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Old 1 December 2010, 12:01 PM   #31
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Is that the Sub-C in the lucky drawing that you put the clear caseback on?
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Old 1 December 2010, 12:18 PM   #32
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Very tempted to try one of these newer GenII versions on my ExpII.

Fr John, if I try it I will let you know how it works/does not work.

I wonder if Mr. Priek would consider a RolexForum group discount if enough of us bought one of these at the same time? Just curious.
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Old 1 December 2010, 12:49 PM   #33
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Is that the Sub-C in the lucky drawing that you put the clear caseback on?
I would never modify a watch unless it's mine, or without the owners consent.........

Maybe we should come up with a clear caseback as a contest prize on TRF.........
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Old 1 December 2010, 12:53 PM   #34
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I was just wondering if my prize came with that caseback. LoL, I like it.
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Old 1 December 2010, 01:55 PM   #35
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Just to confirm, is this for modern subs only, or is the thread / caseback the same from old to new subs? (curious as to whether I'd get away with it on a vintage sub)
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Old 1 December 2010, 02:05 PM   #36
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Like your 1680? Thinking about it that's a great question...1575 movement. Somebody should be able to comeback with an answer. you always contact the seller
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Old 1 December 2010, 02:17 PM   #37
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Like your 1680? Thinking about it that's a great question...
I would really like to see my 1575 movement, yea

I mean, the Speedmaster casebacks tend to fit across decades, just wondering if the 16610 caseback will come close to a 1680
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Old 1 December 2010, 02:45 PM   #38
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Superb as usual, Larry! Very thorough review, and can't wait to see it on the 16710.
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Old 1 December 2010, 03:04 PM   #39
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I've sent a message to them asking about the 1680/5513, hopefully will hear back soon
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Old 1 December 2010, 03:31 PM   #40
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Old 2 December 2010, 02:01 AM   #41
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Just to confirm, is this for modern subs only, or is the thread / caseback the same from old to new subs? (curious as to whether I'd get away with it on a vintage sub)
Many case-backs do cross reference, but Thomas does have a selection to fit several different models..

The early models used a tapered case-back sealing surface and the gasket was attached to the back... modern references have a groove in the case that the gasket is installed into, so if you go back too far, there is no interchange.

Here is the backside of a 1680.......... You can see that the gasket is attached to the back and so this particular clear back won't seal properly..



I would suspect that if there is a market for a vintage case-back, Thomas could produce one...
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Old 9 February 2011, 12:44 AM   #42
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Old 4 October 2011, 09:54 AM   #43
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Old 4 October 2011, 05:48 PM   #44
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This is an odd question for the Rolex forum, but Thomas does casebacks for the Omega Speedmaster... all of them share a caseback design. The question I have is, does the Seamaster 300 (vintage) share the Speedmaster caseback design? I know some of those vintage Speedmasters including some of the Mk. series actually were delivered with Seamaster casebacks.

Just wondering if I could slap one on a SM300.
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Old 4 October 2011, 10:45 PM   #45
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He Does...

He does... Check his website Here...

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Old 4 October 2011, 11:02 PM   #46
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That's for a Seamaster 300M series, I'm talking vintage 1960s Seamaster 300 diver, the Speedmaster Pro or Speedmaster MK2 are likely closer.
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Old 5 October 2011, 05:13 AM   #47
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Great review Larry!

I want to get one but the only model I put it on is my AK and they don't make one for that model.
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Old 7 October 2011, 05:37 PM   #48
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Very nice review, thanks. Will get one for my SubC.
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Old 7 October 2011, 06:47 PM   #49
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Fantastic review Larry. A belated thank you for the info. I am considering this for my LV...
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Old 8 May 2012, 06:26 AM   #50
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Old 8 May 2012, 08:32 PM   #51
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Looks very cool Larry.....

I bought one for my 861 cal Speedy and it looks particularly good on a manual movement....

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Old 9 May 2012, 05:04 AM   #52
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That is absolutely beautiful. I would love one for my Submariner, but I would imagine this would void a factory warranty correct?
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Old 27 August 2012, 02:52 PM   #53
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I have one

I bought a midsize Omega Seamaster Professional with a case back by Thomas. I can certainly vouch for the quality and fit. It is outstanding.
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Old 24 October 2012, 05:24 AM   #54
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Just curious as to how these clear case backs have held up over time. Can anyone post their experience as a long term owner? Any issues with water resistance over time? What about scratches? Pics would be awesome. Thanks in advance.
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Old 24 October 2012, 03:25 PM   #55
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Anyone knows if he does transparent casebacks for other vintages besides Rolex and Omega? I thnk I had written to him long ago but didn't hear back.

Also he doesn't seem to explicitly mention Rolex 1680 case backs on his website?
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Old 24 October 2012, 11:03 PM   #56
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Tempting. I like.
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Old 25 October 2012, 10:13 PM   #57
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I'm waiting for that toothed 2nd generation to be available for a datejust, then I'm all in!
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Old 26 October 2012, 09:14 AM   #58
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How could a normal person as myself check if the case is still tight enough for no water to leak in? I have a tool to open the rolex, just not sure I'd want to risk having a water leakage, for a lack of closing, to occur.
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Old 26 October 2012, 11:01 AM   #59
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Has anyone order online from Thomas Preik online website before? Is it reliable? Would want to buy a clear backcase for my GMT n Omega...Cheers!
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Old 26 October 2012, 04:10 PM   #60
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How could a normal person as myself check if the case is still tight enough for no water to leak in? I have a tool to open the rolex, just not sure I'd want to risk having a water leakage, for a lack of closing, to occur.
Well I did the test myself last night, have a glass of water and then put in the Rolex carefully in, centimeter by centimeter, I was nearly shitting myself the whole time :)
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