What's the deal with caseback stickers?

Jul 09, 2024,13:18 PM

It appears, from my years of looking at sales ads in which people aim to resell the watches they've bought, that a lot of people don't remove the stickers off the casebacks of their watches. I'm going to go ahead and presume that they DO remove the other stickers that cover new watches and ask: WHY wouldn't you remove the sticker on the caseback as well? 

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 By: Arronax : July 9th, 2024-13:41
Car enthusiasts will relate Joke aside, when I bought my cartier drive extra flat it had one of those transparent stickers with the red line on them, and I have always been firmly in the camp of wear it like you stole it but... when I removed the caseback... 

Why warmer climates?

 By: blau : July 9th, 2024-15:26
I'd think that *especially* in warm climates the caseback metal would be nicer against your skin than the slightly sticky plastic or vinyl material of the sticker.

I see this mainly with Rolex

 By: Aquaracer1 : July 9th, 2024-13:43
But I don’t get it 🤷🏻‍♂️


 By: blau : July 9th, 2024-15:28
I see a 15 year old watch with an ugly green sticker still in place on the back and my first thought is, "ew, I'd want to get rid of that right away."

Think how much

 By: Aquaracer1 : July 9th, 2024-15:38
Dirt and sweat has accumulated on that over the years 🤯

^ This ^

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : July 9th, 2024-14:18


 By: blau : July 9th, 2024-15:23
I admit that a similar thing happened with me--I can't remember which watch it was but something I'd owned for a good while and one day noticed that a sticker was still in place! Just like you it was gone 10 seconds later.


 By: amanico : July 9th, 2024-16:43

Sometimes the opposite!

 By: CR : July 9th, 2024-21:53
I bought one watch because I liked the dial, but the movement was nothing especially attractive - not a movement I’d enjoy looking at. I wish it had a solid caseback. I kept the caseback sticker on it so that I wouldn’t have to see the movement.

Now that is original!

 By: amanico : July 9th, 2024-21:59

(Friendly Humor) If only more people truly understood the extent of my laziness. (✿◡‿◡)

 By: enjoythemusic : July 9th, 2024-15:18
Removing stickers gets VERY tiring. Have you ever bought a couple of timepieces while shopping? Removing all those stickers is a chore... IF you actually find them all! Sometimes i still find the odd protective bit on one year young timepieces. Have you e... 

I recently removed the diver extension on my U50

 By: Arronax : July 9th, 2024-15:24
Found some protective films still hidden in there after more than 8 months of ownership!

hahaha I have a partial answer

 By: blau : July 9th, 2024-15:24
Which is that you should only buy one watch at a time! But that's only a partial answer because, as I admitted above, it has also happened to me that I found unnoticed protective stickers on a watch I'd owned for at least a year.

"you should only buy one watch at a time!" ヽ(≧□≦)ノ

 By: enjoythemusic : July 9th, 2024-16:04
UNpossible! Kind sir, those are Treasonous remarks here on WPS. GUARDS, seize him!!! ;-)

(Friendly Humor) UGH!!! Just TODAY I Was FORCED To Deal With Stickers

 By: enjoythemusic : July 9th, 2024-20:21
Oh my, the travesty of it all. ;-) ...  

Don't get M.A.D....

 By: blau : July 9th, 2024-20:31
get even!

[]~( ̄▽ ̄)~*

 By: enjoythemusic : July 9th, 2024-20:43

All the above. Ha ha

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : July 10th, 2024-06:59
And how about "new" too? I have found that when that sticker with red line is there, my "new" watch always remains "new" to me when I see the sticker. The sticker reminds me that at one time my watch was fresh from the factory, service center, AD, boutiqu... 

When I bought a Tudor

 By: riverside / Henry : July 12th, 2024-03:01
the salesman removed all stickers from the watch, lied them on a piece of paper, and took a photo to be sent back to the watch company. He said Rolex and Tudor require alll ADs to do the same, to minimize flippers.