The Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 could become the next sleeping giant in the world of Rolex watches. Read on... - What's up people? This is Eric Rivera here and I wanna talk to you about what I think right now could possibly be the biggest sleeper Rolex at the moment...and that is, the Sea-Dweller 4000. So this is a special watch man. I mean, in the past before this ceramic era, they had the Sea-Dweller, the standard Sea-Dweller. This is the before the introduction of the Deepsea and all that. What happens is they came out with the new ceramic version of this watch dubbed the “Sea-Dweller 4000.” That's what we all call it because of the 4000 feet rating. The thing is is they didn't make a lot of them and you don't see a lot of them, but I feel like it kind of got swept under the rug the second that the Deepsea got released. I mean, I myself just totally overlooked it for years. I mean, I knew it was out, but I wasn't really that hot into it. That was in the era when watches started to get a little bit super sized and it went to the Deepsea. So the Deepsea came out, “Oh my God! It's a Submariner on steroids!” And whatever, I ended up trading my Kermit for it. Worst decision of my life. Still to this day it pisses me off, but whatever. I ended up buying that watch, realizing it's too big, but the thing is is I feel like since that watch came out and it made so much noise and it was just so different, I feel like the Sea-Dweller 4000 kind of just stayed behind. They stayed at the ADs, nobody really bought them, very slow moving piece even at that moment. For the most part in general, you always sell about six or seven maybe even ten Submariners in the amount of time that you sell one of these watch, both in this version and the previous version. The thing is is that now in recent times there's been a lot of increase in prices, all the sports models have been shooting up, but this is one of those ones that's been sleepy quiet there and no one's talked about. I've noticed that the prices right now are clearly at $11,000. This is a watch that was $7,000, maybe three or four years ago. So it leaves me to think, is this the next sleeper watch from Rolex that's slowly sitting there behind? I mean, they didn't make it for too many years and they discontinued it and then of course, it's been overshadowed by the Sea-Dweller, then the Deep Blue Sea Sea-Dweller, and then now the release of the Anniversary Red Sea-Dweller. This one's kind of falling behind in the back seat, but I just finally was able to get one in my hands because man I have not seen one in quite some time. What originally sparked my interest was that out of nowhere, a friend of mine was trying to buy one and I looked on eBay and I noticed, man they're getting kind of expensive, you know? They used to be the same price or maybe about $500 or whatever more than a regular Sub, but because this watch is mainly such a limited run for not that amount of time, it leaves me to wonder, is it the next big thing that nobody knows about? So let's talk a little bit about the watch. It's got the same dimensions overall as a regular Submariner, for the exception that the case is a little bit thicker, alright. It has a non cyclops glass on it and the dial also appears to have more of a matte finish than the standard Sub. I kind of like that myself and as you could see in the past, this watches with matte dials tend to really kind of get more of a buzz, long haul at least, not saying every watch with a matte dial is special, but bracelet is the same. Other than that, it's just the standard Sea-Dweller with an escapement Helium valve on the side. But it's a cool watch, something different, something you don't see, so I'm wondering, what could be the potential for this watch to possibly rise in the next twenty years? I don't know. It's hard to say. It might not be a home-run, but I tell you what, I myself I'm thinking about possibly buying one. In fact, if I can find one at a decent price that's maybe a little bit under the market price, it might wanna be one of those pieces that you can have for a long time hold and it's definitely another option especially right now with the increase of prices with the standard, steel Submariner. So we're gonna have to wait and see and I find it very interesting and wonder, once again, is this gonna be one of the next big Rolexes in the future. So leave me a comment below how you feel about the Sea-Dweller 4000 and don't forget to hit the... - Here are some helpful links if you want to learn more... YouTube & Instagram Sponsorships for your business: 🤍🤍crmjewelers.com/sponsorships/ Into Horology Art? 🤍🤍crmjewelers.com/horology-art/ Instagram (where we post a lot of daily watch deals): 🤍🤍instagram.com/crmjewelers/ Facebook 🤍🤍facebook.com/crmjewelers Take a Selfie with our Cuban Link App 🤍🤍crmjewelers.com/cuban-link-app/
You may be on to something, however, I think the SD43 you mentioned might be the next Rolex to spike, especially if it gets discontent or they change the red lettering. Just my thoughts.
These are $20,000 now F
You were not wrong
I think they are now around US$12K pls check it for yourself. It's an extremely versatile watch for business or casual. Moreover, good size for small wrist or big wrist. So just be careful your wife might steal it from you :-)
116600 is becoming extremely difficult to obtain within the UK. This will rocket in price over the next few years - for that, I am certain. If you own this watch, you are extremely lucky! No one had one of these for sale at the London Watch Show 2021 when I visited, but the dealers had them in their safe. Smart.
I bought this watch as a gift for myself Xmas eve 2015 as I saw it sitting in the Tourneau window. They had a 3 year with no interest plan so I decided to pull the trigger. I had no idea I would walk out of the Mall with a rolex that day had gone Xmas shopping for family. I had a fake submariner I used to wear. I liked it because the date was so nicely placed in the watch I hate the cyclops. I had no clue about watches but then found out they canceled it and said to myself this watch is gonna be worthless just my luck. It's a wonderful watch and I am a 1 and done guy will pass it down to my kids. A warning though the most annoying part of owning this watch is explaining that it's not a Submariner , 99 out of 100 don't know the difference.
He forgot all about the SD4K when the Deepsea was released........ six years before the SD4K was released
I love the omega seamaster (blue) and this ....
YOU CALLED IT..!!!!
Look at time Ql-yhOWDjGk&t=3m40s 3:40 in the clip, the Helium escape valve is totally wrong, it should be matte grey titanium, not shiny stainless steel
Only the DeepSeas have a stainless steel escape valve but not the other seadwellers 16600, 116600, 126600.
In one word...stinky SPECULATION...
An absolute sleeping beauty. It is Rolex’s last 40mm date no cyclops. When my friends and co-workers flash their Subs, I just cross my arms and smile politely.
The pre ceramic SD 16600 should be a sound investment. All Sea Dwellers will do well. Also the big 1166600. As the 16600 and the 1166600 is priced very "reasonable" compared to other Rolex I think they in the end will get their deserved attention.
Next rolex 4 me
just bought mine... if you know .. you know :P 2.5year production only
4000 and the 43 (mk1) dial will shoot up. 43 (mk1) was less than 1 production year and it’s the 50th year of sea dweller which is huge for collectors. Both watches will do great in the near future.
Nice but A) far too close to a better watch, the new 41mm submariner. B) Caught between the Sub and the Deep Sea. Better bets out there for long term hold. The new 41mm subs started at $18,000 ...but already at $13,500.
So, wrong call my friend. But as always, a nice video!
So 10 months on and this watch is still a undervalued sleeper IMO. Iv’e bought a few since 2014 and it was always somewhat hard to make a reasonable profit flipping them. I have one for sale right now but it’s not moving like I thought it would. When my contract runs out from the sales venue I will pull it and it goes in my safe until the Rolex guys figure it out. You are 1000% correct that this is not just a Sleeper but a Super Sleeper. Even at today’s SS Rolex SD Sub prices it’s a bargain and “the”SD Sub to buy. Remember the SD4K, find a nice Fullset and buy it now