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Old 29 December 2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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Ceramic did NOT even last a year

Hey I am back what do you know. 6 month break although I gave in a few months back and posted under Mulder for a few days.

Long story for ya’ll so I will try to make it short. I am sure some have seen my posts and seen how I use my watch for everything. Well Christmas Morning my 13 year niece and her 18 year old brother were fighting at the house and I intervened as my niece was swinging a necklace of keys and key chains and the GMT took the brunt of it. I was surprised to find that there was no damage as she hit it pretty hard. I did not notice this for a few days and man my ceramic did not even last a year. Not too bad to go out and spend who knows how much so I will wait for it to get a little more beat up.

Do you guys think there is any way to turn this in under warrantee with a little white lie of not sure what happened to it?

Now i think this is when the old metal inserts would have held up a little better???





Oh well what do you do I guess next time i will let him kick her butt...

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Old 29 December 2009, 01:11 PM   #2
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Sheeze !
Oh and I forgot to Frank Barone it ! "Holy Crap" !

If this is it for ceramiche, I will pass !

And good luck scmooshin a sad story of woe for ROLEX, as I predict they will no way in high hell of kickback replace that as "Warranty" repair !
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Old 29 December 2009, 01:13 PM   #3
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Bummer...Search the old posts, I do not think a new bezel is very expensive.
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Old 29 December 2009, 01:16 PM   #4
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Wow is your neice still alive?
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disappointing to say the least
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Old 29 December 2009, 01:24 PM   #6
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Sheeze !

If this is it for ceramiche, I will pass !

And good luck scmooshin a sad story of woe for ROLEX, as I predict they will no way in high hell of kickback replace that as "Warranty" repair !
In all fairness it has withstood many home improvements, trench excavations, pipe laying, brazing, welding, soldering, hanging doors, and so much more. I posted a lot of pictures of things I have done with it. I got a lot of mixed reviews.





Just a few for an idea did not want to bore you too much.
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Old 29 December 2009, 01:25 PM   #7
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I would discuss the warranty with the AD you purchased from!
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And everyone is drooling over the posibility of a ceramic SUB in 2010????
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Old 29 December 2009, 01:26 PM   #8
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I am a Safe and Vault Technician and I do not get my hands dirty however my watch does take a beating.
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Bummer...Search the old posts, I do not think a new bezel is very expensive.
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I would be curious to find out how much they run. If it is 100 bucks Iíll do it tomorrow if it is 5-600 well I will be waiting for a while.
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Yes she is still alive. She feels a little bad but I do not think she knows how expensive the watch is.
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In all fairness it has withstood many home improvements, trench excavations, pipe laying, brazing, welding, soldering, hanging doors, and so much more. I posted a lot of pictures of things I have done with it. I got a lot of mixed reviews.





Just a few for an idea did not want to bore you too much.
Hey, you dont have to sell me, I use a Sawzall with my Sub !

And I can guarantee you NOBODY has the [REMOVED] to do that !
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Old 29 December 2009, 01:31 PM   #12
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I would be curious to find out how much they run. If it is 100 bucks I’ll do it tomorrow if it is 5-600 well I will be waiting for a while.
~ try about $500 for the entire assembly, then work from there !
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Old 29 December 2009, 01:31 PM   #13
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Found one for money comparison.
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Old 29 December 2009, 01:38 PM   #14
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I would be curious to find out how much they run. If it is 100 bucks Iíll do it tomorrow if it is 5-600 well I will be waiting for a while.
man that sucks, I don't know for sure but I've heard rumors of up to $900.00 for a Ceramic bezel. good luck I am gonna be careful as I have The Deep Sea also ceramic bezel..
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Old 29 December 2009, 01:46 PM   #15
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Thanks Guys 450 on ebay i wonder if the ceramic can be bought separately? I guess I will put a call into my AD sometime this week and see what the damage is. I'll let you guys know what, if anything I find out.
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Old 29 December 2009, 01:56 PM   #16
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Thanks Guys 450 on ebay i wonder if the ceramic can be bought separately? I guess I will put a call into my AD sometime this week and see what the damage is. I'll let you guys know what, if anything I find out.
Remember this is for a quote comparison this seller has a ding against him for someone stating that he sold him a fake one this past month.
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Old 29 December 2009, 02:04 PM   #17
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Man that sucks! I find it odd that there is no damage to the crystal when the chunk is missing right next to it on the bezel.

