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  1. 5 points
    Following in Hologramet's footsteps, here is a piece that's near to my heart. I was given this by a Navy SpecOps diver to whom it was issued back when it was new. It was for timing missions and as a form of currency so he could sell it if he needed to, to get back home. Years later he died and his widow asked me to come to the funeral. At the end she gave me a rolled up towel with this in it. It was missing the bezel, he used to complain that it came off and he was tired of replacing it. It turns out, the bezel was still there, so worn down that the inserts wouldn't stay on. [/img] The lume and hands were horrible, it looked like someone had done the job with a paint roller. Yes, he could see it in the dark, but it was beyond nasty: So I made friends with Tom Nesbitt in Seattle (Rolex guru) and started the long process of restoring it to its original condition. It made a few trips to Ziggy and got a top notch relume, he had to scrape the old lume off the dial and hands as they were flaking into oblivion: and my dear friend Ubi sent me a gorgeous insert and pearl: ...and offered to install a gorgeous Brevet crown: Finally after about 20 years of sourcing parts, I got her back to where she belongs: My birth year Rolex.
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    I have handled the gen at a Panerai TD in Bond Street and can tell that this is a stunning rep and compares directly with the gen in all visual ways, actually coming out on top of the blackness of the carbotech finish. Put a Swiss movement in her if desired and you've got a hell of a watch for less than 5% of the gen!
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    Skickat från min iPhone med Tapatalk
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    Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
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    Finally a 42mm sub and a carbotech to boot. Always liked the older 243 but it was tad heavy IMHO. Looking forward to getting my hands on one of these beauties.
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    *Sigh* I wish I still had this one. From way way waaaaaaay back when they weren't worth much. Please, someone kick me. Hard.
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    You will like the DAP. Get some good headphones if used like a Walkman (Campfire Audio makes some great ones - Lyra are the ones I like the most). HDtracks.com will provide some good options for hi-res FLAC (from a complete album standpoint) and 7digital.com is my favorite (some complete album and some individual tracks available).
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    It's the Crown & Buckle Chevron. Super comfortable and a great alternative to the legit Tudor straps! Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
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    Just wanted to share the great work that@Ado213 did for me recently. Taking my very beat up TC and giving her a complete service, drilled lugs, installed open 6&9 Dwo and basically giving me my grail watch. Only thing left is to replace the dial one day but no rush. Loving this. Thanks again@ado213
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    201a Franken-rep: DSN case FGD dial and hands ETA 6497, platinum plated Jacob caseback T crown Skickat från min iPhone med Tapatalk
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    I have. Speaking as someone who has a gen, they aren't too bad, but the other parts are not great. These are the same as the old DW cases, so the chrono pushers are junk and the wrong thread pitch. They should be replaced with ofrei or similar. They had a pretty good 6263 bezel before, but the current 6265 features laser etching instead of engraving and is terrible. Probably replace with a 6263 bezel from NYwatch. Dome crystal isn't great, would go with Clark or Sternkreuz. Crown is signed with coronet and triplock dots, but the tube is a double seal. Could pass for gen when screwed down. The back is slightly too thick, but not terrible, and lug holes are too close to the end of the lugs but it does come with some nice thick oe-type springbars and fits gen bracelets and ends. I offered $150 and accepted their counter of $200. Hope this helps.
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    Don’t know why, but I love that black Daytona!
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    Skickat från min iPhone med Tapatalk
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    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G960F met Tapatalk
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    Finishing off vintage week with a 52mm custom PVD coated DSN Egi with a Rollie dial.
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    Gen? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
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    TS watch/vintagepower has the same watch at around the same price. Not cheap, but if you were to build it yourself, you'd spend at least that much.
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    Outstanding!!! Now this tiger is starting to purr.
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    Bought a new 16610 in August 1994 for $2065. Easy to get back then. Flipped it. Bought a new GMT II 16760 in 1988 for $1465 and a white dial Ex II around the same time for about the same price. Sold the GMT in 1994, never wore it. Traded the Ex II away. Many of the watch traders I knew back then had a box of new or like new rlx watches for sale. It was a lot easier to sell/trade watches back then...no internet educated 'idiot experts' to deal with. Many of them today can recite every technical detail about the watch but can not figure out how to unscrew the crown.
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    Whoa, I thought you had picked up a ghost for a second there haha A beauty nonetheless Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I’m not knowledgeable about these, but it does look well. Wear it in good health brother, I hope your health is much recovered
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    A2813 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Yes - your suspicions are indeed correct. The genuine single red Deepsea Jacques Piccard is an extremely limited edition - only 86 pieces made. So yeah, anyone wanting to trade one + cash towards a Sinn would not be doing themselves any favours. Obviously the one here is so fake that it doesn’t even have a single letter in red on the dial.
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    Classy... Skickat från min iPhone med Tapatalk
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    Boom [emoji95] gmt 1675 PCG brown Inviato dal mio iPhone utilizzando Tapatalk
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    ☝️stunner that☝️ My latest bae🤭
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    I've been here for over 11 years now. Hard to believe it's been that long. My first rep was an Eddie Lee 3717, although I din't buy it directly from him. I have a DW cased 6263, a WM9 16610 LV from BK and bought/sold pieces and parts from a lot of the "old timers" here. Wish Ubi was around more (although he still stops by now and then). His builds were legendary. Also wish The Zigmeister was still doing work. Great craftsman. I consider myself fortunate to have a piece he worked on in my collection.
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    The crown that comes with is decent, Athaya is better. The build is restarted. After accepting that a 1520 can be circumverted and aint a necessity... Just purchased a PowerMatic 80 (2824 with 21600bph) will be stripped to non-date and only ”1 crown hack”. Hands will be converted to fit. Dial too.. 7030 crown tube purchased. Soon hearing to Domi for conversion/mods...
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    Same problem with the hour hand stopping at 10pm last night. I guess it’s time to contact Ryan. [emoji25] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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