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Old 29 May 2020, 04:02 AM   #1
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price of an 18K case back ?

Does an RSC usually have inventory of an 18K yellow gold case back (for 36mm DJ) and approximately what is the MSRP for that case back? Thanks.
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Old 29 May 2020, 11:01 AM   #2
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Does an RSC usually have inventory of an 18K yellow gold case back (for 36mm DJ) and approximately what is the MSRP for that case back? Thanks.
I did find one 2019 post here at TRF in which a participant wrote that RSC NY charged (approximately) $1,375 for a yellow gold Day Date caseback.
This was apparently the "net price" , because the RSC did not return the original caseback.

Does $1,300 to $1,500 for a (new from RSC) yellow gold caseback sound about right ?
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Old 29 May 2020, 11:05 AM   #3
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Seriously? Just phone them and ask. Mate. These types of threads are driving me nuts!
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Old 29 May 2020, 11:19 AM   #4
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Seriously? Just phone them and ask. Mate. These types of threads are driving me nuts!


Been cooped up too long inside due to shelter-in-place order?

Someone asking help from friendly members on TRF are due a bit of common respect.




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Old 29 May 2020, 11:26 AM   #5
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Does $1,300 to $1,500 for a (new from RSC) yellow gold caseback sound about right ?

for the caseback itself figure closer to 1,500 with tax - but donít forget to factor the cost of a RSC service into the equation. They might tell you itís necessary.

An AD with a watchmaker might just do the swap with some labor costs.



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Old 29 May 2020, 12:29 PM   #6
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for the caseback itself figure closer to 1,500 with tax - but donít forget to factor the cost of a RSC service into the equation. They might tell you itís necessary.

An AD with a watchmaker might just do the swap with some labor costs.



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Thanks for the information. I am considering to purchase a new old stock gold Rolex that has an engraved caseback. So, my options would be to keep on the caseback the former watch owners initials, try to buff/polish away the engraved initials, or replace the caseback.
Thanks again for your helpful reply
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For that you might also consider a jeweler doing an overlapping engraving to obscure those initials.


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Old 29 May 2020, 06:10 PM   #8
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For a modern dj 36, 116208 it is €1730 including tax.
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My AD has an independent engraver and he does amazing work. Before I spent the money for a new case back I would see what could be done with a new engraving. I would think a quality job could be done in the $300-500 range and move on with my engraving on the back. Just a thought.
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For a modern dj 36, 116208 it is Ä1730 including tax.


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Is that the price including a trade of an old caseback? Or the price for the caseback at list.


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Trade price, if you don't send in an old case back then the price will be 30% higher.
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For a modern dj 36, 116208 it is Ä1730 including tax.
Thank you for the helpful information
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Old 30 May 2020, 03:59 AM   #15
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My AD has an independent engraver and he does amazing work. Before I spent the money for a new case back I would see what could be done with a new engraving. I would think a quality job could be done in the $300-500 range and move on with my engraving on the back. Just a thought.
Thank you for the suggestion
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