Display Back Watches
Patek Philippe - World Time 36mm 'Tiffany'
Box & Papers 36mm New 7130G
Patek Philippe - World Time 38.5 'Tiffany'
Box & Papers 38mm New 5230P
TAG Heuer - Carrera Chronograph
Box & Papers 43mm Used CV2A83
TAG Heuer - Link Calibre 17
Box & Papers 41mm Used CBC2110.BA0603
TAG Heuer - Monaco Chronograph
Box & Cal 12 instr. 39mm Used CBL2111
Zenith - Defy Classic
Box & Papers 41mm Used 95.9000.670/51..
Zenith - Defy Classic Ceramic
Box & Papers 41mm Used 49.9000.670/77..
BlancPain - Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
HoldBox & Papers 43mm Used 5000-0240-O52A
Display Back Watches Watches
When a watch has a display back, the usually solid case backing has been replaced with a clear crystal meant to allow viewing of the movement inside the watch. Often, the movements will be adorned with blued screws, Geneva striping, and other attractive visual additions. Not all mechanical watches have clear case backs, however, as manufacturers sometimes want to obtain higher water resistance ratings or achieve better anti-magnetic protection, or because the designer feels that an opaque backing is a better aesthetic fit.
Prior to 2000, there were not a whole lot of watches with display backs. Since then, the trend has increased and more and more brands and models are fitted with a sapphire back. Some companies, such as Rolex have never made a watch with a display back.