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In the process of acquiring a RJ 1675 that needs a new insert.  The one installed is to my tastes (maybe I am wrong?).  I am not new to vintage with a '87 Speedy and a 70s DJ.  But I have not known stress like it has been to shop a nice Pepsi insert... Between the goals of "period correct/close" , to "perfect" level of patina, avoiding reps/aftermarket, and budget... I've spent many nights trying to strike that balance. 

 

Looking for any tips from the pros when it comes to insert shopping.  I bought one already, and will be heading into NYC tomorrow to visit a store to see another.  Maybe I am over thinking it?  What do you guys think of the one currently installed vs the one I purchased... Still checking another one out tomorrow...

 

current insert

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newly purchased (yay or no? improvement or no. more importantly gen or no.......)

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In the process of acquiring a RJ 1675 that needs a new insert.  The one installed is to my tastes (maybe I am wrong?).  I am not new to vintage with a '87 Speedy and a 70s DJ.  But I have not known stress like it has been to shop a nice Pepsi insert... Between the goals of "period correct/close" , to "perfect" level of patina, avoiding reps/aftermarket, and budget... I've spent many nights trying to strike that balance. 
 
Looking for any tips from the pros when it comes to insert shopping.  I bought one already, and will be heading into NYC tomorrow to visit a store to see another.  Maybe I am over thinking it?  What do you guys think of the one currently installed vs the one I purchased... Still checking another one out tomorrow...
 
current insert
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newly purchased (yay or no? improvement or no. more importantly gen or no.......)
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back of
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That's a great looking 1675! I like the freshness of the new one. It could make the dial pop. I'm not an expert in inserts, so I can't help you in that regard, but I love the watch overall. A 1675 Blueberry with solid red GMT hand, and a 6542 are both on my "must have" list.

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The new one will be an improvement. If that is a gen insert it is from a 16750 I am still a bit rusty on IDing inserts

 

I buy my rep inserts onl eBay and age them myself.

 

I could help you out with that If you need one and have a specific fade in mind.

 

A selection of a couple of my favourites

 

 

Sky blue / cherry red. Denim / salmon and Sky blue and light rose

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The new one will be an improvement. If that is a gen insert it is from a 16750 I am still a bit rusty on IDing inserts
 
I buy my rep inserts onl eBay and age them myself.
 
I could help you out with that If you need one and have a specific fade in mind.
 
A selection of a couple of my favourites
 
 
Sky blue / cherry red. Denim / salmon and Sky blue and light rose
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Man, the sky blue and cherry one is the bomb! Perfection!

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I’m very much old school, so to me the faded insert that’s on the watch is by far the best. If this were a new watch, or one freshly back from a RSC with a new shiny service dial, new crystal and a polished case, I could see a new insert, but that’s not what you have here. A beautiful old watch that has aged gracefully.


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