Someone recently asked for instructions on how a recent Black Super Rollex should work.

I just spent an evening reverse engineering one.

1. the automatic counter should spring back to zero when the back is open. If it does not, likely the grease that lubricates the back is gummed up.

2. to load one, take the insert of the magazine out of the shell.

3. install an empty roller into the left roller takeup. It is the one that the advance lever actuates. The right roller is only idles.

4. install the film into the right roller location, with the black backing on the inside of the roll.

5. unwind enough of the leader to align the red arrow inside the back, to the start line on the backing.

6. wrap the leader around the rubber roller, and to double-check, the black inside of the leader should now be on the outside of the rubber roller.

7. tuck the leader end into the empty spool. I wind it onwards a bit to ensure that the leader is being taken up into the roll.

8. install the insert into the magazine housing.

9. wind the film until it stops. The counter should be at 1, and the winding is firmly stopped with a solid click. If the counter does not count, the counter locking lever is gummed up or the spring is too weak. If the counter does not count, your film spacing will not be even, and the film back might not even work properly at all. You could wind the entire roll into the used spool without shooting a single frame.

10. now you are ready to shoot your first shot.

11. to advance to the second frame, push the interlock button at the top back of the magazine to the left, and advance the film.

12. continue shooting to the end; when the counter gets to the end, you can then wind the rest of the leader onto the used roll.

13. open the back and the counter should jump to zero. Remove the used roll of film and reload.