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  1. Hello Bob, hope things are well for you up in the great north!


    I want to bring you in on something I have some concerns over.


    last week I agreed to purchase a yuki rivet from this sale Bennykwa had up.

    I and other friends have bought from him in the past and always great communication and quick shipping. I last pm'd with him on Monday and agreed to send him $180 gift and he was to ship on Wednesday. I sent funds and he never acknowledged them as he has in the past.


    so fast forward to now. It's been a week and I have sent pm'd as well as email and received no responses. Certainly no tracking info either.


    what would be your recommended course at this point?


    thank you for you help,




  2. Yes, mine has a gen plexi and is a DW. RA has a way of fitting without changes to the Rehaut. You can also put thin metal tape all the way around the Rehaut to make up the space. It is very little space. The bezel also has to be opened up to fit over the plexi. I will send pics of mine when I get back in a bit.
  3. Minute hand looks great! I still need to shorten mine. Bezel is nicely refinished as well. Now all you need is gen date wheel and plexi and it is perfect! Super home plate there friend!
  4. Very interesting Benny. It is amazing how the wars in Europe have affected most every watch company's history. Not just in Germany but also Swiss, French and Italian. Every life has a story... Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
  5. Wasn't sure how I would feel about the absence of the CG's but you have pulled off and incredible build there Sir. Very impressive!
  6. Here are a few more fittment choices for the DW case. Gen 501b WSO 580 71n lower 71n upper I am leaning toward the 580 or the 71n. None are a perfect fit and can be irritating to get locked in. (Which makes me nervous about the security of what has became a very expensive build.) Think I will try to find a set if 589. Has anyone tried them yet?
  7. No someone before me did that. I bought them Cheap because of it. $50 Can't tell from the top and otherwise a good fit. Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
  8. Lot of long earned wisdom in this post guys! Thanks for the info R good stuff! Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
  9. Yes good observation, that is exactly the value I calculated in the number above. 93150, 9315, 7836 all will run $600-800 but the way they feel on the wrist is worth it. I may have actually undervalued the watch head estimate as I only calculated 500 for the gen dial. They have been bringing crazy money lately! Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
  10. Probably as good as it gets with an $1100 budget.[emoji6]
  11. I have both his 7016 and 7021 cases and they are perhaps the best aftermarket case for the vintage Tudor out there. Phong typically uses ETA 2789 movements which are the last iteration of the 2784 that Tudor originally used in the 9401 and 9411. The later 7016 used a 2783 which was the 2784 with no date. The place where I feel Phong could improve is in the area of his handset and dial. The hands are out of proportion when compared to gen. Hour and minute hands too fat and the second hand diamond falls in the wrong place. Tail of the second hand is also tapered out too wide in the back. Remember that Tudor offered three dial versions during the life of the 7016. Pre 1968 the rose dial like the 7928 was available and later the shild dial with roung indices and also the snowflake. This really opens up your available options when searching for a gen dial. (They are becoming rare) The dial is nice enough but this case calls for a gen dial or at least a MQ for sure. Add to that a set of onlinestorehk hands, gen 703, gen T19, gen insert, gen bracelet and you have a real winner! In the end you will still have half the cost of buying a gen in the watch. So considering all the above would I buy the Phong? Yes! I have two of them and if there was a third vintage Tudor I had an urge to build I would buy another. Here are a few pics of my 7021 build which is the same case but with 7021 engraving. The bezel is the Clark watch parts bezel. Dail, crown, 93150 bracelet and endlinks are gen. 2784 movement sourced as NOS and serviced by Misekped. Cost to reproduce $2500-3000. (Depends greatly on dial and phong case cost) I guess I could have just said buy one you will love it! (Bit I feel there are too many nondescript posts these days) Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
  12. Yes it looks like a 703. The one on the middle looks rep to me. The side profile and thickness on the right looks more gen or possibly TC. Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk Here is a gen 704 to compare...
  13. My guess is left to right 703 704 704 Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk The 703 is clad and has a broken stem in it. The 704's are monoblock. Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
  14. Perfect Nanuq! Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
  15. Not sure what was censored above. I thought I had typed [censored] but maybe something autocorrected to something else. In any case my apologies if I posted something inappropriate. Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk Weird, it did it again. Why is a word that starts with fl and ends with ange censored? Anyway, here is a pic of a 702 tube for the op. A pic is worth a 1000 censored words. Haha I defer to the expert on gen rolex bits dbane would certainly know.[emoji106]