You will no doubt recall that a while ago we had the Rolex Sea Dweller of a gentleman called Sam who was unfortunate enough to lose it in a marina… you’ll find the full story somewhere below.
Anyway, it came to us for a little care and attention following its ordeal and there was some discussion around how much restoration it should undergo – clearly Sam remembered it in beautiful condition and it was returned to him somewhat battered so perhaps the obvious thing to do would have been to have it polished and returned to its former glory…
On the other hand, the story of this particular watch is quite incredible and it now showed the marks and scars that go along with the tale – perhaps a shame to lose that.
In the end, Sam decided to have the missing lume replaced, the bracelet mended and of course the movement fully overhauled and returned to perfect working order. He also asked me to source a genuine Rolex bezel insert which was sufficiently faded to be in keeping with the rest of the case but apart from that no further restoration was undertaken.
As you can see from the photos, it is now back and wearing its story very much on its sleeve.
The Sea Dweller has now been returned to a delighted Sam who immediately put in on his wrist and set off for a sailing trip to France! Clearly a man who is extremely fond of his watch and yet not afraid to wear it and use it as intended.
We’re delighted to have been connected with this story and to have helped reunite a man and his Rolex.