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Previous Next Up Topic WATCHES / ROLEX Forum / 3130 Movement ?Inferior to 3135 -Opinion (3768 hits)
- By DaGongShow Date 2004-11-03 02:13 Edited 2004-11-03 02:17
Folks - Advice if you can - I have read a bunch of conflicting posts all over the place, weigh in with your valued opinions as to whether the 3130 is somehow a "lesser" choice in Rolex movements?  Tanks
Parent By Gedanken Date 2004-11-03 02:18
As far as I'm aware - the 3130 is a 3135 without a date complication.  When it comes to telling hours, minutes and seconds, there should be no difference.
Parent - By yonkyu Date 2004-11-03 02:42
A case could be made that the 3030 is not as nice as the 3130, but the 3130 and the 3135 are identical, save for the date complication.
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Parent - By Dave Knoll Date 2004-11-03 03:16
Not exactly identical....

The 3130 carries a slightly different reversing gear setup than the 3135....'supposed' to be a slightly more efficient winder, though evidence of this is impossible to come by.
To argue with a man who has relinquished reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
Parent - By Gedanken Date 2004-11-03 07:38 Edited 2004-11-03 08:32
Ah, I stand corrected - so the 3130 is in fact supposedly superior to the 3135 on that basis?
Parent - By Dave Knoll Date 2004-11-03 14:22
It's a matter more of semantics than it is engineering, IMO.

Rolex reworked the auto winding mod on the lady's models a few years ago to make it a more efficient winder (always a problem with very small calibers with very small winding rotors), and they did the same with the 3130 recently.

But, Rolex has always had a one of the most efficient automatics on the market, so I can't see that the 'improvement' would make much empirical difference.
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Parent - By yonkyu Date 2004-11-03 18:57
Dave, I have a Y series YM and I am curious if you know when the improved winding modification was instituted in the 3135.

I would like to know if mine is subject to this modification.

Thanks.

PS. I stand as corrected as Gedanken on my earlier post.

:-)
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Parent - By Dave Knoll Date 2004-11-04 02:42
Far as I know, no; the 'improved' winding mod applies only to the 3130 and the 2135 (2235?)
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Parent By yonkyu Date 2004-11-04 02:52
Thank you Dave.

:-)
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Parent - By JJ Irani Date 2004-11-04 02:59
2235, Dave...:-)
Wear a Rolex and feel the difference!!
Parent By Dave Knoll Date 2004-11-04 03:10
Thanks, JJ....

Get'n forgetful....it's an age thingy.  Just ask Arjay...er Vyjay, or whatever the hell his name is.  You know, that forum Administrator guy. :-)
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Parent - By molex Date 2004-11-04 23:28
I was under the impression that the 3130 also had an improved balance bridge?  Maybe I'm thinking of something else.
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Parent - By Dave Knoll Date 2004-11-05 01:48
You might be thinking of the improvements on the 3130 over the 3000, and not the 3135.

The 3000 employed a balance cock; the 3130 came out with a bridge as on the 3135.

The 3130 also picked up 4 jewels over the 3000, and additionally replaced the flat balance spring with an overcoil termination.
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Parent By molex Date 2004-11-05 05:01
Thanks Dave, that must be what I was thinking of.
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