(Login IgorDR) VRF Member Posted Nov 27, 2011 12:16 PM
and many of them Rolex in stainless steel cases, I think this is much ado about nothing.
Most vintage Rolex watches have some pitting, some less and some more.
For you to say on this forum: "As a former metallurgy student, I find this a big turn off as these pits tend to grow as they cannot be arrested once they start."
is like shouting fire in a crowded theater.
There is a reason why these pits start on the underside of the case and between the lugs. I think it has more to do with the perspiration of the wearer.
Once the cause is removed there is no reason for the pits to continue growing.
Even if they do continue to grow this growth is very slow and may outlive 2 generations or more.
Besides with the laser welders the pits can be fixed if need be.
When I inspect a vintage Rolex in stainless steel case and I do not see some minor pitting I start looking even more carefully...
Pitting is a part of vintage Rolex.