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Old 22 March 2010, 05:59 AM   #1
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a sapphire caseback...

Here are some quick pictures... I will find out for a good TRF member discount price so you guys can get them directly with the original source. PM for info.





































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Old 22 March 2010, 06:00 AM   #2
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Old 22 March 2010, 06:14 AM   #3
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Eduardo,

That's a nice interesting take on a clear case back for Rolex. It retains a similar look on the threads whereas the main casebacks I have seen - made by a gentleman in Germany who's name escapes me - has more of an Omega hole treatment.

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Old 22 March 2010, 06:18 AM   #4
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I love it. I like it much better than the other one that's offered. This one maintains the teeth around the edge. Pm sent
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Old 22 March 2010, 06:29 AM   #5
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Eduardo,

That's a nice interesting take on a clear case back for Rolex. It retains a similar look on the threads whereas the main casebacks I have seen - made by a gentleman in Germany who's name escapes me - has more of an Omega hole treatment.

Cool!
Bill, thats why I got it.. The threads are for decoration only, I used a rubber tool to install it, but I like that it keeps the caseback threads and it has a Rolex look to it.
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Old 22 March 2010, 06:35 AM   #6
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Well...I am sort of a fiend for keeping things stock - my Pepsi bezel on my Coke GMT II notwithstanding... But after my clear caseback on my PAM 111, I am spoiled at looking at some gorgeous insides.
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Old 22 March 2010, 06:39 AM   #7
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Old 22 March 2010, 06:39 AM   #8
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I like that design better than than the German-made back I installed on my Explorer II. That caseback changed the feel of the watch on my wrist which was distracting.

Now if Rolex would just improve the finish of their movements.

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Old 22 March 2010, 06:42 AM   #9
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Yup. I am with you Fr. John...while I LOVE the workhorse 3135 movement!

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Old 22 March 2010, 06:59 AM   #10
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"Rubber tool installation"??

Why doesn´t anybody make a quality crystal clear casebock with original Rolex "flutings"?

Now, which one is the best one, and will >one< fit a 16710 AND a 16613?

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Old 22 March 2010, 07:04 AM   #11
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I believe the threads in a Rolex caseback have a patented design..
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Old 22 March 2010, 07:44 AM   #12
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Thomas Preik.
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Old 22 March 2010, 08:31 AM   #13
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Eduardo,

Looks great. Can you tell us a little bit about waterproof-ness of the watch? Does this case back fit super-cased watches or just the 16610 and 16710?

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Old 22 March 2010, 08:37 AM   #14
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Some specs..
Saphire 35.6mm case back
Hitrel gasket to insure watch remains waterproof
To fit: Submariner, GMT, Explorer II, and Daytona
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Old 22 March 2010, 08:47 AM   #15
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Old 22 March 2010, 11:09 AM   #16
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I was just thinking... Does that void any service warranty? And if you send it to Rolex, will there be an issue with them opening the case back?
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Old 22 March 2010, 11:55 AM   #17
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If I send it for service, I will send it with the original caseback installed...
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Old 22 March 2010, 12:26 PM   #18
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Will it fit a 14060 Sub?
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Old 22 March 2010, 12:38 PM   #19
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I guess the submariner and the submariner date use the same casebacks.. But not 100% sure..

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Old 22 March 2010, 01:37 PM   #20
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Looks good, but IMHO, the only Rolex that would benefit from a display caseback is the Daytona.
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Old 22 March 2010, 01:53 PM   #21
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Old 22 March 2010, 02:38 PM   #22
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Looks pretty cool. Thomas Preik does not have sapphire casebacks for the supercased watches (eg. GMT-C). I am curious if this one would work.

I have installed a few sapphire casebacks (story at http://www.minus4plus6.com/caseback.htm) and if I had to send my watch in, I would just spin off the sapphire one and replace with the original.

Thanks for posting and looking forward to hearing more about the details of this particular caseback.

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Old 23 March 2010, 01:41 AM   #23
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I will check if they have the casebacks for gmt-c and get back...
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Old 23 March 2010, 01:43 AM   #24
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Nice shots Eduardo!
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Old 23 March 2010, 01:49 AM   #25
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i'm sure this has been asked and answered before, but, anyway, is the reason rolex doesn't use sapphire casebacks because a solid casebacks gives more of a "solid" appearance? if so, that makes sense, i guess, for the sport/tool watches, but less less for DJs and other dress watches, imho.

otherwise, is it just that rolex doesn't believe in following each and every fad?

some transparent casebacks are pretty nice looking. but, with brands like tissot doing them now, i don't think there's any exclusivity in having them.
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Old 23 March 2010, 02:13 AM   #26
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Thank you for the great pictures Eduardo :)
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Old 23 March 2010, 02:19 AM   #27
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I like exclusivity in the Sub and Daytona... since Rolex does not give the option of putting a sapphire caseback, I am ok with putting my own and if I need, then replacing the original one back. I do understand a sapphire caseback in a Rolex is not for everyone...I would say it is around 50/50...
When I showed the sapphire caseback to my wife she almost fainted...(never new she was a purist ) but then she said she liked it...so I was safe..
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Old 23 March 2010, 03:30 AM   #28
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Whats the price my friend? I want one! maybe two!
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Old 23 March 2010, 08:32 AM   #29
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Whats the price my friend? I want one! maybe two!
I do not sell them... I just gave the contact info where I got mine, to the interested members..
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Old 25 March 2010, 08:59 PM   #30
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i dodn't think id like it, but it looks awesome!
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