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    Should Rolex use a crystal back on some of their models?

    If yes,which models would you prefer to see a crystal back?

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    Re: Should Rolex use a crystal back on some of their models?

    I wouldn't mind seeing a Rolex with a display back. From what I've seen of their movements in taken-apart views, they would look great with just a little finishing.

    My guess is they won't because they pride themselves on making extremely rugged watches, and a sapphire back could be viewed as a potential weak point. I'm no Rolex expert though.
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    Re: Should Rolex use a crystal back on some of their models?

    Definitely not. If that's what you're looking for, there are tons of brands offering it.
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    Re: Should Rolex use a crystal back on some of their models?

    I don't care for crystal backs on watches but I know a lot of people just love them. Several of my watches have crystal backs and I just fail to appreciate them so I personally don't think that Rolex should go that way for the simple reason that crystal backs aren't my cup of tea.

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    Re: Should Rolex use a crystal back on some of their models?

    I think it might be more apporaite on the Cellini line but if they ever did, you know Rolex will charge an extra thousand (or more) for the feature.
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    Re: Should Rolex use a crystal back on some of their models?

    I haven't seen the inside of my Rolex in the 32 years I've had it. Don't feel the need to.
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    Re: Should Rolex use a crystal back on some of their models?

    Would that include the quartz models?
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    I think it might be more apporaite on the Cellini line but if they ever did, you know Rolex will charge an extra thousand (or more) for the feature.
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    Re: Should Rolex use a crystal back on some of their models?

    The look of the movements is nothing to write home about, so I don't think they should bother. Since we're talking Rolex and casebacks, though, it gives me the opportunity to wonder aloud why they are content to simply do nothing back there. It's like "Screw 'em...they'll buy the watch anyway, so why bother?" Such a missed opportunity. There are so many amazing casebacks--particularly on divers. For example, I just handled the Ball Skindiver this week; the front was ok, but the caseback--that was nice. Same with Omega and many others.

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    Re: Should Rolex use a crystal back on some of their models?

    I think maybe they should offer it as an option, but I think it is cool how Rolex generally refuses to follow trends. They stick to their roots with mostly conservative case sizes, traditional dial designs (mostly), and solid casebacks.
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    Re: Should Rolex use a crystal back on some of their models?

    No, their movements are very plain.
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