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  1. kyldare

    Spring bar search is over

    I'll take them unless someone else has claimed them. PM me your PayPal address and I can send money for the spring bars + shipping!
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    Busted?

    Wow... great catch. I'm always amazed at the knowledge on forums (especially this one). Makes me so wary to buy another high-value vintage Rolex and makes the modding community so much more enticing.
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    Hello! My Rolex projects - 6265, 1675, 16013s

    Still have it. Trying to find some hands to complete the build!
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    Hello! My Rolex projects - 6265, 1675, 16013s

    Yeah, it was a real beauty. I miss it Hopefully I can get my 6262 finished the fill the void it left in my soul.
  5. I don't have calipers, but I might be able to find a set to get a measurement for you. I'll see what I can do this weekend. Thanks for the advice on the movement for my case!!! I read a lot of opinions about what to use without any links or much context. I really appreciate it.
  6. Gorgeous build! I can only imagine the satisfaction of having finished a project that lengthy. Congrats! Where did you source the 2836-2? Did you have to modify it much to fit in the case or to accept the hands at all? I'm looking for a GMT movement to use with my gen 1675 hands/dial/case and am trying to decide what will be most accurate to the original movement and least complex to get into my case with a gen date wheel. Originally had planned on a 2893-2, but would like to know about this route a bit more...
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    Rolex Daytona 6239 FAP

    My god, that's beautiful!
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    Hello! My Rolex projects - 6265, 1675, 16013s

    Update time! It's been about a year since my first post here and a lot has changed! I've learned a ton more and invested a lot more time (and money :| ) into the hobby. First off, the 6265 was sold to a gentleman that contacted me through eBay. IIRC he is an RWG member. Maybe he'll reveal himself at some point. So long sweet prince! In the past year I've bought and sold a few more 16013 projects. Still have this one that I'm working on, all Gen parts: I just bought a set of pin vices and a small file to shorten the stem. Not sure how to replace the crystal without the proper tool. Might have to get get a press! With the money from my Franken 6265, I purchased this Gen 6262 mid-case, bezel, crown and pushers to begin a grail build of sorts. Has a 6265 caseback. I'm still waiting to see if I can find a Gen dial and hands in good shape. My search so far for a Gen 6239/6262 dial has been fruitless! Can't decide if I want to get the best rep Newman dial I can get my hands on and pop that in there with a V72 for the time being, or just hold out for the Gen dial. With funds from flipping some non-Rolex watches and the 16000s over the past year, I made a BuyItNow impulse buy on theBay. It's nothing particularly rare or special, just a clean Gen 1680 with good patina for a great price. Finally, I'm selling a Gen 1016 that I found on eBay: The dial appears to have been refinished and I have to clear out something. It's beautiful, but the dial is a turn-off for me and I'm a bit strapped for cash with all these half-finished projects in my watch drawer! Either this or the 1680 has to go. I can't decide! Bonus content: Here's a pic of a Heuer Camaro case/dial I found on eBay: Still need to find a movement and some hands. Also, I was looking through a thrift shop and found this box for $4. Going to try and refinish it and replace the felt on the inside to turn into a watch box.
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    PAUL NEWMAN dial

    Does Ivan have a site? Is he on this site?
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    1675 - vintage goodness

    What movement are you guys using in your 1675s? I got a Gen case/dial/hands on eBay and need to find a movement similar to the 1575 to use in the build.
  11. I had my eye on the 5513 midcase he was selling. Glad I bumped into this thread! Still doesn't take the sting out of the 1665 case I missed out on last week though
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    Hello! My Rolex projects - 6265, 1675, 16013s

    Simple physics is too complicated for me haha. Plus now I'm extremely bothered by the fact that I can't get this damn case back open!!! aggghhhhh
  13. kyldare

    Baselworld 2015

    Honestly, I'm about 100x more excited about all the new Tudor models just announced. I went and checked out a heritage ranger a few weeks ago and it looked fantastic. Excited to check out the new models when they hit showrooms.
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    Hello! My Rolex projects - 6265, 1675, 16013s

    Just an update or two on the projects! Sold the 16013 on the bay. The 6265 developed some condensation issues following a long roadtrip across my state. You can see some of it in the photo here: But it was MUCH worse after I got back home from about 700 miles of driving over a weekend. There were very large droplets of water on the inside of the crystal, so I let it sit for a few days and now it looks like it does in the picture. Soooo I looked around on the forums to see how to fix it. First, I tried getting the caseback open with my trusty old rubber gloves. Didn't work. Then I bought one of those blue rubber balls on amazon. The thing broke after like 5 tries and now it's useless. Okay... so then I go onto amazon and order one of these: It's supposed to replicate the Bergeron (or however you spell that) kit at a lower price. Soooooo.,..... I tried that kit and even the largest bit ended up being a tiny bit too small to open the caseback. The caseback isn't gen, and it appears to be slightly larger than the 29.50mm bit. Was this an oversight on my part? Or would that largest bit work on a gen Rolex caseback? Also picked up some silica gel to try and dry out the moisture before I re-seal this puppy: Anyone have tips for opening the caseback? Or a tool that you've used successfully? Also, I'm trying to find an eta movement to finally finish my 1675 project. I'd like to buy an eta, but I've been seeing people using the chinese clone movements. Is it worth it to spring for an eta? Does anyone know the most plug-and-play eta solution? Or will all of the eta movements require a bit of modification to get the GMT function to work in that case size?
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