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  1. digisquid

    194 ?

    With the successes of the submersibles, 187 and the 243 ...whats the possibility of the factories putting out an "ultimate" 194? Any rumors out there?
  2. Hopefully the rest of the NEW 187 owners will fare as well as you. As for mine...it is off to The Zigmeister to be serviced and relumed.
  3. Still glows as when it did before it went gray.
  4. Hi Guys Just wanted to share a photo taken today approximately one week or so ago from my first picture post dated 8/15. Definitely has gotten worse. Anyone else start to experience this? Waiting to hear back from the dealer.
  5. Perry any resolution yet? Are they exchanging the watch, replacing the dial, reluming? I have not heard from my dealer yet...although mine is definitely not as bad as yours. And I totally agree with you, the issue has to be heat and/or UV coupled with the amount of time the watch is exposed to it. I am very curious to see if others are going to experience this also.
  6. No moisture...had mine pressure checked. Passed with flying colors. Like I said, mine is not as bad as perrys...but something is definately going on. Hard to capture. But take notice of the difference in color between the hands and markers, as well as the discoloration of the edges of the markers. The yellow used to be so much brighter and crisp.
  7. Ok, I am going to try to catch up on all of the questions. The watch pictured is one of the first ones shipped, so it is over a month old. (screen name is "perry" on geek...maybe some of you guys know him.) I dont know who he purchased it from, but he did contact the dealer and since then has packed it up and sent it back. Mine is also slightly over a month old and perfect when it arrived from King Watch. Hands and markers matched...same yellowish color. Normal everyday wear, mild climate. I contacted her already and she is willing to correct it somehow. Stay tuned, I am going to try to take a pic in a bit.
  8. This pic is not mine...its the guys from geek. I will try to take pics of mine tomorrow, but not sure if I can capture it. Like I said previously, mine is just starting to turn. Not this bad...yet.
  9. Read on geek that someone's new 187 hour markers turned gray. After reading it, I looked at mine a bit closer...my markers dont match the hands anymore. Under a loupe, I can see that the edges of the hour markers are turning gray. And the 2 o clock position has a dimple or something in it. Mine is a little over a month old, wore it everyday since its arrival. I love it. Dont know if I want to go through the process of returning it to the dealer, or just send it out for a lume job. (Downside of return...it could happen again. Downside of the lume job...my expense) Wondering if we are all going to start to see this...check yours out! Please let me know what you find out, it will help me decide what action to take with it.
  10. Same as me. I guess you were quicker on the trigger. Hope mine looks as good as yours. Getting impatient...c'mon Connie.
  11. That looks awesome. Congrats. The finishing is perfect. WOW. What vendor did you buy it from?
  12. PrDubis, whats your thoughts on this one? Pros and cons compared to our modded swiss 7753's? Crown is fatter, case and bezel looks better than ours IMO. Transplant possible??
  13. Wow...both watches are awesome. PrDubis, yours is a dead ringer for a gen. Perfect to-date-patina. Honestly I wouldnt think twice. Great job. And that Hopno case is something. Hopefully the new one will bring the best of both worlds together. Lets cross our fingers In the meantime, heres another one from the collection. Yes I have a thing for complications.
  14. Thanks all for chiming in...appreciate all the input and compliments. PrDubis please share some pics of yours Any insight into when the NEW asian 7753 version of the 187 will come out?? I was told christmas 2010, new years 2011, after the Chinese New Year...and like I said originally, I gave up. Although I am really looking forward to it.
  15. Yes very good eyes... I forgot to mention these lug bars...my biggest pet peeve of this watch. Screw tips at both ends... arrgh. Makes changing straps, in a few words "not so easy" Trying to modify lug spring bars to work and look right. But since the case holes are essentially the same size diameter (left and right) and the spring bar ends are not are not...its not an easy fix.
  16. Thanks for replies guys. Really appreciate your input. (AR stays the way it is per bumz, matte spray on the sub dials...someday, if I can figure out how to do it) I knew most of the "tells"...possibly AR and overall slight thickness differences of the case and crown, HE valve engraving, date pusher is wrong shape and possibly functions different. (having never held one, I am just going from pictures) Anything else I am missing?? I read somewhere about this Hopno case...and understand it is really nice and even closer to the gen case. Ideas of where I could get my hands on one? Can the 7753 movement be swapped into it? Lume shot....very happy with the work The Zigmeister performed.
  17. Thanks guys and WOW bumz...187 "beater" Awesome. This will have to do until I find one, # one...at a price I can afford, # two. Comparing to your gen, I didnt go for that much of the patina'd on the markers. I wanted it to look like it was almost new and/or just starting to turn. (depends on the lighting) Hopefully I achieved that. I question my AR...is there a tint of blue on the gen? Mine has a blue tint, see below.
  18. The date wheel is not recessed at all. Sits flush to begin with so no fix required. Installed the date wheel to look more like the gen (bolder font) King charges somewhere in the ballpark of $800US.
  19. Thanks. Yes the date changes from the top button.
  20. Thanks guys. Appreciate your comments. So how close do you think I am to gen?? (Besides the gen strap) A few more pics...
  21. Thanks Chief Big fan of your work. Would love to send this one to you but I keep missing the sign up.
  22. Hi All Been waiting for this new asian 7753 187 to come out... but couldnt wait any longer. So I purchased this 7753 Swiss 187 from King, installed a date wheel from Taka. Lume, movement service and crown guard pin flattened and polished by The Zigmeister. Wondering what you guys think?
  23. Hi mpp, Is the working 187 the 7750 version or 7753?

    Or are both 7750 cases?

    Has any mods been done to the working one?

  24. IMHO I think both the 7750 and 7753 are good, but I the 7753 is closer in looks to the gen. (Check out pic: 7750, 7753, gen) And the good out ways the bad. Solid movement, date isnt sunken (at least you can see it) Bubble dot at 12. Dial size and construction is closer to gen. Water resistant for 50m. Honestly the only thing that bothers me is the size of the crown. I am sure there has to be a fix for this????? (I am new to this whole rep/modding thing, so I am not really sure what I am looking for...T60, T48, spring loaded...can someone explain or at least point me in the right direction?? As for the screws, that is one of the flaws also, they really should be screw bars. But yes, I was able to get them off. Not easy, but doable. 2 screwdrivers with even applied pressure does the trick. Only one side unscrews, you are basically holding the other screw head. Get the little screw head out, be careful not to lose, and then push the bar out.
  25. Not sure if this helps..if not I will take better pics in the morning. If you are wondering about the date changer at 10, it is larger than gen, but it does function. Just press and the date changes. HE valve is raised as opposed to engraved. Not sure if either can be modded. But we are getting of subject...I think a new thicker wider crown will make this watch just about perfect. Any ideas? (7750 crown does not fit) As for a "secretive approach"...no disrespect intended, I didnt know if sharing the name of the dealer was permitted. (There are some forums that look at it as schilling.) Since it is allowed here, I will gladly share. King Watches, one of the trusted dealers. it was a great transaction, perfect communication. Highly recommended, a pleasure to deal with.
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