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  2. kernow

    The Shortest Thread Ever

    Grrrrrr......
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  4. macarone

    AP Picture thread

    Cold panda! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. HaydenM

    Rolex DD Build Planning

    Hi all, After looking over my collections I have come to the realisation that my little Rolex collection is definitely missing a DJ or a DD and so I have decided to look into building a DD. Now while of course all gen DDs are in precious metals I'm not a flashy guy and don't want to get into the gold plated fiasco that reps can be so I have decided to go SS akin to the WG 18239. Now in the research I have done so far it appears that most of the DD builds around the fora revolve around raffles parts. I am not looking at going into a ridiculously expensive genstein build or anything but was wondering if anybody around the forum has any experience and suggestions. For movement my current plan is an A2836 http://rafflesdials.com/chinese-tianjin-sea-gull-silver-clone-2836-watch-automatic-movement-beautiful-have-never-been-used-before/ (or similar) With the Day/Date-WO from raffles too. On that note, is there a good tutorial floating around as to how to properly align the DWO? I've found some very old posts on the other RWG but not sure if there have been any developments there or any suggestions from the modders on the forum. For the case, dial and bracelet are there any suggestions of a way to go other than raffles. I'm on the lookout for a gen dial but unfortunately 18239 dials are definitely up there in price. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, HaydenM
  6. tompa_k

    AP Picture thread

    Very nice one! What is the name of if? Cant find this one of my TD. Its not ”Don ramone” right? And its not ”gold theme”.and not ”Pride of Argentina” its a grey dial right? Real beauty! Skickat från min iPhone med Tapatalk
  7. manodeoro

    TIGER CONCEPT 5513 V2

    I will ask but the seller doesn't even know how to open a watch so ... BTW ... the rehaut on my A/6538 seems sometimes woky, a proof that crystals can create distortion because I KNOW that my rehaut is 90 degrees (custom made on a professional lathe). Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk
  8. Bart Cordell

    Winter 7922 / Reflections

    Same thoughts when looking at Mondani Submariner story. Some 6538, 6536 and 5510 have short minutes hands. Perhaps a service replacement?
  9. jackflash

    TIGER CONCEPT 5513 V2

    One thing to check is the rehaut, make sure it's 90 degrees to the dial and not "woky". Some appear to be so, could just be crystal distortion though: https://www.watchpatrol.net/listing/574367/
  10. jimcon11

    Winter 7922 / Reflections

    Thanks man. What's really bad is when you're browsing pics and you see a nice old big crown listed in the "Superlative ROLEX" catalog as a model example, and then you notice that the minute hand doesn't reach the chapter ring
  11. jimcon11

    The Noob and His Rolex Build.

    You need higher resolution pics of this baby. I prefer your 6350 but the milgauss is no slouch That's an interesting fix for the hour hand, I'll have to remember that trick. Dial says perpetual so you need to get that autowinder going. I'm thinking of household items that could be fashioned into extra long movement tabs... pen pocket clip, old Zippo lighter.. I'm sure you have something. Man, the way that offwhite dial catches the light is something else
  12. Legend

    AP Picture thread

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  13. macarone

    AP Picture thread

    Going to put this together. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. MrThompspnR

    Rolex Wristies thread

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  16. JSebWC

    Rolex Wristies thread

    Back on the wrist after some time on the workbench. Nice to have it back in rotation [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. JSebWC

    Winter 7922 / Reflections

    Wow. Well done. That hand work turnout great. This week I had to sand down the tip of the hour hand on my Milgauss 1019 You know your deep in it when your shaping hands. [emoji38][emoji38] It is very delicate work but the results are well with it. Good job ! I like the seconds hand. Very unique. I have one on my 6350 and it’s very distinctive. Love it. Awesome work bro. [emoji482] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. JSebWC

    The Noob and His Rolex Build.

