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Proper way to pivot a Grande Reverso

April 23 2003 at 8:09 AM

ThomasM  (Premier Login thepurist178)
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(originally posted by Jaw)
What is the correct way to pivot your Reverso Case?
April 22 2003 at 5:39 AM

Throughout my years of handling Reversos, I have received conflicting instructions on how
best to pivot the Reverso cases.

I have heard conflicting versions from so called watch collectors, experts, retailers or even
boutique staff. And my search for a PROPER and OFFICIAL versions has come to naught. Till

Here is the Official instruction to JLC personnel:
QUOTE :"...

How does one pivot the case of the Grande Reverso models?

Since the weight of the Grande Reverso is quite substantial, a locking system with catches
has been integrated into the carrier to avoid accidental swivelling. This system implies that
when pivoting the watch one must comply with a particular operating mode (similar to opening
a door), since the catches might otherwise scratch the case:

(The Proper way to do it)

1) Push the case upwards (fig. 1)
2) Pivot it (fig. 2).
3) Slide the case up to the end of the groove (fig. 3).
4) Refit the case by pushing it against the base (fig 4).

When the pivoting case is in the open position shown below (fig. A), one must absolutely avoid
pushing it sideways against the carrier to close it or handle it.

(Don't do it this way)

The above procedure must be complied with whenever one is handling the watch.


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