As some of you might have heard, there seems to be an issue with the date magnification of the cyclops. Rolex seems to have inconsistent magnifications across some current models and even among the same model line.
The latter rules out the hypothesis that the crystal is closer to the dial on some models, and a mix of magnifications in the same production time frame also indicates that Rolex did not suddenly switch to a different cyclops shape or thickness.
If you go to an AD, chances are that you will see a few watches with less than the usual 2.5x magnification. The BLNR seems to be affected quite a bit, but I've also seen LV Subs that have an incredibly small magnification, whilst some others are perfectly fine.
This is especially troubling, as the lack of magnification on the watch is the first give away for a fake. Some people had their crystals replaced by the RSC, so Rolex must be aware of the variation. It does not seem something one should have to be careful about when buying a watch that should pass strict QC.
I am wondering whether some people on WUS here had any issues with insufficient mag and care to share photos of their date watches, or have a clue regarding the likely cause of this issue...