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Old 23 October 2018, 02:32 AM   #241
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My eyesight is the same.
Personally i am just thankful our Rolex watches are arguably the most reliable water proof watches on the market. And it's due in part to the patented Rolex Screw down crown as it currently is.
The screw down crown was not a Rolex invention around 1925 Hans Wilsdorf of the RWC heard that two watchmakers one was Paul Perregaux other George Perrolet they had taken out a Swiss patent for the first twin lock screwed stem system crown.Now Hans Wilsdorf of Rolex grasped that a hermetically sealed case, together with careful fitting of the crystal and a special stem mechanism, would produce a better waterproof wristwatch.He quickly negotiated to have the Perregaux patent assigned to him. Wilsdorf then obtained a British patent on October 18 1926 soon after the Rolex Oyster was born and became a commercial success.
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Old 23 October 2018, 06:47 AM   #242
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The screw down crown was not a Rolex invention around 1925 Hans Wilsdorf of the RWC heard that two watchmakers one was Paul Perregaux other George Perrolet they had taken out a Swiss patent for the first twin lock screwed stem system crown.Now Hans Wilsdorf of Rolex grasped that a hermetically sealed case, together with careful fitting of the crystal and a special stem mechanism, would produce a better waterproof wristwatch.He quickly negotiated to have the Perregaux patent assigned to him. Wilsdorf then obtained a British patent on October 18 1926 soon after the Rolex Oyster was born and became a commercial success.

And an outstanding commercial success
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Old 23 October 2018, 06:53 AM   #243
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I'm not so sure the OP could handle this "imperfection" and would have a meltdown.
Given the example in the picture.
Perhaps one could just back it off just a little to achieve the perfect allignment.
I doubt there would be any consequences.

I don't think any of our Rolex watches in this household are any where near as close as the one shown in the pic. So we are no chance

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I just checked with my wife.
The issue never ever occured to her and doesn't care as she loves the watch as is.
My wife's watch has the Coronet pointing toward the 9.30 - 9.45 position.
My Black DSSD points to the 4.30 - 4.45 position.
The D-blue points to the 1.00 - 1.15 position. So there is hope after all
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Old 23 October 2018, 08:00 AM   #244
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Sorry guys. I didn't realize this was such a played out discussion and didn't think to search for previous discussions about it. No need to be hostile...I made a mistake and am owning up to it. Seems like I'm in the minority though!
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Old 23 October 2018, 08:10 AM   #245
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It's one of the first things I noticed on my first Rolex. Such perfection otherwise.


It doesn't bug me, but it would be a nice touch. I would pay a few hundred more for the Sky Dweller crown.

Even if Rolex could index the crown, perhaps by screwing things in that need to be screwed, then pressing of cementing the crown into the correct orientation, it would still be off eventually as the threads would wear.

I totally understand why it's not done. The dweller is nifty, though.
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The crown orientation was something I noticed when I first started collecting Rolex, but while itís on the wrist I donít notice it. With that said, no I would not pay extra.
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Old 24 October 2018, 12:42 AM   #247
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Interesting feedback Phillip. Your dad shut me down pretty quickly as my post explained. LOL

Does having a 50% chance represent an increase in the likelihood compared to pre-change? Sounds like maybe thatís what youíre saying.




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When experimenting, I have noticed that the coronet will either line upright or the opposite, down, but evenly. Before it wasn't so much the case. If I have a client in which that is his goal, the likelihood of it happening is much higher today.
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