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altesporsche last won the day on July 8 2019

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  1. Hey fellas, This is purely out of curiosity than anything. The same dealer ive been going to for several years now and has been ultra quick and good to deal with, suddenly became half annoying to deal with. Taking forever to reply to emails and dragging his heels on getting me watches etc.. I know things are messed up all over but, this is becoming a bit much. Anyone else having issues like this ? Maybe i need to start dealing with someone else.
  2. LOL so im not the only one getting newbie awards for a year of membership on my I think 12th year or something, maybe longer lol
  3. Beauty build ! I love those ! I built one a few years back and loved it !
  4. Who are these contacts you mention for cases etc ? I’ve never heard of either before, but in saying that I’ve also not been on the forums much in the past year or so. 😅
  5. I get what you’re saying and I’m with you 100% on that point of view, however it’s just as easy to spoon feed the simple answer as it was to shoot it down. Noob questions are annoying, especially when they are frequent, but also some of these fellas or ladies could be new and unaware of the forum etiquette and just tossing out these questions with then the regret after when they realize certain form is expected. lol I know this all too well as I was one of those asking silly repetitive questions that were likely answered a million times, but getting answered and learning by those answers is what got me into being interested in this hobby. 🤷🏼‍♂️ either way I was picking at you lol just felt like it was a simple question to answer.
  6. I know this is an old post but i feel like an answer was easier than to ridicule over the 1:1 thing..... The best of recent years is the Noob V4 as a start. Some will argue that its not even close, but for an OTB its pretty good, however if you can find a Marlin 111 then that will be hands down the closest you will get without going with a franken. As the fellas said above, there is no such thing as 1:1, but these two i mentioned are a good representation of the original.
  7. Me too, the only thing I've ever heard referred to as lollipop is the seconds hand of the early SUB 6538, 6536.
  8. I’m in the middle of a 2 year long quest to build a 1655. I have everything now and the movement now doesn’t fit in my phong case lol the retainer grove needs to be teamed out a fraction of a MM to get it to fit. but I also have one of those cArtel cases and they are very good when massaged a bit. thanks for posting your findings. There is a lack of showing what people have done for builds these days to one cut cost and maintain accuracy.
  9. Couldn’t agree more ! I love my double red build. Likely a watch I’ll keep for a while. @nanuq thanks again for the pointers on the CG shape 😎🤘🏼
  10. Nice build man ! I just finished mine a few days ago as well.
  11. Hey lads! Have a few questions for the gurus here on the 16520s. I’m about to finish up by 1665 build and move onto something else, ive started a 16520 build, just bought a NOS 3019. I know they changed some stuff from the 3019 to the rebranded 400 that the Rolex movement is based on, but not sure if any of it will inhibit the use of the 3019. what components would one need to convert it fully to work in a 16520 build. the 3019 and 400 have a date function, so I assume the base plates are different with the 400 and the 4030 movement. Can the 3019 or 400 be used straight up into the case or need changes first to make it work. this is only my preliminary work on it, collecting the parts etc... I plan to build it over the next few months, but I want it to be right. Next big obstacle will be the dial 😅 the gens have taken off big time 😅
  12. That is an incredible watch !!! ive seen his work and ive yet to be disapointed with it. @Nanuq wow !! thats a freaking stunning watch ! thank you for the detailed photos, its making me see through the photos and things you have all mentioned an idea of what needs to change on my case. I apreciate the help everyone! thank you !
  13. @thorne Awesome ! i see what you are saying now. nice way of explaining it. Once i get the case ill have a look and maybe ask some questions if you dont mind. Cheers fellas!!! Anyone else who feels thy want to chime in on info for the shaping it could also become a good resource post eventually.
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