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  2. This is the thread I have read about the potential problem of the Powermatic 80 mvt. So does it mean the dial from the Miyota mvt will have it's feet sit correctly onto the ETA2824 should I decided to forget about the low beat issue? Thanks.
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  4. PARA today
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  6. I think 4 re-opens is probably average for me when working on a watch. I need to get better at checking everything before I button it up. The problem is I notice something that at the time I consider to be "good enough" but once noticed it's all I notice so usually within 24 hrs it's open again to fix the thing previously determined to be "good enough"
  7. OK thanks for the comments, I guess being new to replicas I got stung but hey ho. So how do I get the "approved" list of vendors and can anybody recommend a very good replica of a Breathing Navitimer please? Many thanks to all
  8. What's the problem with the Powermatic 80? All of the ETA 2824 models are high beat, either 28,800 or 36,000
  9. 3rd and last switch today. I just changed strap setup on my white diver. Now it is a true summer watch. 30C degrees here where I live so it was the right time to do it.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. "Cleaning glossy dials always gives me a headache..." Me too. I use AF Blue, similar to green 'Rodico' but better for shiny dials imho. Wear new rubber gloves when handling AF/Rodico that is to be used only on dials and do not use it on anything else. Use a blotting or rolling motion, do not drag it across a dial. It's good stuff! example: eBay item number 162115903985
  11. Great thx for the info. So I better start looking for gen ruberclad hands Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I also vote for Misiekped. Q...Why? A 1...He knows what he is doing. A 2...He can get parts. The rolex 1520/30/60/70 is easy to work on, much like an old Bulova 11BLACD and many other movements from the fifties and sixties. The catch is parts. Always has been. Always will be.
  13. Sounds good to me ! Houston is a great city by the way ! Spent two months there at GE Hydrill a few summers ago. Had an awesome time ! When can I send it ? Lol and do you want the movement out of the case ? Shoot me a pm
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  15. "Artificial natural patina", love it [emoji3]
  16. Oh... that is gorgeous [emoji33] Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  17. Somebody is trying to add artificially natural patina!!! Shame on you! I wonder if the boys over at RPR have a thread on distinguishing natural patina from artificially natural patina? "Only a watch with natural patina deserves a premium. Don't pay for artificially natural patina." Lolololololol
  18. I'm in Houston if that works for you. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  19. Getting away from it all.
  20. Nice watch, in all honesty I had to completely decase and decade about four times to get the crystal properly aligned haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Seriously, these things are time sucks. I started working on my RGRC at like 4 pm next thing I know it was 10 pm. The problem with any AP is that you're all excited when you finish whatever it is you set out to do and then you realize to put it back together there are 8 face screws, then 8 nuts,then 8 more case back nuts. It's like another hr just to screw it back together.
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  23. Hey fellas I have one of my Marlin 127 that was hit pretty hard when I shipped it back from my home in fla. It was hit hit so hard that one of the bridge screws snapped, the minute hand and second hand came off and the swan neck regulator came off. I can handle everything but the swanneck reassembly and regulation. Anyone know of anybody in North America that can turn this around fairly quickly ? Cheers clet
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