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  1. The Rolex crown is very interesting. It is not actually known at this time who designed the crown emblem, but what we do know, is that the basic design has been changed at least once over the years. The picture above is on a very early porcelain advertising sign that we have in our collection. The crown on this early version has longer arms that support smaller style balls on the tips of the crown. The original version of the Rolex crown design was probably copied from the Beretta firearms company. An identical version is seen on all of the early firearms produced by Beretta. Later versions of the Rolex crown took on a more stubby look. The arms of the crown were much shorter and the balls on the end of the arms became much larger. This version of the Rolex crown is what has become the standard style. This version can also be found on the screw down crown on the Rolex watch as well as tools that are used to repair Rolex watches. There were many in-store displays that were also used that showed this same version of the Rolex crown. Also there have been several clocks on buildings and the outside of stores that featured the crown as backgrounds. This clock is one of our favorites. This clock stands above a jewelry store located in Palm Springs, California. This store is right on a corner and for many years correctly displayed the time. This store has since gone out of business and several other retail jewelers have occupied the building, none of them sold Rolex watches however. The Rolex crown is also featured on many Rolex tools. These pictures show an early version of the Rolex case opening tool. Those that own Rolex watches may think that the knurled tooling on the back of a Rolex watch is for decoration. In fact, these knurled designs serve a very useful purpose. Using the above tool along with the matching die, the watchmaker selects the correct size of die that matches the knurled design on the back of the Rolex watch. When the die is in position on the case back, the knob is turned and the case is then opened, exposing the movement for removal and service. These original old Rolex tools have become very valuable both to collectors and watchmakers. This picture shows the typical back of the Rolex watch case. Notice the knurled design on the watch. This is where the watchmaker will use the case opening tool to remove the case back. You will also see another use of the Rolex crown. The hologram on the back of the watch has an image of the Rolex crown. The clasp will also have the Rolex stylized emblem that shows the crown above the design. New watches will also have a large plastic tag that is attached to the watch with the Rolex colors of green and gold. This plastic tag will also have an image of the Rolex crown. This is a detailed picture of the Rolex emblem that is on the clasp of the Rolex watch band above. This is also a good way of determining if your Rolex watch band is genuine. Most fake Rolex bracelets will not have this design on them. Many older Rolex watches can still be found that have the original green hologram on the back of the watch case. This example shows the Rolex registered design of the watch case. This particular watch is the 15200 design which is all stainless steel in construction. This model is very basic and does not come with the fluted or machines bezel. The bezel on this watch is smooth and very plain looking. It is interesting that on this watch, the original hologram label has a Rolex crown that is a cross between the older Rolex crown design and the newer versions. The balls are larger as in the newer designs, but the length of the crown spires are still shorter than the older versions. This is an older version of the Rolex Crown sticker that was applied to the back of the Rolex watch cases. These stickers were usually removed by the dealer when the watch was sold. Almost a beautiful as the Rolex itself, was the certificate that came with the watch when it was sold. The borders featured the Rolex Crown as did the red seal at the bottom of the certificate. These certificates were always printed in the language of the country where they were being shipped to and where they were originally going to be sold. It is not uncommon to find new Rolex watches being sold in the United States or other countries with certificates printed in foreign languages. The global economy and the ability of one to travel makes this possible, not to mention sales over the internet. This shows the new hologram style stickers that are found on the case backs of new Rolex watches that are now being sold. When a Rolex has been serviced you will usually get one of these little reminders attached to your watch telling you to wind it about 40 times in order to activate the movement of the watch. It also reminds the owner to make sure that the crown is fully screwed down before wearing the watch. Technical Aspects of the Rolex Crown.
  2. been there, done that... this happens to me before, you have to open the back and pull out the crown puching a little buttom that has to release, then put it back again, if you cant put it back, there is the problem, you will have to take it to a AD or a watchmaker
  3. vitix

    What to do?

