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  1. Thank you Tools for your response on the countersunk tapped hole and the reason for the tapered surface. That's all I was looking for. I don't tolerate attitudes as much as members here don't tolerate attitudes. Sounds like I fit right in.
  2. I don't have enough detail in the 3D model to post anything worthwhile. It's a work in progress and I'm tweaking as I go along. This is my first attempt at a watch and once I think I've got it, something else pops up that I didn't realize was important. But my target for the overall design and feel will be similar to the old steam gauges used on early trains. It will have a round bronze case, a circular brushed stainless steel dial, a plastic domed crystal, and a raw leather strap. Just when I think I have a new idea on a style, or strap attachment, or crystal mount, or bezel mount, a quick search shows that its already been done. So I've decided to just go with my ideas and if its been done before then so be it. The final product I have in mind doesn't look like anything else I've seen. And if it has, well, in the end I can say that the one I have will be one of a kind and that I put it together. I know this forum is rolex related and my watch project really isn't rolex related aside from the crown tube discussion above, so I probably won't do much posting about it here. I apologize that this thread turned into what it did and that wasn't my intention. I didn't realize the rolex culture on this forum was this guarded. I really was just looking for some technical guidance on that one part for my own use. None of the experts listed as experts on this forum responded and I understand that either the information is unknown by them, or it just doesn't want to be shared. Reverse engineering something isn't that complicated, it just takes time and an understanding of machining processes. The copies out there are not perfect because of lack of investment money for development and tooling compared to return on investment...not because they aren't smart enough to figure it out.
  3. My story is not holding up that I want to design an unmarked generic watch? Oh really? Well I want to thank you CROWNCOLLECTION hijacking my thread based on your pure opinion of my intentions. You have no idea of who I am. I stated my intentions and you still choose not to believe me, and that's your perogative. But your closed mind and ill regard for others will be your demise. Carry on with your expertise and knowledge about something acting as though you created it and know everything about it. From what I see you have only tried to discredit me and my initiative based on speculation. Just because you are a self proclaimed expert doesn't give you the right to try to make someone else out to be a fool. That's great you believe you know alot about something that is so insignificant in the big picture of life. I suggest you with hold any further false accusations my friend or they will be used against you.
  4. Tim questioned me, and without giving me a chance to respond, crowncollection assumed I was working on a fake/replica. He didn't wait for me response on my intentions. That was where I got defensive, not because someone asked me my intentions.
  5. Understood, and thanks for your explanation. I wasn't trying to steal critical design features for profit, just using it for a one off prototype. Offline (private message) contact is available in most forums (this one included) for things like this, and a public flame war could have been avoided. A comment was made based on an assumption and not after asking my intentions. This is not the action of an expert or someone with experience.
  6. The watch I'm designing will not look like any Rolex. It will not have the Rolex name on it. It will not have the Rolex logo on it. I am merely using a Rolex tube and crown. If this constitutes it being a fake or counterfit Rolex, then I will say my apologies and move along. Would someone please explain how the use of a Rolex tube and crown on a custom designed watch that looks nothing like a Rolex makes it a fake our counterfit, I am willing to listen.
  7. @TimWells: Yes that's the crown tube I have and want to use. I was able to get rough dimensions, but it is so small that standard digital calipers are tough to take accurate measurements of the details on the part. Thanks for posting the photo. Nice try on your incorrect estimation on my project CROWNCOLLECTION. I am designing and machining a watch from scratch with custom case, dial and crystal. I'm using an ETA 2834-2 movement for the power and am trying to retrofit a Rolex crown. I chose the Rolex crown for its triplock sealing and availability of quality parts for ease of replacement in the future. The crown on the crown means nothing to me and I will probably grind it off before final mounting. If I wanted a watch that looked like a Rolex, I would just go and buy one. I don't own a replica, never have, never will. All I'm looking for is a photo of a Rolex case with the crown tube removed so I can get an idea of how it needs to be machined. If nobody has it then just don't respond. It's not that important to chime in with an innacurate estimation trying to diminish my request. Maybe I am in the wrong forum, but I thought with a web address rolexforums it may be the right place. No problem, thanks for your input.
  8. I received the crown tube and crown parts. After inspection, the crown tube has what looks to be a 45 degree chamfer which would mate to a countersunk hole in the case. I want to fit the crwon and tube into a project watch and need some help. Would it be possible to post a photo showing the crown with chamfer and how it interfaces with the case, or even a photo of the case without the tube showing the mounting hole details? Or does anyone have confirmed dimensions of the threaded countersunk hole in the case for a 16800 (p/n 7030) 7mm crown and tube? I'd really appreciate it!!
  9. I've searched the forums and didn't find what I need. I'm working on a custom watch and will be fitting a 7mm crown with tube from a 16800 submariner to my case. I'm looking close up photos of the case without the tube showing the detail of the threaded hole in the case. I need to understand how the gasket between the case and tube is seated. If anyone has closeup photos or even actual machining dimensions of the tube mounting hole I would really appreciate it! Thank you!
  10. Thank you Tools for your response on the countersunk tapped hole and the reason for the tapered surface. That's all I was looking for. I don't tolerate attitudes as much as members here don't tolerate attitudes. Sounds like I fit right in.
  11. I don't have enough detail in the 3D model to post anything worthwhile. It's a work in progress and I'm tweaking as I go along. This is my first attempt at a watch and once I think I've got it, something else pops up that I didn't realize was important. But my target for the overall design and feel will be similar to the old steam gauges used on early trains. It will have a round bronze case, a circular brushed stainless steel dial, a plastic domed crystal, and a raw leather strap. Just when I think I have a new idea on a style, or strap attachment, or crystal mount, or bezel mount, a quick search shows that its already been done. So I've decided to just go with my ideas and if its been done before then so be it. The final product I have in mind doesn't look like anything else I've seen. And if it has, well, in the end I can say that the one I have will be one of a kind and that I put it together. I know this forum is rolex related and my watch project really isn't rolex related aside from the crown tube discussion above, so I probably won't do much posting about it here. I apologize that this thread turned into what it did and that wasn't my intention. I didn't realize the rolex culture on this forum was this guarded. I really was just looking for some technical guidance on that one part for my own use. None of the experts listed as experts on this forum responded and I understand that either the information is unknown by them, or it just doesn't want to be shared. Reverse engineering something isn't that complicated, it just takes time and an understanding of machining processes. The copies out there are not perfect because of lack of investment money for development and tooling compared to return on investment...not because they aren't smart enough to figure it out.
  12. My story is not holding up that I want to design an unmarked generic watch? Oh really? Well I want to thank you CROWNCOLLECTION hijacking my thread based on your pure opinion of my intentions. You have no idea of who I am. I stated my intentions and you still choose not to believe me, and that's your perogative. But your closed mind and ill regard for others will be your demise. Carry on with your expertise and knowledge about something acting as though you created it and know everything about it. From what I see you have only tried to discredit me and my initiative based on speculation. Just because you are a self proclaimed expert doesn't give you the right to try to make someone else out to be a fool. That's great you believe you know alot about something that is so insignificant in the big picture of life. I suggest you with hold any further false accusations my friend or they will be used against you.
  13. Tim questioned me, and without giving me a chance to respond, crowncollection assumed I was working on a fake/replica. He didn't wait for me response on my intentions. That was where I got defensive, not because someone asked me my intentions.
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