Rolex 5508 case cracked

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Rolex 5508 case cracked

Joined: March 9th, 2018, 5:14 pm

March 9th, 2018, 5:45 pm #1

HI, I have this 5508 and the case is cracked near the crown, have you seen anything like this? suggestions?
thanks.
PS how can upload photos? first time....
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Joined: March 12th, 2006, 1:25 pm

March 11th, 2018, 6:27 am #3

HI, I have this 5508 and the case is cracked near the crown, have you seen anything like this? suggestions?
thanks.
PS how can upload photos? first time....
You’ll need to find a watchmaker that has a laser welder to have the case repaired. I don’t know anyone in particular to recommend but i’m sure that some of the members here will.
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Joined: March 9th, 2018, 5:14 pm

March 11th, 2018, 12:39 pm #4

Thank you, will look in to it
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bd-chrono
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March 11th, 2018, 3:42 pm #5

HI, I have this 5508 and the case is cracked near the crown, have you seen anything like this? suggestions?
thanks.
PS how can upload photos? first time....
Laser repair may be very difficult if not impossible based upon the pictures. The problem is laser welders depth of penetration is not very deep (typically less than 1mm). Would not be able to determine with the pictures posted.
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March 11th, 2018, 3:49 pm #6

If I remember correctly the crack is deep and can be seen inside the case. I will open it and take more pics, thanks
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Joined: May 18th, 2011, 10:20 pm

March 11th, 2018, 3:54 pm #7

HI, I have this 5508 and the case is cracked near the crown, have you seen anything like this? suggestions?
thanks.
PS how can upload photos? first time....
I asked Geneva if they would accept lasering a Zerograph type of chrono
they answered that the quality of the steel used at the time (40/50) wont bear
the heat with a risk of melting.
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March 11th, 2018, 5:44 pm #8

Thank you! I guess that you didn't try anything else. So is not so rare to see Rolex case that crack, I just wonder what kind of force it takes to break something so compact.
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OysterCollector
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Joined: November 25th, 2011, 11:35 am

March 13th, 2018, 1:56 am #9

HI, I have this 5508 and the case is cracked near the crown, have you seen anything like this? suggestions?
thanks.
PS how can upload photos? first time....
the case in this thread

http://www.network54.com/Forum/207593/t ... Rolex+6538

it is worth a try as there is no harm in asking if they can help you or not

Good luck!!!

Karl
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marcel-wien
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Joined: September 10th, 2007, 1:47 pm

March 13th, 2018, 7:44 am #10

HI, I have this 5508 and the case is cracked near the crown, have you seen anything like this? suggestions?
thanks.
PS how can upload photos? first time....
Email me: rolexvienna@gmail.com
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