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  1. And so it begins.....my first build. I started off with a cartel 1655. The movement bit the dust on me so I figured this is my chance to try my hand at modding. This tread will be the timeline . What am I building? good question. I so very badly have two watches that I want to build. A GMT Master 6542 and a Milgauss 1019. Both of which are NLA from the TD's so if you want one you gotta build it yourself. and from what I have read, neither are very good examples of the models so alot of modding would be needed to make either of them half decent . Pics for Reference..cause everyone loves pics of watches....if you dont, what the hell ya doing here?? lol After a few convos with @JoeyB I picked his brain and he was very kind to share his knowledge and experience in the 6542 build. Finding a reasonable priced Dial atm is difficult so this is why I am leaning towards the 1019 currently. the challange with the 1019 build is finding a smooth bezel to fit the cartel case. Either Way the case needs some work so I started on that and if I dont completely mess it up, I will then decide and order parts.... So I am stripped down the 1655 to bear bones. Drilled out the lugs. Broke a bit...but managed to get it out, save the case and get the rest of the lugs done. Not too bad...sorry no pics. Tonight I started on the lugs. Getting the crown tube out was a bit of a challenge as it was locktite into the case so it took some force but managed to get it out and managed not to destroy it. Next we're the lugs. A steady hand and a Dremel with first a grinding stone and then sanding drum to clean up the marks left by the stone. Looking at the pics and comparing them to the gens. I still have a bit more to go to make the case smooth for the crown. It's been a long day and I was getting hungry so I called it. Feedback , suggestions and comments welcome. I'm here to learn Thanks for looking. [emoji482] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I have previously shared this on RWI and I will share it here as well - you guys seem to be the technical / OCD Rolex builders so I hope you will enjoy the pics And after waiting and researching for nearly a year trying to source the right parts... Theme of the build = a classic 14270 Rolex that has been through RSC (hence this 14270 will have lug holes AND superluminova dial and hands) Here are the ingredients - Gen 36mm Datejust 16233 E-series case (took me bloody 6 months to find one in decent condition) - Gen 36mm Datejust smooth bezel - Gen 14270/114270 Swiss Made dial (bloody rare to find) - Gen 603 crown - Gen Submariner seconds hand - JF 16610 LN minute + hour hand - JKhorological Swiss 25-295 crystal - Serviced Yuki 3135 from tickleshoes ...... still in search of a hollow link 78360 rep oyster bracelet The watch is practically gen at this point. If i pair it up with my gen 62510h bracelet, then it's visually indistinguishable to gen so here is my gen 16200 Datejust case that arrived via fedex Left case is gen 16200 datejust case; right case is a replica 16200 case for 2824-2 movement The rehaut is much wider (in terms of diameter) and less wokky on the gen 16200 datejust case Also, the lugs are thinner on gen case (even though my gen case has probably been polished before) Left case is gen 16200 datejust case; right case is a replica 16200 case for 2824-2 movement Crown height and case thickness is pretty much the same for both cases I installed the Yuki 3135 with the gen 14270 dial into the gen case first The usual ETA movement tab screws didn't fit between the gen case's side and the yuki movement, but luckily i have some spare gen-spec 3135 movement/case screws and they were thin enough to fit in between the gen case and the yuki movement Then I proceeded to install the hands, crystal, and gen smooth bezel And here is the final results (paired with my gen 62510h jubilee bracelet with 555 end links - but i am desperately in need of a rep 78360 hollow link oyster bracelet) At this moment, the watch is pretty much gen externally and there is no definitive way to tell that it is a franken or replica by just looking at it externally Lume shot! - the JF minute and hour hands have the same lume colour and brightness as the gen Rolex dial lume and gen Rolex seconds hand lume
  3. Question about 1570 mov.

