed "S"!