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  1. Yes it was, certainly in the case shape anyway Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. V6s is no longer available, even if dealers say they can get it you will get a v7 Sa3135 is ok but would benefit from a service as if it packs in you won't be able to get replacement parts, unlike the sh3135 or eta movements The new seconds at 6 movement in the ARF has been around a little while (it was previously used in the newest iwc 3714) and touch wood there's been no stories about it playing up or even stuttering seconds like the old one. The seconds works but the other subdials don't. There's no reason why you can't remove the deco plate, use a different rotor or thinner caseback, we've seen Domi offering this service over at RWI Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. ARF 116660 or ARF 126660

    Only thing that annoys me about the ARF 126660 is as you say Rob the sharp bezel teeth. They are too pointy compared with the gen, something you can't unsee once seen. Otherwise it's fantastic from what I've seen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Gen or Aftermarket stem for yuki / sh3135?

    Thanks @Dawagner. I luckily managed to get a gen one from Italy for a decent price.
  5. The ARF DSSD 116660. Comment on the dial?

    The OGEV looks way off on intime but the images posted above from Toro look miles better
  6. Any feedback on whether it's worth 1. Changing the stock sh3135 stem and 2. If so whether a standard aftermarket like Clarks is ok or whether gen is significantly stronger and more reliable? I've usually gone for gen anyway purely as I like as many gen parts as possible if they are readily available but I'm having a hard time getting hold of a gen stem having had two empty envelopes arrive from eBay lately and had to fork out a load of unnecessary customs fees that will be a ballache to claim back. Any feedback appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. The sel looks nice and the rehaut is incredible. Noob did this really well. If I could get an sa3135 version with sel this good I think I'd be embarking on my next franken project Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Review: Noob v7 submariner 116610LN

    Funny in 7 years worth of revisions they still can't get the SEL quite right, not that anyone other than us nerds would know what a SEL is let alone spot it as a tell. Nice piece and the insert numbers look lighter than some v7's I've seen which is a step in the right direction. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Rolex Wristies thread

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  10. What exactly is the weak point of the SA3135?

    You're thinking of the a3135 There is nothing wrong with the sa3135, in fact it's a great copy just like the other Asian movements that suffers from poor assembly. The sa3135 got bad press because noob used a load of v1's when they released the v6s series of sub and dssd. So the weak stem issue which was well documented with the v1 reared its head again. Even the stem wasn't that bad but when you get an achilles heel the noisy minority are those who are listened to especially by noobs. The v2 is much better. Solved the problem. But like all Asian movements the material is not what you would expect to see on a swiss. The wheels are [censored] like on all Asian movements. So for a long time everybody digged it out because the automatic assumption is it can't take gen parts because it's not an identical copy. In reality, with some modification, guys like[mention=33155]maxracingshox[/mention] have proven that you CAN put gen parts on the sa3135. The big weak points are the driving and reversing wheels. These can be switched with the gen but you have to grind the jewel down. Yes it is aggro but a good watchsmith will do this for you and then the sa3135 is rock solid. With an ultrasonic clean, re-oil and re-assemble it's a fantastic movement. The sh3135 is the yuki. Now the big problem with this movement is expectation. It needs a service out of the box. And to make matters worse, a movement that requires a service out of the box is sent to another Chinese sweat shop and had part of it removed and engraved, then, in true Chinese tradition, drenched in oil and mixed with pubic hair, shrapnel and god knows what else. Then the unserviced movement goes out to the likes of ourselves having been running with bits of metal etc in it which causes further damage. Not only this but again the positioning of the jewel causes a problem. So again it really needs to go to a watchsmith that knows the movement. More parts on the yuki are interchangeable with the gen out of the box which gives the impression it's better than the sa3135. It isn't, it's just different. The a3135 is a 2836 with a decorated plate and doesn't need to be discussed here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Any idea which DSSD rep I have?

    It's a cheapie. The repair will be more than the watch is worth I'm afraid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Wristies - thread consolidation?

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  13. Wristies - thread consolidation?

    Bezel mod, Prof AR and ado213 realigned OGEV Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Noob vs JF factory Submariner Rep

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  15. Noob vs JF factory Submariner Rep

    The sa3135 will take genuine parts it just needs minor modification. It will accept the driving and reversing wheels if you grid down the jewel. And once you do this, on the newer version that doesn't have the weak jewel, you have a surprisingly robust movement Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk