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  2. Thank you guys, it really is a nice watch and since it is going to end up being a fantasy watch I am really not that bothered with differences between this version and a gen. I'll just be telling everyone it is a custom order from AP "Edition Unique" 1/1 haha. By the way Legend, could you please kindly change the title of the thread? It should really read Royal Oak Offshore Diver 15710 JF V9 White face Pictorial review. Pic heavy! instead of that long nonsense.
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  4. cosmic2000

    Word Association Thread

    order
  5. This is a very nice model and rather accurate honestly. The numbers on the dive bezel should be spaced wider apart between each double digit but other than that, it is really quite accurate. Congrats and wear her well! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. capice

    RWI down?

    Up again
  7. Djeazy

    RWI down?

    They're having some issues with the sertificate and are getting it updated as soon as possible. WTB: Rolex noob 116600 sd4k v2 case and bracelet only. Rolex vrf max 116613ln Omega seamaster gmt great white Pam 682 zf
  8. Djbenyamin

    RWI down?

    Another hacker.....? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. capice

    RWI down?

    Error 521, server down....๐Ÿ˜‚
  10. Djeazy

    RWI down?

    I have trouble logging in as well WTB: Rolex noob 116600 sd4k v2 case and bracelet only. Rolex vrf max 116613ln Omega seamaster gmt great white Pam 682 zf
  11. Djbenyamin

    RWI down?

    Is it just me or is anyone else having problems getting into RWI? If not, anyone have any idea how I can fix my personal issue? See pic below; thatโ€™s what I see when I go to their site. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I finally ordered a crystal and bezel for my piece it arrived earlier this week I am going to install it tomrmow and I will post some updated pics of my explorer Here is a before pic. @godkiller Did you ever get a new crystal and your explorer all sorted out?
  13. Nanuq

    Solstice Midnight in Alaska

    Hah. The only reason I'd bring that along would be to shoot myself once the mauling started. My preference is a Mossberg 12ga with 3" magnum slugs and that's still not enough. Four or five of those will slow a brown bear down, but he's still going to have the last word in the discussion.
  14. Drummania

    5512/13, 1680 case info and a few questions...

    You can get the vietnam stuff from rubyswatch.
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  16. Mike on a bike

    Solstice Midnight in Alaska

    As for what I know of gun laws in Alaska (basically none existent ) should be easy enough to pack a handgun w/ enough punch to take one down. This should do the trick: S&W model 29 w/ the magnum load not the special for your neighborhood , yes the "Dirty Harry" of Eastwood fame piece.
  17. alt.watch.obsessive

    Solstice Midnight in Alaska

    Wow. I assume a search party is armed up there. That's pretty scary. I've always been happy that I am just too far south for brown bear. On the other hand, I had a tarantula on my property, which really should not be able to survive this far north, and saw scorpion spray at my local Home Depot. I really hope that was a logistics error of some sort.
  18. capice

    Hello from the UK

    welcome and enjoy the knowledge that is around here
  19. capice

    Richard Mille

    all about personal taste, RG and RWI house a lot of RMlovers....I think they are stunning designs but I would not put it on my wrist....Hell, I said that same thing 10 years ago about Rolex, I got a strange sensation few months ago and now own about 12...๐Ÿ˜‰
  20. congrats on your purchase,....very nice. Andrew is tha man for good service especially when new in the repworld. Good luck with the mods....
  21. MRWOZZA70

    Show the PAM combo you choose today

    Beck's Vier and 127 Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  22. capre

    5512/13, 1680 case info and a few questions...

    Vn cases are the same cases as phong/mq uses only differance is that phong/mq are giving the cases a final touch up and charge heavily for their work. Imo not worth it as you will need a modder who can reshape the cases estetical since the supposed 1:1 is not true. Internal they are mostly 1:1
  23. Not counting cartel cases because of their specification hits and misses from one batch to the next, where does the replacement case situation stand today? Case situation from the recent past from what I know (no claim for accuracy): 1...DW is long gone but his 55xx cases were Ok and affordable, around $200. They were all 1680 spec, made for rlx 1570/5 date movements and 26.5mm dials. Almost all had spring wire bezels and the case neck was a hair too small. Some with good engraved numbers, some no numbers. Came with two sizes of case backs, one oem (30.9mm threads) one not (30.4mm threads), everything else is the same. Most case back letters/numbers were pretty good. The case sides are slightly rounded, not flat. Make good 'high mileage' watches and lower cost projects. I've had better luck fitting domed aftmkt crystals than flat top cyclop aftmkt crystals on these cases using Clark or ST bezel kits. No longer see them for sale new or used. No O ring under bezel. China made probably. 2...MBW/MBK cases are also long gone. They were affordable when readily available and made to accept a rlx 1570/5 date movement and a 26.0mm dial (1680 was 26.5mm). The case backs, crystals, and bezels were oem spec. Laser case numbers/letters not very good. Very good cases for projects using rlx, Eta etc movements. Dial window in case needs to be enlarged for 1680 spec dial. Has an O ring under the bezel like later models. Sold mainly in Thailand, legend says they were made there. Do not know how case prices are holding up, guessing $300 to $400 for an empty undamaged case with bezel. 3...Yuki cases are still around but not always up on their website. They are high quality and priced around $700 to $800 last time I checked. No O ring under bezel on mine. Hardly ever see a used one for sale, guessing $400 to $500 used and undamaged. 4...IG44 cases are few and far between, been out of business a few years. I snagged a new 1680 case from a member a few years ago and it is first rate, oem spec, precise machining, good numbers etc. The case has a slight 'canoe' shape when seen from the side like some of the older 1680s. No idea where they were made. No O ring under bezel. Probably go for around $500 if you could find one. Example of 'canoe' shaped case: https://www.fratellowatches.com/tbt-rolex-red-submariner/ 5...Phong etc 'higher end' cases sell for $1000 and up. Good quality. High prices. Better than Yuki? Maybe yes, maybe no. Have seen opinions both ways. Do not know about O ring under bezel. Still pricey when purchased used as long as not clumsily 'aged'...guessing $700 and up. Cases 1,2 have oem spec case tube threads but the machined case tube gasket area may not accept oem spec gaskets when using oem spec case tubes. This can be a real hassle if decent WR is desired. The fix is to machine the gasket seat. Cases 3,4,5 will accept oem case tubes and gaskets. My questions are: 1...Exactly what are the 'Vietnam' cases now being mentioned on the forum? 2...Are they really made in Vn or like the 'Italian made' replicas from 15-20 years ago...made in China? 3...Is the fit and finish as good as MBK, Yuki etc? 4...Are they oem spec? 5...How much $$?
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