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Old 29 June 2010, 11:31 PM   #1
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Share your strangest damage to your Rolex

Has any one experienced the following:

1) A lug cracking or breaking off??

2) On rotating bezels, one or more of the "teeth" breaking off??

Just curious ...

thanks,
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Old 29 June 2010, 11:46 PM   #2
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Thats some serious damage! Hopefully none of us have experianced damage that severe!
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Old 29 June 2010, 11:50 PM   #3
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Nothing. Just the normal scratches and minor dings.
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Old 30 June 2010, 12:02 AM   #4
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Old 30 June 2010, 12:03 AM   #5
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Nope, nothing here.
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Old 30 June 2010, 01:21 AM   #6
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Nothing so far. The way I protected my GMT IIC PCL's from scratches was buy a SUB Date.
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Old 30 June 2010, 01:23 AM   #7
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Nothing yet ...perish the thought
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Old 30 June 2010, 03:41 AM   #8
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I don't think many here really use their watches. I once had a spring bar break while rig fishing in 135 feet of water. Fortunately the head of my 1680 fell back into the boat while landing a big fish.
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Old 30 June 2010, 04:23 AM   #9
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Knock on wood, nothing yet!
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Old 30 June 2010, 04:37 AM   #10
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Old 1 July 2010, 10:15 AM   #11
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I was replacing a reel to reel tape motor in a rack when it fell about two feet and hit the bezel of my vintage Daytona, one big dent!
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Old 1 July 2010, 10:50 AM   #12
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Here you go guys
I was trying to remove the bezel and here is where I ended up


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Old 1 July 2010, 11:05 AM   #13
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Here you go guys
I was trying to remove the bezel and here is where I ended up



At least you got the bezel off Tony!!..

Now how did you manage to twist the crystal??
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Old 1 July 2010, 11:06 AM   #14
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Here you go guys
I was trying to remove the bezel and here is where I ended up


Wow! I thought it was an Explorer II at first!
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Old 1 July 2010, 11:12 AM   #15
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Here you go guys
I was trying to remove the bezel and here is where I ended up
Damn man.
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Old 1 July 2010, 11:26 AM   #16
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Here you go guys
I was trying to remove the bezel and here is where I ended up


I'm sorry, Tony! But I just burst into laughter!
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Old 1 July 2010, 11:30 AM   #17
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Though it wasn't to a Rolex, resting my soldering iron mid job on the desk and having the cord drag the tip into contact with my seamaster chrono caused much swearing and frantic tugging at the clasp. No damage visible or to timekeeping and it still passed 300m pressure test, but it left a giant red hippocampus on my wrist for a few days.
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Old 1 July 2010, 11:34 AM   #18
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At least you got the bezel off Tony!!..

Now how did you manage to twist the crystal??
Sure I did get it off
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Old 1 July 2010, 11:42 AM   #19
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Nope, nothing here.
What do you mean nothing here Adam...
What you don't know is I keep track of what's going on here my Friend.
Does the word " LOCTITE " ring a bell????
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Old 1 July 2010, 11:46 AM   #20
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!!..

Now how did you manage to twist the crystal??
This is when Dr's visit is needed
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Wow! I thought it was an Explorer II at first!
It does look like it with no bezel I agree

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I'm sorry, Tony! But I just burst into laughter!
Gaby I brusted into tears when that happened
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Old 1 July 2010, 12:12 PM   #21
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I must be the only dumb ass here. I have a standard, no date Sub. Upon landing in a different time zone, I unscrewed the crown and there was instantly moisture under the crystal (I have no idea what happened and still refuse to change the time when I travel now.)

My solution was to try and boil the moisture off. I unwound the crown and placed it on my halogen room light. Within 5 minutes, there was a "pop" and my watch was now a three piece suit - case, crystal, and bezel, all separate. 10 years later, runs like a top.
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D'oh!
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Old 1 July 2010, 01:26 PM   #23
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Looks like that watch had a little too much to drink.
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Old 1 July 2010, 01:29 PM   #24
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I must be the only dumb ass here. I have a standard, no date Sub. Upon landing in a different time zone, I unscrewed the crown and there was instantly moisture under the crystal (I have no idea what happened and still refuse to change the time when I travel now.)

My solution was to try and boil the moisture off. I unwound the crown and placed it on my halogen room light. Within 5 minutes, there was a "pop" and my watch was now a three piece suit - case, crystal, and bezel, all separate. 10 years later, runs like a top.
Now you see, if you had a Sea Dweller, the HRV would have let the pressure out. xD
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Old 1 July 2010, 09:29 PM   #25
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I must be the only dumb ass here. I have a standard, no date Sub. Upon landing in a different time zone, I unscrewed the crown and there was instantly moisture under the crystal (I have no idea what happened and still refuse to change the time when I travel now.)

My solution was to try and boil the moisture off. I unwound the crown and placed it on my halogen room light. Within 5 minutes, there was a "pop" and my watch was now a three piece suit - case, crystal, and bezel, all separate. 10 years later, runs like a top.
Very strange behaviour! Even with the crown unscrewed there is still protection from water and you would think moisture.
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Old 1 July 2010, 10:03 PM   #26
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Old 1 July 2010, 11:10 PM   #27
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So far I have been lucky, other than landing on my DateJust while riding my bike (car pulled out in front of me and I super-manned it over the hood). Unfortunately, no pictures (and was 20 years ago).

The image above is from Hannes of a Lady DateJust after going through the wash.


The crystals are one of the most vulnerable parts. If this happens, hack the movement (pull out the crown) and send to an RSC or good watchmaker with a Rolex parts account...

I have more images like this posted at http://www.minus4plus6.com/ouch.htm

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Old 1 July 2010, 11:44 PM   #28
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Tony that's hilarious but only because it was self inflicted haha
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Old 2 July 2010, 12:18 AM   #29
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Tony that's hilarious but only because it was self inflicted haha
I know I know I almost had a heart attack
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