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Old 19 November 2010, 12:57 AM   #1
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Icon5 When did Rolex stop the micro etched crown?

Just wondering when they stopped micro etching the crown at the 6:00 position? Is this then when they strarted to put ROLEXROLEXROLEX around the inner ring and also the serial no at 6:00?

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Old 19 November 2010, 12:57 AM   #2
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Old 19 November 2010, 12:58 AM   #3
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Micro etching hasn't stopped. The engraving on the inside is called 'rehaut engraving' and it's a regular practice for almost all models.
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Old 19 November 2010, 12:59 AM   #4
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Just wondering when they stopped micro etching the crown at the 6:00 position? Is this then when they strarted to put ROLEXROLEXROLEX around the inner ring and also the serial no at 6:00?

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Thats what I was think ?? Its still there along with the enagaved rehaut
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Old 19 November 2010, 01:36 AM   #8
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And not necessarily at the 6 position on non-cyclops models
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Old 19 November 2010, 02:19 AM   #9
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didn't notice it on my daytona v series
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Old 19 November 2010, 02:38 AM   #10
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They haven't stopped, it's still there
Wow, I had no idea it was still there! I just purchased a mint mint 2007 model Datejust Turn-o-Graph, that should be delivered today! I didn't know that etched engraving is on the models with the rehaut also...

Any pics of this engraving??
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Old 19 November 2010, 02:41 AM   #11
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didn't notice it on my daytona v series

Use a black light. It needs to be a good one. The unpolished area from the etching will show up white. Also, I have seen it at 9 and 3 o'clock.
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Old 19 November 2010, 02:43 AM   #12
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Wow, I had no idea it was still there! I just purchased a mint mint 2007 model Datejust Turn-o-Graph, that should be delivered today! I didn't know that etched engraving is on the models with the rehaut also...

Any pics of this engraving??
Do you mean this Laser Etched Coronet (LEC), if so, you should have one too?
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Old 19 November 2010, 03:07 AM   #13
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Do you mean this Laser Etched Coronet (LEC), if so, you should have one too?
Haha, what did you do to make it stand out so good? I can't see that at all in any member's macro pictures! ?
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Old 19 November 2010, 03:18 AM   #14
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Haha, what did you do to make it stand out so good? I can't see that at all in any member's macro pictures! ?
In a dimly lighted room, shine a penlight across the flat surface of the crystal from then 12 o'clock position to the 6 o'clock position. Then gently rock the watch a bit and it should reveal.
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Old 19 November 2010, 04:51 AM   #15
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just a question , does all the rolex model have this micro etch thing crown ? i got a daytona k serial but i cant see one :(
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Old 19 November 2010, 05:41 AM   #16
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Old 19 November 2010, 07:08 AM   #17
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The easiest way to see it is to use an LED flashlight and a jeweler's loupe.
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Old 19 November 2010, 06:47 PM   #18
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Old 19 November 2010, 06:56 PM   #19
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still there, very nice.
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Old 19 November 2010, 07:33 PM   #20
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just a question , does all the rolex model have this micro etch thing crown ? i got a daytona k serial but i cant see one :(
It's not on the 116400GV due to the green in the crystal.
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Old 19 November 2010, 11:59 PM   #21
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If you can get the watch in some direct sun light and just tilt it back and forth you can pretty easily get it to pop out at you!
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Old 20 November 2010, 12:05 AM   #22
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And here is the coronet on a service crystal, notice the little 's' inside the circle.

I believe Rolex did stop doing this since 2007 or so.

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Old 20 November 2010, 03:51 AM   #25
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Really difficult to see with the naked eye on watches with white dials in my opinion. You have to tilt the watch until the dial is no longer behind the logo from your viewing angle.

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Old 20 November 2010, 09:00 AM   #26
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Anyone with daytona could check theirs? i can't seems to find on mine, might ask my AD about it...
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Do you mean this Laser Etched Coronet (LEC), if so, you should have one too?

Excellent picture, Chris!
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Old 20 November 2010, 02:19 PM   #28
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under microscope with tilted illumination

you can clearly see. Or, when you are in the car,tilt your watch sideway against the sun beam.
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Old 21 November 2010, 12:55 PM   #29
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And here is the coronet on a service crystal, notice the little 's' inside the circle.

I believe Rolex did stop doing this since 2007 or so.

I read somewhere that if there is an 'S' like symbol on the etched crown, it means that the watch had been serviced before.
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