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Title: Crystal Reference

Database: Rolex
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Last Modification Date: 2019-07-13
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Every watch has a crystal of some kind or other. The clear cover of every watch is known as the 'crystal' whether or not it is in fact made of a crystalline substance. The crystal covers the hands of the watch and seals the mechanism against exposure to the elements. Unfortunately, the crystal is exposed to daily wear and tear and yet it is one of the most fragile components of a wristwatch. Without a crystal that is clear, reading the watch would be problematic. Thus, a clear glass crystal provides clear viewing, but is also easily shattered when the watch face is banged against such daily obstacles as door jams. The daily abuse that a watch takes will frequently shatter a watch crystal. Since the invention of the wristwatch, the watch industry has struggled with this constraint. Up until the late 20th Century, most watch crystals were in fact acrylic with the exceptions being mineral glass or expensive sapphire only seen on higher end watches.

TROPIC CRYSTALS

The 'Tropic' crystals are those which do NOT have a 'cyclops' lens. The cyclops is the raised section of the crystal which magnifies the date. Watches without a date function will have Tropic Crystals.

TROPIC 3 : 6503-6526, 6615-6623, 6706-6724, 6800-6807, 7936

TROPIC 5 : 6418, 7902, 7932

TROPIC 6 : 6220, 6221, 7910

TROPIC 7 : 6266, 6546

TROPIC 8 : 6434, 6546

TROPIC 9 : 6244, 6246, 6444, 7903, 7913, 7927, 7933, 7955

TROPIC 12 : 1002-1011, 1014, 1022-1039, 5500, 5501, 5506, 5520, 5552, 5590, 6422, 6423, 6426, 6427, 6429, 6480, 6500, 6502, 6528, 6532, 6552, 6556 Trubeat, 6558, 6564, 6565, 6566, 6567, 6569, 6580-6587, 6590-6593, 6634, 7934, 7949, 7950, 7959, 7984A, 7986A, 7987A, 7991A, 7993, 7995A, 9000, 9020, 9021, 9022, 9023, 9031, 9033, 9041

TROPIC 13 : 5502, 5516, 6594, 7926, 7963, 7965, 7967

TROPIC 14 : 6512

TROPIC 16 : 5508, 6204, 6205, 6536-1, 6541, 6543, 7922, 7923

TROPIC 17 : 5510, 6200, 6536, 6538

TROPIC 19 : 5510, 5512, 5513, 5517, 6538A, 6540, 7016, 7928, 9401, 94010

TROPIC 21 : 6262, 6263, 6239

TROPIC 22 : 6610, 1016

TROPIC 25-39 : 1665

TROPIC 29 : 1012, 1013

TROPIC 30 : 6420, 6421, 6430, 6431, 6432, 6544 / 6549, 6551, 6553, 6554, 6555, 6557, 6559, 6571, 6744, 6747, 6748, 6749, 6751, 6753, 6754, 6757, 6771, 66466

TROPIC 31 : 7975, 7980

TROPIC 33 : 7590A, 7597, 7599A, 7614, 7615, 9220, 9221, 92200, 92201,92203, 92208, 92211, 92213, 92214, 92218

TROPIC 39 : 1665

TROPIC 111 : 6530

Cyclops Crystals

Born for utilitarian purposes, this polarising innovation was designed to enhance the date aperture and magnify the typical Rolex date display – the Rolex Datejust with its date window was introduced in 1945. Named after the one-eyed giant of Greek mythology, the Cyclops was patented by Rolex in the early 1950s and introduced in 1953 on the Datejust.

Crystal No 100 : 6406

Crystal No 101 : 6513, 6514, 6516, 6517, 6519, 6520, 6521, 6524, 6527, 6529,6531,6533,6626,6700,6701,6702,6703,6704,6705, 6917

Crystal No 104 : 6466, 6624, 6625, 6627, 6628, 6629, 6630, 6631, 6632, 6633, 6635, 6636, 6638, 6639, 6824, 6825, 6827, 6828, 6829, 6830, 6831, 6832, 6833, 6835, 6839

Crystal No 107 : 9090

Crystal No 108 : 6122-6127, 6294, 6494, 6515, 6518, 6694, 7914, 7919, 7929, 9294

Crystal No 109 : 6309

Crystal No 110 : 6510, 6511

Crystal No 111 : 1625

Crystal No 112 : 7962A, 7964, 7966, 7968

Crystal No 113 : 6304, 6305, 6307, 6498, 6604, 6605

Crystal No 114 : 1802-1815, 1831, 16014, 18000, 1802-1815, 1831, 6611, 6612, 6613

Crystal No 115 : 6542

Crystal No 116 : 1655, 1675, 16750, 16753, 6542

Crystal No 117 : 1500-1514, 1550, 1625, 5700, 5701, 6535, 6537, 6602, 6609, 6646

Crystal No 118 : 1600-1605, 1607, 1610, 1611

Crystal No 119 : 7974

Crystal No 121 : 7596A, 7600A, 7601A, 7602A, 7616, 7637, 7982, 9240, 9241, 92400, 92401, 92403, 92408, 92411, 92413, 92414, 92418

Crystal No 122 : 7606, 7607, 9230, 9231, 92300, 92301, 92303, 92308, 92311, 92313, 92314, 92318

Crystal No 123 : 7106, 7206, 9010, 9050, 9051, 9061, 9071, 9101, 9111, 9121, 9130, 9140

Crystal No 125 : 9411, 94110

Crystal No 127 : 1680

Crystal No 128 : 7149, 7159, 7169

Crystal No 129 : 6900 to 6907, 6913, 6914, 6916, 6917, 6919, 6920, 6921, 6924, 6927, 6929, 6933

Crystal No 130 : 9420, 9421, 9430, 94200, 94210, 94300

Crystal No 135 : 16000, 16003, 16013, 16014, 16030, 16250, 16253

Crystal No 143 : 74000, 74001, 74003, 74008, 75000, 75100, 75201, 75203, 75204, 75205, 75208

Crystal No 145 : 15000, 15003, 15505, 15007, 15008, 15010, 15017, 15018, 15033, 15037, 15038, 15148, 15053

Crystal No 25-206-C : 69008, 69008A, 69018, 69018A, 69068, 69068A, 69069, 69069A, 69078, 69078A, 69079, 69079A, 69088, 69088A, 69089, 69089A, 69108A, 69118A, 69128A 69138, 69138A, 69139, 69139A, 69148, 69148A, 69160A, 69163A, 69168, 69168A, 69169, 69169A, 69173A, 69174A, 69178, 69178A, 69179, 69179A, 69190A, 69240, 69278, 69279, 69279A

Crystal No 25-246-C : 68240, 68243, 68248, 68273, 68274, 68278, 68279, 68288, 68289

Crystal No 25-295-C : 1530, 1630, 16008, 16009, 16018, 16019, 16058, 16078, 16200, 16203, 16220, 16233, 16234, 16238, 16248, 16258, 16263, 16264, 17000, 17013, 17014, 18026, 18028, 18029, 18038, 18039, 18046, 18048, 18049, 18078, 18079, 18178, 18206, 18206B, 18208, 18238, 18239, 18248, 18249, 18308, 18346, 18348, 18349, 18368, 18369, 18388, 18389, 19018, 19019

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