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  2. hologramet

    What is “AR”?

    There are some treatments done by e.g. Seiko for anti-scratch on the metal.
  3. hologramet

    What will be your next purchase?

    A BP 16600 and some mild Frankening..
  4. The bracelet looks perfect on 116600 (and 116610)!
  5. These are a Great looking piece and well made too !
  6. Nice review bud thanks for sharing They are an excellent piece, I'm going to do a Gen vs Rep comparison when I get time and must say there isn't much to tell them apart !
  7. SharkfactorII

    A genuine 2003 TW Best 16610 (eddielee) at 15yrs old

    Thanks guys, very good info.. I'll maybe source the parts and try find a modder to do the work for me.
  8. manodeoro

    Decals print dials

    Thanks ... I will try to proceed like this and see what I get.
  9. ah yes... the mandatory pics! Please share them when you receive the watches!
  10. Champsy

    Wristies - thread consolidation?

    Sent from me
  11. fabbe79

    Rolex Wristies thread

    Good morning!
  12. Hi Legend, Thank you for your reply. At least I now know that I can go ahead with my first purchase and still get to see the watches when they arrive. I do have some choices, but am still looking at which seller I should get the watches from. Hope to share pictures of my purchases here soon :-) Cheers!
  13. Our trusted dealers are called that for a reason. Should your watch get ‘lost’ in transit or confiscated by customs, most TD’s will reship it for you. Relax and think about something else as @Champsy said it’s Christmas and the postal services are rushed off their feet.
  14. Legend

    Rolex Wristies thread

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  15. automatico

    A genuine 2003 TW Best 16610 (eddielee) at 15yrs old

    "I do know that if you change the crown, you will most likely have to change the case tube." "There are rep crowns out there which are good copies, but I don't know where you find them these days." I have changed out quite a few replica crowns and tubes over the years and you are right...the case tube has to match the crown because most of the older crowns are not oem spec. One type that shows up a lot is the steel capped crown with a brass inner body. They may or may not have the O ring on the outside of the case tube but they must have the matching case tube. Afaik none of them are oem spec but they are reliable. Water resistance can be hit or miss depending on how good the case tube to case sealing is along with the crown gaskets. Some watches have essentially the same tube/crown combo but with solid steel crowns. Another good crown/case tube combo is the set that came in the original F520117 'noobmariners'. They are not oem spec (the crown threads are different) but they are solid steel (no cap) and reliable. Some of the old D320840 'fake noob' cases have good crown/tube sets although they are not the same as the F520117 'genuine noob' parts. Both are hard to find now though. The D320840 'fake noob' cases look a lot like the F520117 'genuine noob' cases and many were sold as 'noobmariners' but they had 'wokky' reflectors (rehaut) and used a different crystal setup. Some of the case tubes in any of these cases can be a real pain to remove without damaging them. I usually remove the movement and gaskets, put a metal rod through the inside of the case tube and heat the rod to loosen things up first. Heating the rod will heat the tube enough to make the glue/sealant turn loose without damage to crystal gaskets etc...if you are careful. "TC used to have them, but he's gone." His crowns and tubes were pretty good and were oem spec. I have a few TC crowns on project watches with ST case tubes. Only trouble I have had with TC crowns is the tension spring in the 'telescopic clutch' sometimes becomes weak. "I used to buy used gen crowns for $30-40 and then install a wholesaleoutlet990 case tube." The best fix imho.
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  17. alligoat

    A genuine 2003 TW Best 16610 (eddielee) at 15yrs old

    There are rep crowns out there which are good copies, but I don't know where you find them these days. TC used to have them, but he's gone. I used to buy used gen crowns for $30-40 and then install a wholesaleoutlet990 case tube . I do know that if you change the crown, you will most likely have to change the case tube. And you will have to tap the hole in the case. And tapping the hole in an old TW case might be a challenge- I once broke a tap off in a case. Stems are all tap10- .90mm AFAIK.
  18. TAG Heuer

    The New Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight (58) 79030N

    I think we should wait for a V6 version to get all flaws out🤣 But the one on the left 😍
  19. mlfloyd

    opinions with arf rolex...

    Thanks Sogeha.
  20. Mike on a bike

    The RWG official watch has lanched!

    OK guys the watch has visited Indiana who wants it next in conus ?
  21. Hi, I like the watch. Now that you've had it for a few months would you recommend that I buy one? Are there any problems with it?
  22. SharkfactorII

    A genuine 2003 TW Best 16610 (eddielee) at 15yrs old

    As far as I know it will be a genuine ETA 2836-2. I had this one serviced by a local watchmaker, he had no trouble working on it. Just shows good good quality it is for the money - we could have spent the same on a brand named watches and they would not have lasted 15 years of (ab)use and still be in good working order..I see no reason why it isn't good for another 15yrs either. It should last a lifetime. I wish to change the crown for a better looking one, it doesn't have to be genuine, just a better looking one. If I source one from another watch that had the same movement, it should fit right? What about the stem and will it fit the current tube already in the watch? Thanks for any help..
  23. Stop worrying it’s no doubt the Xmas period that’s slowed it up that’s all. The more you think about it then the longer it will feel before it arrives. Sent from me
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