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    Question 2020 Submariner Bezel Backplay

    New to the forum and new to Rolex.

    Just bought a pre-owned 2020 Sub (116610LN) from a Japanese store via Chrono24. All seems good but there is some "backplay" in the bezel - i.e. after I twist it anticlockwise, there can be about a degree or two of movement clockwise before it locks.

    I guess with 120 clicks in a full rotation there will be some gaps (~2mm per click) but just want to check if this is normal.

    Thanks.

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    Mine does a little and so does my Sea Dweller. The Sea Dweller was bought new in 2020 and the Submariner in 2019. The Sea Dweller bezel is more tactile whereas the Submariner sounds more clicky though it's harder to turn if that makes sense.
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    Re: 2020 Submariner Bezel Backplay

    Yep, my 2020 also does this (barely).
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    Re: 2020 Submariner Bezel Backplay

    Quote Originally Posted by sf751 View Post
    New to the forum and new to Rolex.

    Just bought a pre-owned 2020 Sub (116610LN) from a Japanese store via Chrono24. All seems good but there is some "backplay" in the bezel - i.e. after I twist it anticlockwise, there can be about a degree or two of movement clockwise before it locks.

    I guess with 120 clicks in a full rotation there will be some gaps (~2mm per click) but just want to check if this is normal.

    Thanks.
    To answer your question, there is no back play on mine. I think you had better check yours out if you are getting 2mm per click. There are 60 divisions for 60 minutes on the watch dial. A 120 click bezel means that each click is only half a minute and I am looking at my dial and half a minute isn't even 1mm. Not sure how you got 2mm per click. Something is wrong.

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    Re: 2020 Submariner Bezel Backplay

    I estimated ~2mm (40mm X 2 x PI / 120) but looking at it it's really 1mm at most. I counted 120 clicks in a full rotation.

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    Re: 2020 Submariner Bezel Backplay

    Quote Originally Posted by MeiXiang View Post
    Mine does a little and so does my Sea Dweller. The Sea Dweller was bought new in 2020 and the Submariner in 2019. The Sea Dweller bezel is more tactile whereas the Submariner sounds more clicky though it's harder to turn if that makes sense.

    That's reassuring - thank you.

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    Re: 2020 Submariner Bezel Backplay

    Quote Originally Posted by yngrshr View Post
    Yep, my 2020 also does this (barely).
    That's reassuring - thank you.

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    Re: 2020 Submariner Bezel Backplay

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbert_is_fat View Post
    To answer your question, there is no back play on mine. I think you had better check yours out if you are getting 2mm per click. There are 60 divisions for 60 minutes on the watch dial. A 120 click bezel means that each click is only half a minute and I am looking at my dial and half a minute isn't even 1mm. Not sure how you got 2mm per click. Something is wrong.
    Thanks. With COVID I can't get to a dealer to have it checked right now but will do as soon as lockdown lifts. Wanted really to check if this is something I should report to the seller or if it's OK.

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    Re: 2020 Submariner Bezel Backplay

    My SD4k does that too. What's more annoying is that when "locking" it clockwise, the 12 o'clock marker doesn't line up perfectly with 12 o'clock on the dial.

    According to an AD, that should be fixable under warranty, so I may have to take Rolex up on that.
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    Re: 2020 Submariner Bezel Backplay

    Quote Originally Posted by sf751 View Post
    I estimated ~2mm (40mm X 2 x PI / 120) but looking at it it's really 1mm at most. I counted 120 clicks in a full rotation.
    My play is definitely less than 1mm for sure. It's barely there. I also have to work to get it; it doesn't just move without touching. Assume yours is the same.
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