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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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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.......)
fg1790a_zpsiul19kli.jpg&key=43b3c858476b23b49f63d70415c17654fd724a81321b8bd952a80f6a6fc6ee4f
 
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
1f10f7e187733c9cdec148b0e03c7b11.jpg&key=2c105ab2efcc806d34d4d490a528dc49328ddbdb87737159d6a2be9e30383e4a115dd2a01ee4b04e16bc60882eb755d3.jpg&key=0c94eb1f772e2d7fd85d56e718509ddb18f98a33e7b3603889be4f7cfea763835070d34e7116d66f471aa4f54b65f65c.jpg&key=88b043d05f818436ebc96a756d9427caf5b180aa2c067d65fdebd0e3e3b0792f
 
 
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Man, the sky blue and cherry one is the bomb! Perfection!

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Those inserts look great! I may consider some alternatives to spice up the bezel. Gen insert and bracelet arrive next week.


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Gen service insert in viet build pcg case with exclamation mark dial19f9d714c9ca181291ae861d63e690ce.jpg

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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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