    Okay. Update time. After a few days. The eta movement that was in the watch stopped running. Not sure why. So instead of trying to fix the keyless on the movement I got another ....in this case an ETA 2824-2. I disassembled the watch and mounted the new dial to the movement. Went to install the hands and was finding that the hour hand was slightly too big for the 2824 movement. I tried the whiskers fix. Which seemed to snugg things up but it let go shortly afterwards and the hour hand was loosely goosey. Talking with@pompompurin. About my issue. He had told me about how another builder.@mymanmatt I believe fixed a similar problem by gluing the hand to another proper fitting hand fit it. Basically a piggy back idea. I was intrigued So having the Dummy hand that comes with movements. I tried fitting that hand with the Milgauss hand on top and then the min and seconds hand. And it appeared that I would have enough clearance. So I trimmed the dummy hand down and glued it to the hour hand. Reassembled the watch and how the hands are good and tight and fit like factory I also had to sand the tip of the hour hand down slightly for two reasons. It was longer than gen and it was hitting the applied markers. They clear them nicer now Great idea and it’s not noticeable at all This was before the trim and gluing but gives you an idea of how I stacked them. A genius solution [emoji1303][emoji1303] I sanded the cyclops off the new Clark’s crystal and fit it to case carefully. Cut the stem just a wee too short but still works. Fought with the keyless ( like I always do ) and got it together and in the case. [emoji38] The 2824 being an automatic. Where the old movement was hand wind only. I want to keep the rotor. Which would mean loosing the faraday cage. The cage is what held the movement in place once the case back was on because of the custom movement holder to fit the eta to the case. Movement tabs won’t work. I confirmed this as they are just too short so I will have to make or modify tabs to extend them so they can reach the case. In the meantime I pulled the rotor and put the cage back in. The watch is now back together and is running well and keeping good time. Hand wind for now until I feel motivated to tackle the tabs. Happy to have it back in rotation Holy [censored] this thing is a labor of love. This was a serious challenge and I have learned so much by doing this and as difficult as it can be at time. I find it quite relaxing and enjoyable. It would have been easier to come up with the 40 grand to buy a gen but this was a lot more fun. Besides the few minor tweets. I am very happy with the watch now and it’s pride of accomplishment Thanks for following me on this journey [emoji482] . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. manodeoro

    TIGER CONCEPT 5513 V2

    Hum ... sorry but no [emoji6] After reading what automatico an Sogeha said about that model and knowing that it's sold about 1/2 the price ... I can't give a link because I'll buy it. Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk Thanks !!! really informative and helpfully. It seems that at $90 it's a steak ... about 1/2 the price. That baby's coming to me [emoji16] Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk Thanks !!! Good news, as I already have a spare WSO 5413 bezel assembly [emoji16] Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk
  20. jimcon11

    Winter 7922 / Reflections

    I don't think it matters whether you work from above or below, as long as you keep the blade perpendicular to the hand itself (on the z axis). I ended up doing whatever was easiest based on the fact that I had to hold the hand in my left hand carefully without bending it. Just light pressure and many passes to keep things even, it's easy to go too far by accident. The Raffles 6204 minute hand is the full 13mm, which ended up being too long for my chapter ring. I'm not sure what the exact size of the chapter ring is on gen dials, but 26mm is right to the edge of my "gen spec" case, so my chapter ring is more like 25mm. Depending on the size of your chapter ring you might have to shorten the hand. I merely cut off the tip square and basically whittled a new point. I was worried that I'd never be able to make a good looking, even point, but again it wasn't as hard as I imagined. Just go easy because the damn things are 25 dollars a set JK hands: http://www.jkhorological.com/Product-detail.php?product-id=2477 The JK minute hand isn't terrible but it has some issues that are impossible to correct in my view. Can't wait to see the result, your milsub is going to be a monster
  21. Sogeha

    TIGER CONCEPT 5513 V2

    WSO bezel can be fitted, a mate has done a few
  22. automatico

    TIGER CONCEPT 5513 V2

    Here is a picture of one apart so you can see how it is made. The poster tells about putting a T19 on it. http://walletfriendlywatchforum.com/read.php?7,601204,601204 Tiger watch website: http://www.tiger-concept.com/5513v2-watch.html
  23. automatico

    Rolex crown free wheeling - is it repairable?

    BTW who is Riff-Raff? R-R website info sent in a message.
  24. dovla

    TIGER CONCEPT 5513 V2

    I actually don’t find it as bad. Link me up pls.
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