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I am looking for an Explorer 1016 with lug holes in the case. Hoping to spend around $120 to $160. Anyone known of a good place to find such?

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Never mind. I discovered that I had a JMB Explorer case that I had forgotten I had ordered. I'll just build one from that.

Thanks!

 

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Definitely the best option, treasure it, I think they will become part of rep history.

 

And don’t forget to show us a build thread 😀

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I think I'm going to order a couple 2836 cases, plug the tube hole, re-drill in the 2824 position and see what happens...

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I'm in for one if the project is successful!

 

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8 hours ago, jmb said:

I think I'm going to order a couple 2836 cases, plug the tube hole, re-drill in the 2824 position and see what happens...

if you can do that, please plug and redrill those cartel cases as well - then we will have an affordable alternative to vietnam case and phong case lol!

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1 hour ago, godkiller said:

if you can do that, please plug and redrill those cartel cases as well - then we will have an affordable alternative to vietnam case and phong case lol!

That is exactly what I was thinking. Lots of reps only really spoilt by having too low a crown

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4 hours ago, Sogeha said:

That is exactly what I was thinking. Lots of reps only really spoilt by having too low a crown

High-five! we got the same oberservations

I have a SERIOUS OCD for Rolex reps with the wrong crown height. This is because gen Rolex cases are made consistently to match their standard gen movement specs so there is no exception allowed for rep Rolex cases with the wrong crown/stem/tube height. This is why i will never ever consider using a cartel rep for my project builds

I place a serious emphasis on wrong crown/stem/tube height over wrong case shape because case shape irregularities can be dismissed as overpolishing or weaker manufacturing tolerance from many years ago, but crown/stem/tube height can never go wrong.

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I think I'm going to order a couple 2836 cases, plug the tube hole, re-drill in the 2824 position and see what happens...
How do you plug the hole, it would be good to do that on my HR 6538 case

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On 10/12/2017 at 1:44 PM, Alan72 said:

How do you plug the hole, it would be good to do that on my HR 6538 case

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I cant speak for JMB but I am going to assume either pressing in a metal rod and then some surface welding or perhaps filling the hole with weld?   once ground down and polished smooth you would not know there is a hole there.  I have no doubt that he will have success with this....just when I thought my JMB explorer was going to become a rare collectible  lol
 

 

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That's a bit above my pay grade , I'll just have to live with it I think

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I have ordered 3 2836 36mm 16200 cases.  I'm thinking I will machine a close tolerance plug and silver-solder it into the case then re-drill the hole in a higher position for 2824 movement.  If I make the plug small enough I'm betting that the crown will hide any evidence of the modification. 

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While I was waiting for my invoice for the 2836 cases I got an e-mail from my case supplier and he said he had 2824 cases for me!!!  I have ordered a bunch of them... :)

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So we are back up and running with the JMB V2? I would love to see the V1 back

+1 for V1

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Hopefully will be able to start re-machining these into 1016 cases in a couple of weeks.  They have been shipped via EMS so they should be here soon!  I really had decided that these were gone for good, and I don't even have a 1016 right now!  I thought that somewhat ironic...

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23 hours ago, jmb said:

While I was waiting for my invoice for the 2836 cases I got an e-mail from my case supplier and he said he had 2824 cases for me!!!  I have ordered a bunch of them... :)

I'm in if i can still placing an order ;)

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I don't know if I am going to do any "V1" cases since they are not really correct for anything except a fantasy model.  I normally re-machine all of them to 1016 lug profile.  

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Tracking shows they are working their way through the system, hope all goes smoothly...

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