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Dizzy

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About Dizzy

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    Collecting, wearing and modding gen and rep watches.

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  1. Dizzy

    Coronet on slide lock broke off

    Yep as stated above. Clean and scuff both surfaces and clean with rubbing alcohol. Use a good clear two-part epoxy and not any of that quick dry stuff. You won’t need much. Like one drop. Attach the crown back on there and clamp it lightly or put weight on it and let it dry for 24 hours. It will never come off again.
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    Rolex bracelet advice

    The ARF bracelet is very good. I’m not very familiar with the yachtmasters or the 16622 bracelet but I think the end links are different than the submariner. Maybe an ARF Daytona bracelet would be a good match but it might not be period correct. The older Rolex bracelets are pretty light especially the ones with the hollow middle links. So “wobbly” is sort of the way they were back then. You might want to try to find a JF16610 sub bracelet. They are very well made and would be closer to the era of your watch.
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    1570 datewheel overlay

    Someone needs to make a ready made eta datewheel with the silver flat top so we don’t have to mess with aligning it. I hate aligning them.
  4. Dizzy

    MBW/MBK numbers...

    I will have to check my 1680 and report back. It’s an old one I’m guessing 2007 or older. Dizzy
  5. Dizzy

    Paypal scammer

    Wow man that sucks. Straight up scam. Sounds like his dealings with Sillix Prime over on Repgeek right now. Paid them western union or something and put all sorts of notes about the website and watches on the payment info and the bank stopped the payment. And now he’s blaming Sillix even though they never received the money. These trusted dealers wouldn’t be around very long if they scammed people out of money. Hope you get this sorted out and there’s an explanation for this. Dizzy.
  6. Dizzy

    Noob 4130 clone

    We shall see how reliable it is and wait for a movement tear down by one of the masters on the forums. Dizzy
  7. Dizzy

    Advice for a DayDate

    I’ve got a yellow gold BP day-date 40 from Andrew supposedly with ETA movement. I doubt it’s real ETA but it keeps good time so far. It’s actually a very nice watch with a pretty good dial. I can’t comment on the gold plating as I’ve only had it for a couple months.
  8. Dizzy

    PN 6263 571 endlink pieces

    I need a set of those 571’s also. I’ll buy the ones with the wrong markings if you wanna get rid of them. I’m in Canada.
  9. Dizzy

    Repair time with Puretime?

    My JF16610 failed within 2 weeks. I sent it back and it took over 2 months for them to “repair it”. But of course I got it back and it wasn’t fixed. Had the same movement issue as before. Now I sent it away again this week. I paid for the watch 4 months ago and it’s just being send away again for repair. It’s a very slow process but I don’t think it’s puretimes fault. They prob get a lot of returns they have to deal with. Dizzy
  10. I used to get the date just cases from a jewellery store in Florida. The only parts missing off the watch were the movement, hands and clasp. They were probably putting the movements into MBW 1680 cases haha. They also seemed kinda sketchy whenever i talked to them. I remember getting one with a white gold bezel but it was really worn. I don't remember what I did with it. I might still have it in my pile of gen parts.
  11. I used a gen case with 2824 and movement adapter brass rings off eBay. Worked perfect and the stem is pretty darn close but not perfect alignment. I don't know where you would find gen cases these days. I used to get them off eBay for $100 back 10-15 years ago. You could get an entire stainless date just with water damaged rusted out movement for $350-400. I think they are worth more than that now. Haha.
  12. Dizzy

    Noob vs JF factory Submariner Rep

    I was actually thinking about getting another 16610. I sold my old mbw a while ago. I saw the JF on Andrews site and it looked good but I wondered why it was $408. The BP 16610 is a bit less but looks good also. I wonder what movement that would have. Are the normal Asian 3135 not very good yet? I'd prob prefer a nice real Swiss movement if available. It's not like I'm going to be opening it and looking at the movement all the time anyways. I've been out of touch in the watch world for a few years so I don't know much about the current Asian 3135 movements but it seems like the Yuki is the one to look for. I might get the JF and swap in a black insert. I like the maxi dial markers. Dizz
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    Submariner Noob or BP Factory?

    I can pull the cyclops off and AR the crystal properly as rolex does at the factory. The crystal itself needs to be done top and bottom under the cyclops as well as the he bottom of the cyclops itself. That's how you get that black hole effect.
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    Problem with postal service - advice please

    I would never send a rep back to China. I did that once when a watch arrived literally rusted up from Paul one of the old dealers on another forum. 6 weeks later the tracking number still said undelivered and he said he never received it. What a nightmare. Hopefully You get things sorted out. I'm sure the dealer will make it right. The guys here are pretty good.
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    18039 Day-Date Build

    I don't bother with gen movements. I go for as much gen construction as possible and then use a good ETA movement. Just as reliable. The only watch I would use a gen type movement in is a v72 or a El Primero in a Daytona. I might put a gen 1570 into my mbw1680 if I ever came across a good deal on one but only because I plan on keeping that one forever. The 1680 has always been my favorite Rolex. I'm working on a 6152/1 panerai right now and as soon as I get this one sorted out, in going to get a Yuki 7206 and build this stainless president. I've been holding onto this black day date dial for a while now. Can't wait to put it to good use.
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