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    two glossy gilt chapter ring dials
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    Welcome to the SJW era. Where the liberal Hollywood wants to replace every strong male role with a female feminist and when the movie flops they blame it on all the white patriarchal men. Go figure!
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    I am not a misogynist or sexist and I respect women in general, but some roles are gender specific IMHO. 007 should always be a man in line with his creator's intentions, and wonder-woman should always remain a woman. I am open to characters like Captain Marvel being either gender.
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    Thanks and sorry for delay. I share some pics from some last proyects m working on it: This is a moded V72, working on balance, then i need to gold couple wheels. Those are cortebert 616 moded to 618 I can make almost any bridge part, engraving and other watch parts. For the angelus 240 for example i made all stem wind parts (including clutch wheel and winding pinion). Regarding to Keeper, dont worry when i publish any thing to sell will consider that. PS: english are not my language. Regards Jorge
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    Yes, You need a C-2 gasket for the 16610
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    "Fake watches are for Fake People." Maybe Yes. Maybe No. I sorta doubt it myself...unless the fake watch is on a politician. Steven Wright: The other day somebody stole everything in my apartment and replaced it with an exact replica... When my roommate came home I said, "Roommate, someone stole everything in our apartment and replaced it with an exact replica." He looked at me and said, "Do I know you?"
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    Whenever I put something up for sale I get deluged with messages from children that can't find their butt with both hands. I just ignore them. Consider putting artificial limits on your sales. I only sell to people I know, or who have been around 5+ years, or who have consistently been donating or participating in the forum. Look at their profile here, it shows how much they participate and how long they've been around. Don't be in a hurry to sell. You get to do it exactly one time and you want it to be pleasant for everyone. I've been approached by dipsticks from VRF with high 5-figure offers to buy my pieces, and I ignore them too. God knows they have more money than sense and doubtless, a horde of lawyers on retainer. That means I'd lose my watch and never see a dime for it. Forget that, I'd rather GIVE it away than tolerate that crap. This is supposed to be fun, right? So make it fun. I once gave away a watch here to the first person who could tell me the name of my grandmother's pet. There's one public place on the Internet with that detail, and by God, someone found it. I was pleased as punch to give him that watch. Make it fun!
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    Welcome to the world of the 16 year old dreamer! They want a flash watch on their wrist to impress the laYdEEz. They haven't got any money but they want that watch sooooo bad. Can you imagine the look on the laYdEEz faces when they pull up on their BMX with that Rollie dangling off their wrist....boom!! Now, their only option is to persuade Mum or Dad to borrow them the dOllaZz, but they know when they get that watch, it's got to be perfect otherwise they're going to get called out and ridiculed worse than having a 5mm penis. So they start with the questions, hundreds of questions...and they want pictures, lots of pictures and guarantees. If this deal goes [censored] up and they've spent Mum & Dads money on a crock of poo, they're in it up to their neck! So, they've finally got the deal of the century on they're dream watch and now for the easy part... "Mum can you borrow me 300 dOllaZz to but myself a Rollie"? "What do you mean, no"? "Dad, can you borrow me 300 dOllaZz to buy a Rollie, I'll, like, wash the car for a month I promise"! "No, but I've already told the guy I'm having it. Oh my God, you are so unfair, I knew you never ever loved me"! And that's wareth the story endZZ...
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    I don't know if there's anything better than a MQ gilt 5513 dial, but I have read that MQ can be tough to deal with- that came from Jackflash. After MQ there's Ruby who might be a little slow to respond these days and Phong who is ok to deal with but might be a little more expensive.
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    Totally agree!! Couldn't have put it better myself! Imagine now Doctor Who character is going to be replaced by a woman and what next? Mary Poppins portrayed as a male commando soldier! LOL!
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    Yes, Legend, 508, OK W/ the Captain Marvel turn not a problem but this is just not right on so many levels.
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    Yes agreed. The whole freak out about an African-American mermaid was a bit much, considering the source material/lore and that it existed pre-Disney... but this is different.
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    If you happen to have a second retaining ring or can find a cheap aftermarket one, I simply place one upside down on the one I am mounting and then use a standard press. The second ring will not grab because the crystal is curved (usually).
