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  1. [emoji122][emoji122][emoji122] Awesome!!!
  2. Hologramet I have fought similar battles. Not loosing a beauty of a gen movement but others. Dials that are supposed to be gen showing up as rep, running “great condition” movements arriving stuck and non repairable, long delays waiting for the correct parts. Etc.... I agree with the others, definitely stick with it. Just sit it aside and let some time pass. After all it is a birth year build right? It took you quite a while to reach this age and good things take time and perseverance. In the end you will have something very special to you that you would never think of parting out. Just my 2 cents BTW, love the wall clock!
  3. Excellent information@Automatico as usual a full on watch class when you post. Thanks for the education!
  4. Here is a pic of the Red. (Entirely high end rep parts) As you can see it needs a gen 702 also. If you run into someone who has a few let me know.
  5. Absolutely, you will save a bunch. Just the gen 93150 bracelet has became ridiculously high now. I have seen very well done aged bracelets using rep parts. I did the same with my red dial build and am very happy with it. The case on it is a DW and will take gen 1570 but it doesent bother me to have 2824 power. I have the white with gen movement and 1 is enough. Keep posting as you change it. It’s your art, keep it coming.
  6. Be careful, the 1680 is totally addicting! This is my 5th one and they get increasingly expensive. This one has a Phong case and back with Clark bezel. All else is gen including a 1570 and silver date wheel. That’s why you have to be careful. $$$$$[emoji33] 1680 addiction can get very expensive! Still a nice gen whitey will set you back $10-12k so a franken at this level is still less than half that.
  7. Gen 702 is definitely a worthwhile upgrade! LifeTrekker yours is a great effort that can still be even better than it is. Keep refining it. Do the 702 next you will love it.
  8. One other replica insert you might look into that I didn’t see mentioned was from Jensen or Phong. Here are a couple of pics of one I have had for a while. It has heavy serifs on the numbers and the batons.
  9. Here are a few for your comparison study guys. This first is an insert that lives on my 1974 1680. It is the only one of the bunch that I have not acquired in an original factory blister pack with part number. I have often seen this referred to as a mid fat font insert but have no idea what MK number it is. The next three were all purchased in factory sealed boxes of the same part number. (B315-5513-1-A1) These are all gen inserts and you can see that there are 2 examples that have the flat vertical on the back of the 4 and two that come straight to a point. I guess it goes without saying that I prefer the flat top 4. Also I have purchased the same part number at times that has a thin font insert with no serifs! It can be like buying baseball cards. You never know exactly what’s in the package unless the seller gives you a good picture of the box and insert. Hope this helps...
  10. You guys may shout me down for this but I didn't want to shave my date disc on the chance I may install a real 3135 at some point. Plus its a perfect heavy serifed date wheel. In my watch the solution was to remove the jewel from the date track and it works perfect. I can always pop it back in if I want to revert to the rep date disc. Quick set works perfect now. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  11. 737....series serial numbers are a well documented rep flag. This is a later Phong case and back. Movement and crown gen rest is rep. I have an earlier version again 737xxx serial except the one I have is not laser engraved. E' s are wrong on mine too... Still a nice watch just know what you have and enjoy it. I would have left the old dial and hands.... Sent from my SM-T587P using Tapatalk
  12. Starting fire now kemosabe... Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
  13. Just contact via email? Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
  14. Hello, you are right Jensen is the man on the mid case. I just finished my 1959 square guard build a couple of weeks ago. Not inexpensive but a very convincing example of the gilt SCG 59. My recipe is as follows: Phong 1959 Square Crown guards case Phong Tudor engraved back Singaporean dial from the bay Decided against the 390 and installed a 2824 for ease of service. Onlinestorehk lollipop seconds Hour and minute hand from my parts drawer? Yuki 7206 rivet bracelet Aythaya 700 crown and tube Clark 5513 bezel assembly I believe a Clark T19 vintage (parts drawer again.)
  15. Amazingly beautiful Bob! We enjoyed this one here in the Smokies a few nights ago.
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