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panerai153 last won the day on August 31

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  1. Got this nice Blancpain Fifty Fathoms LIP from davidsen a few days back. Very easy to work with, good communications and with EMS, the watch was from Hong Kong to me (southern USA) in 5 days. I found and old tropic strap that I probably took off another dive watch and it fits perfectly. Here are a couple of really bad phone photos Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. The RWG official watch has arrived!

    @kernow, he still hasn't gotten it!![emoji85] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Gen or rep guys?

    That's getting harder to do since Rolex went to random serial numbers. Watch looks correct, but like Freddy said, remove the back. Are they asking a comparable price to a used one with a known history, or is this a "bargain"? Another thing to consider, most of the bigger pawn shops aren't going to give a person a bunch of money without checking for authenticity. You aren't going to stay in business by giving someone a couple of thousand for a watch only to discover i's only worth a couple of hundred! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Real or fake? What you guys think?

    Still think it's a gen watch with and aftermarket dial. Clearer photos would be very helpful though. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. 6238 V72 black dial

    Congrats!! Beautiful watch and very nice writeup. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Daytona 6263

    Very true. Accuracy or lack thereof will dictate price. You can get a "passable" accurate Venus movement model or a nice used DW a7750 for less than 1k, but if you want one that is really accurate, and remember no rep however expensive will be 100%, you could easily spend 4-5k. Another consideration as with all replicas of expensive watches, can you pull off wearing a 30k watch? You never know when you might run into a guy who knows his Daytonas. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. I have wadded up a ball of duct tape ( leave some sticky surface showing), press down hard with the sticky against the case. Has worked for me. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. The RWG official watch has arrived!

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Mike, What do you suppose the case is made from? Seriously doubt that it's sapphire!! Hard to pull off that pink model, but they also make a gen that is transparent, looks like glass.
  9. 6542 CASE SUPPLIER !!!!

    To the OP, go over to the Rolex forum, search 6542 and you will find several very comprehensive 6542 build posts. By far the best route is the yuki or Ming Quy cases, but they are expensive. Another problem is to find a good dial. There was a guy on eBay back a couple of years Ingod) who had some pretty good dials, but he disappeared. Member JoeyB has built several he also produces the bezel insert that is the closest that you can find to the genuine. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. The RWG official watch has arrived!

    I would guess it's a Richard Mille, skeleton dial chronos case made from sapphire? Am I close? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. These types of articles, written by pompous assholes with a at best a superficial knowledge of the subject matter they are writing about comes up periodically. As usual these articles are filled with misinformation. The only thing I agree with in the whole article is the part about the folks who buy "Bling" watches. They of all the buyers of replica watches are the ones who overwhelmingly buy replicas in order to deceive others. Outside of this, the rest is pretty much B.S. I really love the heart rendering statements about the watch manufacturers losing billions of dollars because of all the Reps that folks are buying instead of their grossly overpriced products. News flash to watch manufacturers. The rep buyers aren't going to bankrupt you, the lack of interest in watches by millions of young people from teens to their 30's and Electronic manufacturers like Apple! Samsung, etc. should be who you are worried about! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. RWG Newz

    Sounds like some very positive changes. Great and much appreciated. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. 1940's Vacheron Build... A step closer...

    Hi ubi, good to see you. As usual you've built another beautiful watch. But a VC? I thought you were a Patek guy through and through!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Lowered expectations...

    I agree with Freddy. I remember him saying on several occasions years back, that the parts you thought were insanely expensive would be bargains in a few years. I really don't know what the future holds relative to repairing older Rolex watches. Replacing worn out parts with used almost worn out parts is "fools gold", but what does one do if new replacement parts aren't available. AFA the future of watches in general, I agree, it looks pretty grim. Most of the younger folks are either not wearing a watch at all, or they are wearing "smart watches, fitbits, etc. They don't need a watch, their phone is permanently implanted in their hand!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Real or fake? What you guys think?

    Open up the back and check the movement. There are tons of Lady datejusts out there that have aftermarket diamond bezels and MOP dials with diamond indices. This dial looks like and aftermarket one to me. I bet that is the most common upgrade in the watch world! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk