What can I say about the Double Red fake Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 1665, aka the DRSD? The DRSD has been a grail of mine for quite a while, and after spending some time with the example we’re offering today, it has just made my itch even worse. Being a Submariner guy, I naturally gravitate toward high quality replica Rolex Sea-Dwellers in general; the thicker case, the deeper depth rating, and the helium escape valve just do it for me – not to mention those two small lines of red text. It’s funny to think about this watch’s capabilities, and how I wouldn’t really use it for anything but desk diving.
Sitting here, staring at this gorgeous watch, I realize that I’ve seen more Paul Newman Daytonas than DRSD’s over the years I’ve worked in this crazy watch world. That’s how rare a DRSD is; you just don’t see too many coming up for sale, and finding one that’s aged like this one is not very common. From the nearly perfect pumpkin-colored lume to the well-preserved bezel insert, this thing was clearly taken care of over the years.
Many of these best replica watches were really used for diving, so it’s getting harder and harder to find clean, original examples. Back in my auction days, I had one come up for sale from the original owner. He really used it hard, and when he consigned the watch, he told me he picked it because he wanted the best dive watch. That has always stuck with me and just adds to my affinity for Rolex.
Another thing I love about the DRSD is that it’s kind of an “if you know, you know” watch. From far away, it may look like a standard Submariner; you need to have a trained eye and know something about vintage steel case copy Rolex Sea-Dwellers to fully get it. I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again: It’s all about the details when it comes to vintage Rolex, and this DRSD is a great example of exactly that.