Friday, November 27, 2009

Rolex Submariner RED Meters First Dial Sells For $10,000.

Yes you read that right, this dial sold for a little over $10,000.00.  It was an original Rolex Submariner flat black dial with Submariner being printed in RED.  The other thing that made this dial worth much more is that it has the meters listed first rather than the more common version that lists the feet first. 

Another version of this dial would be what is known as the Double Red.  We will post some pictures of the Double Red version later.

Below are some pictures of this dial.  Note the original details as well as the black colored flat background of the dial.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Rolex Mid-Size Registered Design 68000. DateJust.

The Registered Design 68000 is a mid-sized Rolex watch that is made of stainless steel.  The interesting thing about this watch is the fact that it uses a typical ladies 2135 Rolex movement.   The dials have the usual Rolex markings.

The movement fits into a spacer ring which allows it to fit into the larger case.

These are very good running watches.  The crystal is sapphire.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rolex Sapphire Crystal Conversion For Rolex Design 1603. 295C Crystal.

This is another example of a Rolex sapphire crystal conversion.  As explained in a previous posting of a Rolex Registered Design 16030, this Rolex design is a 1603 which has the 18kt. gold machined bezel and also an 18kt. gold crown.

Both examples use a 295C crystal with a height 3 nylon gasket.  Other Rolex crystals that the 295C replaces are the 135, 118 and the 114.

These crystals are available from Antique Time and can be seen at  All prices listed include installation.

Antique Time provides expert Rolex Sapphire Crystal conversions to replace old looking and out-dated plastic crystals.
Please feel free to contact us for all of your Rolex crystal needs.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rolex Sapphire Crystal Conversion For Rolex Design 16030. 295C Crystal.

Sapphire crystal conversions for Rolex watches are available now from Antique Time

The following men's Rolex is a Registered Design number 16030.  This model uses a higher than normal plastic crystal.  In order to convert this model to a sapphire crystal requires a taller nylon crystal gasket.  When the new sapphire crystal is installed the bezel may have to be replaced with a higher machined bezel in order to completely cover the nylon gasket.  When adding a diamond bezel to this watch after the conversion has been installed a slightly thicker diamond bezel can be used to compensate for the heigth difference.

All of the pictures below show the 16030 design after the conversion crystal has been installed.

For converting your Rolex to a new and modern sapphire crystal please contact Antique Time

We will be happy to assist you.