    well fix your watch, dont sell it, get another Sporty watch so you can do all these extreeme sports that you do, and use the rolex for just hang around...
  4. yes, i would say the Submariner either with date or non date... its a great watch and it last for ever...
  5. it looks like it has been lightly polished - brushed
  6. vitix

    how to remove

    But the crown needs to be pulled to the 2nd position... Right?
  7. Awesome! I do the same with mine every 6 or 8 months! Sent from my iPad2 using Tapatalk
  8. try pulling the crown in the 2nd position (the date change position) and turn it in the oposite side of the date change... let me know if it works
  9. vitix

    It's here

    Oh yeah that's a keeper --- I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=18.513171,-69.962883 - ViTiX Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. vitix

    Smart Watches

    Witch pebble do you own? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. The Rolex crown is very interesting. It is not actually known at this time who designed the crown emblem, but what we do know, is that the basic design has been changed at least once over the years. The picture above is on a very early porcelain advertising sign that we have in our collection. The crown on this early version has longer arms that support smaller style balls on the tips of the crown. The original version of the Rolex crown design was probably copied from the Beretta firearms company. An identical version is seen on all of the early firearms produced by Beretta. Later versions of the Rolex crown took on a more stubby look. The arms of the crown were much shorter and the balls on the end of the arms became much larger. This version of the Rolex crown is what has become the standard style. This version can also be found on the screw down crown on the Rolex watch as well as tools that are used to repair Rolex watches. There were many in-store displays that were also used that showed this same version of the Rolex crown. Also there have been several clocks on buildings and the outside of stores that featured the crown as backgrounds. This clock is one of our favorites. This clock stands above a jewelry store located in Palm Springs, California. This store is right on a corner and for many years correctly displayed the time. This store has since gone out of business and several other retail jewelers have occupied the building, none of them sold Rolex watches however. The Rolex crown is also featured on many Rolex tools. These pictures show an early version of the Rolex case opening tool. Those that own Rolex watches may think that the knurled tooling on the back of a Rolex watch is for decoration. In fact, these knurled designs serve a very useful purpose. Using the above tool along with the matching die, the watchmaker selects the correct size of die that matches the knurled design on the back of the Rolex watch. When the die is in position on the case back, the knob is turned and the case is then opened, exposing the movement for removal and service. These original old Rolex tools have become very valuable both to collectors and watchmakers. This picture shows the typical back of the Rolex watch case. Notice the knurled design on the watch. This is where the watchmaker will use the case opening tool to remove the case back. You will also see another use of the Rolex crown. The hologram on the back of the watch has an image of the Rolex crown. The clasp will also have the Rolex stylized emblem that shows the crown above the design. New watches will also have a large plastic tag that is attached to the watch with the Rolex colors of green and gold. This plastic tag will also have an image of the Rolex crown. This is a detailed picture of the Rolex emblem that is on the clasp of the Rolex watch band above. This is also a good way of determining if your Rolex watch band is genuine. Most fake Rolex bracelets will not have this design on them. Many older Rolex watches can still be found that have the original green hologram on the back of the watch case. This example shows the Rolex registered design of the watch case. This particular watch is the 15200 design which is all stainless steel in construction. This model is very basic and does not come with the fluted or machines bezel. The bezel on this watch is smooth and very plain looking. It is interesting that on this watch, the original hologram label has a Rolex crown that is a cross between the older Rolex crown design and the newer versions. The balls are larger as in the newer designs, but the length of the crown spires are still shorter than the older versions. This is an older version of the Rolex Crown sticker that was applied to the back of the Rolex watch cases. These stickers were usually removed by the dealer when the watch was sold. Almost a beautiful as the Rolex itself, was the certificate that came with the watch when it was sold. The borders featured the Rolex Crown as did the red seal at the bottom of the certificate. These certificates were always printed in the language of the country where they were being shipped to and where they were originally going to be sold. It is not uncommon to find new Rolex watches being sold in the United States or other countries with certificates printed in foreign languages. The global economy and the ability of one to travel makes this possible, not to mention sales over the internet. This shows the new hologram style stickers that are found on the case backs of new Rolex watches that are now being sold. When a Rolex has been serviced you will usually get one of these little reminders attached to your watch telling you to wind it about 40 times in order to activate the movement of the watch. It also reminds the owner to make sure that the crown is fully screwed down before wearing the watch. Technical Aspects of the Rolex Crown.
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