Sapphire Casebacks for Rolex

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    Sapphire Casebacks for Rolex



    Hi All,

    I just recently purchased a Swiss sapphire caseback for my GMT-C and installed it over the weekend. The caseback on my GMT-C is pretty cool. I added the installation steps to my DIY page at http://www.minus4plus6.com/caseback.htm#116710 along with a comparison of the caseback made in Germany.



    I know some feel that clear casebacks are sacrilege, but in my mind there is no other way to wonder at the micromechanics inside.

    All spelling/photo errors are mine, so feel free to point them out.

    -Sheldon

    (BTW, I also added some cool watch item reviews over Spring Break)
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    Re: Sapphire Casebacks for Rolex

    Looks pretty good.

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    Re: Sapphire Casebacks for Rolex

    Rolex have the most boring casebacks

    Much better

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    Re: Sapphire Casebacks for Rolex

    Nice idea since Rolex casebacks are indeed a bit boring. I'm German, so getting it should not be a problem. Is there a version for the Explorer I (old model)?

    Thanks!

    Till

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    Re: Sapphire Casebacks for Rolex

    If Rolex decorated their movements to the level that IWC or Blancpain or even Omega does, I think a clear caseback might not be bad.


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    Re: Sapphire Casebacks for Rolex

    One man's boring is another man's functional simplictiy.
    familiaritas parit contemptum; raritate admiratione wins.- Lucius Apuleius
    est necessry, accurate ad secundo? - Lysander magna
    iustum est horologium - Obscurus Genius

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    Re: Sapphire Casebacks for Rolex

    Do u think rolex doesn't decorate their movements because they have to manufacture so many watches each year?

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    Re: Sapphire Casebacks for Rolex

    I think Rolex are more of a Tool watch.
    Solid casebacks are also much more solid.
    OP! Is the WR the same?

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    Re: Sapphire Casebacks for Rolex

    I always thought they had solid case backs so that they could be engraved. Any classic Rolex you see typically has some message or initials engraved onto the back, from the era when owning one was truly special and typically meant a lifetime of great service.

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    Re: Sapphire Casebacks for Rolex

    I wonder if it were possible to engrave or even photo-edge the glass panel. Now that would be very custom. Imagine a nice Octopus graphic on the glass back of a Submariner or a picture of the Nautilus.

    Till

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