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  1. I am fascinated by the vintage date wheels with the open '6' and '9' features. I wonder if I could have my 16610 LV's date wheel replaced with a vintage one. Has anyone ever done this or know if it is possible? Thanks!
  2. Thanks everyone. Bausch and Lomb is a common name, are we talking about something like this? http://www.benmeadows.com/BAUSCH-and...9-2&CID=9OPPTO
  3. I want a loupe to more closely study my beautiful watches. I don't know where to start. Any ideas on a good quality, not too expensive but built to last loupe for me to investigate? Links and photos are always appreciated.
  4. Only the newest models have the brushing parallel to bracelet. Older have diagonal brushing. Read more and see pics here http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=151064
  5. You are learning by trial! That is exactly what I did (as documented in my other thread). It took me EIGHT times of moving links around to get it right and I'm very satisfied with it right now. If your glide lock is too tight near the end, simply remove either a full or 1/2 link to move it out a bit. Have fun deciding which side to move and whether to go with 1/2 link vs. full! All of this is part of the fun of learning your new watch and making it part of you!
  6. I don't have that problem with mine and it hangs similar on my wrist. Almost looks like you need to tighten the glide lock a notch.
  7. The factory-tightened screws are a little bit hard to loosen the first time you try, but you do not need heat. Just a good screwdrive 1.6mm and a steady, firm hand on the screwdriver. Your biggest risk is not pushing hard enough and having the blade of the screwdriver come loose and damage the screw head and/or the side of the bracelet. I had no problems at all. You're right, I don't think the white junk is loctite, but some kind of tightening substance that is almost powdery. It reminded me of plumber's putty.
  8. I think you will find this thread to be extremely useful to you.
  9. Very cool. Much better than the new mesh.
  10. White is much better, Dan! I owned three POs and the white is definitely the timeless look.
  11. Wow Dan, making the bold move from Sub land to PO ville!? The PO was my first real nice watch. Beautiful. How long will it stay with you?
  12. Here's another one similar to the GMT vs. Sub bezel question where I'm torn. I have all three inserts for my 16700 GMT: Pepsi, Coke and Black. I keep the Pepsi on the watch most often as it was original to the watch and has a nice, though subtle, degree of 20 year old fading on the red half. I do agree that the Coke bezel is a bit more subdued and actually dresses up the GMT more so than the Pepsi. The black bezel is the most subtle, though I don't use it often since it makes the GMT look more like a black Sub and I already have one of those. I think I like the Pepsi best because it is a great counterpoint to the black Sub. It has an iconic appeal and makes me smile when I wear it.
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