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  1. 214270 Explorer I question

    Appreciate the info. Thanks. I found this sale of a gen 214270 dial that states 30mm. https://www.chrono-shop.net/en/dials/4881-rolex-used-explorer-39mm-stainless-steel-black-dial-part-ref-214270-cal-3132.html#more_info_tab_more_info
  2. 214270 Explorer I question

    Hi I have a couple of 36mm Explorer case projects on the boil, but in my research I have been misled and forced to look at images of and glowing reports for the 214270 39mm 1:1 versions by NOOB and JF. I don’t think I can resist trying one! I might want to change the dial, can anyone tell me the dial diameter and dial opening of the case on these? i suspect a 30mm dial? Thanks
  3. Relume recommendation?

    Hi I have a Ginault ‘Ocean Rover’ with BGW9 lume. I want to fit a set of Mercedes hands and will need to get them lume to match the BGW9 dial. Can anyone recommend a ‘lumer’? Preferably UK / EU. thanks.
  4. Explorer 114270 (36mm) options?

    Hi Thanks for the input. There is so much experience here, and it's great how sharing that experience and knowledge is encouraged. This is a fantasy build idea I have! It's obviously not going to be a purist build but there are some features I prefer. I would like a 114270 (36mm) with no rehaut engraving, lug holes, 7mm crown. A printed explorer dial with pillowy lume (white / blue). Correct 114270 hands with matching lume. And a SEL bracelet. Why? Because I like these features! I've been playing with a cheap case. The mid case, crown and tube, bezel, crystal, bracelet are all from parts I had in the box. @Ado213 has drilled the lugs on this case and he also put a bevel edge on the inside of a 7mm crown for me: (I think the crown is a bit too tall but I haven't given up on the concept)
  5. Explorer 114270 (36mm) options?

    I love the quality of the JF V2 214270 - I just wish the same quality was available for the 36mm 114270. I definitely enjoy 36mm, I love drilled lugs, don't like engraved rehauts and prefer printed dials. I see a fantasy Franken / genstein for my version of a modern, Tempus Machina influenced, 1016. My recipe: 36mm case - drilled lugs, clean rehaut. - doesn't need to be explorer, could look at Airking / datejust. Can get lugs drilled. 7mm crown and tube - gen if possible, I need to research as the early 7mm sub crowns were nice and slim I think? SEL bracelet - better if it came with the case for a good fit. 369 dial - 'refinished' and in size to fit case and movement if available. Blue lume matched to hands. movement - depends on case , ETA or SH3132 hands - modern, blue lume to match dial and fit movement. Possible?
  6. Explorer 114270 (36mm) options?

    Hi Thanks for the link. I've signed up over there and doing lots of reading. . . . Looks like maybe there isn't the quality of rep for an explorer 114270 as the larger models and subs. Maybe?
  7. Hi Gents. Im looking for a quality 114270 rep - so that's 36mm with SEL bracelet. I've read of a JF v2 with SH3132 movement but can't see it on trusty or puretime, only the 39mm 214270. Does it exist or have I got my wires crossed? Thanks.
  8. Merc hands for eta

    Bumping this search. . Can anybody help me get hold of a set of maxi merc hands for eta? Im thinking maybe the hands with the blue-ish lume that come on the NOOB 114060 / 116610 watch. Where would I get a set of these? thanks in advance.
  9. Merc hands for eta

    Hi Im looking for a set of Mercedes hands for eta fitment - Specifically to go with a maxi dial with BGW9 lume. Can anyone share what are my options and where from? thanks.
  10. Hi Does anyone know where I can get a new gasket for an explorer 1 / 114270 type case? I removed the crystal and bezel to do a little case work in a cheap rep and the gasket is an all in one for both the bezel and crystal. Sorry I haven't a photo but the gasket is a high version. The lower half holds the bezel tight and there is then a ridge half way up for the crystal. Thanks
  11. Hi I have decided to re build my Tudor Ranger, I had it in quite a nice 1016 style case but wanted to try a modern take. I used the old case for a watch for my wife! So now I am thinking if tempus machina did a 36mm Tudor Ranger, with a 114270 how might it look . . Here is the new version pieced together from parts I had in the box! So, I plan the following: Drilled lugs adjust end links for better 114270 style fit and look fit the tube for the bigger crown remove the rolexrolex engraving on the rehaut re brush and polish case send the dial and hands to be re-lumed nice pillowy off white with a modern blue lume. install a nice date lens or a nice flat bottomed dome crystal Already I have a couple of questions, can you help please? 1. How do I remove the crown tube? There is no evidence of machining for a tool to unscrew it in this case or the donor SubC case the crown comes from. 2. Is the crystal gasket and bezel glued in together? I would rather not destroy the gasket when removing. Thanks in advance
  12. ETA 2836 repair needed

    Thanks for a super prompt reply all!
  13. ETA 2836 repair needed

    Hi Fitting a white seconds hand in my helenarou 6538 and I seem to have messed up the keyless works on my eta 2836! Anybody in the UK who can do a repair? Thanks
  14. Hi from me

    Hello I'm obviously new to the forum, I have been reading a lot to try and plug in to the uniques of the rep world. I have always been drawn to the aesthetic detail of watches and one day bought a seiko skx007 diver. I then found the world of modding watches! After a number of seiko projects I discovered the Invicta 8926 only because of the seiko movement and bam! hooked on the oyster case. The Invicta is long gone, here is a recent sotc: I am hugely impressed by the support and sharing of knowledge and inspired by the quality of the builds I've seen here. Thanks!
  15. 1990 Rolex Air-King Rep

    Hi Thats a unique build! I am looking at getting a 36mm JMB case, would you mind showing a few more pics of your build please? I would like to see the case profile, crystal and how your gen crown looks. Thanks!