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Old 31 March 2020, 09:08 AM   #1
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Vintage Submariner - Date with no cyclops?

Was there a authentic vintage Submariner that had the date feature but no cyclop? Sorry if this is a rookie question. Thanks in advance!
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Old 31 March 2020, 09:12 AM   #2
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Old 31 March 2020, 09:23 AM   #3
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Although not original, it's not uncommon to find a non-cyclops crystal on a Sub with date. Some people like the look.
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Old 31 March 2020, 09:25 AM   #4
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Although not original, it's not uncommon to find a non-cyclops crystal on a Sub with date. Some people like the look.
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Old 31 March 2020, 09:35 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone. Love that look FTX!!!
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Old 31 March 2020, 09:36 AM   #6
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Old 1 April 2020, 04:10 AM   #7
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Crystal could have been replaced with non-OEM or I have heard that people could remove the cyclops with a blow dryer and a steady hand. Some people preferred the smooth, clean look.
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Old 1 April 2020, 08:00 AM   #8
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Is the cyclops on a plastic crystal part of the mold or is it a separate glued on piece?
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Old 1 April 2020, 08:08 AM   #9
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Crystal could have been replaced with non-OEM or I have heard that people could remove the cyclops with a blow dryer and a steady hand. Some people preferred the smooth, clean look.
I believe that only works w sapphire crystals.

Plexi crystals are prone to warping and melting under height heat.

...trust me on that.
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Is the cyclops on a plastic crystal part of the mold or is it a separate glued on piece?
I can not find the source anymore but I have read somewhere it was part of the mold.
Considering this, it does not mean it can not be removed but the process would be, IMHO, a bit different from what is written above :)
What you usually see when looking at 1680 without cyclop is basically a 5513 glass.

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