I have no doubt that there are even bigger, non-visual defects that make it out the door on a regular basis.I was just astounded at how many people the error would have to get past in order to make it to the AD. How many layers of QC?
Then I started this thread as to how it could be missed so easily by so many and half the people posting didn't see it... which I guess is my answer
Quality control is a statistical game, and is typically measured in percentages or fractions of the total production.
Given the volumes that Rolex produce, it’s inevitable that some will slip through the (mostly human controlled) process.
This is possibly what I would call a Monday morning watch.
Last watch produced late on Friday just before the weekend when people are rushing to get out the door and passed through QC first on Monday morning after a massive weekend that the controller still hasn’t recovered from...
SOoO many watches SOoO little time...