I haven't been contributing to the forum for quite a while given that I hardly bought new rep watches.
But I bought a few gen watches. But most gen vintage Rolex case condition is not that good compared to the modded rep one. So i can't really give a good pics to show as well.
This one has quite a good case and in a good condition, so I will post some pics for modding reference.
When I first started venturing into Vintage Rolex, the 2 models that caught my eye was Sub 1680 and Explorer 1655.
But in order to save shipping fee, I got myself a 1665 as well.
I never thought it is a special watch and I would have never thought that i will grow to like it.
But once I saw the finished 1665 (done by pbdad), I am hooked.
Over time I have bought and sold a few 1665.
My friend happens to have a gen one, so I always compared what I have with his gen, but the rep always came up short.
The part bugged me the most is that the lug size is always fatter in rep case.
I have gone through only cartel and MBW case, so I can;t say for yuki or phong case, but looking from pics, I think all of them has fat lug.
Again, with Rolex, you could never know. Maybe there are case variations among different years.
So this thread is based on my Mark1 dial case and my friend Mark4 dial case (which looks similar to me).
My old MBW case build:
Please let me know if there is part of the watch that you want me to show.
I will update the thread form time to time.