Strange Rogers Supreme Polaris watch, need info

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    Strange Rogers Supreme Polaris watch, need info

    I bought this Rogers Supreme Polaris watch on Ebay out of curiosity and now it looks like never ending puzzle.
    There are couple questions that I have..

    1. How do you open this case??? It kind of looks like Omega Seamaster Cosmic case with front access but there are two
    screws on the back that I think hold gold case markers.
    It also looks like gold markers have some kind of function of applying additional pressure on crystal.

    2. Is it possible that this watch have Sapphire crystal? There is no damage to the crystal, not even a small scratch but the case is all beat up...
    If this is in fact Sapphire than what year watch was produced?
    Design wise it looks 60s or 70's but were Sapphire crystals in use that early?

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    Thanks in advance for you help.

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    Re: Strange Rogers Supreme Polaris watch, need info

    Quote Originally Posted by lennyt11421 View Post
    I bought this Rogers Supreme Polaris watch on Ebay out of curiosity and now it looks like never ending puzzle.
    There are couple questions that I have..

    1. How do you open this case??? It kind of looks like Omega Seamaster Cosmic case with front access but there are two
    screws on the back that I think hold gold case markers.
    It also looks like gold markers have some kind of function of applying additional pressure on crystal.

    2. Is it possible that this watch have Sapphire crystal? There is no damage to the crystal, not even a small scratch but the case is all beat up...
    If this is in fact Sapphire than what year watch was produced?
    Design wise it looks 60s or 70's but were Sapphire crystals in use that early?

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Size:  1.60 MB

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Views: 49
Size:  3.04 MB

    Thanks in advance for you help.
    That is or was a vacuum sealed watch hence the screws and clamps. I would guess the gasket will be goo and this might well be one to entrust to a professional watchmaker to get it open safely for the first time even if you don’t get it properly vacuum sealed after.


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    Re: Strange Rogers Supreme Polaris watch, need info

    How well would the oils perform in a vacuum?
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