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  1. well 2 things: 1. Usually they call this type of guy a rep-friendly "watchsmith" or "modder" 2. I do not know anyone in France but I know of @SSTEEL in Finland. He can help you. Just send him a PM.
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  3. Good news for you he’s EU based. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  5. Thank you kindly for sharing. I will go read up on details of the scam.
  6. Agree, but for the hobby, and most of the models, I will definitely recommend @SMP_lover over gen, given the overall fitment, price and of course quality. The gen straps are nice, but prone to tearing around the edges at the lug end. I had replaced 2 sets of gen straps (mounted on my gens) with SMP_lover's ones. His straps are good enough for gen APs. So I do not see a problem fitting them on anything else you can find in the hobby.
  7. so he is not just a scammer, but an identity thief. Will you care to list the details of the scam here, for the benefit of those not on RWI? Thank you
  8. yes, but getting paid for a service does not disqualify one from being good, and doing something for free does not mean that you are good as well. My point was that SSteel, being an established watch modder, is entitled, and in fact expected to charge in return for a job well-done. If you are getting the service for free from him, he is not obligated to you in any way, and merely doing a favor. Without payment and duty of care owed to you for a paid service, your watch may or may not be fixed according to your expectation. So I think I do know. Your local watchmaker will charge you a fee for the repair and so will SSteel. That is all fair and good.
  9. I'm sure you won't help him for free either M lol.
  10. of course. But you need to understand that because rep movements are often badly assembled, the shipping process often causes parts to come loose, get jammed in the gears and seize up the movement completely. So yes, sending the watch back to China to get it fixed is your entitlement. But you face the risk of the incoming China custom, and then the same transit risk again when it comes back to you.
  11. All broken movements can be fixed. In this hobby you must learn to be patient. I will suggest you send it to a modder to have it converted to low beat and also serviced, to make it more accurate and reliable.
  12. I am no Rolex expert but this looks rep even to a layman like me.
  13. When you say PH I assume Philippines? Anyway, wherever you are from, welcome!
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  16. Thank you for sharing and I hope you get well soon. Take it easy meanwhile and don't stress yourself out. You are right.. stress and anger can be silent and slow killers.
  17. Oh this is the 2018 Gold theme with ruthenium dial. None of the TDs have it at the moment.
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  19. Hey micasol, welcome to RWG! I think I know you, from RWI. You have some impressive AP builds which you showed before. Glad to see you here!
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  21. lol... you know big B, you are our Horological Hades. Where watches die and burn. Literally.
  22. I see that you’ve toned down somewhat from your chainsaw days. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Works very well on your panerai! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. I agree that double ARs look nice for some watches, but for APs, it actually makes the watch look inaccurate as gen AP crystals are all single AR. Also, the double AR accentuates the flaws on the tapisseries and printing for the rep. Double AR crystals are also prone to surface scratches and marring. My gen 15400, with single AR crystal
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