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  1. New hands, new dial… Theses hands are perfect, thanks again for your great work @slay
    6 points
  2. I’ve been after this project since forever. I always missed having a Red Sub in the lineup. I dabbled here and there and each time the results were horrible. Finally I found an old school MBW and the game was on. I watched from the sidelines until the “right” dial showed up, then I found the right bezel and started aging it. I went with a very early pointy-four insert and amber pip. Then an original Polex Pete silver flat-three overlay washed up on these blissful shores. I tried 1,000 different T127 crystal and ring and bezel combinations until settling on the Sternkreuz. Then I f
    4 points
  3. After about three years' time, I can call this one "done". The case looks to be hand made, from maybe the 70s, likely from Vietnam. It's nearly perfect, though a little too rounded on the sides. Inside the case back is the curly Rolex logo from the era, stamped deeply. The serial numbers are age appropriate and it has BREVET+ between the 12:00 lugs. I put a Brevet+ crown on it, and the dial is correctly dished, but chipped around the edges because the case maker didn't provide a good way to anchor the movement inside. The hands it came with were horrible, made from bits of different han
    4 points
  4. August 2006 join date for me. I remember buying by first submariner from m2m on TRC (RIP) however. In my early years, RWG was the best source of knowledge IMO. However once RWI and RG came along I was drawn to there for posting for some reason. Perhaps it was the active m2m sections. Perhaps it was the age demographics, as I was in my 20's at that time. I took a couple year break from reps, but it has been the VSF Omega's that drew me back in. That led to a new buying spree. [img]https://i.ibb.co/C9X0p8k/gray.jpg[/img] [img]https://i.ibb.co/Ks6fKfP/brown-00904.jp
    3 points
  5. This made me think about when I joined and realized it was over 10 years ago! Still kicking but trying to wind down and I've been hiding out in the SE Oklahoma mountains waging war on the 'coons and armadillos since the virus snuck in...
    3 points
  6. This post is way old news but I figured I would update it as I had recently completed a commando build. Recipe : Raffles 34mm tudor case with tudor solid caseback and rolex crown solid caseback sanded down to remove tudor engraving and given a light aged polish modified bezel to accept Yuki Domed crystal AF-294 ( ID of bezel needed enlarging) yuki dial - aged with translucent airbrush paint hands from Ofrie part number HAN- 6595 (eta hands) eta datejust hand eta 2824 clone raffles 19mm rivet bracelet - ( proper rivet bracelet on th
    3 points
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  8. ... BUT, while I wait for the titanium mesh to be released for the NTTD, I figured the SS mesh would go well on my Bond Seamaster, and it isn't so bad at all:
    2 points
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  10. My gosh, you have a perceptive eye. I was rather proud of that mark. Its intent was subtlety, to generate the nearly imperceptible impression of fatigue. I didn't want to make the watch look tawdry and used per se, but enjoyed. It was with the gentlest touch imaginable that blemish was placed, not unlike the hesitant kiss of young love or the gentle brush of an angel's wing: The dented crown, on the other hand, is an entirely different story.
    2 points
  11. Vostok Amphibia - "Scuba Dude" Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    2 points
  12. Enviado desde mi iPhone utilizando Tapatalk
    2 points
  13. I believe Miss Understood moved to Only Fans (succulentsalmon?) where she's a millionaire.... More seriously, forums and the open web have so much competition from aggregators and apps (reddit and so on), and dealers are all over social media and SEO - fewer people start out on any forum to begin with. Which is a shame, because they miss out on there being nicer corners of the internet I'm gearing up for my first rep buy in years, so dusting down the saddle, and by "saddle" I mean look forward for my inevitable post bitching that all of the TD contact details
    2 points
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  16. Perfect ... enjoy it to the fullest. Cheers.
    1 point
  17. You’re right Buddha, it’s much more like a 6202 Turnograph case. Good eye. I thought about grinding it flat and decided to leave it as is.
