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Legend

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  1. Safari for a lovely Thursday I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  2. Thanks mate, you have one of the most lovely ROO frankens in the business. Well done, and keep us updated.
  3. None of the aftermarket hands today stack (pun intended) up to gen hands. The gen hands in the stainless steel models are crafted from white gold. The shine and finish from any angle is inimitable by any rep or aftermarket hands, Mikey ones included. The "pyramid stack" that my friend @QueTipspoke of is another tell for the newer generation ROOs. The F series ROO gen hands are closer to what Mikey hands are emulating. The G series onwards have the distinctive pyramid stack, polished to a high gloss and beveled perfectly when stacked. This is again missing in the Mikey hands. I agree also with quetip that the Mikey hands are proportioned differently from gen hands. In addition to what he has said, the stem connecting the hand to the hands base looks different in the Mikey version. In short, there is simply no substitute for gen ROO hands. The differences are both subtle, and yet glaring for those who know them. H series gen hands. I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  4. Guys so sorry I have been away from the forum due to work issues. Let me know the current situation and if you still need help! Once again my sincere apologies, I did not mean to be rude!
  5. For the 15400 rep, it is generally very well done, and one of very good quality to be honest. The thickness would not be an issue on the wrist, as a salient portion of the extra thickness comes from the caseback and most of the time, this is just not noticeable on the wrist. The thickness is apparent when the watch isn't worn, and placed side by side vs the gen, on the table for example. The only real issue with the replica, in my opinion, is the datewheel font. I would prefer an A2824 movement transplanted to the watch, and by doing so, aftermarket datewheels like Edge's or the omega datewheel can be used. The JF V2 15400 is an excellent choice and currently the best on the market in terms of case construction and finish, which is mostly what this watch is about.
  6. Guys I was looking through the section and it seems we need to start a Rolex wristies thread! Let me kick it off: I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  7. Hi fluffy how are you. As long as it's not about breitlings I'm game I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  8. I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  9. White 116500LN today I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  10. Guys, I would be working with two other members to produce the correct spec datewheel for our ROO frankens and rep. Yes, we all know how ugly the JF ROO datewheels are so let's not bash it now. The goal is to supply accurate datewheels, literally scanned and copied from one removed from a gen I own, and then reproduced for the ETA2892 movement (franken) and A7750 movement (factory rep). The date font would be 1:1 and the magnified font size would be correct for both the LWO and A7750 variants. There would be no need for special cyclops to be used with these datewheels to achieve the correct magnification effect. The primary datewheel background color would be off white for the majority of the units and perhaps 10% in black with white numbers. The datewheel for the divers might also be produced. Please stay tuned. I will add pics as I go along. 25/4 Progress update 1: Scans of gen datewheel done and produced in different colors/backgrounds Update 2 May 2016: Transposing of the AP date fonts onto images of ETA datewheels and adjustments made for size, position and spacing completed. Vector image produced. Next update: To produce a prototype Omega datewheel on an ETA datewheel and do the necessary adjustment for size, spacing and positions
  11. Excellent mike and thank you! I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  12. Creamy goodness never gets old I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  13. It would not fit a miyota movement so if your 15400 is using that, it would not fit. It can however fit a 2824 movement. I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  14. I haven't seen a lowly piece coming from you my fellow local bro.
  15. What a coincidence I am wearing the same today.
  16. I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  17. Nice one A. Franken? I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  18. Before I share the watch details and the story here is the specs and two pics: - gen dial - gen tachy - gen hands full set - gen midcase - gen bezel and bezel screws - gen 3126/3840 movement - gen crown and pushers - gen gaskets and seals - gen crystal - gen H series caseback - gen hornback straps - gen clasp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  20. I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  21. Just sharing pics of my modded lebron James. The watch released by jf is a gorgeous one, but certain flaws need to be addressed in my opinion to make it closer to perfection. Without going into verbosity, I will share the flaws which my watchsmith Spinmaster fixed, and the enhancements done by him. The flaws seem to be prevalent in this model. Flaws fixed: - alignment of marker at 9 - repainting of hands to the correct royal blue - fixed lower chrono pusher protrusion to the same as upper one. The lower chrono pusher of the rep sticks out too much compared with the upper chrono pusher at 2 o'clock. Enhancements done - servicing of movement - Swiss main spring for a 56hrs power reserve - hour hand base mod: trimmed base diameter, beveled and polished - cyclops mod to have a deeper looking datewheel - trimming of 3 o'clock marker for that space between datewheel and marker. Enough talk, on to the pics! Sent from Mars using tapatalk
  22. Mike my brother I thought for an instant that I stumbled upon the RWI brig lol I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  23. Ahhhh ok mate. Then yes we are very good because Woodlands, Singapore does indeed = tiger beer and awesome company! [emoji1] I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  24. Oh, are you A from NZ by any chance?! I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.
  25. Actually I do not know if you're being sarcastic or not lol. But the Swiss mainspring mod is a simple one. It replaces the weaker Asian mainspring with a stronger Swiss one. The higher tensile spring gives it more force to overcome the friction presented at the transfer gears in the A7750 movement. It also facilitates a better power reserve for the movement and overall better reliability. A simple idea really. Shouldn't elicit so many wows or exclamation marks haha. I tread softly along the fine line separating raving insanity and lucid moments of ingenuity. The issue is I've no idea which is which mostly.