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Old 18 July 2019, 10:17 AM   #1
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Removing years old Rolex caseback sticker?

So I just received my 1996 T-serial Explorer ii, and on the caseback is what seems to be a Rolex sticker that protects the caseback from getting scratched. Not sure if it's original, but it certainly is years old as it seems to have some sort of stain underneath that seems super old (it might be discoloration of the old adhesive). I want to take it off and get it cleaned, does anyone know what this sticker is and how I can remove/clean it without damaging the caseback?

The sticker has the Rolex logo and model number "16570" embossed(?) on it, which is why I'm assuming it might be the original sticker.

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Old 18 July 2019, 11:07 AM   #2
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acetone, fingernail polish remover, goo gone, etc.
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Old 18 July 2019, 11:34 AM   #3
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You should leave it on to match the sticker on your sunglasses.


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Old 25 July 2019, 07:12 AM   #4
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Take precautions to not get flesh-eating bacteria from that grody ole sticker.
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Old 4 August 2019, 10:36 PM   #5
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Your watch is very dirty.
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Old 5 August 2019, 04:23 AM   #6
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hair dryer

Gently warm with a hair dryer, this will soften the dry glue making easier to peal off,
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Old 5 August 2019, 04:53 AM   #7
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I used nail polish remover on mine immediately after purchase in 95. Hated it from the moment of trying the watch on. Wore it a few hours and my wrist was bright red and itchy, so removed it. Watch been fine ever since.
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Old 5 August 2019, 05:46 AM   #8
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Probably too late, but maybe warm the sticker as mentioned, scrape with a plastic scraper and then remove the glue with some Goo Gone?
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Old 5 August 2019, 08:39 AM   #9
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Nail varnish remover
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Old 5 August 2019, 11:25 AM   #10
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OP, Are you kidding me?
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Old 6 August 2019, 03:57 AM   #11
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I would heat a bit the thing, and use goo gone to remove the glue...
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Old 7 August 2019, 12:21 AM   #12
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Do you have more pics of the watch?
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Old 8 August 2019, 04:39 PM   #13
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send it in for service and a clean up
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