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Old 28 July 2020, 01:28 PM   #1
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Flat sapphire crystals

Rolex incorporated the flat sapphire crystal decades ago, one of the
differences from the concave or domed plexi crystals as on my 1680 red Submariner. In a 14060 M or 16610 Submariner, which I also use as modern tool watches-the crystal creates a flash reflection. My line of reasoning is there must have been some fitment logic in Rolex using a flat crystal instead of a domed crystal.
For fly fishermen, hunters and the military-the reflective flat crystal is a serious annoyance in what would otherwise be a sound design. Steinhart and other
watches have made domed sapphire crystals that do not emit a reflection-so it can be done.

I think I will be contacting Montres Rolex, S A in Geneve and see if they might
be willing to respond to my concern over this issue. The worst that they may respond with would be:
"This is the way we make them".
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Old 1 August 2020, 09:02 PM   #2
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Good luck, they won't care about your issue.
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Yes, domed sapphires are doable

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Old 1 August 2020, 09:53 PM   #4
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Yes, domed sapphires are doable

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And look; it still has a reflection
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Old 1 August 2020, 09:55 PM   #5
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Good luck, they won't care about your issue.
Agreed, it’s a non issue anyway.

Any hunter or military operative concerned about giving away their position via light reflections will have everything that needs to be covered up, covered up.

The onus is on them, not the watchmaker (brand) to ensure they aren’t spotted by enemy combatants or their quarry.
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Old 2 August 2020, 01:52 AM   #6
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Agreed, itís a non issue anyway.

Any hunter or military operative concerned about giving away their position via light reflections will have everything that needs to be covered up, covered up.

The onus is on them, not the watchmaker (brand) to ensure they arenít spotted by enemy combatants or their quarry.
lol Why would someone in special ops even wear a luxury watch for a mission..
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Old 2 August 2020, 02:49 AM   #7
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lol Why would someone in special ops even wear a luxury watch for a mission..

Youíve got a lot of experience with this then, I suppose ?


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