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  1. David, thank you for taking the time to let us know. Bob was immensely proud of you, we talked at length about our respective families, and it a reflection of the kind of family you are that you think of others at this time of grief and loss. The Internet has made the world a curious place. I consider so many here to be friends and Bob was top of the list. We never met, though we did have plans prior to covid. However over many years he always had my back, always was there helping and encouraging and took a genuine interest in me that went far beyond our watch hobby. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I shall sorely miss him Rest in peace Minty
  2. I saw something on Aliexpress recently. I’m not convinced it’s s a super rep or even close, but it is all I have ever seen and might scratch the itch
  3. And your point is? European shipping of commercial goods verses shipping from China of counterfeit goods. You are comparing apples with ladders mate
  4. I have not had any issues with Toro myself. I have helped resolve a couple for members over the years. Three months of questions on the forum has consistently told you this watch is no longer available, so it isn’t that surprising to me that it is unavailable
  5. Adding or removing a dealer from the TD list is not your decision, so you don’t go about it. Acting as you have so far isn’t going to win you any friends and of course begs the question, why did Andrew lose patience with you?
  6. Then go sort your problem out on your own. Given you know so very much it is a wonder you ended up in this mess in the first place. Especially since I speak neither Mandarin nor Cantonese and have never had such an issue in many purchases As to whining all you want, feel free, I’m actively moderating your content and will not permit any more unsubstantiated allegations
  7. I have bought from Andrew many times, as have others here. Had your reading taken on board the information here, you would know that being a member of this forum before purchasing would give you the ability to have us negotiate on your behalf. For reasons unknown you chose not to do that, and instead to join an hour ago to as Andrew says “whine”. As such I find my sympathy distinctly lacking, especially as you have posted without first contacting the mod team. I wonder what Andrew’s side of the story is, but not enough to give up any of my free time, as we do for genuine members here So really your warning is by example, don’t be the person new to the hobby who does not heed the advice of those of us with many many years in it
  8. Hell frozen in January 2014 and the Seahawks won the Super Bowl thought you would have known that
  9. Very unlikely, it would be a very risky proposition for them to be in a country where they could easily be sued for counterfeit goods. There is a reason they are in China
  10. This is one of the biggest WIS myths. If you don’t saturation dive you don’t need a 300 metre depth rating, if you do saturation dive you don’t need a 300 metre depth rating on your watch because you will be using a proper dive computer and not an obsolete piece of man jewellery I have a PADI open water cert that covers me to an impressive 18 metres. 200 is cold and dark and unless you are very well qualified it will be small consolation to know your watch will still be ticking when they pull your cold lifeless body out. I did two seasons diving with a fake Casio bombmaker with a depth rating of zero. I still have it, it still works Also if you open the watch, the depth rating is down to you and your greasing the seals and pressure testing
  11. @davdhaked90 Arrived on the scene and kindly let four members know his brother has the parts they are looking for just lying around. After I issued a warning for backdoor selling and hide his posts, I thought I would reach out and see what else they had. i asked if they had a 6263 exotic dial. Very quickly he responded with pictures of exactly what I was looking for, lucky me. The pictures did all have different backgrounds, but whatever So hardly believing my luck I asked how much he wanted for this rare genuine dial $2000 LMAO be careful out there
  12. I doubt you will easily find any pocket watch new of worthwhile quality at anything like an affordable price, let alone specific dial variations
  13. I imagine that there were some made back in the day. However I think your best bet would be to find something like a Waltham, American pocket watches still have a fantastic parts supply. It may need a service, and while it is stripped, get the dial reprinted to your specifications
  14. Good to hear from you. San Martin make very nice watches, I have a few
  15. No date 41mm Sub. My current understanding is there isn’t anything noteworthy as yet
  16. A timely reminder that not everyone is trustworthy and Christmas always seems to bring the scammers out. If you are contacted and offered a Watch by DM be especially suspicious. Is there a reason the seller isn’t willing to openly advertise it on the forum? Do they have any sales feedback? Are they active in the community? As always an offer that seems too good to be true probably is
  17. It is not your question, rather your challenge that prompted me to step in
  18. @freddy333 is a very long time member and former Moderator. There are build threads for those watches as well as a long history of posting them here. As to posting them on Rolex forums, please familiarise yourself with the rules of this forum. Posting reps on a genuine forum is a banning offence. In my book encouraging others to do so is also a banning offence. Fortunately Freddy has more white in his eye and knows we don’t ever do that
  19. Kif shock protection does nothing until you drop it😄 YMMV but I see little point in such attention to visual details of a movement as signed rotor and engine turning of the same pattern on a rep of a watch with a closed back
  20. None of these cases are 1:1, there are tells, tells that won’t in any way stop you enjoying your watch, but which are there nevertheless. It will look absolutely the part on the wrist, but a really knowledgable expert will be able to tell it from genuine, and in my opinion that is how it should be, this hobby is about the pleasure of building more affordable versions of classic vintage watches for one’s own pleasure, which seems to be your desire, if cases were ever completely indistinguishable, it would just encourage scammers and fraudsters Owning both Phong and other, cheaper Vietnamese cases, I’m not convinced Phong is worth over twice as much YMMV Try Arsla5 on eBay for ETA movements, he is very genuine
  21. Welcome home, it’s always good to see OGs return. Please show us anything you buy and let us know what you think of them
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