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  1. denimhead


    Hello Mate nice to see you again. Hope lives treating you well M
  2. Lovely mate, congrats on a special build.
  3. Can't wait to see the end result mate, cousins UK sell a gen spec click spring. Not sure on the endlinks. One thing to remember if your using the JF case. The drilled holes have to follow the inside holes as a guide, so you may have to slightly alter any endlink to fit the case. Hope that makes sense. Cheers
  4. Morning Dutch, The ST case takes the SH movement no problem, not sure about the rehaut depth on it though, as its a 16610 replacement. Yes you'd have to add chamfers. The JF 16610LN(not the LV) has a shorter rehaut, thats why i used it for my 16800 build. In terms of putting it all together then I'd suggest you contact Ado(Adrian) directly, he has his own modding section on here. He's based here in the UK. He is also known very well over on rwi. for his lug holes16600 builds. He can do verything down to serving the movement, build it. Case work etc The bloke in my eyes is a bloody genius Hope that helps
  5. Hi Dutch I'm in the process of putting together a 16800 matte dial submariner, which would date it too 1980- 84. I have done numerous 4 digit builds but wanted the reliability of the saphire glass and click functioning bezel. While still having that matte dial vintage feel. I used the JF16610 as a base, Ado123 kindly drilled the case for me SH3135 serviced with Gen date disc, and complete Gen auto wind module Mq 16800 matte dial on Gen Beyeler plate gen tube and crown Gen tritium insert Franken 93150 WSO 580 endlinks Hopefully complete by next week I wish i had gone with the Startime case, because Ado had to follow the internal holes on the JF case and they are always a bit off (you maybe a bit luckier) In other words when you look at the side profile one hole is always a bit higher than the other. Only issue with the startime case is that there is no champher on the case edges.
  6. When you get time to have a search on the forum, there are a lot of Vintage sub builds at varying degrees of investment. If your considering this level of investment then a simple start list for you would be - Cartel vintage submariner(5513 or 1680) these are actually very good bases. Modded to enlarge the lug holes replace movement for a eta 2846 or other slow beat movement. Perhaps a nice Gen insert or fade the cartel one. This can be done very well. Also have a look for Big Daz as he sells faded aftermarket ones including the plastic pips Sternkreuz plexi that fits the cartel case. Yuki dial and hands, might want to have them re lumed again Big Daz is worth contacting. You have to remember that most vintage Rolex have had different lives, usage etc so they will all vary a bit in terms of ageing. That's the advantage with them! Having build a few of these, my advise would be try and find a nicely one already done on the sales forum, trust me its worth it. Good luck DH
  7. This really isn't the best start in terms of communicating with the members here, we've all been new to the forum and we are always learning. Oh and by the way when your watches need fixing guess who you'll need to fix them. Yep Mr Steel. Deep breath and lets start again.
  8. Just always worries me when some poor sod is going to get royally stuffed
  9. Is it me or have these people completely lost the plot, i'll not even bother going into whats wrong with it, the list is endless. But over 80 bids😆 Vintage Rolex at its finest madness https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolex-93150-Submariner-Oyster-Watch-bracelet-20mm-Vintage-Stainless-Steel/193106023261?hash=item2cf604135d:g:9JwAAOSwtO5df8cU
  10. Hi mate Didnt realise you had an account with them. Message coming you way! Hi stone Its saying you cant recieve messages mate. Fire me one over if you can Cheers M
  11. Beautiful peice and on my wish list at some stage. Getting rarer and going up in price
  12. Hi guys Just asking a favour here, I need to order some parts from startime but at the moment they aren't willing to ship outside the US. Has anyone got an account with them, and are you ok with shipping it to me in the UK. Nanuq and I thought we were being really clever and have tried to side line them by using his address 🤪🤪🤪but they're not playing ball. I have an account with Cousins watch supplies here in the UK so happy to reciprocate the favour If theres anything they have and you need in the US. Greatly appreciate any help guys Cheers DH
  13. I Have to agree with Jack, Helenarou(MK) produces a very nice 5513 dial at a very reasonable price. The dials based on his own gen and he got it right. When you look at a lot of the Ebay 're dials' etc there's always something not quite right, text spacing etc. And also mentioned he will offer you 3 stages of ageing.
  14. Very nice piece Sir, good luck with the sale.
  15. Yes it will need servicing, but what i'd always bear in mind is if you want this to be a keeper then the cost of a service is well worth it. Also consider installing a gen auto wind module.
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