can some one help are these rolex crystals

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can some one help are these rolex crystals

Joined: August 30th, 2010, 4:40 pm

April 13th, 2016, 11:41 am #1

Hi Can any one say if these are Rolex crystals They came in with a job lot of watch crystal some packets had Longines and Omega BUT these have no name, Just can not understand why the watch repairer has saved scratched crystal 2 are new others haves scratches .Any idea or help will be appreciated

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Joined: January 1st, 2013, 10:51 pm

April 16th, 2016, 6:25 pm #2

The designation is correct for Rolex: "25" is for crystals, the second number is for acrylic tropic versions without loupe up to no. 99 and for acrylic cyclop versions with loupe from no. 100 onwards (somewhere above no. 148 come sapphire crystals).

The type of your crystals match the code on the bag, and at least the diameter of the 25-118 is fine too.

It's difficult to say if all are genuine on a basis of these images only, but because of the source they probably are.

Here's a chart to determine their use:http://blog.esslinger.com/generic-rolex ... tal-chart/

Greetings from Switzerland,
Gerhard

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Joined: August 30th, 2010, 4:40 pm

April 18th, 2016, 3:41 pm #3

Many thanks ,
I just could not understand why any one. Would have kept scratched crystal,one is particularly bad,but two are unused,
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Joined: January 1st, 2013, 10:51 pm

April 18th, 2016, 6:34 pm #4

...watchmakers are hamsters

Luckily! They keep our passion alive! According to their longtime experience a lot of them keep exchanged parts as reserve, because they know that manufacturers will not deliver spares for older models at some point.

Further, a scratched acrylic crystal is easy to polish and still usable, as long as the edge is not damaged and as there are no cracks.

Best,
Gerhard
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