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About Bjd1020

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  • Birthday 10/20/1976

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    Watch Making and Repair

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  1. Roger that......crazy I had no idea it went this deep. I spent the last 20 years as an engineer reverse engineering airplane parts for the USCG......including the development of tech drawings, solid models, CNC programs, and first article. We very rarely nailed it in the first go. But we always eventually did. So I do know a bit about the iterative process etc etc. I also rebuild/restore 7750s. So im a little more inclined to see things most would overlook. I just want to make sure im getting what im reading and seeing in an ad. Again I had no idea the rabbit hole went this deep. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. Ok ok. Looks like I just peeled back another layer if the onion.......geez 10k posts. It appears I have a ton of reading to do. Tha ks fir taking the time to respond. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Rog....i get it. Makes sense. Thank you. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  3. I am reading through every post on this forum as we speak. One other question is how do I know I am going to get what I pick.....they look so much alike. At the end of the day if I drop 500 on a watch I do want it to function. Ive read that Trusty is the way to go but his email responses to me have been sort if shotty....dodging my questions etc etc. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  4. I feel like the answer was all code. Lol. I am grateful. Im looking for a replica. You know a knock off. But there are so many and so many fkdifferent factories......im looking to find out who makes the best one. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. Ive looked at TD here and am having a hard time making a choice on a GMT Rolex. Lol.....the all look the same. Any advice would be helpful....i def want the red/blue dial. Prices and factories vary and there is a ton to pick from. Please help me zero in. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. Are you referring to the replica rolex......funny i just stumbled on an article about them last night as ive been looking into a good replica???? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  7. Not sure what to make of your post......no doubt im a noob. Its the reluctance to share information and belittling that I cant stand. As if there is some superior human race that exits the vaginas of their mothers knowing how to properly oil a balance or how to straighten a hairspring. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  8. On my bench. I have two actually.....one was purchased at the beginning of this ordeal for parts that I used.......both crowns were stripped. As I have stated the crowns on this watch were not designed properly or not finished properly. They wear out prematurely. After much bashing on my post in watchuseek I told a dude id send it to him so Ive packed up the second case, dial hands, strap and buckle and will send it to him. I think ill use the case for another build. Basically the only thing left of the original watch that has survived is the case. The luminescent paint in the hands has chipped out, the markers on the dial have corroded, the crown stripped, the movement.....well has been rebuilt, most of which has been replaced. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Yeah. I learned early on what they were about. When my issue first began and I posted there I received nothing but lambasting and belittlement. I also learned that the guys at boston watch, Oriss only NA repair facility are some how in cahoots with the admins over there....through the help on watch repair talk I have been able to learn how to strip down and rebuild a 7750. Like I said before these watch repair nazis over think their craft is something special......maybe 100 years ago when 3/4s of the worlds population was illiterate.....Mark and Old Hippy and the guys over at watch repair talk get it. They understand the need to share information to protect the craft not hord it. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. A lot of good info and could t agree more. Im a huge fan of citizen myself. My first watch was a citizen aqualand...ive purchased 3 since. My latest is pictured below. Like ive said. You should pop over to the watchuseek firum and see the gangbang the certified watch repair guys put on my post. They just cant stand the fact that their craft is no longer a special trade.....so they will pounce on anyone with a time grapher and a set of tweezers. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. Markers also are corroded on mine. As well as the luminescent paint in the hands falling out. It amazes me if you read the responses to my post in watchuseek. Those goons went nuts over my post. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/why-oris-garbage-do-not-buy-one-4951113.html Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks. I totally understand that but its beside the point. I paid a lot of money for that watch. I shouldnt have to use generuc parts. You really dont understand the history behind it. They know there is only one repair place in NA and so they treat you like [censored]. Come to find out that repair shop frequents the watchuseek forums and all the rest of the assholes on that forum. I was warned by others in watch repair talk. Oris is really a [censored] show. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  12. Im a member of 3 forums......watchuseek, watch repair talk, and rwg. I posted the same issue on each one and the responses are astonishingly different. Lol. Over on watchuseek they are douche bags. They berated me several years ago when i first posted about this. Those guys over there are the "im a watchmaker, show me your papers" guys elitest. Im telling you do not buy an oris. You will regret it. Theres a reason why you probaly never heard of them til you started looking for a watch. One service center here in NA....1......and they will gauge the [censored] out of you should anyhappen to that watch. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. So I decided about a decade ago to get into the exclusive watch club. Not knowing a ton it came down to The Oris TT1 Chronograph or the Tag Aquaracer.....both utilizing the 7750....however the Aquaracer uses a Elabore grade where the Oris uses a standard. I chose the Oris because of its smaller size.....and a savings of about $200........thats where the nightmare began. After about 4 years of wear the threads between the case and crown began to strip until one day the crown would no longer seat. As you may be aware this basically renders the watch useless. The failure of the crown seating happened durring a time when I was getting ready for work. When I got to work I looked at my watch and noticed a ton of moisture inside of it and the crown out......this happened going outside on a humid day. The movement became toasted. Oris was willing to do absolutely nothing and their only North American service center Boston Watch was willing to charge me a cool $2800 to fix the watch......a mere $300 more than I paid for it. I took on the task of learning to rebuild the movement myself which after a year I have become a 7750 amateur tech and can strip and rebuild it at will. Now.....I needed a new crown....which most of you know takes about 10 mins to install......the MONOPOLY set up by Oris, Boston Watch compnay offered to take my watch and "inspect" and install a new crown for $300. I cannot get this part anywhere else. Unless you want to become handcuffed to this Monopoly at some point and their willingness to gauge you to be able to wear your watch do not buy an Oris. Spend the extra few bucks and get a real watch like a Tag. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. Ill pay a couple hundred for it. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks a zillion. Im gonna put the assembly under the microscope and take a few pics. Ill share shortly. Would be good to go ahead and put together a video for everyone to use. Stand by and thanks for responding. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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