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Old 18 October 2010, 06:16 AM   #1
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Parachrom blue hairspring, Paraflex shock absorbers

is the DJ II the only Rolex model that has the Parachrom blue hairspring AND the Paraflex shock absorbers?
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Old 18 October 2010, 06:44 AM   #2
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I know that the new 39mm Explorer I has one.
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Old 18 October 2010, 07:03 AM   #3
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hairspring only right? im talking about both
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Old 18 October 2010, 07:21 AM   #4
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New Explorer 39mm has both.
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Old 18 October 2010, 07:56 AM   #5
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I think the new SUBs (Ceramic models) also have both.

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Old 18 October 2010, 10:23 AM   #6
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What about the GMT IIC?
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Old 18 October 2010, 01:28 PM   #7
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What about the GMT IIC?
Blue Parachrom spring, but still the KIF shock absorption system.

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Old 18 October 2010, 01:31 PM   #8
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I think that the only models with the Paraflex shock system are the DD II, the DJ II, and the new 3132 in the Explorer 39.
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Old 18 October 2010, 01:33 PM   #9
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I think that the only models with the Paraflex shock system are the DD II, the DJ II, and the new 3132 in the Explorer 39.
Thanks, Larry..............but what about all the new Ceramic Subs?

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Old 18 October 2010, 01:35 PM   #10
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Thanks, Larry..............but what about all the new Ceramic Subs?

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They don't list it in the new specs...........

http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=120095
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Old 18 October 2010, 01:46 PM   #11
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They don't list it in the new specs...........

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Okay, thanks!!
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Old 18 October 2010, 02:42 PM   #12
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Is the new shock absorbers really good that they make such a significant difference though? Just wondering.
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Old 18 October 2010, 02:44 PM   #13
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Is the new shock absorbers really good that they make such a significant difference though? Just wondering.
I don't really think so.............the KIF system has worked with Rolex for several years now, and with great success!

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Old 18 October 2010, 03:08 PM   #14
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Forgive my ignorance but what is the parachrome made of?
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I don't really think so.............the KIF system has worked with Rolex for several years now, and with great success!

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Good to know. Thanks.
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Forgive my ignorance but what is the parachrome made of?
The Blue Parachrom hairspring is produced by fusing the metals niobium
and zirconium together.

Parachrom has proven to be very resistant to both magnetic
fields and shocks.

Sounds pretty good to me!

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Old 18 October 2010, 04:13 PM   #18
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Well I guess its just minor improvements that I can live without then..

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Old 18 October 2010, 08:04 PM   #19
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I don't really think so.............the KIF system has worked with Rolex for several years now, and with great success!

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Have to agree JJ lets get the facts straight both the Kif system and the Nivarox hairsprings have been used in Rolex watches for 40 plus years.The Nivarox hairsprings were used in 99% of all the Swiss watch industry in most major high end brand too.Now Nivarox is now owned by the Swatch group and they stated a few years back that sometime 2010/11 they would cut down supplies of ebauche movements and escapement parts to all outside the Swatch group.Thats why Brands like Patek and Rolex had to develop there own under different names.Now whether any watch has the Nivarox, Kif or any other named escapement shock system, IMHO to the average wearer they would find no real advantage.Just look at the millions upon millions of Swiss and Rolex watches in this world today.Most still ticking and keeping excellent time, and to be tested and certified by the COSC they all have to pass the same test no matter the escapement parts in the case.Accuracy mainly comes from how a watch is regulated if its regulated correctly they should all run too, or inside COSC spec.And if one is a second or so better either way, does it really matter whats in a second or so out of 84600 seconds in a day.
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