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  1. I realized a minute ago its a "date". thanks for the info. I still like it, but feel it is a down grade.
  2. Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone have ever used rolextracker.com ? Is it legit? I read the thread on rolexforum & many people have said that it's not legit because they steal your watch's serial number to name replicas. Is it true? I will appreciate any input because I have just got registered my newly bought Rolex on their website & now I am in too much stress. :((((((
  3. Thanks, nice job. I think i have confirmed my thinking, the crown guards look best in upper right pic, I also like the first version.
  4. The wait at my local stores is now pretty short, and you can even find them as a walk-in if you get lucky. I think the "Our wait-list is approximately three months" days are over for good. But, obviously they're still not casually available, or you wouldn't see grey market stores trying to squeeze an extra few hundred dollars out of them. It's been years since I've heard about a waitlist for a SS daytona. That ended with, like, the 2008 recession, I think.
  5. It's not true, I didn't do it but I paid someone to do it and that's all that matters. So you should know I hate PCL's so I was looking to get a Pepsi GMT, preferably an error dial with 3186 movement, and then source a super jubilee band for it. Turns out for about the same money I could buy a new one and I found this awesome one out of Austria. Brand New BLNR, complete set, on super jubilee with oyster PCL wrapped in paper, $9700. Blnr cost = $8200 super jubilee cost = $1500. You get a better deal than that or nah? A slight anxiety attack when uninformed noobs told me on another rolex forum that customs would confiscate it - duh. $500 tax, that's all. Either way, $10,200 with the extra band is a hell of a deal. I have a decent collection, each one has it's own look and serves it's own purpose.
  6. Recently a killer Instagram picture of a solid gold 16758 led me into browsing various nipple dial GMTs. But I don't care for the standard two-tone bracelet that comes with either the rootbeers or the two tone black 16753. Does anyone here wear this watch without the two tone bracelet? I wonder how they look. A rootbeer would probably look nice on a brown assolutamente-style strap?
  7. Thanks everyone! I plan on wearing it a couple months and rechecking. I appreciate the comments!
  8. Fantastic choice of watch. There's a lot of worse than +5. I'd play it by ear and see how things stand with some wrist time...
  9. Very nice review, PDiddy and I can only agree with all you have said. But then, I am biased. You're right, the way one experiences this watch depends on his (or her) reference. The watch is light compared to your DeepSea, light compared to my Doxa. Take a look at the picture: hard to imagine that these two are the same size .... the Doxa appears bigger yet wears substantially smaller. I traded my Portuguese Chrono for the Auto and did notice the increased height of the latter - you get accustomed really quickly and it isn't an issue. I don't have the largest wrists, 6.75" on a good day, but find this watch very comfortable and not overly big - absolutely no regret of my upgrade.
  10. Have any of you observed the rate of your 7 or 8 day power reserve watches each day over the reserve period? Do they run faster on a full wind? What about after 3 days? How about after 6 days? In order to do this you'll have to eschew wearing it if it's an automatic. A small sacrifice in the name of science. Regards, Alan
  11. watchkeeper-

    Authentic?

    Thanks heaps. Any idea how to value and date these?
  12. What makes you think the hands replaced are luminova? Is that standard for iwc to replace it this way? Edit: the seller sent me a pic in the dark showing no lume on the dial and neither on the hands. That would not suggest luminova, as that would most certainly glow at least a little bit
  13. I dont have BP but I do have Mark XVI(Dia. 39mm). It fits perfectly on my 7(177mm) wrist. But, I dont think I can wear bigger watch than this. Otherwise, it will lose balance and look silly. If you think it is too big then probably it is too big.
  14. Nicely done... While I think you would have liked the 3777, the Big Pilot is a totally different level of amazing :) I can't wait to see pics!
  15. Used to sell both names, Cartier on this call.
  16. Any idea what wristwatch is on Sukhoi designer Mikail Simonov's wrist?
  17. Here is my rather elaborately dialled Luch. Sekondtime
  18. It looks like "hermetic 20atm","shock resist", and "2209" are in the same font that appears on Poljots of that era.....
  19. Yes Comrade schnurrp, I am not talking about the bezel spring. I am talking about the tension ring that fits inside the crystal (inner circumference at the bottom of the crystal) and has nothing whatsoever to do with the bezel spring. It is a necessity for Amphibians
  20. Hello all, I posted this watch on the forum some months back seeking information. Later on, it developed some problems so I sent it back to the seller (with whom I've had good dealings) in the Ukraine for repair. Unfortunately, it has now gone missing, having never arrived at its final destination, in a part of the country that is in turmoil. While I have no hope of ever seeing it again, should someone spot it online for sale, please drop me a line. Thank you
  21. according to trip advisor there are antiques markets in kiev. there's one called andriyivsky uzviz which seems to sell semi-interesting things: http://cdn3.vtourist.com/19/5909739-....jpg?version=2
  22. Stop watch for 6 seconds after repair. Now it works as was designed. Секундомер на 6 секунд после ремонта. Теперь он работает так как был спроектирован.
  23. 1st - silver one is great but you should seek a gold plated model - is very,very elegant and looks just great. 2nd - hands aren't correct, there are the same hands (of course gold) as in nr 1 3rd - great catch! - diplomat is pretty expensive watch and not very easy to find in a such good condition. Do not touch the dial - there's nothing you can do (I know what I'm saying - I've destroyed 2 dials trying to clean "clouds" 4th - another great catch ! - Czech colled this model "traktor", also expensive watch 5th - great condotion! I have this model in some other version but yours is very nice. As Brianch and mroatman said - Prim is small manufacture (only 50 workers) which produce handmade watches with its own movement. Prims are great watches - do remember these watches are still having their inhouse movement! Vintage Prims are in my opinion very underestimated.
  24. If I had to make a guess, I'd say it has something to do with who milled those parts. Or which workstation (or milling machine) did the work. On plastic parts, as an example, a number like that generally denotes which cavity of a mould the part was cast in. So...
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