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philwongnz last won the day on September 6 2017

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  1. If ARF can get their hands on the 4130 is RIP for Noob daytona. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  2. philwongnz

    My Grail 6263

    I too have heard dodgy stories of him. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  3. philwongnz

    New Noob slim Daytona

    Way too soon, wait for 6months and see. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  4. philwongnz

    Replica Reliability

    Replicas in general if you are buying a reasonable price one (say 350ish and up) should be reliable. On saying that, there are a lot of variables involved. -how rough are you with your watches? -what movement doesn't it have? -what material is it made from say steel vs forged carbon -your climate? Is it humid or mild. Things get more aged depending on weather conditions -are you wearing the watch every day? What I'm trying to say is, your questions are too generalised. One version of a rep might be better than other and that could be from the same factory. For example my AD friend said customers who wear their Patek every day actually tend to return them cos some models are actually not very reliable or accurate-not many people would actually wear a Patek as a beater as they probably have more than one watch anyway. I think you might be over analysing for rep which I can honestly say is very affordable amount compared to gen. Steinhart are good watches, but to me they are pretty ugly but reliable. Is not an apple to apple debate. Enjoy reps, do your research and relax, is not an investment or a marriage but more of a hobby. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  5. philwongnz

    5517 Milsub Project

    My comment is about seeing gen in the flesh Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  6. philwongnz

    Favorite Small Chronograph?

    Yeah.. Been seeing some.. I so regretted not being the gens back then.. But bought gen Pams instead Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  7. philwongnz

    Favorite Small Chronograph?

    I have been on rep forums since 2010, I can't say I had seen a vintage Heuer been repped. At that time it wasn't expensive to buy a gen (1500ish USD). Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  8. philwongnz

    5517 Milsub Project

    Where do you base? There are severals in Hong Kong on sale. Crazy prices tho.. Is around 2mil HKD now. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  9. philwongnz

    Rolex 6542 bezel

    You can not fault Trip with his amazing work, here's mine where I have requested the bezel to have some "paint cracks". I am fortunate to have worn and seen the gen so I was quite particular with its finish. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    5517 Milsub Project

    Great build, I have worn a gen before. The bezel insert is pretty good with serif but the font is slightly too thin. The hands seems a little odd to me where the lume seems to have been sitting quite far behind rather than almost flush with a gen. The hands also seems to be a smidge too thick. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  11. philwongnz

    Roger Dubuis KoTRT

    The gen is an amazing piece, I got given a loupe to look at the knights and the tiled ground, the details are very intricate.. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  12. This thread seemed to went ice cold, so I asked my dad to make this from his boys from Vietnam. What do you guys think? Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  13. philwongnz

    5517 franken finally assembled

    Is a nice build. What annoys me is, there seems to be no good inserts for the mil sub. No one seems to be able to get the font right. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  14. philwongnz

    BP or ARF for Daytona

    Rumour is after 2018 CNY by Noob, but is only been 6 yrs! I personally don't use the chronos and I own the gen. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  15. philwongnz

    Money vs Daytona?

    Take the cash, a brand one in Asia is just slightly more than 17.5k at grey dealers. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk