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  1. I thought I'd try the Maranez on a Beads of Rice band. Wow! I'm in love.
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  2. The glory days of vintage Rolex sportwatch franken-building are definitely history. But I disagree that Rolex movements are inherently problematic, or more so than ETAs and other modern mechanics. Properly assembled and maintained, Rolex calibers are nearly bulletproof. That is one of the reasons they remain so highly valued by collectors and watchmakers alike. I do not have a single gen Rolex movement that I have serviced that has either failed or not generally met its time-keeping design specs. And I believe some of them are now hitting the 20-year mark for wrist- &/or winder-time, if my
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  3. Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
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  4. Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
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  5. It’s Navi time! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  6. Yeah, I worked for a US multinational that banned us from using the word “blackboard” because it was racist, so every time a manager referred to a whiteboard I filed a formal complaint. If you met me you would probably assume I was Caucasian, but one of my direct ancestors was an emancipated slave who did very well in business. So I guess we could just all grow a pair, act like adults, judge people on how they behave rather than stereotypes and accept we all came from Africa it’s just a matter of how long ago
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  7. I am wearing the 'Dweller today, but I think I am going to switch to this tomorrow.........
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  8. That’s right, today is the day, starting with one lonely man and some bulletin board software we’ve grown into the most educated and knowledgeable watch forum on the Web. Tens of thousands of members and accumulated centuries of experience... I’m proud to be part of this place we call 127.0.0.1 Congratulations RWG!!!
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  9. The Beads of Rice band was pretty nice, now it's on an Uncle Seiko Razorwire band. New and different!
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  10. Added 3-27-21: From: Where to get a case to fit a Yuki 3135 - The Rolex Area - RWG Question: "I have a Yuki 3135 movement in good shape and I'm entertaining the idea of building a watch around it." "In particular I keep seeing that a 3135-style movement will not fit into a case intended for a 2824 or similar ETA movement, which is what most of the stock out there apparently is geared towards." There are basically two variations of 36mm DJ type cases floating around: 1...Common cases made for swiss ETA 2836 and 2836 etaclones and/
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  11. Just a little motivational shot. Was cleaning out the watch box and realized that I have accumulated some really rare and cool pieces over the last 10 or so years. It all started with that mymanmatt Datejust build. Learned a lot and met some really great people here. The TC and JF LV came from members on this forum as well. You can really see that Gen LV insert pop next to the stock JF in this photo. Last pickup was a year or two ago when I lucked into a Factory Direct TC Yachtmaster. Waiting on some things to come together to build a 16750 with a genuine tritium dial with a beautifu
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  12. Welcome. Welcome. Welcome! A "one piece collection" 🤣. I just surpassed 100 watches in my collection. The best part of replica's is it allows you to test drive otherwise unobtainable watches. This is a great way to hone in on what might be your 'one' grail watch someday. I have bought REPS, only to turn around and buy the GEN version.
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  13. Maria: And so we meet again, Mister Bond. TJG: You’ll never get me to talk! Maria: I don’t want you to talk, I want you to BUY. Muwahahahaaaa Ah the good old days!
    2 points
  14. Trusty old SMP still a favorite!
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  15. I have most of what I want, so I’m similar to you. It takes a special watch to spend money these days. My only project at the moment is converting my gen Speedy to a Mitsukoshi. If I let any of my Omegas go, I’ll be in touch 😉 And today’s.....
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  17. Thank you, it's working again. Regards from Germany cosmic2000
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  18. "Before doing anything, I would post good clear pics of said dials. You may be fretting over nothing, or the pics might inspire the right solution." Very good advice. The dial markers on my 'shortcut 1655' seemed to be a little too dark. So I fixed it. How? By looking at pictures of 1655 watches until I found a few just like mine. I can only hope they were genuine and not replickas. I understand colors may be off a little on 'net pics but I'm willing to be at peace with the dial now.
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  19. You are very welcome. I am glad you found the info useful. Back in the day, RWG really was THE central repository of cutting-edge watchmaking creativity. Unfortunately, as is often the case, that creativity was eclipsed by its own success as many of the labor-intensive, community-aided technological breakthroughs eventually trickled down into many of the average reps you can buy today. There was alot of talent -- much of which was spurred on by the very competitive nature of the no-nonsense engineering wizards RWG attracted back then.
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  20. The crown cap actually unscrews from the piston. If you remove the winding stem & clamp the piston in a pin vice, you can unscrew the cap. This is generally done to replace a broken crown spring or piston clutch ring (if the crown spins free when winding, it may be due to the inner flats of the clutch ring being rounded). I posted an illustrated tutorial on the process many years ago that you may be able to search out. Found it! Click me
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  21. Like you, I have been out of the game for some time, so I cannot definitely answer your question. However, have you educated yourself as to what makes a gen 6542? Can you tell the difference between a gen & an average rep copy? Do you know what to look for? How much does cost affect your decision making (are you more budget-conscious or more of a well-heeled neurotic-perfectionist)? Have you perused RWG's Watches section to see if any of the recommended dealers offer a rep that does not offend your senses too much (no rep or franken is perfect)? Posting with an indication that
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  22. The simplest method (assuming you are asking because you do not have a proper polishing machine) is to tape off the polished sections you do NOT want brushed & use a Bergeon 5444-A (fine) polishing block to apply an OEM-style satin texture. By-Tor & I posted separate threads detailing the process on Oyster & Jubilee bracelets, but that was many years ago & I do not know if they are still on the site.
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  23. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." —King
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  24. Same. I noticed it stopped working a few days ago. Thanks for posting the issue.
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  25. Im a young Irish guy with a great interest in watches. I dont have much money or a trust fund so I own some modest pieces, SKX 009 and Casioak are my daily rotation. I am attempting to start a watch accessory business which I can keep you informed with the progress if anyone cares. I enjoy the idea of the one piece collection however my eye cant be pleased at the moment ..... maybe ill come across it some day. Cheers, D
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  26. Modded, reshaped VN midcase and CB, movement is a rebuilt ETA CO7.111 to remove the date function and drilled mainplate in order to keep the dialfeets untouched. Rest is gen.
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  27. Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
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  28. Nice bunch you have there. [emoji106] Three 5s for me... Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
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  30. Anyone avenue any experience or thoughts on Ruby’s 1016 case? We are long overdue a good solution to 1016 cases
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  31. Me too, the only thing I've ever heard referred to as lollipop is the seconds hand of the early SUB 6538, 6536.
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  32. Going with the 192 Tantalum today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  33. Got it. Yeah, I have always lumped these into the early Maxi dial category as well. Lollipop in a Rolex context for me always invokes thoughts of early Submariner seconds hand.
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  34. Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
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