Hello John, wanted to share that I went back and saw a second example, and this one was as close to spot on as I’ve seen. So I made the deal and took it home. Thanks for all of your analytical assistance! Here’s to you:
This is what makes engagement with this community so amazing! I can’t thank you enough for your thoughtful replies to me and others on this thread. To your point about camera angles, it’s a live shot I took while inspecting it, and given the specific alignment concern I got as head-on a shot as I co
I mentioned the pearl at 12 o’clock as point of reference, but the whole thing is off. I did try twisting it (all the way around to the left, since it’s uni-directional) and I even checked if it was within the range of the wobble. No dice—it’s simply misaligned.
My WIS friends and I were moaning about the fact that this type of error isn’t usually found on a Rolex, but you’re right—most of their bezels have inserts that are surely more ‘adjustable’ than a fully machined bezel like this one. With regard to what others have noticed, that’s what had me on high
one of the things I appreciate most about mechanical watches is their precision and attention to detail on a microscopic level. This is a visual detail that speaks to a lack of such precision. It wouldn’t bother me on a $600 Seiko, but on a Panerai I’d expect far tighter tolerances and a higher degr
Hello community, I’m seriously considering a 682 (first generation 42mm Submersible). But I’ve seen a number of examples whose bezels are misaligned. Is it simply bad luck that the ones I’ve seen have been misaligned, or is this a systemic quirk of the reference and none of them are perfect? Below i