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  1. You need to scroll down the main forum page- when you get to the section watches, clothing, parts and accessories you scroll down to BK's watch garage and there you have it.
  2. Yes, You need a C-2 gasket for the 16610
  3. Check out ofrei.com- they have a pretty good selection of T-19s. http://www.ofrei.com/page419.html
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    It just came out, so you can be the first on the block to get one. http://www.trustytime.cc/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_8&products_id=20156
  5. Have you looked into an Athaya 700 crown and tube? That rep crown is pretty thick. You could also polish the sides of the case- some polishing compound with the felt wheel on a Dremel like tool will take off the sanding marks. You can also get 1500 and 2000 wet/dry sand paper. You've definitely got that dial and hands well aged! Is this the cartel case- it looks pretty good?
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    5514 experts

    Where are the pictures? OK, let's go down the list- a 5514 was only made for COMEX, it may or may not say COMEX on the dial, but it will have the HE Valve on the side. These were never available on the regular open market. It's basically a 5513 with the HEV. Movement would have been the 1520. Just because it's a Phong doesn't make it a franken- more like just a replica...
  7. I did not need the h4 kit. On DJs the hour hand travels inside the hour markers and the minute hand clears the hour markers, as does the seconds hand which goes on last. Clark's crystals are fine
  8. Look for BK's watch garage further down the main page. He can probably get you what you want. Intime- Ryan is a trusted dealer here and he can get you the ARF 116610 you're looking for. Hopefully postage to Abu Dhabi isn't a problem but Ryan can tell you more about that. Typically postage to the USA runs $25-30. Good luck
  9. Shoot me a picture and let me think about it J.
  10. They're around- start with this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/Watch-Movement-Repair-Adapter-Securing-Screws-Washers-For-ETA-2836-2834-2846/152962498055?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 and keep looking
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    Cavi, have you seen that 43mm Seiko sub with a black dial and bezel insert? That would be cool, IMO!
  12. Here's another one of my budget replicas- I call it a 16238 with a $50 raffles dials case and a $25 riyi002 jubilee bracelet.That's a gen DJ dial and it has a 2836-2 swiss inside. Come to think of it, it might be a 2836-1 inside- which was serviced maybe 5 years ago. If the gold wears off, I can replace the case and bracelet for $75 and swap out the innards in 5 or 10 minutes! Here's the same watch with the $25 oyster bracelet The DJ gold case isn't exactly correct, but I try not to get bogged down with the details when I'm wearing reps. The Riyi002 bracelets don't have the Rolex emblem on the clasp, I've heard of people asking for them but I've never been able to get a bracelet with the Rolex crown on the clasp .
  13. I'd figure $600 to $750 each. I was looking at a couple of DDs over a Silix Prime the other day- maybe pick up one of those and put a swiss eta and a gen dial in there. A gen dial is whatever you have to pay on ebay or wherever. As for the 1016, I'm not sure what you do these days. JMB is on an extended vacation so you can't get his case setup these days. You could check out rafflesdials.com and maybe get a case there and a modern dial. Check out Yukiwatch.com also for vintage dials. If you find a used Rolex 1500 or 5500 case, you can use it to build an Explorer. I think those cases will take a 2824-2 movement with a movement spacer- raffles #2 spacer.
  14. Swiss movements are still around, they just cost a couple of hundred dollars instead of $100. This watch has a swiss 2834-2 in it. The dial is from Rafflesdials This 1016 Explorer has a swiss 2824-2 in it- I call it the updated version of the 1016 since it has the 28,800 bph movement. I typically just gather up the parts and have a watchmaker put them together. Mymanmatt built the DD, and my watchmaker put the Explorer together.
  15. Aren't the 17 jewel movements a thing of the past? I would figure anything new is 25 jewels these days.
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