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Watchmeister last won the day on July 12 2020

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  1. Still have a few reps to go with an equal number of gens and even occasionally wear my “RWG watch”. It’s a nice reminder. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Back from the dead on my end. Don’t know why but something called me back. It’s been fun to read and see what’s up. I am probably at 8-10 watches. But the travesty is that I seem to have lost my Rolexes including a gen 5512 and a Ubi 6263. Will keep looking although if my ex found them first they’re gone.
  3. Times have definitely changed. My last Rolex purchase was a '66 Rolex 5512 - all original for $1200. And I bought it on RWG. [emoji106]
  4. If you're son takes to long to get you up to speed I have often found with new phones that someone went to the trouble to post a simple video tutorial on YouTube which gets you through the basics quickly. And you can try it real time while watching.....[emoji4]
  5. Congrats. Wear it well. Pardon my ignorance but what is a JF case? I didn't know there were different cases. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. It is real because Rolex says it is if they say it is. But in reality I strongly suspect they were done by an "unauthorized" dial maker at the time. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. +1. Would not bring a vintage piece to an AD. Typically they have to offer a warranty and in order to do so they will want to do a lot more to ensure it lasts. We have the opposite approach - do as little as possible to keep the watch as close to original as possible. I am ignoring the fact that I too find them to be twice as expensive for a given movement service versus a qualified independent. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. $450 is the price I was quoted for a GP strap at the NY boutique a few months ago. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Stunning build.....a very worthwhile labor of love. Wear it well. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Do those watches really look any different from 20 year old aquatimers? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. At the end of the day everyone will have different definitions of Frankens. The most important thing is that when contemplating a purchase or trade ignore that word in the description. With an accurate build sheet from the seller you can make your own assessment as to what something is worth - irrespective of what you call it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. If Frankenstein (the original) was made with genuine human body parts than it stands to reason that a Franken watch should have a fair number of genuine parts. Just saying....
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