Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller Taken Apart!

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  1. SPACE-DWELLER

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    A member of a German watch forum that I also moderate kindly allowed me to post these fascinating posts of a Deepsea dissambled.

    Since the original poster is a Rolex watchmaker, I have granted his wish to stay anonymous.

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  2. LarsB

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    Thank you, Bo. Fascinating to see it taken apart like that. You can reallly see how robust the watch has to be to withstand the pressure. Makes you wonder how people should be constructed to be able to wer the watch at over 3000 meters.:smile: ANyway, i love the crystal. It's a very special feeling to look through a thick crystal.
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    Yeah, it's quite an amazing watch! :worship:

    The crystal is 5.5mm thick, btw.

    Also, most of us would have noticed the "bar code" that is on the sticker at the case side at 9 o' clock on brand new Rolex watches. But it's interesting to see a bar code on the side of the ring lock...

    And why is it there? Because that part is interchangeable, unlike the rehaut of the predecessor Sea-Dweller 16600 that was FIXED.
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    :goodpost::goodpost::goodpost: :thumbsup:

    here are some more! from a Japanese forum

    LOVE these posts !!!!

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    :goodpost: Yes, those pictures really allow you to see how thick and solid the watch is. The crystal and case are quite impressive.


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    and all is done to take this ......

    Great job ROLEX !

    So hurry Bo to get one ! :lol::lol::lol:

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    WOW, Thanks for the post. Its amazing how thick the crystal is.
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    Thanks for posting the cool pics, that one is built like a tank! The case and crystal look bulletproof, and they dwarf the movement.
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    Thanks for sharing Bo.
    I still can't get over the thickness of that crystal and Ti caseback.

    This guy had guts! I have never seen a watch with all the stickers still on it......pulled apart like that.
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    WAHOOOW!! Check the thickness on that crystal!!
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    Thanks for that Bo - I wondered about that sticker being on the ring lock. You would of thought that it would've come off during assembly.

    It never ceases to amaze me when i see it disassembled like that :worship: Great thread :thumbsup:
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    Unlike the "bar code" on the case sticker, the one on the Ring Lock is probably laser etched into the part.
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    wow great pics. thanks
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    thank you very much for sharing Bo!
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    The Time Watch magazine tested this watch up to 4900 meters without failure!!! Why Rolex approved this watch to 3900 meters???
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    OMG that makes me want one!
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    No, the Test was down to 3900m ........ just check my pictures one the first side of this thread :thumbsup:
    I am pretty sure about it :thumbsup::lol:

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    Although the dial of the Deepsea only promises a WR to 3,900 metres, in fact it is tested by Rolex to 4,875 metres in the hyperbaric tank developed in collaboration with COMEX.

    Rolex HAS to test their watches to 125 % of the "official" WR due to the ISO 6425 regulations.

    :cheers:
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    I bought a couple of Japanese magazines from Marcus! In one of them, there is an intensive article where you can see the Deepsea taken apart! :rocker:

    The mags should arrive in a couple of days! :beardjump:
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    Great post and photos, thanks for sharing. Pretty solid protection on that puppy!