Today when I picked up this Rolex Sea Dweller ref 1665 and the picture of old Kowloon City.
It seems to me time has stopped.
I spent most of my childhood in Ngau Tau Kok which is just opposite the 城寨 “Forbidden City”.
It was great fun to go to the airport Radar station to play when I was in primary school. Now, I think the Radar station has be demolished already.
Kowloon City is the first stop and gathering place for Thai ladies after married with HKers and they ran restaurant business in 1985 with the very first one name “Thai Wah Thai Restaurant “泰華” followed with the renowned Wong Chun Chun “黃珍珍” three years later. I used to eat at Thai Wah for my Thai food.
Nowadays, basically the outlooks of Kowloon city unchanged since 30 years ago, as it seems do not have many tall buildings, and those people are still as nice as before with exception they get older.
As the buildings are mostly still there with exception there are more or less 50 Thai Restaurants. Kowloon City has transformed itself to be little Bangkok in Hong Kong.
You can also join them to pour water on anyone there in the Thai Songkran “new year” 13 April.
Back to my Rolex, the legendary Sea Dweller is as new as nice as it was shipped from Rolex S.A back in 1983.
Just there we can see how Rolex build a product
almost close to perfect with the best available material at that time.
Look at the crystal, it is basically a dome which was designed to magnify the dial under Sea. Time left for remaining oxygen is vital to the diver.
It was made with synthetic material with high toughness under water pressure at level of 2000 feet!
It is like a Yuan Po ( 元寶) and I really can see an oyster shaped dive watch....
The new Sea Dweller Single Red ref 126660 carries
No more dome lens crystal. Watch case is enlarged to 43 mm instead of 40 mm. Buckle clasp for the bracelet which is less comfortable as the older design.
The Sea Dweller is as new as nice as it was shipped from Rolex S.A back in 1983.
But this is also a nice design movement with a lot added jewel bearings new improved main spring. friends of mine all claim that the watch has am accuracy within 2 seconds a day. Amazing!
Price the ref 1665 is approximately HK $200,000
The new 2017 Seadweller is selling in open market HK$102,000 to HK$105,000