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  1. Thanks for the reply! That's pretty much what I thought, I reckon Rolex couldn't care less back then and just used whatever they had in stock ... I did actually find a 1964 with a 1530 ticking away inside: https://www.europeanwatch.com/30374.html Now, seeing that ... a gilt dialled 5513 would be rather nice as well. Still making my mind up. I do like the Ruby case, so will probably go down that route. Is anyone familiar with MinhQ's 5513 gilt dials? ( http://vintagewatchesmq.com/minhquy/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_
  2. Dear RWG, it's been a while since I posted here but I am tempted to have a go at a build these days. I have at my disposal a decent cal. 1530 from a non-chronometer Air King, early 60s. Would it be feasible for some of the last non-chrono 1530s to end up in early 5513's? Ruby is selling a 5513 vietnam case stamped III.64, which might just make the cut for realistically housing a 1530. If this sounds like a reasonable proposition, I was intending to add - gen SL Service Dial (these seem to be obtainable some cracked, some not) - gen SL S
  3. Ah .. well it seems I'm not the only one. I reckon it's something to do with their servers ...
  4. I recently tried again but still no luck signing up to HF. Tried contacting the admin, nothing. Registrations are open (there's a list with new members) so why on earth can't I sign up? I'm in desperate need of some vintage PAM know-how and HF seems to be where it's at, maybe someone has an idea? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. After years and years of watching and learning I feel it is time for me to build my first watch. Having slowly progressed from contemporary PAMs to PreA/V models to vintage (I recently acquired a fantastic 6152/1 built by irate03), my next project is the PAM of PAMs, the supreme mother of dive watches, the 3646. Parts acquisition is running full-steam and now is the moment for some hands on action. I would like this to be as close to "museum-worthy" as possible, sparing no expenses. These parts have arrived to date: Oyang 3646 case-set: What intrigues me about this case is that it i
  6. I've tried EVERYTHING I can think of. Various different emails (gmail, protonmail, mail2web, private / work emails, etc.) Tried Mac / Windows, Safari, Firefox and Chrome and a ton of IP addresses. Also used the support form but to not avail ... Maybe their mail server is just busted? It's a real shame, anybody know any mods there?
  7. Hi guys, hope I'm not breaking any rules by asking this but I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to sign up to the homageforum. (I'm in need of some vintage PAM parts) Tried everything but I never receive a confirmation eMail. Are they not accepting new registrations at the moment? Is there a trick? Perhaps someone can help, thanks drury
  8. I hope I don't offend anyone with this thread. I'm sure it's all been said before but I couldn't find it all in one place and figured why not ask. I confess that my one and only deep and true watch love is the Panerai. Not the contemporary, the (neo)vintage. Alas, the gens are so far out of reach it's hilarious. Just ordered a pre-A 004 (Rolli dial, grimlock case ... awesome) and having previously owned a Rolli dialed 036 (pretty sweet) I thought I'd start a little side project and see about building a 201a logo, the "ultimate PAM" (imo). So, my question is: What is the state
  9. ower

    I cannot send you a PM for some reason the system does not allow it, can you please kindly contact me regarding the  Laguiole Arbalete Classic Knife ?

    Many thanks,


  10. Okay guys! Thanks for the input. I went ahead and placed an order for a 061D H-Fac with sead. Now to play the waiting game ... @w0lf: What kind of refinishing did you apply? The CG really does look very accurate. Also is there anything I have to take into consideration when fitting the Pre-V hands? Or is it a simple swap? And lastly, does anyone know where I could source an accurate caseback? Since the serials etc. is engraved on the case (or rather not engraved in my case) the caseback simply reads "OFFICINE PANERAI Titanium 300m", correct? Does DSN sell individual parts?
  11. Hi guys, I've bought and sold a few Panerais over the years and I've always enjoyed wearing them. Vintage PAM world is completely new for me though, so I figured I'd ask for your opinion. I finally went and ordered one of Rollis 036 dials. I am ridiculously excited about this, like a little boy waiting for a new toy. The 036 is such a classic to me. I love the "Marina Militare" writing and the colour of the dial combined with a titanium case. So, how do you recommend I go about this? Dial and hands are taken care of. Also as soon as these elusive bridges pop up, I'm getting so
  12. as promised: I have one 24hour invite. If anyone is interested, shoot me a PM! Cheers, Tim
  13. never mind, i managed to find one! if i should receive any myself, I will happily share them here. Cheers, tim
  14. hi guys, this is a shot in the dark but I'm in need of a new phone and I missed the anniversary event they held yesterday. would anyone happen to have an invite left and kindly share it with me? I would gladly provide some nice german christmas time delicacies in exchange. cheers, tim
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