    1 point
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  19. I recently built this and a few others. They vary in many ways. I think most would agree there are 3 general tiers of building reps and very directional price ranges, YMMV. 1. Beginner Build: Buy a basic cartel watch. Fade the bezel, soften the case and maybe age the dial a bit. $150 to $350 depending on mods or DIY 2. Intermediate build: Cartel watch as base and then do the above stepsm. In addition, Shape the lugs, Cgs. Age dial, relume both dial and hands. Add better crown and crystal. $150 to $600 ish. 3. Advanced Build: Get gen spec case and dia
    1 point
  20. Well best is to stick to the TDs here and ask them. Or get a JKF sub with 21j movement, take the bracelet off and sell the rest. Might share a few pics of MQ‘s 93150? That would be great!
    1 point
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  22. Best thing is to be here regularly looking for new posts since your last visit. A good build takes a lot of effort to get right so the good ones don’t come up for sale very often. But if you keep checking you’ll eventually be in the right place at the right time. Another option is to sign up for VIP so you can post a WTB topic. Good luck, a 1675 done right is a thing of beauty.
    1 point
  23. Something to think about... Since the genuine 116520 was made from about 2000 to 2016 there may still be quite a few replicas in the pipeline with movements that are not reliable. Word is the 4130 clone is usually Ok but it was not being made when many 116520 replicas were produced. I have a couple 116520 with the seconds at six 7750 clone and they are basically junk imho. Never had the 'New Improved Version' of the 7750 clone because the first models cured me for good so maybe a member who knows about them will chime in. Never had a 4130 clone either. Btw...I am ver
    1 point
  24. HAAAAAAA!!!! I love it. But does it have to be a Doxa? How do you think the Nastymariner got to be so gorgeous?! Yes, that IS an 1/8th gap between the endlinks and the case, and no, it didn't really come with a domed crystal.....
    1 point
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    1 point
  26. Cornerstone is getting ready to buy a rep? Oh this will be good. 🍿 This summer I went a little nuts buying and building dive watches, only one rep among them. Did you know you can make a Seiko SRP Turtle into a Doxa lookalike? That led to a very tasty Blancpain FF, then a Zodiac Super Sea Wolf, then a Maranez microbrand. Someone stop me!!
    1 point
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  29. Guys finally some good news on the COVID front, watch this Doctor I do every day he is on the money. I am elated!!!
    1 point
  30. By the way, i managed to reshape, polish, and sharpen those raffles time ETA hands: https://forum.replica-watch.info/forum/rolex-tudor-replicas/9131259-pompompurin-s-chasing-ocd-who-has-the-best-eta-submariner-hands
    1 point
  31. Navitimer.. Disgusting 💩almost as bad as a Richard Mille.....Ugh - don't get me started (IMHO of course and as we know, opinions are like [censored] holes, everybody's got one and it's usually full of pooh 😂) I remember looking at an early iPad in an airport shop with a tecchy mate of mine. He was all excited and I took one look at it and thought it would flop too. Hey ho there you go.
    1 point
  32. If it was anything like this I could die a happy man.
    1 point
  33. Been a long time since I posted. I remember when I joined the old RWG back in 2004, one of the first post I read was some oldtimers who talkes about how everything was better in the good old days. This was a nice place on the net for many years. I truly enjoyed doing reviews and guides, and receiving nice Feedback. I migrated more or less over to Repgeek, which are more up to date with discussions on new reps. Not very active there either. Life moved on, and I felt I was happy with the watches I had. Anyway, I have setteled down with wife and one kid, 7 years ol
    1 point
  34. LOL, I lost a $20 bet to Pugwash when the first iPad came out. I bet it would flop, boy was I wrong... I met up with Ubiquitous a few months ago. Rocking some amazing Frankens! What happened to Freddy333? I haven't seen anything from him since I have resurfaced. What about By-Tor?
    1 point
  35. Speaking of restoring things ... score: Moose-1, Rover-0 Final score: Moose-1, Rover-1
    1 point
  36. Thanks for that. I made my own a few years back, not that beautiful from the underside but they work just fine and look great on the other side.
    1 point
  37. very nice! A little yellow on the hands would help and then wear that bezel to break it in.
    1 point
  38. fresh form the mailbox
    1 point
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