    Hi all, I'm new here... My name is Lorenzo and I live in Italy... A friend of mine would like to sell a gen Rolex 1501 without movement (as far as I know it should be fitted with a 1570) I have a simple question for you : is there any chance I could fit any rep movement (or any gen ETA) in that case? The watch has everything but the movement (Case,Bracelet,Dial,Hands,Crown,Bezel...) Anybody could help? Many thanks!
  4. After hours of evaluating the best choices for sub hands... Clarks/Watchman 'Tudor' hands = seconds hand has the wrong proportions (i.e. the dot behind the seconds hand's pinion is too close), hour hand has the wrong rectangular lume proportion? the hands are a bit shorter than gen 3135 sub hands (because it seems like Tudor hands were always shorter than Rolex counterpart hands), no 3D-looking polish, poor lume? Startime 'Tudor' hands = seems like it has same problem as the Clarks hands, except the seconds hand looked improvement proportionally (i.e. the dot behind the seconds hand's pinion is further away like gen) Raffles = hour hand's rectangular lume area has skinny proportion that isn't gen-like (and commonly associated to lower-end or cheap reps), poor lume TC V2/V3 = best ETA sub hands ever made (i.e. tapered front on the seconds hand, 3D-looking polish, correct dimensions with correct rectangular lume area/location, capped pinion on v3, pointy ends, excellent lume)... but TC is gone Overall = TC hands were hands-down the best sub hands ever made - period. But now that TC stuff is pretty much discontinued, the second best seems like to be Startime? Any idea what the best available ETA Submariner hands? Have I missed out on better alternatives? Can someone please recommend me the best ETA Submariner hands out there? i have spent a long time researching and it seems like the current market for ETA Sub hands have a combination of fatal flaws Thank you!
  5. Just picked up this GMT Master ii from Andrew at TT, what a great customer service experience! All questions were answered in less than an hour generally and shipping took about 4 days from shipping date to my house in the US. The Watch is a noob best edition and I must say it's 9.8/10 almost perfect! If you're looking for this Watch don't hesitate buying from Andrew he will take care of you!
  6. Noob facory

    New here and to the game in general. Trying to do my research but it's a tangled web. Have a budget of $300-$600 and looking to get the best quality, most accurate rep in that range. Ideally a GMT Batman V7. Better to buy direct from the factory or from a dealer on here? Cane across a website xxx.com Any feedback on that one? Many thanks
  7. Hey I'm new in this community, and looking for some assistance. I'm looking to buy a Rolex Submariner 116610LN replica. I've seen a few names in here, NOOB Factory, JF Factory and BP Factory, but since i don't have much experience with replica watches, i don't know what to go for. And beyond that, don't know where to buy it from. I'm looking for an "Original" looking Rolex, within' 400$ - 500$. (Please comment possibilities beyond this, if you know any) Btw, the luminescence is quite important to me, don't know why but i seem to really love that feature - (Not sure it i matters, since most watches i've seen seem to have a great lume.) - Thanks in advance! Best regards
  8. I moved to Florida back in January and noticed that everybody wear some kind of Rolex model. I am thinking that the market here is better for the buyer or i could be wrong. Maybe Floridian like to pretend they have money like me with a fake Rolex. lol! many of the one I had seen look Gen watches, I could be wrong.
  9. Daytona 6263 Paul Newman

    I wanted to share pictures of my Daytona build that I received not to long ago. This project started sometime last year. I knoew what I wanted but was not really familiar with the technical aspects of the build. Parts, movements, etc. After doing alot of research I reached out to Rolojack and asked if he would be willing to make me something pretty special. I decided on the Daytona 6263 PN Panda Dial. Something about this dial that i really liked. I put my trust in his hands and he worked his magic. He would ask me what I wanted every step of the way and was a huge help. Rolojack thanks for doing what you do. Also for taking the time, effort, skill, and patience. Let me know what you all think.
  10. Looking for bracelet

    Fellow members I am looking to replace the bracelet on my 6263 Daytona with a Gen bracelet. If anyone has a 19mm 78350 Gen Bracelet for the 6263 Daytona please pm me. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
  11. Rolex GMT-Master 16700 Build

