The Rolex Forums   The Rolex Watch

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX


Go Back   Rolex Forums - Rolex Watch Forum > Rolex & Tudor Watch Topics > Rolex WatchTech

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 8 April 2021, 01:21 PM   #1
TheVTCGuy
2021 Pledge Member
 
TheVTCGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Real Name: Paul
Location: San Diego
Watch: 126610LN
Posts: 17,349
OK, my stupid question for today... Movement size related.

I just read that the new Explorer, at 36 MM, will have the 3230 movement, the same one that is in the 41MM Submariner. The new EX II had the 3285, (42MM) which is also in the 40MM GMT.

Like... How do they do that? How big are the movements? If the 3230 can fit in a 36MM watch, then... do they install bumpers to install it in a 41MM model?
__________________


You can't possibly be a Dorkelhead, Paul!!
Whoever heard of a "Dorkelhead Tosser"?
TheVTCGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 April 2021, 01:09 AM   #2
SearChart
TechXpert
 
SearChart's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Real Name: Bas
Location: Europe
Watch: Rolesium
Posts: 21,813
Just like the previous generation of movements (31◊◊) fit into everything from 34mm (OP) to 44mm (DSSD), the 32◊◊ will also fit a wide arrangement of cases, now no longer in the 34mm but anything from 36mm to 44mm can house the 32◊◊.

Usually the hole in which the movement sits is about the same size, no matter if the watch is a 36mm or a 44mm, in some cases like the 39mm OP or the Explorer II a larger main plate and/or calender mechanism cover is used to house a larger dial.

In a few watches Rolex uses an enlargement ring to fill in empty space in the case, this is currently in use in the 37mm YM, 34mm & 31mm OP. These use the 2236 movement.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by GB-man View Post
Rolex uses rare elves to polish the platinum. They have a union deal and make like $90 per hour and get time and half on weekends.
SearChart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 April 2021, 05:43 PM   #3
Sothy
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Varies
Posts: 80
Thanks! I was wondering how they got the date wheel to look like itís in the right spot for such a wide range of dials.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SearChart View Post
Just like the previous generation of movements (31◊◊) fit into everything from 34mm (OP) to 44mm (DSSD), the 32◊◊ will also fit a wide arrangement of cases, now no longer in the 34mm but anything from 36mm to 44mm can house the 32◊◊.

Usually the hole in which the movement sits is about the same size, no matter if the watch is a 36mm or a 44mm, in some cases like the 39mm OP or the Explorer II a larger main plate and/or calender mechanism cover is used to house a larger dial.

In a few watches Rolex uses an enlargement ring to fill in empty space in the case, this is currently in use in the 37mm YM, 34mm & 31mm OP. These use the 2236 movement.
Sothy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

The Watch Standard

DavidSW Watches


*Banners Of The Month*
This space is provided to horological resources.





Copyright ©2004-2021, The Rolex Forums. All Rights Reserved.

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Rolex is a registered trademark of ROLEX USA. The Rolex Forums is not affiliated with ROLEX USA in any way.