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View Poll Results: My Sea Dweller with a cyclops. What do you think?
I dislike cyclops on any watch. 48 12.83%
That's sacrilege on a Sea Dweller. Pitch it! 176 47.06%
Looks OK - Leave it on if you like it. 75 20.05%
Looks great - Leave it on. 54 14.44%
Love it! - I want one. 21 5.61%
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Old 12 September 2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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My Sea Dweller with a cyclops

I just received my ebay won SD on Wednesday and am really enjoying it. I knew it had the cyclops when I bought it but the price was too good to pass up for a late "F" with no-holes case and all boxes, papers, etc. I figured I'd just have the cyclops removed or replace the crystal. But, after receiving it I'm not as taken back by the cyclops as I thought I would be.

So, here's a poll to see what you folks think about my cyclops SD. By the way, contrary to some other threads indicating that a cyclops will not show the date properly because of the thickness of the SD crystal, not so. The date looks just like it does on the Sub and it's nice and clear. Go figure.



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Old 12 September 2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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wow...looks very similar to a sub...looks good, man! of course once you see that depth rating on the dial...it says " no no...Im the Subs big brother!" congrats, dude! enjoy it!
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Old 12 September 2009, 12:11 AM   #3
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Old 12 September 2009, 12:12 AM   #4
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I don't think its WRONG or that it looks bad at all. But a Sea Dweller is what it is, and a Sub is what it is. I'd prefer the SD to be set apart.

I like swapping things like putting it on a NATO strap for a while but in the end I always put it back. I wouldn't chnage anything major like that.
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So, is it added, a wrong crystal,(they are different) or is it a fake?
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Old 12 September 2009, 12:18 AM   #6
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Never understood why it wasn't on there to begin with, if you are going to goober up a dive watch with a date complication, go for the gold. I voted to keep it. You can always chisel it off.
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Old 12 September 2009, 12:38 AM   #7
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Love the cyclops at 40YO it is a bonus you can see the date without squinting. Also you do not have to chisel it off if it displeases you, just check how to remove the cyclops on this forum.
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Old 12 September 2009, 12:41 AM   #8
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Old 12 September 2009, 12:51 AM   #9
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Interesting to see the cyclops on an SD. I have liked the cyclops ever since I became aware of Rolex watches over 25 years ago, and I am also guilty of "messing" with my Sub-Date by putting it on a NATO recently. It is your watch, so if you like the cyclops, keep it.
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Old 12 September 2009, 12:53 AM   #10
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So, is it added, a wrong crystal,(they are different) or is it a fake?
I should have mentioned that the cyclops was added by the original owner's Rolex (AD) watchmaker to the original Sea Dweller crystal and is an original Rolex cyclops.
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Old 12 September 2009, 12:54 AM   #11
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I like it. But I've always been a cyclops fan.
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Old 12 September 2009, 01:10 AM   #12
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If you like it that's all that matters. But if you're asking, I would remove it. Congrats!
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Old 12 September 2009, 01:13 AM   #13
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It is not for me, I prefer my SD the way it came from Rolex but to each their own. I agree looks too much like a Sub.
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Old 12 September 2009, 01:58 AM   #14
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I think it looks like a fake with that and also Id question if it was really done by an AD as in the US AD's are not supposed to do that. Is it even a real Rolex Crystal (can you see the crown at 6 and if so does it have a S in it?)
If you send it in to Rolex they will not work on it unless you replace it I am pretty sure.
If you want a cyclops go get a Sub.
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Old 12 September 2009, 02:12 AM   #15
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Old 12 September 2009, 03:23 AM   #16
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Old 12 September 2009, 03:23 AM   #17
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The problem with putting a cyclop on that crystal is these crystals are put into the watch with a press flat on top of the crystal, the sub crystal is put on with a bezel around the crystal. That crystal would have to come out remove cyclop then put it back on and watertest. pain in the arse IMO. Rik
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Old 12 September 2009, 03:26 AM   #18
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Looks totally out of place on the classic! Please revert it back to original status!
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Old 12 September 2009, 03:28 AM   #19
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I like it a lot....
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Old 12 September 2009, 04:54 AM   #20
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Old 12 September 2009, 04:56 AM   #21
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Old 12 September 2009, 05:07 AM   #22
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I think it looks like a fake with that and also Id question if it was really done by an AD as in the US AD's are not supposed to do that. Is it even a real Rolex Crystal (can you see the crown at 6 and if so does it have a S in it?)
If you send it in to Rolex they will not work on it unless you replace it I am pretty sure.
If you want a cyclops go get a Sub.
YUCH!!!
I guess I have to be even more specific than my last post. YES, the crystal is the original SD crystal that came with the watch when it was new! And, YES, it does have the coronet in the right place. And, NO it does not have an "S" inside the coronet indicating it is a service crystal. And, YES, it was installed by the original Rolex AD who is Justice Jewelers in Springfield Missouri. (I have the receipt for the original purchase of the watch and the receipt for the 'after the sale' cyclops installation). It was done after the purchase so, Rolex had nothing to say about it. Since the warranty is expired, that is not a factor either.

As for looking like a fake, I haven't decided if I'm going to keep it yet but, if I do, I don't care what anyone else thinks. When you say it looks like a fake, are you taking into consideration that there are probably more fake Rolexes out there that look real than there are real Rolexes? So why be presumptuous over a cyclops?

So, I guess you voted for the second choice, huh?
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Old 12 September 2009, 05:13 AM   #23
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Looks great!

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I should have mentioned that the cyclops was added by the original owner's Rolex (AD) watchmaker to the original Sea Dweller crystal and is an original Rolex cyclops.
I think it looks awesome but then again I'm biased!
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I like it. But I've always been a cyclops fan.
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Dan, too much information.
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Old 12 September 2009, 05:33 AM   #25
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Is it only me that think the watch looks wrong?

The letters at the dial and the numbers at the bezelinsert looks wrong IMHO.

I can be wrong or the pics not showing the watch correct.

What do you think about it?

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Old 12 September 2009, 05:43 AM   #26
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The height of bastardization!!!
Why don't you tell us what you really think, JJ?

So, if I have a Sub and I take the oyster bracelet off and wear it on a NATO strap, is that Bastardization?
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Old 12 September 2009, 05:46 AM   #27
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Is it only me that think the watch looks wrong?

The letters at the dial and the numbers at the bezelinsert looks wrong IMHO.

I can be wrong or the pics not showing the watch correct.

What do you think about it?

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Since it's my watch I'd like to hear what everyone says. My watchmaker in Winter Park authenticated it yesterday, including the movement inside.
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Old 12 September 2009, 05:49 AM   #28
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Only a Sub-Date owner would think that it is cool. The SD has the great looks of a Sub with a date and should not be messed with.
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Old 12 September 2009, 06:10 AM   #30
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Real simple, if you want the cyclops buy a Sub.
Unless you are a professional diver the Sub will cover everything you ever need in life.

As JJ said, pure bastardization

Regardless of warranty or not, if you wanted to have Rolex USA service it they would insist on replacing the crystal was my point (not warranty only). I am shocked any Rolex AD would do this, regardless if it was done after the sale they have certain guidelines they are supposed to follow when it comes to how they handle and what they do to watches.

It is your watch, do what you want with it but you came and asked so you gotta sit back and roll with the punches.
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