Thursday, October 28, 2010

ROLEX DEEPSEA SEA-DWELLER CERAMIC BEZEL





ROLEX DEEPSEA SEA-DWELLER CERAMIC BEZEL

  ROLEX DEEPSEA Ceramic bezel and how it is fitted to the case









Rolex have changed the way the bezel is held in place to the now discontinued
Sea-Dweller 16000 that used click springs and washers to hold the bezel on.
The DEEPSEA bezel is sitting on four spring loaded ball bearings positioned at approx
2 ,5 ,7 ,and 11 o'clock, The one at the 7 o'clock position has the clicker on it.The bezel
is held in place by what appears to be some kind of plastic white washer,.. The washer is only
touching the ball bearing with the clicker which is placed closer to the crystal than the other three .


This system makes the bezel spring up and down a little on the case.giving it a much
looser fit than the original Sea-Dweller was,The bezel is smooth and clicks are positive,
It doesn't take much effort to turn the deepsea bezel don't know if this is a good thing as
it can easily be moved accidently forward which will only shorten the time of a dive so it
is quite safe but can be annoying ,Overall it is still a very nice bezel that Rolex have on the
DEEPSEA SEA- DWELLER .






ROLEX DEEPSEA SEA-DWELLER



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ROLEX DEEPSEA SEA-DWELLER AND BREITLING SEAWOLF



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Picture above shows the two watches side by side ,The Deepsea is the one on the right , they are very similar in size the deepsea can give the impression of being bigger in diameter due to the black bezel to the Seawolf having a brushed bezel .

There is no denying that Rolex has a certain mystique and intangability that goes with their name and watches and until you own one it is hard to understand what it is. I thought it would be a good idea to try to compare the DeepSea-Dweller with my usual daily wear watch; the Breitling Seawolf to see if it would bring out what makes the Deepsea arguably, the best dive watch there is.water resistance are similar Deepsea at 3900m 12800ft to Seawolf at 3000m 10000ft



                                   Above pictures Breiting SeaWolf left ,Rolex Deepsea right


The Case
The Deepsea is 44mm in diameter and 17mm thick to the Seawolf 45.4mm in diameter and 18.5mm thick.


                                               Above picture Breiting SeaWolf left ,Rolex Deepsea right


Rolex Deepsea on the left in above picture
Both cases are equipped with helium escape valves which are integrated in the case, And deploy if critical pressure threshold are exceeded


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Lug to lug the deepsea is a very uncommon 21mm why Rolex used this size is anyone's guess ,to the more command size of 22mm like the Seawolf ,The 22mm lug size of the Seawolf is more versatile giving it allot more choices in straps if you like to experiment . The Deepsea is limited as not to many 21mm straps are made by aftermarket manufactures.





Above picture Breiting SeaWolf left ,Rolex Deepsea right



Both made of solid chunks of heavy steel,You know your wearing a watch. Hopefully in the near future Breitling will come up with a in-house movement for the Seawolf this would make it much more appealing and have the Deepsea sweating a little more!
I’m fortunate enough to own both and smile every time i look at them.

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