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FS: FS: 1983 Rolex Sea-Dweller (Ref. 16660) Matte Dial W/ B&P

FS: 1983 Rolex Sea-Dweller (Ref. 16660) Matte Dial W/ Original Sales Receipt, Box's, Papers & Rolex Service Documents

Offered at $29,850 USD We are always open to offers and trades. Please feel free to contact us at or by calling (213) 293-0555

This specific Ref. 16660 features the rare, very transitional and desirable matte dial. The matte dials were replaced for the more modern glossy black dial in 1984 which makes for a very small production time period for these matte dial variants. This is also what we would consider a "time capsule watch" as the piece comes 100% complete with the original inner and outer boxes, warranty papers, hang tags, booklets, along with an extensive archive of service history throughout the watches life including the original sales receipt.

Stock # RLXSD1666083
Brand Rolex
Style Sea-Dweller
Model 16660
Serial 74XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Matte Black
Millimeters 40
Bracelet Rolex Oyster Flip lock 93160 & Rolex 592B SEL End Pieces


The case is believed to be unpolished retaining factory finishing and exhibiting honest wear from normal wear and general use. The original bezel shows some wear and has taken on a wonderful and obvious grey color change. The tritium pearl within the insert has aged slightly lighter than the dial and is lightly cracked. The caseback was replaced by Rolex during a service interval but the watch comes with the original caseback that has the engraving "P.M.REISER" from the original owner. The Rolex 93160 Oyster bracelet with 592B solid end pieces retains 13 links, including the dive extension, remains unpolished showing light stretch from use.


The gorgeous transitional matte dial is in exceptional condition. The lume plots have taken on a wonderful burnt orange coloration, under U.V. light inspection some of the plots exhibit light yet even lume degradation. The tritium hands have aged slightly lighter than the dial but match the overall look and feel of the watch, under U.V. light inspection the hands exhibit some minor cracking in the lume. The date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.


The watch comes complete with inner and outer boxes, warranty papers with original case back sticker attached, hang tags, booklets, original engraved caseback, leather card holder, calendar, and extensive service history. The watch was just serviced and is running at COSC spec.

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