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  1. jmb

    Question About "New" Crown

    Hangin' in there, D! After this week we are about to get done messing with the cabin for a while so I'll have a bit of spare time. Here are pics of the package. Are these supposed to be heat sealed all around? If so this one had definitely been glued on two sides as I was able to open it up by sliding a thumbnail between the "layers." I thought it was suspect but wanted to make sure before I told the buyer to "have words" with the seller...
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    Question About "New" Crown

    I guess I'll take a lack of response to mean this is "normal" on the old 600 crowns.
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    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    Cool, when done there must be pics!
  4. jmb

    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    Crystals and stuff are one of the reasons I hate messing with newer stuff. Just vintage and plexi for me!
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    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    Lo, thanks, Bro. Yeah, hands can be tricky especially without proper hand-pressers.
  6. I am prepping a 1016 case and the new owner sent me a new Rolex crown for fitment to a new tube. No problem but looking at the crown makes me wonder if it is in fact new. It arrived in a sealed plastic "bubble" but the shaft (?) has pretty deep scratches on it. I would have thought Rolex QC would be better than this. What is the collective's opinion?
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    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    I wondered who would be the first with that jab! Less than a month and already have a big gouge on the crystal. I'm very hard on watches... No close-ups because y'all will make fun of my lume job.
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    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    I finally got around to building me one a couple weeks ago. I sold my Explorer several years ago intending to build another and kept running out of cases before I built me one. This time I built me one first! Guess it's been 5 years or so since I had one...
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    A couple good '1016' project threads...

    M, you can upload pics to the forum relatively painlessly. Also check with whoever you have your internet service through as often your account will have some web space included. I just got in some more "raw" cases and will start machining tomorrow. This may be my last batch as I really would like to retire, but I've said that before...
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    New 1016 Exporer From Trusty?

    Auto - Yeah, I had to build myself one so had to call one back home!
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    New 1016 Exporer From Trusty?

    Hmmm, too small lug holes, lug profile is too fat, and the bezel is a tad too tall.
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    Black 1016

    I think the plan is going to be that HWA will sand the paint off the ID of the bezel and see how it looks. If it looks like $hit then I'll reduce the ID a bit and repaint next time I have a rifle to do.