Fake Rolex-Designed in the Art Deco style that was popular at the time

Hans Wilsdorf has been working on this problem for many years. He developed the Hermetic watch (called Submarine in many documents) with a screw-down caseback that protected not only the movement but also the crown - the part that allows water to enter most easily. Although still an initial success, users who want to wind or adjust the full time will still need to turn on the fake watches.

A visionary businessman, Wilsdorf worked hard to keep himself out of legal trouble. Instead of trying to take over the invention, he tried to take it one step at a time in order to transfer said invention to Charles Rodolphe Spillman, the owner of a Rolex case-making company in town. boss. About five days later, on July 24, 1926, Spearman assigned the patent to Wilsdorf, and on July 29, Rolex registered its own patent under the Oyster name.

Interestingly, the underpinnings of the tight crown design are seen as the Achilles heel of waterproof cases, and have remained largely unchanged for the past nine decades as well. The deep screw crown and small tubes are attached to the sides of the case. A few years later, when the Oyster case seems to have improved water resistance better, the internal spring design has been tweaked a bit.

Today, the entire crown assembly on a Rolex fake watch consists of about 10 different parts, divided into two types: the double-locking crown and the triple-locking crown. At the same time, more changes have taken place in the shape of the case.

On the earliest Oyster cases, the movement was not actually attached to the case, but to a threaded metal ring along with the dial and hands. The metal rings are then fitted into the case body, crown and bearings, and the bezel and case are then screwed together to form a unified sealing body. Wilsdorf used soft lead as a seal on the first Oyster cases, which deformed slightly when the parts were pressed together.

In 1926, the first four Oyster watches were a breakthrough in appearance, available in both men's and women's sizes. The 28mm and 32mm models are octagonal or pillow-shaped and designed in the Art Deco style that was popular at the time. The coin-shaped bezel was the predecessor of today's famous notched bezel.

The replica Rolex Oyster's real international popularity came in 1927, when Hans Wildorf used his ingenious advertising skills to persuade the British athlete Mercedes Gleitze She wears the brand's watch as she swims across the English sea. While the Mercedes Gleitze was unsuccessful, the watch was still in good working order after being submerged in cold water for 10 hours with the female athlete.