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  1. Me too, the only thing I've ever heard referred to as lollipop is the seconds hand of the early SUB 6538, 6536.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 😎🤘🏼
  4. Nice build man ! I just finished mine a few days ago as well.
  5. 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
  6. 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 !
  7. @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.
  8. When i get home in a few weeks, ill have to snap a few shots of the case and compare thoughts on it. Ive spent a lot of money on this build lol so i want it to be as correct as humanly possible. The case shaping bit i have not done much of since the days of reshaping Pre V panerai cases lol
  9. nice one @Tribal! nice build! however Im looking for a dome moreso than the flat top. @thorne awesome man !! thank you for the insight on the crown guard. yea its a vietnam case so i suspect ill have to do a bit of reshaping on the lugs and the CGs. when you say "Lugs will need reshaping too, the upper edge of the lugs should slope down from the crown towards the tips as below." are you referring to the area i have with the green or the red, case lugs or crown guard lugs ? I notice the top of the vietnam case has the guards very chunky and rounded much like the
  10. Hey fellas, looking to get some opinions here on a crystal for my 1665 build. Bascically im looking for the dome that doesnt look like a top hat. I have found a few genuine units, but they are service crystals and it appears they are the top hat look, tall an flatish, i dont like that. what are the options out there ? clark ? is there a certian gen i should be looking at for that low domed look that you see most DRSDs with ? also been hunting for a while for a side shot of the CGs on these DRSDs and its hard to get them from the bottom or side on to get the profile. I also s
  11. Ouch she’s never usually like that. I ordered last week and it’s at my house already Via DHL 😅
  12. Think I got her last 1665 that she had in stock 😅 I’ll possibly have an MBW case that’s been reshaped and slightly aged. It already has a 1570 in it, so it’s gen spec. I ordered Ruby’s 1665 case and I’ll decide when I get home in a few weeks what case I’ll use.
  13. Or you could always buy one that’s already built 😎
  14. Yep his looks like early 70’s that’s why I want it 😅 it’s pretty accurate to gen from that era. I was going to do the 1575/gmt quickey to build mine, but ended up with the actual GMT version of the movement for the final build, using gen hands and MQ frog feet dial.
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