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TheSociety last won the day on March 19 2018

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  1. Hey guys I did NOT build this watch. I bought it from a Member in the UK ages ago BEFORE I started building. I don’t remember all the details except that it was an awesome watch and I paid around $850 or $900 for it. The builder / original owner spent $1200 or so on the build. Sorry I can’t be more helpful but it’s been three years. I would remember more if I had built it but I didn’t. That being said it is a great watch and I do remember that the ad says it was an ETA with verification photo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. 74 flat and 78 curved so I guess it was changed around that time? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I'm pretty sure it was done in the 70s because a lot of early 1680 Red has flat hands still. So my guess is that the Rolex certified watchsmith I spoke to is correct that in early 70s Rolex switched to Curved hands. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I was told by a Rolex watchsmith that Rolex changed their handset to curved around the turn of the 70s. So it would be correct that some 1680 might have come with flat hands. I have both flat and curved gen hands and normally chose to build 1680s with curved hands and save the flat hands for early 5512 and 5513 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I can get you the whole case but not just the bezel
  6. Probably the most real thing I've read in a long time. The blurry lines between gen and rep is some stainless steel in the midcase [emoji28]
  7. I agree with you thats what I said it depends on your skillset, and available time. We know these builds can take 3 months or 3 years depending on the build and specs. I think that Phong offers a solid option for those without the patience or the skills needed. I personally take my time and collect the parts for my own builds. I don't end up saving much but I do get the right look that I want.
  8. I will say that 99% of the time the headache and time you save over finding the parts, putting it together, not fitting and finding new parts etc - is totally worth the extra $ spent. In some cases I've seen people pay more than what they would a completed watch built by phong or anyone else. Not all the time but for most people it makes more sense to buy a completed watch. For the more experienced members with tools (expensive) and knowledge then building their own is the obvious choice.
  9. Amazing build Brother! I love your attention to detail and using genuine movement. I am a firm believer in that!
  10. Whatever you build should compliment your existing collection. I think a Monte Carlo is one of my fav chronograph designs. The other being it's brother the 62xx Daytonas. But I'm a sucker for a good chronograph Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. @YoDog on RWI is a lume master Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I've done quite a few builds by now and I always insist on getting a few key parts that are Gen Movement Crown Crystal Hands I think the hands makes the watch. For some reason I can pick out gen hands more than anything else. They really ad to the feel of the watch. But that being said, prices are ridiculous now so it doesn't make as much sense anymore. One of my favorite is set of hands are gen hands on my BC 6538 (darker tropical dial) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. The case above is a Yuki / Tonny case. Cartel does make a 6241/6239 pusher case but it's the same as atheist 6263 just with the pump pushers so the opening for the pusher is too large and hence, incorrect. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Just completed Valjoux 72 fully converted to Rolex Caliber 727 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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