Rolex adjusted to seven positions

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  1. Montrealgpf1

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    I own a 1946 Rolex marked "Adj to 7 seven positions". Any idea whether this is :

    1) 5 positions + 2 temperatures
    2) 6 positions + isochronism
    3) 4 positions + 2 temperatures + isochronism
    4) includes an od angled 7th position unique to Rolex

    Temp and Iso are not "positions" so 1 to 3 above would be misleading... Then again, 4 is far fetched...
     
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    Is it a chronograph? Have a 1942 Lemania chronometer marked chronograph I think its 7p included a couple for when running as a timer. artbissell
     
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    Lenmania 7 position adjusted; mlemania2a.jpg mlemaniaxx.jpg
     
  4. Hawk53

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    Have you tried contacting Rolex and asking them?

    I hear they keep pretty good records.
     
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    Artbissell: no, it is not a chronograph. Central sweep seconds, movement 710.

    Hawk53: I have yet to find any coordinates where Rolex invites questions or hint they will answer. Do you have an email or phone number?
     
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    Likely not repeated position tests so probably two positions in addition to stem up and down at 3 and 9. art
     
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    Wow!.....that is a beautiful Rolex timepiece and unique as well.
     
  9. JTD

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    I know it sounds strange but Rolex do not enter into e-mail correspondence with the public. I did not believe this, but have discovered it's true.

    However, they do answer letters sent by old fashioned mail. Their address is

    Rolex SA,
    rue François-Dussaud 3-7,
    1211 Geneva 26,
    Switzerland.

    For what it's worth, the email address is info@rolex.ch - no harm in trying, you might get lucky, but don't hold your breath.

    Hope this helps.

    JTD
     
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    #10 Montrealgpf1, May 5, 2017
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    Thanks for the suggestion. That email inbox does not seem to accept incoming messages any more.

    I met a watchmaker who works at a Rolex certified jewelery here in Ottawa, Canada. He confirmed that in the early 40s Rolex put out a few movements that were ajusted at the 5 COSC positions plus 12 o'clock up (a 6th position rarely tested) plus a unique seventh position that is crown at 45 degrees angle with ground. Imagine making a military salute... This would make the "adjusted to" portion of the statement true.
     
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