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Everything posted by Pombok

  1. This piece arrived 2 days ago, noting that I am a newbie with a keen eye, here's my assessment: The cons: When I received the QC pics it appeared at the dial and bezel were slightly misaligned, I queried/challenged this with the TD in 3 separate emails and was assured, each time, that it was in alignment. After receiving the watch it's clear that the bezel is not accurately aligned, I also think the fonts on the bezel are also not great. My lesson learned here is to ask the TD to source a different unit for consideration. The Chronometer stop function is temperamental, sometimes requiring 3 attempts to work. The bracelet appears terrific in accuracy, however slightly lightweight, this is me being picky really. The pros: The case appears to be accurate. The dial seems accurate. The sapphire and ar coating is great, damn this thing is shiny! The lume is great. The A7750 movement is almost silent, listening to the caseback I hear that perfect quick ticking sound, music to my ears. The time keeping is great, I haven't put it on a timegrapher but the QC stats were all excellent. I'd like to hear the input from the community about how to improve the visual accuracy of this watch. Please be gentle, I'm a newbie! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I'm happy with the 15mm depth of the watch if it means I've got a working chrono, I don't think many would notice the 3.5mm depth difference whilst it's on the wrist. Are you able to source a new bezel? I'd prefer to pick one up from someone who can vouch for the alignment.
  3. Phil, thanks again for the help. So let me try to capture the guidance: Acquire the non-chrono JF version. Acquire the BP bracelet which has better and tighter fitting SELs. Use the clasp from the JF. Pickup an aftermarket bezel, any idea of the approx cost of this? I checked on ebay and saw one for 140USD, however I the info was poor. Now for the big question, would I need to replace the movement so that the watch could have a working chrono? Not sure if the last part of my reply got posted: Would I be able to get a replacement movement so the watch had a working chrono? Would this fit into the 11.5mm case depth? Any ideas what movement? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hey Phil, what is the Daytona non-chrono? I've searched and can't seem to find.
  5. Thanks for the info, I'll do a bit of research into the JF. If BP is the likely maker of my watch, then why doesn't it have a BP bracelet with SEL? [emoji851] Any ideas where best to find an aftermarket bezel with thicker text? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hi Phil, can you please explain JF, BP and SEL are acronyms for? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Ok I'll start a thread [emoji108] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Sogeha, the bezel alignment on that genstein is pretty spot on [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Gen bezel is my wish too, did you source yours or did it come with the watch? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  11. Thanks, I'll check him out 👍 . Any more recommendations?
  12. Allow me to introduce my first wife, a Breitling Navitimer World on an Ocean Racer strap. She will never be sold nor replaced, I imagine one day my biggest dilemma will be which one of my sons I'll leave this watch to... I have the stainless bracelet which comes out for black tie events, but I've decided to find a custom leather strap to pair with her. Some of the strap/watch combinations posted on RWG are fantastic, so I'm putting it out there to see if you guys can recommend a leather strap fit for this watch. I'd also like to pair the deployant clasp from the Ocean Racer with the new leather strap. Thanks for taking the time [emoji108] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Is Spider still in business? I like his sss097 vintage: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I know diddly squat about the movement, but I thought I'd post to comment on how stunning that watch looks. Classy, elegant, unique. I'm at the beginning of this watch making/building hobby and this type of watch keeps me inspired [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. PAM616 CARBOTECH [emoji108] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Very cool strap!
  17. Hey Legend, coincidence you start this thread with that Daytona, I've been eying up the exact same one. Great looking piece. When did you get it? Happy with the quality and accuracy? I think that watch would look great with a variety of straps too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk