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    Finally!! Matte dial 666

    After many years of wanting a 16660 Matte dial the searching finally paid off. As many know I absolutely love the 16600 and have owned every different variant over the years, but my perfect Sea Dweller has always been a matte dial 666 and I finally managed to get my hands on an exceptional one
    Perfect dial and hands with original open 6/9 date wheel and correct matching bracelet and clasp, also the correct box..





    Last edited by ditchvisitor; 3rd May 2021 at 10:53.

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    congrats! looks fantastic

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    Very nice.

    what year is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Very nice.

    what year is that?
    1983, birth year watch for me!

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    That's superb! Well done - they are rare beasts especially with that matt dial. I let go a lovely 666 with silver applied markers - a super example complete with sale particulars from Anticorum (sp). Stupidly let it go - I feel an imcling to get a 16600 at some point (so it has lume)
    Last edited by MartynJC (UK); 2nd May 2021 at 22:08.

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    Superb
    I imagine this is Mk I.

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    Very nice! Great when someone gets something they've pursued for a long time.

    Enjoy :)

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    Very nice Mike. Make sure you hang on to that one...

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    I have lusted after one of these for years, came close a couple of times but no cigar. Congratulations Mike, that’s a beauty.

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    Congratulations and well done for tracking down your personal grail.

    I’ve still got my 16600 Swiss dial Model 2000 with drilled lugs holes. That I got 10years ago.
    Not sure I would sell it.


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    Mike, congratulations. A stunning watch I would be proud to own. Enjoy.

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    Now that is a bit of me, congratulations that is a stunning watch.

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    Very nice
    A few nice 666s on here but not sure many are matte dials.

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    Great find Mike, lovely watch!

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    Very nice, should go well with another MM300 too!

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    Very nice.

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    STUNNING!!

    Best Rolex I have seen for a very long time.

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    This is lovely. Congrats


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    Fantastic! Now that's a Sea Dweller. :) Let it bring joy!

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    I wouldn’t pretend to understand the nuances here, but always very pleasing to see an enthusiast meet with success after a long hunt. Enjoy.

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    Congratulations on your perseverance.
    The dial looks awesome.


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    Nice Mike!!

    Glad you landed a good one. I remember you saying it was very much on your radar when you helped me find my dream 16800.

    Good work.

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    Congratulations- looks terrific.

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    What a beauty!
    Congratulations


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    I'd recommend deleting the serial number pic - the internet is preyed upon by ne'er do wells.

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    Beauty, I love the triple six, trouble is when I see a really nice example like this its another reference I would like to enjoy one day..

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    Great find! Congrats!

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    Contrats lovely watch. I still prefer the 1665 though.

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    Lovely 8)

    They’re great watches, I have one too ....used to be my daily . They’re rare watches and you hardly ever see them for sale .

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    Finally!! Matte dial 666

    Very special watches - congratulations!

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    That’s a belter! Good things come to those who wait

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    Managed to find a much nicer blue’d insert with a faded pip, suits it much better.



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    That is very very lovely. Congratulations!

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    That is a lovely find and in such fab condition.
    Congratulations

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    Possibly the perfect vintage Rolex IMO.

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    Thanks for all the comments guys, I’m the most excited I have ever been about a watch.

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    What a find, wear in good health!


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    Looks like fine condition for a watch in this rare, original format.

    You may be interested to know that for a while the 16660 was sold alongside the last of the 1665s. See the explicit, final lines of this dealer literature :



    Obviously couldn't sell the remaining stock of Great Whites !

    H

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    Finally!! Matte dial 666

    Quote Originally Posted by ditchvisitor View Post
    Thanks for all the comments guys, I’m the most excited I have ever been about a watch.
    That’s great!

    But maybe don’t wear it on exercise... I managed to put a LR gearstick through the face of a much-loved vintage Seiko of mine when somewhere in the balkans


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    Last edited by notenoughwrists; 19th May 2021 at 13:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton View Post
    Looks like fine condition for a watch in this rare, original format.

    You may be interested to know that for a while the 16660 was sold alongside the last of the 1665s. See the explicit, final lines of this dealer literature :



    Obviously couldn't sell the remaining stock of Great Whites !

    H
    Thanks Haywood, plan is to get it serviced ASAP and the bracelet off to Michael Young to be sorted, then just need to chase down the correct booklets and anchor for it.

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    Absolutely amazing, as close to the perfect watch as it gets.

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    The one to have! Very nice acquisition!

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    Splendid. Congratulations 👏

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