    It's been some time since I posted a build thread here, but I just finished one in which some might have some interest. I have wanted to build a GMT-Master II 16710 for a long time but just never got to it. It's near impossible unless you have a spare 3186 movement laying around, or a Yuki built up to proper specs. I wasn't really aware of the 16700 until I came across the dial on eBay. I did some research and a good 16700 seemed like just the thing to build as I have come to love the vintage modern watches with sapphire crystals. I was in possession of a Noob 16570 Explorer 2 which I wasn't happy with and never wore so I decided it needed to morph into something else. I found a near perfect, 16700 Swiss-only dial and purchased it on a good offer and it was accepted. Then I was able to purchase a fat font w/serifs, bezel insert, so I was off to the races. I sent the case to JMB to drill the lugs (there are no 16700s without lugholes) to accomodate 2MM springbars and then ordered Yuki's 93153 bracelet. The 16700s really came with a 93150 bracelet and a sub-type clasp, but there are some without that, as well. I used a TC bezel which seems to duplicate the original very nicely. The GMT hand is not adjustable, per the gen. The bezel does not click, per the gen...see below. It is a gen ETA 2836-2 modified to GMT, of course. Someday I may address the incorrect hand stack, but, who's gonna notice. The only time it is obvious is twice a day for the few moments that the hour hand should pass under the GMT hand. Other than that...I don't care. If you're not familiar with the 16700; it is the forerunner of the 16710...made from 1988 to 1999. It differs from the 16710 in three ways, maybe four. The 16700 is visually different in that it says GMT-Master on the dial while the 16710 says GMT-Master II. The other differences are from the movement. The 16700 has no individually adjustable hands. The GMT hand is a 24-hour hand and it just follows the time-keeping. The 16710 has an individually-adjustable hour hand and that is what makes it, virtually, impossible to rep without the movement. Additionally, the 16710 has a bi-directional bezel that clicks both ways, while the 16700 is bi-directional but does not click. After my study, were I in the market for a gen, I would not turn down a good deal on a 16700. Actually, four ways...while the 16700 has quick-set date adjustment, the 16710 is adjusted by turning the individually-adjustable hour hand around two turns until the date changes. Experts, please correct any errors. Well, I have some pics...
  12. Today some pictures of my Rolex Daytona 6263 Paul Newman Enjoy them!
  13. Hi ladies and gents! Got these QC-pics. Think they look good, what do you think? /Akilles
  14. Hi guys I'm a newbie here I have vast experience in genuine watches & replicas. although I've come across these two beauty's on Trusty Via Andrew. http://www.ttw-138.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_6&products_id=16050 and http://www.ttw-138.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_452&products_id=15989 the 2017 Green dial Daytona and the new 40mm day date. can anyone give me a hint or point me in the right direction as which watch is more likely to feel and also look the most genuine? its a lot to spend on a rep, approx $1,400.00 I've never splashed out over $600 on a rep before, this is new territory for me. all comments and help would be appreciated! thanks all.
  15. Hello, I am new to this Forum, and looking to purchase a Gold Day Date 36mm or 41mm. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to who provides the best Day-Dates? Happy New Year! Thanks,
  16. Hi everyone, I wanted to know what the model would be on this particular rolex and how much it goes for? Thanks in advance
  17. I'm looking for a Rolex Day date or Day date 2 , in the stainless steel preferably with the diamond hour markers - just wondering whether anybody on here has any advice or can point me in the right direction. I have placed an order on Puretime but they sell the watch for 260 GBP yet supply no extra links, I haven't paid yet as they haven't answered my email yet. Any help would be much appreciated guys
  18. Hello, Does it exist replica movement for Day-Date accepting Gen Dials /no leg cutting/ and Gen Hands? As I know such movements exists for Submariners, but haven't heard for DayDate. Thanks
  19. I need service of my MBW 1665, it has a 1570 inside and the date will not change. who does service in the USA. Thanks
  20. Hi guys, Whats the best GMT II Black/Blue out there at the moment ? The one closer to the gen one Thanks
  21. Hi, I am looking to purchase the best 5513 and 1675 GMT replica also in the market for a Daytona. Any suggestions please? Anybody used Trusty Time? http://www.ttw-138.com? Regards Martin
  22. Hello friends of vintage watches !!! Today I want to introduce my last mod, a ROLEX Gmt 1675 El Cornino PCG with gilt closed minute Dial. I hope you enjoy it Case: Cartel GMT 1675 by Sead. Bezel Insert: Yuki. Dial: Yuki. Hands: Rafflestime.
  23. Hey guys, so I bought a Rolex submariner rep. Paid $300 of trusty time. Now I when I pull out the dial to adjust the time/date, it doesn't catch anything and I can't change the time! The perpetual movement still works and ticks fine. Wtf happened?!
  24. Newest BP Submariners

    Does anyone have the newest BP subs to share pics of? Been looking for a few ...