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  1. slay

    6238 V72 Silver dial

    Just keep in mind that the 6238 had a symmetric case, so the side where the crown sits is less thick than on a 6263. If you use a 6263 case with a smooth bezel, it wont look right. Rolex made the crown-side fatter than the other side when they started using 7mm crowns and screw-down pushers (although 6239s exist in both variations). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I like the sandblasted look between the lugs! A few things to improve: The lugs itself need a bit more work on the top, the stock Cartel cases have a big bulge. The crown guards are also more oval shaped on the gen, especially from the underside. I have a side-by-side somewhere to compare, I'll post it if I can find it. Also, the crown position on genuine 1665 cases is NOT centered like on the 5513 etc.! The 1665 has a much taller bezel, is thicker and as a result the crown sits slightly off-center (to the top). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. WARNING, the site in the title is run by a scammer who pulled my pictures and is advertising franken watches for sale. I am in no way affiliated with this website: premium.dtime.store If you see my pictures posted on any website other than RWG and RWI you can be 100% certain it's a scammer and not me. This is a scammer who stole my pictures from the forum! Do not buy anything from this site. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. slay

    Rolex Wristies thread

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  5. slay

    Rolex 6542 GMT Gilt Frankenstein

    Not a gen dial, but it's different from the other gilt dials I handled. Almost like the dial plate has a different shade of gold. As you can see, lume on the bezel, dial, hands and the gilt lettering all match in color Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I have a love/hate relationship with this watch... I love it, because it's one of the most beautiful vintage Rolex in my opinion. What stands out to me is that it is one of the few Rolex where the acrylic crystal sits very low above the dial. The 6542 is one of the few watches that strikes a perfect balance between looking different & unique and modesty. I hate it, because finding gen parts for it, especially for the movement, is virtually impossible. Why you ask? Because across the entire Cal. 1030 movement family (1030, 1035, 1036, 1040, 1055, 1065 & 1066), there is only a single reference [the 6542], which used a GMT Version of these movements. To make things worse, even the parts that look identical to those of a regular Cal 103X or 106X, have slight differences which will drive you nuts when assembling the watch with non-GMT versions (calendar ring, hour wheel, cannon pin, etc.). Anyway...
  7. slay

    Gen wristies

    Oh hello there Mr. JetMid Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. slay

    Rolex Wristies thread

    As long as it's still mine.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. slay

    How to edit signature?!

    No I mean on the RWG forum platform Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. ....maybe I'm blind or not looking in the right place, but where can I change my signature? Thanks in advance
  11. slay

    Rolex 6238 Bombe case by Asprey of London

    ah yes, of course - that rings a bell. I somehow assumed Rolo must be talking about someone in Europe
  12. slay

    Rolex 6238 Bombe case by Asprey of London

    It looks wonderful! Who is Joe again? I only remember RedBigJoe or BigRedJoe and I assume the Joe you are referring to is not him
  13. slay

    WSO bezel 5513

    Oh I feel your pain, happened to me several times as well :S I've even had dials where my dust-blower blew off the lume-lots just before assembly.... Even worse are the dials which have lume that's strong enough for the dust blower, but too weak for shipping On another dial the paint chipped off at the center hole when I removed the piece of paper which the seller stuck into it for shipping.........
  14. slay

    WSO bezel 5513

    The gan... seller on eBay is Tonny's henchman btw. Be aware that some of the Tonny Dials are different from MQ's, or to be more precise: they are made to a slightly lower standard. E.g. MQ usually uses gen coronets and Tonny didn't have gen coronets his dials (though it's been >1 year since I ordered anything from him, so maybe that changed), the texture, print & ink of the dial can be good or bad (meaning the exact same dial design can look different depending on what dial batch you get). This is not to say that MQ doesn't have QC issues (he does). No matter from who you order, I would insist on seeing a picture of the actual item. Also keep in mind that MQ's pricing is pretty random, if he doesn't know you and you email him, he will quote 750$ a Daytona Dial (I could live with a fake coronet for a dial that costs 1/3 of that). Also, MQ can be very stubborn, even if the Dial just costs him 1$ (hypothetically), he may not sell to you for anything less than the price he quoted the first time, or will just go down by 50$. He won't care if you walk away from a deal. MQ isn't the only one who can be stubborn btw, I'm almost certain that all the vendors of these VN parts have to comply with a certain price floor, which is different for each item category. If they sell below a certain price, they will get in trouble with their supplier. That may also explain why some members haven't been able to get cases etc. for less when they paid an in-person visit to the watch shops in Vietnam. Do you remember the price your colleague paid when he bought it locally?