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  1. Love to see a good result out of situations like this. At one time or another most of us have had deals go south, so kudos to everyone who helped out!
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    Pick a 1016 Dial (please)

    Keep in mind Ruby's dials are made for use with gen Rolex movements, so you'll be cutting dial feet if you are using ETA or Chinese movements.
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    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    I think she goes by Mary Watch now, but used to be Watch International. She is a TD here. Many of us have bought her 7836 for 1016's. For the money it's hard to beat. I coupled it with 580 endlinks from WSO on my 1016, but I used a gen 16014 case. Not sure if they are the best for a JMB, although I'm sure someone here will know.
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    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    Mary's 7836 is the best value for the money.
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    NY factory

    Must admit I am dealing with mostly vintage Rolex builds, so not always in tune with knowing all the factories. Having said that, I don't recall ever hearing of anything called "NY Factory". Regardless, you never buy a watch directly from the factory, you buy it through a dealer. We have a number of trusted dealers here that can normally get access to anything. If you want to clarify what you are looking for (specific watch) you might get some more help, or better yet, do a search for the model you are looking for. There will likely be posts that will point you toward the best version for that particular model. Good luck with your search!
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    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
  7. tomhorn

    DW 6263 Daytona

    Hasn't been around for a while.
  8. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. tomhorn

    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.