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    Senior Member Seiji's Avatar
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    Default Any interesting information on Rolex Tru-Beat?

    My latest project is to complete a 6558 Tru-Beat from 1962. Finally, found a donor for the dead seconds. I think because of the 34mm size and relatively plain looks of this watch that it will never be popular with the rest of the Rolex crowd that seems to be obsessed with variants of Submariners, but guess I had to have one 11 years ago. Now, just wanting to finish what I started and forget about it.

    With the exception of Phillips selling a 6556 Tru-Beat with a Tiffany dial, anyone read anything interesting lately on Tru-Beats?

    Anyone know what is the modification of the 1040B (I guess sold only in America) over the 1040?


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    I remember that Chezard was the big manufacturer of seconds beat watches. Perhaps Rolex used their ebauche??
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    Hi Dave,

    I believe that the caliber 1040/B is a modification of the caliber 1030. Likely it is built entirely in house.
    Have you seen this before? Pretty interesting to watch.

    This complication is cool
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv5HN9tM6TA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA0srDMKtmU

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    That is a neat film clip. It is easy to see how such a design might wear out parts after a long service interval.

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