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    How much did what make in the end? I built a Panda-Daytona, just like I wanted it. It cost me about 12-14k USD less than buying a new one on Chrono24. I didn't make shiet. It makes me happy though. Stop asking stupid questions. Read first. This is a build log not an advertisement. Period. Skickat från min iPhone med Tapatalk
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    That’s a very nice-looking patina. If you consider parting with this, pls let me know. Thanks.
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    Hmmm... You guys have kind of convinced me. However can't go ETA. Will have to cut dial feet and broach/crimp hands. Updating with a recent pic.. Skickat från min iPhone med Tapatalk
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    Welcome! Many people are favoring these lately https://puretimewatch.io/submariner-116610-lv-green-ceramic-arf-1-1-best-edition-904l-ss-case-and-bracelet-sh3135v2.html https://puretimewatch.io/submariner-116610-lv-green-ceramic-vrf-904l-1-1-best-edition-on-ss-bracelet-vr3135.html Each has it's own uniqueness and pros/cons. Higher price, but you get what you pay for. Some people also favor the crispness of the N00b dial https://puretimewatch.io/submariner-116610-lv-green-ceramic-noob-1-1-best-edition-904l-ss-case-and-bracelet-sa3135-v9.html
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    OP. This website has gone through many iterations. They promise Swiss movements, suggest that they have a back door to manufacturers....it's a simple scam..as you well know. Many... many, folk want a reasonably priced replica watch. The internet is the first pace they go. This place was initially set up as a haven for rep watch buyers.
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    You send them money, and they send you a piece of [censored] when and if they get around to it.
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    This beauty arrived today after being modded by Alvin, great job, huge thanks my friend AJ
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    Yeah, mine arrived. Thank you again @sputim
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    Yikes. I thought three was bad!
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    . Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    The real is fine with everything. The fake, with everyone.
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    Ceramic Diver with the "extras" Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    I am surprised to see a comment taking a dig at super frankens like these. I spent more than OP while building a super franken 6538. It's one of my most treasured possessions. Seems silly to say that a super-franken is just a rep and not worth spending $,$$$ on when we are, at the end of the day, collecting tools that are obsolete - replica or otherwise.
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    I too have had this happened. I take my finger nail and put it on the mainspring tub gears and then rock the the tub back and forth. If the balance is in the pallet fork, it may start. Make sure the the balance hasn't popped out of the pallet fork. I"ve done that on a dozen eta's in the last year. Something binds up and I cannot figure out why. Try that first . Horologist is correct. Remove the pallet fork and make sure the drive train spin"s freely. Good luck. The balance wheels are very tricky. With the balance assy on your bench, and the hairspring up, lightly flick the balance wheel. It should run freely for around 15 seconds. The 15 seconds is my rule of thumb, not a rule applied by industry horologist. If it doesn't it could be the hairspring is bad. Look at the coils on the hairspring and see if they are evenly spaced. If you have another balance assy to try, do that. I got some advice from my rolex dealer friend years ago about hairsprings. He told that sometimes the ones that look the best won't run at all, and sometimes the ones that look the worst perform perfectly. It's a crazy crazy world when it comes to hairsprings. They can drive you insane! LOL
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    Normally production methods are finely tuned...be they Lange et Sohne...or Wang and son. Reps, their fits and limits....I'd suggest is guesswork. They don't make anything the same size....twice in a row.
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    Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
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    Giving the old timer some rare wrist time this Easter.
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    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G960F met Tapatalk
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    Hi guys , this is my last build 1680 red , Mark 1 meter first . Gen brecelet folded 9315 ( rare ) Gen. Tube & crown . Gen plexy 25-127. Vietnam dial high quality. Vietnam case repashed completly. Età swiss movement 2836-2 . Gen. Hands modified & tritium . insert aftermarket sunk into the bezel . Good vision : Inviato dal mio iPhone utilizzando Tapatalk
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    That's a valid point. Using height #5 minute, hour, and second wheel/cannons along with a DW from a 2836 and a .5mm dial spacer helps with all of that. In any event, Sellita is a solid alternative to ETA and better made the the asian alternatives. The SW220-1 is the Sellita version of ETA 2836-2. The parts are interchangeable and Sellita parts are about 1/2 the price. http://www.ofrei.com/Sellita-Watch-Movement.html
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    I'm pretty sure it was done in the 70s because a lot of early 1680 Red has flat hands still. So my guess is that the Rolex certified watchsmith I spoke to is correct that in early 70s Rolex switched to Curved hands. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Fake [censored] are better than no [censored].

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