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  2. 1016 Explorer w/lug holes

    Tracking shows they are working their way through the system, hope all goes smoothly...
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  4. Got a weird 5513 yesterday and need advice.

    Last two cartel subs I received had the white gasket you are talking about. It’s meant to take up the extra space between the crystal and the retaining ring. Basically, the crystal is too small. I’d measure the ID diameter of the retaining ring and then order a PA crystal that Jackflash mentioned. There are a couple of different sizes to pick from. Worst case is you have to glue the crystal in place. I ended up doing that on mine because the bezel assembly plus crystal kept popping off. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Show the PAM combo you choose today

    5218-207/A Slytech on Kallen Leatherworks Python strap Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  6. Gotcha. So you’d have no major concern with these cg’s? They’re shape-able, that is? ...I’m asking in an effort to determine whether I should keep the watch or send it back... leaning towards keeping it as I intend to modify it anyway. crystal slid right out, btw. All the pieces desribed are there, plus a really thin white plastic spacer. Ever seen that? Super brittle.
  7. The RWG official watch has lanched!

    Woo hooooo!! Now that's a manly arm. The pink is the finishing touch [emoji12]
  8. The RWG official watch has lanched!

    No rest for an RWG crew member. I’m spending my Sunday evening trying to keep tabs on where the Travelling Watch is. Can anyone help me out? Anyone recognise this arm?
  9. Is asking for a good pearl too much?

    Thats the odd thing; earlier ones listed on some dealer sites as JHF have terrible pearl; later ones listed as OMF on different dealer websites have a very good pearl. I requested the same watch with a better pearl nearly 5 days ago, still no 2nd watch for QC and im at the point where it can either be sourced; or i will want a refund and have to wait until some factory comes along and bothers to make sure the rep has a good pearl.
  10. Got a weird 5513 yesterday and need advice.

    No worries, lots of great info on the forum. Yeap, the retaining ring holds the crystal on the case. The bezel itself clips onto the retaining ring. Here’s a shot of the midcase and then the crystal and retaining ring in place.
  11. Forgive my ignorance (the watch is at home and I’m out) - the crystal is meant to mount to the watch, and the bezel then grabs the crystal?
  12. Hello from Italy

    Thanks Sogeha, I will write you back this evening. Inviato dal mio iPhone utilizzando Tapatalk
  13. Got a weird 5513 yesterday and need advice.

    It's not difficult to replace the crystal, you're half way there. If you were intending to the mod the watch you may as well keep it. Trust me on this – the Cartel does need modding to get anywhere close to the original. You can pick them up from here: http://www.pf-818.com/watches/rolex/submariner/vintages/0-0-0-0rlsv01006-vintage-5513-no-date-submariner-asia-eta-2836.html?___SID=U
  14. Is asking for a good pearl too much?

    Depends on the rep; some are known to have bad (wrong type of) pearls. If it's that bad then reject it.
  15. You guys think I should try to return it? Or make it work?
  16. Got a weird 5513 yesterday and need advice.

    Where did you purchase this? Am I aloud to ask that..
  17. Got a weird 5513 yesterday and need advice.

    Personally I’d go for an Ofrei PA 462 66 crystal. It’s a very similar look to a T19 service crystal. Don’t go for a Clark T19, there’s too much rehaut distortion. You can read about my v.2 build in the link below which may help. https://rwg.cc/topic/181702-modded-cartel-5513-v2/
  18. Show the PAM combo you choose today

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Wristies - thread consolidation?

    IWC + Santoni [emoji7] Verzonden vanaf mijn iPad met Tapatalk Pro
  20. Ive seen plenty of these replica constructed cases, most from Josh, and vintage models, all with plexi's fitted, the gasket is to aid water resistance. Looking at the one photo of yours, the gasket appears twisted/deformed.
  21. Strange hybrid Rolex

    Strangely enough I like that combo
  22. Got a weird 5513 yesterday and need advice.

    Interesting! I've never seen an o-ring gasket on the neck of the case. First, you need to separate the parts- crystal, crystal retaining ring and the bezel with the bezel insert. You should be able to press the crystal out- hopefully with your thumbs/fingers. If not, you need to buy a $15 crystal press from a place like Harbor Freight and press it out. Then you should be able to put the crystal back on the case- pressing it over the gasket since the gasket might help with waterproofing. The crystal should be a tight fit over the case neck, but not too tight. If it's loose, that's no good either. Next you need to press the crystal retaining ring on- that should also be a tight fit and this is where the crystal press should help. Finally you press on the bezel- it should sort of snap over the crystal retaining ring since it's a tension fit. Just remembered there's a flat washer like ring that also should be in there- it goes on before you press on the bezel. If you don't have the tension washer, just go to installing the bezel next. You can press on the bezel with the insert in it or install the insert separately- it might be glued to the bezel which is fairly common on reps. If this doesn't work, you might need to start swapping out parts- like a new T-19 crystal which you can get anywhere- they do vary in size slightly. A new aftermarket bezel assembly might also do the trick- Clark's used to carry them but you might have to ask Gary if he has them since they may not be listed on his ebay page. Other people also sell the 5513 bezel assembly- maybe WSO990- wholesaleoutlet990. The watch does look like a V2 cartel- crown guards are ok, but could be straightened up on the insides. A 1665 case is different from the 5513 case in that it has the HE valve and a thicker bezel assembly. The 1680 case and 5513 case are slightly different, but since this is a rep, I wouldn't worry about the engravings since they are really only for decoration- you're just trying to end up with a decent rep 5513 that looks good and functions. You could send the watch back- it's a hassle, but is up to you.
  23. Is asking for a good pearl too much?

    Yeah; but usually when you are spending premium rep money ($250+ +shipping) you can get a good pearl.
  24. New pick up- gen omega speedy pro

    Congratulations, may it bring you many years of pleasure
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