Will a 1601 smooth bezel fit a 1016 case with #22 crystal?

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Will a 1601 smooth bezel fit a 1016 case with #22 crystal?

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

November 9th, 2011, 2:24 pm #1

Info appreciated..

does the 1600 series cases have the same specs as 1016 cases?

Glenn
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Joined: May 28th, 2007, 5:43 pm

November 9th, 2011, 4:01 pm #2

You would have to try it...it might work.

From a specifications standpoint...it is not the same.
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Joined: January 17th, 2011, 5:43 am

November 9th, 2011, 4:33 pm #3

Is putting together an explorer 1 for my wife's christmas gift. I've got a gilt dial, 22 crystal, 1560 movement and the hands. I don't have a case, and I'm sure she's not going to be checking the reference and serial numbers are correct... I found a 1016 mid-case for sale, but it's pretty rough, and not sure if I want to spend the money on it. From what I've read, the 1600 series 36mm date-just cases have the same measurements as the 1016 cases and both use 28mm dials. So I am assuming this configuration would work?

I picked up a 16000 series case very inexpensively to try out before anything but I haven't received it yet so I can't check. I know that the 16000s take a 3035 movement and a 28mm dial, and I've also read that the measurements for a 1560 and 3035 are very similar (28.5mm x5.75-6.25) so I am thinking It may fit.

Anybody have any ideas?

Glenn
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Joined: November 2nd, 2005, 8:46 pm

November 9th, 2011, 4:52 pm #4

movment inside so it is possible but i never asked my watchmaker how it was fitted

the dial pillars where taken off, dial was 16000 and dont fit on 15xx movment

the datejust case has smaller luggholes (sport watch springbars are thicker)

good luck
christian
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Joined: January 17th, 2011, 5:43 am

November 9th, 2011, 6:21 pm #5

That seems to confirm that ae 1560 movement will fit in the 16000 case...so as long as the dial diameter is the same, it seams as though it should work out...This may be a lucky match for me..

Didn't know that on the spring bars..

Glenn
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