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Rolex Glidelock System

The Rolex Glidelock System Guide

Rolex, the iconic Swiss luxury watchmaker, is renowned for its precision, innovation, and attention to detail. One such innovation is the Rolex Glidelock System. This system has made it easier for divers to adjust their watch bracelets quickly and accurately, even with gloved hands or over a diving suit. Here's a detailed insight into the Glidelock system:

What is the Rolex Glidelock System?

The Rolex Glidelock System is a specialized clasp mechanism designed for Rolex Oyster bracelets on their professional diving watches. This unique system allows wearers to make fine adjustments to the bracelet's length without the need for any tools. It offers divers the flexibility to expand the bracelet, ensuring a snug fit over a diving suit. The system provides a series of notches, allowing for 2mm incremental adjustments up to approximately 20mm in total length.

When Did The Rolex Glidelock System Come Out?

The Rolex Glidelock System was introduced in 2008. It was a pivotal year for Rolex diving watches, with the brand aiming to provide divers with enhanced comfort and security. The Glidelock system was a testament to Rolex's commitment to the continuous evolution of its watches, prioritizing both functionality and user experience.

Which Rolex Dive Watch Models Have the Rolex Glidelock System?

Several Rolex dive watch models feature the Glidelock system, signifying their stature as premium tools for divers:

  1. Rolex Sea-Dweller

  2. Rolex Submariner Date
  3. Rolex Submariner No-Date

  4. Rolex YachtMaster

Here is an exhaustive list of Rolex models that include the Rolex Glidelock System:

  1. Rolex Submariner 116610LN
  2. Rolex Submariner 114060
  3. Rolex Submariner 116618LN
  4. Rolex Submariner 116618LB
  5. Rolex Submariner 116619LB
  6. Rolex Submariner 116610LV
  7. Rolex Submariner 116613LN
  8. Rolex Submariner 116613LB
  9. Rolex Submariner 126610LN
  10. Rolex Submariner 124060
  11. Rolex Submariner 126618LN
  12. Rolex Submariner 126618LB
  13. Rolex Submariner 126619LB
  14. Rolex Submariner 126610LV
  15. Rolex Submariner 126613LN
  16. Rolex Submariner 126613LB
  17. Rolex Yacht-Master 126655
  18. Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600
  19. Rolex Sea-Dweller 126603
  20. Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 126660

While all these models are suited for diving, the presence of the Glidelock system offers an edge in terms of adaptability, particularly for deep-sea diving endeavors.

How Do You Use the Rolex Glidelock System?

Operating the Rolex Glidelock System is designed to be user-friendly, catering to on-the-go adjustments, especially during diving excursions:

  1. Unlocking: Start by opening the safety catch of the Oysterlock clasp.
  2. Adjustment: With the clasp open, slide the Glidelock system up or down the clasp rails to the desired position. As you slide, you'll notice a series of notches; these allow for the 2mm incremental adjustments.
  3. Locking: Once you've achieved the desired bracelet length, simply snap the Glidelock back into place, ensuring it's secure.
  4. Final Touch: Close the Oysterlock clasp, and your Rolex is ready to be worn.

The Glidelock system provides a seamless experience, ensuring that divers can make necessary adjustments without hassle.

In essence, the Rolex Glidelock System underscores the brand's commitment to practical innovations. It merges style with utility, ensuring that divers don't have to compromise on comfort or safety during their underwater adventures.

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