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Pombok

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  1. I've started this post to help our esteemed colleague@Sogeha , the hypothesis is whether the JF 16610LV can be used as a base for a 16800 franken. On to the comparative photos... This 16800 is very aged, the bezel notches are smoother than the 16610 due to wear over time: The rehaut is the same depth, making a sanded and polished 16610 rehaut a legit option. The 16800 bracelet is slightly more polished due to wear over time. The SELs are different with the 16800 having the wings on the underside: The 16800 has drilled lug holes on the outside. Obviously the dial and hands are different and would need to be swapped: The crown on the 16800 is a 702 (smaller) crown versus the 16610 703 trip lock crown which is larger With the legit 3135 movement in the JF 16610, it's seems that with a few parts and a bit of work, the JF could be modded into a 16800. @Sogeha keep us posted on your progress if you decide to go ahead [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Well you see that groove under the bezel, I believe that's a groove for a gasket, the size is 32mm x approx 0.7mm. I've ordered the gasket and with some silicone it should provide a tighter fit and improved waterproofing. The case back and screw down crown will be fine and this bezel gasket should make a difference. I'll eventually get mine pressure tested, but I don't have a wet pressure tank yet, it's on my shopping list. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Yes I can confirm the crystal did pop off when I took the bezel off. The way I prevented this was to take a cloth and apply two finger pressure on the cyclops, then slide the case knife partially under the bezel and carefully remove it; the cyclops stayed in place. Here's some photos of when the crystal pops off; Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Compared to the 1989 L series in the original photos in this thread, the rehaut does seem a tiny bit 'shallow', however when compared to modern gens in the other threads on this the rehaut seems perfectly fine. Quite a few gen owners have agreed on this point in the various threads. By the way the TC is not readily available, TC is on hiatus. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Yes it does, thanks mate. Sorry for the confusion, it was the "SWISS-T 25" dial text that had me on the wrong path. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. So, new development, I managed to persuade the owner to let me remove the bracelet to check the model and serial numbers. It's a 16610 L series from 1989, it is not a 16800. My apologies for the mistake and thank you to the super sleuths who provided the queries. I will see if I can change the thread title. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk One interesting fact about the watch, is that it no longer has any lume whatsoever. The original substance for the lume had a half-life of 15 years and as such is now depleted. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. @hologramet thank you sir! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hey holo, is this a double AR crystal? I like it without the cyclops, where did you get it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Another amazing build@rolojack Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. The movement flips the date by rotating the crown clockwise. Does this mean it has the 3135 movement? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I'll be able to check the movement on Monday by the crown height, but I won't be opening his case [emoji5]. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. @manodeoro Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Just quoting my original post; It's a totally different dial, including the Swiss made text less 25 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Standby for photos, I'll start a new thread and tag you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I can check the difference today (if my buddy is wearing it) and let you know if he rehaut is deeper. The crowns are different though, the 16610 has a 703 crown and I think the 16800 has a 702 crown, with the 703 being thicker. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. When I wrote that the JF against the 16800 was remarkably good, I was referring to the JF as a base for a franken. The dial and hands would need to be completely changed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. I actually had lunch with a guy today who has a gen 16800 and we compared the JF. It's remarkably good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I thought I was going to sand off rehaut, there's a guy on RWI called botsyboy who sanded it off and it looks good. However when I got the JF, I really liked the rehaut and decided to keep it. I need to recess the SELs a touch and realign the bezel insert, but apart from that this watch is good to go. More pics Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. You can get it from any good TD, got this from Intime. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. IMO the JF 16610LV is the best sub rep you can buy at the moment, we've just had a very very long thread discussing whether the JF is better than the TC V7x, the JF has a better movement and better bracelet, the other details have been subject to debate, but there is no doubting the JF is an incredible watch for $400 out of the box. By the way the TC V7x cannot be bought right now, as TC is on hiatus. The JF.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Sorry I don't have this, I changed my order from the 116610LN to the new JF16610LV [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. The new JF LV Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Just beautiful,@rolojack fine, fine work as usual [emoji122] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  25. It's a bit stiff/firm straight out of the packaging, however I'm wearing it in now. I'm sure it will soften up nicely [emoji108] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk