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Ronin

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  1. I pulled the trigger on the "latest & (maybe) greatest" V6F V3. When it arrives I will post some pics. Maybe we can get some other side by sides. Let's keep this thread alive...
  2. Bump to say Trusty now has a V6F V3. Thoughts? There are now FIVE versions of this out in the wild between the ZF & V6F (assuming V6F=KW too)... [head spinning]
  3. Looks like Andrew has 2 versions now. A ZF factory and V6F. He has a video with the ZF. Hard to tell. The 3-6-9 on the V6F look better, and the pics looks like a lighter dial. But then the video of the ZF the dial color looks better... Scratching head... http://www.ttw8488.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=TUD02&x=0&y=0 Thoughts on these competing v1.0's...
  4. FYI, unless you are taking out special insurance, such as that offered by Jewlers Mutual or with additional riders on your policy-- a "serious" watch collection is not covered by insurance. BEST case, with standard homeowner/renters (in USA), you will max out at $5000. So if you have a case with 3 $5000 Rolex's ($15,000) you will only see 1/3rd back from insurance. Even your REP collection can add up quick at $300+ a pop these days. And there is NO insuring those. :-( Personally, I rotate my GEN's between Safe Deposit Box at bank, Safe at home, ~maybe one of value on display in the winder.
  5. Normal for the movement in question--, but also normal for luxury brand genuine 7750's as well running the chrono. I have a GEN Breitling Navitimer. When running the chrono the sweep seconds will do the same. At that is on a $5000 watch.... :-|
  6. That is how it should have come from the Seiko factory!
  7. The question I actually have is does the 3 o'clock subdial actually work?
  8. Glad things look sorted out for you. Something to keep in mind when approaching Reps. Treat this very much like sitting down at a Black Jack Table / [insert gambling metaphor]. You may win some, you may loose some. To be fair, the odds are in your favor when dealing with a TD. NEVER use PP Buyer Protection if it can be avoided in the context of a TD. You may have to take it on the chin for the greater community.
  9. I might be able to help. Do you need links? An entire Bracelet? I am Rocking the RAF strap like Daniel Craig in the upcoming Bond Movie Spectre My TT and SS
  10. I have never been a fan of converted 2836's w/GMT add on. If you are doing a vintage Rolex project, I have had great success with the DG3804. It is a purpose built chinese automatic GMT. I was able to drop one in a GEN 1675 with nothing more than an adapter ring (stilty or Yuki). Also, the date wheel on the DG3804 magically aligned with "plexi/acrilc" era Rolex dials. Finally, this is lower beat which is more correct on vintage Rolex, and correct hand stack for 6542/1675. So to be clear, on the hacked together 2836, there are a lot of mods required to Rolex'ize it, and as a result reliability is a crap shoot.
  11. Sweet picture. Burning Man?
  12. Hi all, Anyone familiar with this model or Rep? However, by big question is: I can just pull off a Regular Luminor case (111,029,177) with my wrist size. Does the 1950 case wear bigger or smaller? Pics on 6.8-7" wrist of 1950 case? Thanks in advance.
  13. +1 and hard to tell from the photo but is the "A" in SubmAriner pointy or flat topped like it should be?