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Do I need to be concerned about removing the case-back on a used model. I have a friend selling a 16610. I removed the case-back to take a look at the movement. He said he was ok with it but then when I was finished he started to freak a little bit. He thought since it was due for service soon (purchased in 2004 so it might be over due) that my removing the case-back may have compromised the depth rating.

Anyway I decided not to buy it and now he wants me to subsidize part of the service. Of course I told him to go pound sand, in a nice way. Given that he agreed to let me look at the movement and that any service needed is his responsibility, I don't feel guilty. I still wondered if he had a point about it possibly being compromised in someway though.

thoughts?

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Marc, any time a case is opened it's possible that the waterproofness has been compromised. The seal may not be re-seated corrrectly when closed. Not sure what this would cost on it's own as I have not done this without having paid for a complete service.

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Marc, I'm assuming you didn't use grease on the gasket when closing or fomblin on the threads? There's a slight chance that water tightness may have been compromised. Only a test would prove it. It's probably fine and if your friend is sending it in for service then it's moot. I generally will only open watches after I've purchased a watch and obtained a return policy if something is wrong - it avoids these situations.

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The chances of anything going awry after simply openning the watch then closing it are slim to remote especially on a 16610. Unless he has no access to Rolex parts gaskets are inexpensive and sealing it up is basic watchmaking 101. I would never tell a prospective buyer that I would charge them to open and inspect that's ridiculous. IMO. Rikki

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