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  1. I'm still alive but....

    Praying for you brother.
  2. Locked TC sub bezel

    I have removed countless TC ST and Rolex bezels. I have never bent any of them. They should pop off very easy. When you take the crystal ring off to put in a new crystal then you can mess up the crystal ring and that will cause a problem. But popping it on or off should not damage anything. But if that thin gasket ring gets messed up, that is the problem,
  3. Locked TC sub bezel

    Did the click spring work before? Trust me. IF you don't believe me, remove the tension ring and put it together and you will see it working fine.
  4. Locked TC sub bezel

    There is a small little ring called a tension ring. It goes under the click and should edge fit with the bezel. When that gets pinched or is the wrong size it will cause the bezel to bind and not rotate. The ways around it is like Eazye said. They to reset it maybe it folded or bent causing it to bind. If not and it is from another watch or is a real Rolex one or a star time one it won't fit properly in causing a lot of issues. I have found the easiest way to fix it is to bend it almost in a U then open it. Then the other direction bend it to a U. Then it should be raised up. Put the lowest part under the click spring. then line up the bezel and press slowly down. Then use a bezel press till it clicks. That should work. If not, you need a new tension washer.
  5. Locked TC sub bezel

    It's the tension ring. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Sir Roger Moore RIP

    He was an amazing man. I have not read his autobiography but I have seen him interviewed and his personality and heart were beautiful! His charity work was amazing. A true man! I also hate to say it but I have to say that Sean Connery isn't too far behind. I saw a pic of him recently and they did not say good things. He refuses to go out in public. He and my dad are the two reasons I love Rolex Submariners.
  7. Where can I find the best GMT 1675 and Sub 5513??

    Your best 5513 will be built by a member of yourself. Case wise, I find Phong or his son Jensen makes the best case. You can go aftermarket crystal. Dials also phong. In fact you can have phong build you a full 5513. I went with Mike here, (Misiekped). I got the parts and he put it together. Got a Rolex dial from star time that was aged in its own wax bag the patina is out of this world, and Mike had the Rolex hands the right patina. (If you need anything Rolex Misiekped is your man) He serviced the 1520 and I got the case from Phong. I just got the outer case. I found a case back on Ebay for a lot but it adds to its character. I got a bracelet from Ebay with a VD band. I found a bezel and crystal ring on TRF. I got a new crystal on TRF. The insert came with the real bezel. Mike dyed the peal to match. The final watch is breath taking. It is in every way a Rolex minus the case. LOL. If only a real case would come up. I see ones on EBAY and while I have brought 3 cases on Ebay all ended up being real, these are so hard to tell. The metal Rolex used back then was not 904. And there are so many good copies out there. I guess my point is to do it yourself. Sourcing if the funnest part. Then to actually build it is fun and a skill I am happy to have learned. Keep us up to date with which way you went. But if you need a turn key one, Phong makes an ETA version and a Real Rolex movement version. Rob
  8. Where are you located? Also what kind of movement are you running. I have a bunch of spare movements for parts if you need a part hit me up.
  9. Best 'Bang for Buck' Panerai?

    Pam's are the best bag for the buck when it comes to copies period. They are so good that even collectors can't tell some of them apart. It is amazing.
  10. NY and NJ get together

    The NY, NJ get together is getting close. If anyone is interested I would like to get a head count. So PM me or Mike on a bike. The location is the same one we had did two years ago in Hoboken NJ. The room is perfect and we have our own privacy. It should be a blast.
  11. Hey I was hanging out with Mike (Misiekped) yesterday and we were talking about having a get together before the holidays. Last time we tried it ended up getting canceled because everyone backed out the last minute. So we are going to try again. Any one is welcome. It has to be in a where we can hang out and just talk and show off our watches and maybe have a meal and a few drinks. So who is down for it? I am going to post this in RWG, RWI, RepGeeks. Maybe we will get a great turn out!!!! First who know a good neutral spot? Last time we did NJ and it was a great spot because we had the lower floor to ourselves. That way we can be just us and not the whole place hearing what we are talking about. Rob We need to work on a date and location. So what is good for you guys?
  12. Can anyone tell me what movement this is?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ What they say!!!
  13. Verification of 16800 case

    I just ordered a used 3035. So hope its in OK condition. If not its going to need service. I've only serviced a 3035 automatic winding assembly and that was a bitch. LOL. Mike has my 16803 3035 dialed in that it runs -/+ 1 sec a day. I am amazed. It is like I sent it to rolex. He came over and used my Micro stella wrench tool and not kidding. 1 sec a day. The 3035 is an amazing movement. I don't understand why people don't do a lot more 16800's than the 16610. I love both but if you clone a 16800 the movement will move identical to a 2836 and 2824. The 2824 doesn't snap at 12 like a rolex but very close. Hand adjustment and beat and everything is the same. My 16803 would run the same if I had it in a altered 16610 case. Drill holes. I think the rehaut is a little different but really the 16803 is amazing. I go from that watch to my 16610 LV. Can't wait to have the Daytona zenith going. Throw that baby in the rotation. Right now its my 16800, 16610LV, 16803, 16710. The 5513 is only on special times where I don't need to know the date. LOL. The 1680 is the one that gets no love. The 16610 is retired and is in my safe deposit. As soon as I get my 16613 back from my father in law which might not be until he is gone. That will also go in there. Those are the only two that I have all the box and papers for. The 16613 I have the receipt from the AD. My next plan is now that the cases and all parts are Rolex for the 16800, 16710 I will add them on to my insurance too but wear them of course. If I can find a 1980's 5513 case. Man that would be amazing. God I love this hobby.
  14. Verification of 16800 case

    I'm keeping it with all the white gold inca one that I have. The band and everything.
  15. Dealing with Phong

    I am in but for a 167XX case. I have a few of them that I want to build. We have 5513 and 1680 cases that are Gen spec already. MWB, phong. We have the 16800 and 16610 between Phong/jensen and TC and some WM9's floating around. We NEED something not done before. If not. I will work on it by myself. I still don't see giving my case as a mold and paying for 5 movements up front in the tune of $1200-$1300 each. To me they are asking me to pay for it all and they will have the mold to do as many as they want to on my dime. Nit cool..