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A Rolex Replica Watches 7922 'Big Crown' created by using a Rolex 6538 case fitted with Rolex Replica Watchesdial and calibre 390 movement as a 'prototype' for the later 7924 for use by the MN
What we now know is that Rolex Replica Watchestook a batch of Rolex reference 6538 ‘Big Crown’ cases and fitted them with Rolex Replica Watchesdials and movements and re-engraved the case reference as 7922. The clue was in the caseback where the cases were stamped inside with 6538,Patek Philippe Replica Watches
which was scored out and 7922 was stamped above it. These watches were essentially prototypes for the next watch in the Rolex Replica Watchesfamily, the legendary reference 7924.
A tropical brown 7924 with correct early bezel insert
The reference 7924 came to market in 1958 and was Tudor’s response to the French divers’ request for a more robust watch that was easier to operate. The robustness led to Rolex Replica Watchesbeing able to depth rate the watch to 200 metres, double what the 7922 could go down to. To make the Submariner easier to operate,Rolex fake Watches
Rolex Replica Watchesadopted the oversized 8mm crown that they had tested in the prototype second batch of 7922. It is this large Oyster crown with the word BREVET on it that led to these 1950 Subs being known as Big Crowns by collectors.
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Early in 1958, a batch of these watches was delivered to the French Navy and the watches went into professional use. It wasn’t, however, just the French Navy that issued the Rolex Replica Watches7924 to its troops. The United States Navy and the Argentinian Navy also issued the Rolex Replica WatchesBig Crown. These were super-tough durable watches that could withstand the rigors of military service, but at a price point that was affordable for the defense budgets of these navies. This was achieved by the use of third-party movements that Rolex Replica Watchesmodified to meet its stringent standards. In fact, many or most of the components of vintage Rolex Replica Watcheswatches are the same as their Rolex counterparts, Rolex Replica Watches
except for the movement and dials.
From left to right – Rolex Replica WatchesSubmariner 7922 (1954) – Rolex Replica WatchesSubmariner 7923 (1955) – Rolex Replica WatchesSubmariner 7924 (1958) (Image: monochrome-watches.com)