There must have been some sort of fault in the bezel or something. Please let us know how the replacement process works out for you!

Sorry that happened!
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Old 29 December 2009, 02:09 PM   #18
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Remember this is for a quote comparison this seller has a ding against him for someone stating that he sold him a fake one this past month.
Thanks for the heads up just in case but with so much bunk stuff on the bay these days I think I will stick with the AD for this replacement.

Thanks again.

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Thanks for the heads up just in case but with so much bunk stuff on the bay these days I think I will stick with the AD for this replacement.

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Old 29 December 2009, 02:13 PM   #20
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I would take the time to write to Rolex and send your watch in for warranty repair. This certainly doesn't look good for their reputation- especially based on the claims of the durability of the ceramic bezel and it's scratch resistant property. Perhaps this will be interpreted as a manufacturer's defect and be replaced at no cost. Just being optimistic for you! It's worth a shot before spending $500+ Good luck.
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Old 29 December 2009, 03:37 PM   #21
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That sucks... sorry to hear man...
I am begining to think that this ceramic bezel is not for me...
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Old 29 December 2009, 03:47 PM   #22
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That sucks... sorry to hear man...
I am begining to think that this ceramic bezel is not for me...
Now before you conclude with this think what you are going to do with this watch, the person who started this thread is rough on watches, true his niece smacked him with the keys however this was accident and you maybe working behind a desk and this would be just right for you. Not to many people are going to take a watch and put it through the mill like he does. Food for thought, it is just a Rolex watch and it is made for being used.

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That impact probably would have left a good sized ding in a metal insert. I don't see the issue here... smack something against the ceramic hard enough and sure it will be damaged, I'm only surprised it didn't shatter or crack all the way through for that matter.
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I would take the time to write to Rolex and send your watch in for warranty repair. This certainly doesn't look good for their reputation- especially based on the claims of the durability of the ceramic bezel and it's scratch resistant property. Perhaps this will be interpreted as a manufacturer's defect and be replaced at no cost. Just being optimistic for you! It's worth a shot before spending $500+ Good luck.
i was thinking the same thing, why wouldn't they repair it under warranty? just say it broke off and you have no idea
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Old 29 December 2009, 04:25 PM   #25
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Ceramic did NOT even last a year .

Well Danny,

If you had just smacked it with a hammer on the first day you would have found out about one shortcoming of this material right then.
It is only a piece of ceramic and if you read any of the reports about this material you will find out that it is highly scratch resistant but B-r-i-t-t-l-e.
No need to tell lies, take it to Rolex and just show them the damage.
IMO That is all you are obliged to do.
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It took me a few minutes to see the damage, but now that I see it I understand the concern.

It seems to me the impact as described should not have done this type of damage, and especially in the location and manner of the damage.

I would tell Rolex the truth of the matter, and I would expect Rolex to make it right.

If Rolex chalked it up to abuse, then I'd consider it an honorable scar, and I'd just live with it until I got ready for a major service, and then I'd replace it.
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i feel your pain but how do you propose to explain that its cracked and that a peice has broken off?
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It's amazing how the bezel is cracked, but the saphire crystal is ok. keep us updated
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i feel your pain but how do you propose to explain that its cracked and that a peice has broken off?
I would expect Rolex to answer that question Toph.
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I would take the time to write to Rolex and send your watch in for warranty repair. This certainly doesn't look good for their reputation- especially based on the claims of the durability of the ceramic bezel and it's scratch resistant property. Perhaps this will be interpreted as a manufacturer's defect and be replaced at no cost. Just being optimistic for you! It's worth a shot before spending $500+ Good luck.
Scratch resistant but not scratch proof, like most things hit it hard enough it will damage ceramic is brittle.Another case where the new ceramic is not always better myself would have to live with it,if the insert costs say over $200.And would doubt if damage caused by a third party would be covered,but there is no harm in trying good luck.
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