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  1. solitudex

    Never buy at http://warchive.net

    Hey! I received my watch order with a missing strap in the not too recent past. Watch came in excellent modded condition. Paid for it at the end of November and received only on the last day of January, with complete radio silence from him those 2 months. So, I have been sending him a reminder of my missing strap once a month (just did it this afternoon), but as usual, I feel like one is screaming into the void when dealing with him. I can't say anything much more than that, but there's always the possibility that this guy may have absconded with our cash, until someone else receives something from him and says otherwise, which then gives us renewed hope that he's still around. Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
  2. My pleasure! Yes, I do own the Navitimer 01 rep currently. Might be splitting hairs here, but I wouldn't say I love the Navitimer, but it's more of an admiration for the history and heritage of the brand and model. And with its most distinctive aesthetics, it's a polarising watch. One either likes it or hates it. Rarely will you find someone who sits on the fence when it comes to the Navitimer. Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
  3. The legend has it that you could service watches blindfolded. That's one way you could certainly maintain your sanity when working on Navitimers! And well, not all Breitlings have such convoluted dials! Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
  4. Welcome and it's a delight to have you with us. And it's nice to hear that you share an uncommon penchant for the iconic Navitimer too. And yes, we usually send our watches, both gen and reps, to Legend for servicings and mods. You can trust him with your watches to be sure. Have a great time exploring and learning here! Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
  5. solitudex

    OK, who sent me 3x AP watches?

    It sure sounds like the package is an anonymous gift to you! Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
  6. solitudex

    Never buy at http://warchive.net

    Not yet. I've already sent him an email and wechat message, so I'll just wait it out and see how he responds. Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
  7. solitudex

    Never buy at http://warchive.net

    I feel you. I was watching with envy the watches trickle in for the rest until it turned up at my doorstep one unexpected day. Fingers crossed, no courier or customs issues, you would be getting yours soon, hopefully in perfect working condition!
  8. Not the green. It's the platinum. He could have at least sent it to spongebob or you to mod it before putting it up. And fix the SEL too. Heh And 5 positive reviews with 1 neutral. What can I say? The guy who eventually wins the auction deserves to lose his money, if the post doesn't get taken down in the first place! Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
  9. The insert is most definitely off. Even under less than ideal lighting, gen inserts still stand out. Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
  10. solitudex

    Never buy at http://warchive.net

    Apologies for the delay. Here's a shot of mine. Swapped the glitzy bracelet out for a proper Horween Chromexcel leather strap. Loving it so far. But still waiting for a reply from him on the missing deployant strap.
  11. solitudex

    Never buy at http://warchive.net

    I placed my order a week after yours. I’m guessing that the shipping to me might be quicker since I’m in Asia. Perhaps your Navitimer is on the way to you. Hope that you would too receive yours in perfect condition very soon! Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
  12. solitudex

    Never buy at http://warchive.net

    I received my Navitimer from him two days ago. While there wasn’t any updates from him throughout these couple of months since Nov, whether QC or shipping updates, the timepiece arrived safely at my doorstep in a highly satisfactory condition. All functions working and the datewheel modded as promised. The only snag is that he didn’t send the extra deployant strap as ordered. Reached out to him but no reply as of yet. Hope to be posting some photos of the watch over the next couple of days. Overall, I’m still relieved that I’ve received my watch from him in excellent condition. Would be a bonus if I could receive the extra deployant strap or at least a refund for that. Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
  13. solitudex

    An unusual watch servicing review - Legend

    Strange. The post isn't showing up right on tapatalk. Not sure if it's tapatalk, my phone or my browser. In any case, do check out the web version of this for proper formatting! Thanks! Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
  14. This is a genuine Revue Thommen Quantième moonphase timepiece, my very first serious timepiece which I have procured in the grey market more than a year ago. It had arrived DOA, and after sending it back to the the grey seller and Swiss manufacturer for repairs (the latter being a regrettably costly move), the watch came back still broken! As such, it had sat in my dry cabinet for more than a year while I acquired several other timepieces along the way, mostly genuine and vintage watches. It might have been fitting to have had this review in the proper WUS forum, but I had gotten to know @Legend through the replica forums, and for the edification of the replica community, I decided that this review shall be planted here. I had gotten to know @Legend through another local modder aflop. In our initial casual conversations on our watches, I had mentioned about this broken watch and he had graciously offered to take a look at it. Nothing to lose, I had calculated mentally, when even the manufacturer couldn't fix it for me! To cut the long story short, @Legend took the watch, and fixed it before I could even request an update from him. Sheer insanity. He gave me a rundown of how the watch works (an ETA 2824-2 base movement with a Dubois-Depraz 9310 module, and how intricate a repair it was, given the setup of the watch. He sent me off with a charge that I ought to be extremely delicate with this watch, lest the module and parts break once more under my care this time. I have adjusted the time, day, date, and moonphase over this time back in my care, and all of them work as they should. That is some pretty impressive work by our very own admin and modder in the replica watch communities. I had thrown him a curveball and he has dealt with it with an unmistakable elegance and finesse. Over the course of our continued interactions, @Legend has revealed that he could deal with any repair or mods under the sun. Movement servicing, platinum paint mods and SEL mods (for your subs, DSSDs etc.), waterproofing, datewheel mods (for your 7750 3-6-9 chronos), AR works, just to name a few common ones we in the replica community need. Admittedly, he is not the most humble person, but the important fact is that he could certainly back up his statements with the first class calibre of his work, with me being a direct beneficiary of it. I would highly commend his services and offerings to all without reservations, whether it be for a replica or genuine timepiece. If you're based in Asia, there shouldn't be any reason not to look for him. That said, if you are based on the other side of the world with no reliable local watchsmiths (I'm looking at you, our American friends), it would do you good to consider @Legend to service your timepieces. Thank you once again, Al.
  15. solitudex

    RWI Hangout

    Oh my, if you have ordered since Nov 4th and haven’t heard anything yet, there goes my Navi which I’ve only ordered and paid on the 28th Nov. In any case, some have mentioned that with Louie we should wait at least 3 months. And some even said 6 months. So guess it’s happy waiting for us.