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Rolexman

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Rolexman last won the day on February 15 2015

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  1. Exactly. Are Tempus, Blaken and Artisan de Geneve fake Rolexes?.....
  2. Great write up. The reason reversing wheels are stiff is not because the pivots and/or clicks are dry or gummed up. It is because there is too much debree or oil between the brass plates and clicks. The clearance between them is nihil. So even the wrong cleaning solution that will leave the tiniest amount of settlement can make the turning of the brass plates feel 'stiff'. Also solutions that will make the brass react can have the same effect. That's why ETA recommends replacement. They are too finicky to service for most watchmakers. PS: I usually throw them a couple of minutes in some naphtha and afterwards put the tiniest amount of 9010 on the ETA spots. Usually does the trick. A proper oiler and technique is essential of course. Sometimes it doesn't work and I don't mess around. I than just replace the f#ckers.
  3. Can't wait to get my hands on one of those. Looks very nice! watchbus.net/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=3865&extra=page%3D1 video:
  4. Oh yeah... just so you know. Genuine Rolex stem won't fit.
  5. No. Just observations after watching the video - no anti reflective coating (huge tell) - wacky pearl - no serial# engraved ... really what are they thinking? I clicked away after that
  6. No AR like the Steelfish chrono... they are from the same factory (Oris-factory) and their quality is sub-par considering Noob, H, JF etc.
  7. I see a lot of nice genuine Rollies based in Japan and I'm looking for a trustworthy member living in Japan who is willing to do some triangle shipment and send them to me (EU) by airmail with a low customs value declared (so I won't be hit with VAT charges). Like we also do with our reps off course Anyone? Mark
  8. You had me
  9. Dude.... Just enjoy it.
  10. I love your thought process. For me it is the latter from your possible reasons to buy a fake: I am obsessed and intrigued to get a fake as close as possible to the genuine counterpart in regards to reliability (movement, waterproof etc). My wife owns multiple genuines (which I bought her) and does not like wearing reps. She often tells me: "buy an nice gen as your next watch" ... But simply buying a gen does not give me the same feeling and reward as totally pulling apart a rep and servicing it to be on par with a gen. So my watch box consists solely of reps.
  11. Interesting. There is some truth in this line: Why? Well, first of all when people need to respect you based on the watch you wear, you must have a horrible personality! People that wear fake watches, say that they don’t wear them for this reason. The funny thing is that the vast majority of the fake watches are the very recognizable models, the type of watches even people who don’t know nothing about watches at all recognize. What do you think? Mark Full article: http://www.watchisthis.com/why-fake-watches-are-for-losers/
  12. Hi! Not very active but lurking here daily
  13. 40 bucks. Think I will open a dispute
  14. So I bought this 18mm Breitling tang form eBay but upon receiving it and comparing it with my other (100% gen) tang buckle it just seems off. The tang I already own seems to have an embossed logo whereas the one form eBay seems engraved. It also appears to be more shallow. I inspected some rep buckle from our TD sites but they appear to be different. Could this his be the case of production differences throughout time? So is this buckle (on the right in the picture) genuine or rep? I just can't tell.... Thanks Mark