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  1. tomhorn

    7032/0 Monte Carlo mystery dial??

    I don't know much about these to know if it's any good or not, but Ruby does have one posted. Assume it's a Viet dial on a Singer plate. http://rubyswatch.com/products/t1-|-vintage-|-monte-carlo-|-dial-1641
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    DW 6263 Daytona

    Hasn't been around for a while.
  3. tomhorn

    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    Well, Cwazy was on RWI ... I've heard that misiekped does lume here in the US although I haven't used him personally for lume. Have used him for movement service and builds, and he's great. However, since I notice you are across the pond, I'd go with Domi based on the reviews I've seen of his work.
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    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    1) PBdad did my 1016 dial and Cwazy did my 5514. Unfortunately, both of them are long gone. Only other person I have used for lume was Vac, who did my 3717. 2) I went with the TC hands. I had a set of Clarks to use originally, but got tipped off to the TC hands and swapped at the last minute. In one of your posts on the subject from 2015, you landed on the Helenarou hands as a viable option. 3) Not sure there is a question here. I always thought the gen 160xx cases were better that the 162xx cases for a 1016, but if you've had the latter re-shaped, then I would use it myself. 4) If you go with the 16200, then you could use the SH3135, or ETA 2824/Selita SW200 (granted, incorrect beat rates though). I think JMB was also recommending the Felsa 4000 as an alternative in his case, but you'd be gluing the dial to the movement. IIRC, mymanmatt said the ETA 2789 would fit in the JMB case. You can get the Yuki dial with ETA feet. Unfortunately, the 2846 I used won't work for you. Good luck!
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    Datejust 1600/16000

    My 16014 project is linked in my signature below. Answers the 160xx questions. I haven't done a 16xx project, so can't help you there.
  6. tomhorn

    Hello from Peru

    There are plenty of trusted dealers with their own sections linked on the homepage (Watches, Clothing, Parts and Accessories). Start your research there.
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    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    My build is linked below in my signature. 1016's are a great first build project for people (along with DJ's). A lot of different ways to do them, from cheap to expensive.
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    Daytona expertise

    I would bet Noob improves the dial and insert first. v2 .... :)
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    Daytona expertise

    Plenty of discussions on this already. Short version is the movement is a great leap forward on the Noob, but the watch is let down by things like the dial and bezel insert. The ARF version is more accurate visually, but the movement isn't the same. IIRC, people have said you can't take this movement and swap to the ARF case directly, but it might be possible by modifying the case.
  10. I used an Athaya 702 crown/tube in my 5514 HH case, which installed directly without retapping. He also made a 702 tube which worked with a gen crown that also fit. Misiekped built it for me and reported no issues with the 2846 fitment other than he didn't use the HH movement ring. I'm sure there are plenty of members here that would buy the HH case from you (including me). It was easily the best option besides Phong when it came out. I'd love to take a crack at a pre-Comex 5513 with it.
  11. Here comes the next great project from the mind of Ubi .... :)
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    JMB '1016' project update...

    I was fortunate to avoid some of your issues by using a gen 16014 case (with JMB bezel) and Whoopy dial. The 2846 fit and the dial was easily positioned. Not so easy now given the lack of availability of parts ... :)
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    JMB '1016' project update...

    You could also have made it easier by using a dial that had ETA feet ... like Whoopy's if you could have found one ....
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    Rep Waterproofing

    Depends on the construction of the rep, and the tolerances therein. With many reps, simply disassembling, lubing and replacing the gaskets can get you a long way. With others, I still wouldn't swim with them even after doing that.
  15. Just as I have issue with people who are not Americans trying to tell "us" how to live or what's best for our country, I also won't begin to try to tell people in other countries the same. When you don't have the proper frame of reference it's impossible. I think there are some good things about the EU (the ease of being able to work), but from an American point of view there are a lot of things I wouldn't want for my county (for example the extra layer of overbearing regulations that MOAB mentioned). Still, it's not for me to say if it's best for those in Europe, as I lack the proper context to do so. We had a President and Congress that for the better part of eight years tried to move us toward being "Europe West" and found that the people opposed it so much we ended up with Trump (MAGA) as President. It was actually Brexit that foreshadowed the Trump victory. Whether it ends up being the catalyst for the rest of the EU to break up remains to be seen, but the countries involved will have to figure out what's best for them.