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5508 + 6536/1 experts / owners...

unionspecial
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Joined: January 17th, 2011, 5:43 am

January 11th, 2012, 2:10 am #1

Hi VRFers I am hoping someone can help me out.

I am trying to get a side view image of what an original tropic 16 crystal looks like installed with the highest/roundest dome. I assume there are different versions/ dome heights like the tropic 19/39s etc. My 5508 has a low dome with a beveled edge, similar to the tropic 19 service crystals, and am looking for a higher original dome.

see the below image of what I am looking for- (sorry for the borrowed image if it's yours)




Anyone have an idea of the mm height of the original dome or some picture comparisons of original 16 vs service etc? I have been looking for a few weeks, and returned several crystals already looking for a rounded / high dome tropic 16 crystal.

Lastly, Do any of the other more domed tropic references (19 etc) fit a 5508/ 6536/1 ?

Any info is appreciated.

glenn
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Joined: January 28th, 2005, 9:45 am

January 11th, 2012, 11:28 am #2

a tropic 17 ( default glass for 6538 ) which is much higher than the 16.
probably it's the only one suitable for 5508 besides 16.
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January 11th, 2012, 2:59 pm #3

Thank you.. Is the inner diameter of a BC retaining ring and a SC retaining ring the same size? I think the bezels are different.

Thanks,
Glenn
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