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By-Tor

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  1. Someone in Europe (not in UK as they get stuck into customs) could sell me a decent 1675/16750 franken. I have the gen 16710 but to be honest I don't like it that much. 1675 is much nicer. I went to Trustytime site and checked out the vintage GMT reps and my God how bloody awful they still are. Why can't they make them even remotely right? The cases look like pieces of dog turd.
  2. Yeah I don't understand the pricing, either. I don't want to pay such crazy prices for knockoffs myself, either. I got the gens I always wanted. But of course when the quality got so much better I'm sure the production costs increased too. Something like the TC Submariner and the Noob Daytona (or whatever it was called) were light years better than the stuff that we had back in the day. Remember "TW Best Sub"? It was awful and full of flaws by today's standards but we still were happy with it and we considered it to be a "good rep". Or the MBW Red Sub. The dial and case were pure crap to be honest... but moddable, yes. But on the other hand the gen Rolex prices have skyrocketed too. 1675 was a 4000-5000$ watch 10 years ago. Now it's a $14000 watch. I don't want to pay such prices for the gens, either. I could pay maybe €700 for a great franken 1675/16750 but my limit is there. $600 for a bulk Omega rep makes no sense. You can buy vintage gen Omegas for less. Cheers.
  3. I was 20-something when I first came to TRC (I thing). Was it TRC? Oh man how time flies. Thomas was the admin. bklm was a good community friend. So was "watcher" (UK). Demsey, TwoTone (Mike), Ken, Lanikai... I remember some names, yeah. I'm not that old yet haha.
  4. I heard he passed away and it's been a while. Narikaa was his friend. I guess he's still around, huh?
  5. Hey andreww, long time no see. Still a Breitling fan? What are you having in your collection these days? Still buying reps?
  6. I'm still around sometimes. I miss the old days of RWG. People were satisfied with very shitty reps and they were cheap. We bought $100 stuff from Paul's "CARZY SALE" (sic) and were happy. It didn't have to be a $2000 franken build back then. Then there was TTK and the flame wars. I don't even remember all those regular names anymore, it's been so long. I still have two reps left. Just traded one to Mirkoray. That was a pleasant experience. I have all the gens I ever wanted. I could buy one or two new reps though... just for fun and the old times' sake. But I don't know if there are dealers in Europe. Eurotimez was my regular guy to supply them back in the day.
  7. I still have my WM9 Sub v2 16610 with gen bezel insert and crown. But I also have two gen Submariners (16610 and 14060) so that WM9 is basically useless for me. I could trade within the EU to a decent 1675/0 rep build if such thing exists. Just for the old times' sake. Haha. Or to the "best 6-digit Sub rep". Double haha. Who has the best?
  8. Yeah I was just thinking one day how is it going around here. Haven't bought any watches in years though. Seems like some old veterans are still around. So... is there a decent 1675 / 16750 rep yet or are they all still shite?
  9. They cancelled local hockey league too because of some stupid virus. Bastards!
  10. Yeah life without hockey is pretty depressing.
  11. I'm still alive. Markets are crashing everywhere. Scary shit though. What's up everyone?
  12. If you ordered 2007, TTK has probably shipped it last week. Good luck!
  13. I checked and you're right. But they come both ways. My K-serial 16610 Sub has polished bracelet edges. I don't know if that has been done by RSC but they're definitely polished. https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=320814
  14. Doesn't make any sense at all to buy replicas for women. There are tons of pre-owned very good looking gens (TAG, Ebel, Rolex, Omega) of the ladies watches available. The prices start from $250. Why would anyone buy a Chinese knockoff of a ladies' watch for $500? when you can buy very nice gens for that price?
  15. That 16610 is very good rep. Date font, pearl and crown position are still screwed though. And the SELs and lugs will never look 100% no matter how much the factories try. This is among the best I've seen though. Also the silky feel of the gen bracelet can't quite be achieved. The bracelet edges should be polished to mirror finish. I don't know if that's still the issue but I had to polish them myself (for my WM9 v2). I have gen 16610 and WM9 v2. All in all that's a GREAT rep and as a watch it's SO much better looking than its successor 6-digit. Realistically, it can't get much better than that. Cheers.
  16. The old 16613 TT Submariner reps had middle links that were "solid shit". Whatever that material was (brass, etc) it didn't wear off. I'd like to see even ONE decent gold replica where the gold has been worn off. I've never seen one. I've seen those ultra cheapie Canal street ones though... but not a decent one. If you have one, please share pics. I'd say it's quite safe to buy the quality reps with fake gold plating. They look pretty good... at least the ones that I've had.
  17. @watcher: Oh yes I do. I also have gen 16610 but I still wear my WM9 occasionally haha. You delivered me the watch and bklm1234 gave me the gen insert and crown for it as a wedding gift. I will never part with it because of that. The only way to tell the gen and rep apart is the crown position and bracelet (it's always a bit different on the rep). This photo is probably before the mods. Merry Christmas my friend.
  18. I believe that MBW was the same watch as the WM1.
  19. @alligoat: That watch in the picture was WM9 v1 (I think). At least that's how it was labeled. TAG Aquaracer day-date rep 45mm. Very nice. And one more 16570
  20. This was Sub 16610 WM1. The first Sub that really, really was the SHIT. In the second picture it's next to my gen GMT again and you see why this was a remarkable rep. It mimicked the genuine looking crystal / rehaut look very well. I loved the V1.
  21. I'm in various gen communities so I don't feel like posting my gen pics here. But let's share more of these rep ones. I also had a correct hand stack version of this. Then I bought the gen and sold all these reps. Who remembers buying these from me and are they still running? I sold this to someone.
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