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  1. Today was a first for me tears rolled down my face. I had 91 year old women whom I was trying to give an aerosol treatment to, she keep taking off her treatment mask. She was Italian same first name of my recently departed 93 year old Aunt Assunta /Sue. For me it was taking care of my beloved Aunt so I pulled up a chair took her hand in my gloved one and started singing in Italian. She immediately calmed and left the mask alone. So I sat w/ her in my gear seen above singing to her till the treatment was over. I can get through the gear being an old bass choir singer, you will hear me. At the e
    9 points
  2. Hello everybody. I'm still getting notifications and thus I'm visiting from time to time. But I must say my life has changed totally since I got sober (5 years ago) and broke (2 years ago) ! The brotherhood of RWG helped me a lot 2 years ago when I couldn't even imagine having a simple job back. You guys gave me a couple of watches and hundreds of euros that kept me alive till I found a job. I'm back on track, a radio presenter job during nights and weekends, still sober, publishing a blog about my alcoholism. I earn a very nice income, live in a nice flat and eat more tha
    9 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
    8 points
  4. Guys I received first of two Pfizer vaccine shots today, I'll let you know if I get any side effects.
    8 points
  5. 8 points
  6. The Kursk (Red sub) is getting some exercize today
    7 points
  7. New hands, new dial… Theses hands are perfect, thanks again for your great work @slay
    7 points
  8. As you know I hold full inquiries into such things but in this case evidence presented to us was in controvertible. Grail has been selling rep Rolex boxes and Rep watches as gen on TRF nobody knows reps like we do and upon being informed we looked into it. Athaya crowns, MQ cases you guys would spot a mile away along with some interesting picks of the same hands and wedding ring............... Need I add more there are movement shots also, you name it it's there. We buy reps that is our choice we mod and get them pretty damn close but we do rip off others with our skill set inst
    6 points
  9. 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
    6 points
  10. Well, that's pretty much the info I sent you via pm. I'll post it here, others may find it useful too: If I were to build another 5517, I would buy the complete case set from Ruby. (Request login password via email: infor@rubyswatch.com) http://www.rubyswatch.com/Products/watch-cases/sub-c5517 Ruby's bezel insert is currently the best, it's also included in the case set: http://www.rubyswatch.com/products/k15-|-submariner-|-5517-|-bezel-insret-1878 Although not perfect, dial from Ruby too: http://www.rubyswatch.com/Products/parts/sub-5517 Hands from Yuki: https://w
    6 points
  11. It's been a long absence, but nice to see old friends! Miss you guys! Have not done much with watches in a long time, and frankly, with some of these new pieces coming out, there's really not a lot to do with regards to building either. Admittedly, it's kinda strange to have a new rep that doesn't need a gen dial, or hands or crystal... And more shockingly, has a reliable clone movement with 72hr power reserve... So, been spending a lot of my free time putting miles on the car. Miles of smiles 🙃
    6 points
  12. * Where I am in life... work is incredibly challenging, incredibly dangerous, and the b@stages keep trying to promote me out of the job I love to do. I have a good woman at my side, everything else is secondary. * Status of the collection... too dang many watches. I'm up to 18 and I'd be happy with 6, just the vintage gens. * Milestones... my daughter finally met a man I approve of and they were married. I walked her down the aisle, and whispered in his ear "tag, you're it". My boy is a firefighter in Kotzebue, above the arctic circle. I couldn
    6 points
  13. 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!!!
    5 points
  14. Crownartcustoms mk3 insert is the final detail...
    5 points
  15. On a tip from [mention=59902]hologramet[/mention], I purchased an insert from [mention=47967]Dlf[/mention]. What can I say, it’s amazing! Here it is now installed on my 5517. Thank you both guys!
    5 points
  16. Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G981B met Tapatalk
    5 points
  17. @hologramet will advise you to tone it down a little if you want to get buyers. Your knowledge and skills are undisputed but your conditions come across as somewhat harsh (though as a modder I do get what you mean) Go easy, your filtering will work automatically based on which member you choose to respond to.
    5 points
  18. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    5 points
  19. I’ll start, with a 5517...
    4 points
  20. Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G981B met Tapatalk
    4 points
  21. Gents received my second dose this Monday . Sore arm no other side effects, the key to this and to protect you from COVID prior to vaccine it vitamin "D" . Now it takes 6-7 days for you to process D into useful form in your body . Just had blood test D was 85mg now over 40 -50 considered good 20 under your dead w/ COVID. Look D is cheap as chips get a 10k dose bottle take 20 for a week then 10 K daily thereafter, what do you have to lose. Now the darker you are the more this is critical, I am Sicilian have a tan year round so I went heavier, if you from African decent go 30k then 20K for a few
    4 points
  22. My HH5514 as always.
    4 points
  23. Open to any constructive criticism Jkf 1680 with dg2813 movement Mods: •reshaped case •added a tc v6 clasp •athaya 702 crown •drilled lug holes •watchmaterials crystal •viet dial(printing isn’t 100% accurate but gorgeous imho) •silenced rotor and finally waterproofed Tell me what you think, things to improve on, what looks off, etc. For context i learned how to take a caseback off about 4 months ago and now ive “built” my first watch(although rather crudely in my guest bedroom). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  24. Aviation legend Chuck Yeager has died at the age of 97. No doubt about it, he had The Right Stuff.
    4 points
  25. MOAB AT WORK IN THE COVID WARD.
    4 points
  26. 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
    4 points
  27. Enviado desde mi iPhone utilizando Tapatalk
    4 points
  28. Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
    4 points
  29. Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
    4 points
  30. When I was young and stupid(er) I was on a business trip to Puerto Rico and ran across a guy selling Submariners with (gasp) AUTOMATIC MOVEMENTS. I had to have one. I wore it proudly, constantly mesmerized by the dark blue of its dial and bezel insert. It was breathtaking. So walking home from work one day I passed by Ben Bridge jewelers in downtown Seattle, the Rolex Authorized Dealer. I went in and admired their watches, tut-tuting under my breath that they were all black. All missing that distinctive and handsome deep blue tint. To my eye they were otherwise identical.
    4 points
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