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  1. If that's the watch you're thinking of buying and pocketing the difference, there's a reason why it's less expensive. First, you're displaying a DATE (34 mm) model with an engine turned bezel, rather than the fluted bezel. If you've got a Datejust at 36mm, then you're trading down. Date models are just worth less than Datejust models. Same movement, same Rolex engineering. Just smaller. Oh, and if that's a Date model from the 60's or early 70's, then it might even be 14K gold rather than the likely 18K gold you've now got on your Datejust, if it's really a Datejust. You don't need m
  2. Picked up my grail watch today! The Hulk sub! I'm just wanting to share the love of this watch! Obviously I'm over the moon, I love the way the dial catches the light and appears different shades of green and even black sometimes. The glossy ceramic is stunning, and I think compared to other watches in this price point it really can't be compared to with brand hierarchy, heritage and down right style. (My opinion of course!) Again (as you can tell) I'm grinning with excitement. The only downside is the AD wouldn't give any discount and I got a not to great price for my aerospace that I t
  3. +£500? Sorry, I didn't get you. Edited Note: I love both watches equally.
  4. You can you a springbar tool with the fine tip. You just have the pull the rubber back just enough to see the springbars shoulder. I recommend you tape up the lugs (use masking or painters tape) it's much easier than changing the stock bracelet, which IMHO is very difficult. Good luck and post pictures!
  5. This is my 2001 Rolex Submainer 14060M: scooter
  6. Just to close the question... I saw the watch and seemed legit. At the end, I decided to purchase another watch somewere else, but because I liked it better. Best regard and thanks for the tips..
  7. Have you all read through this? I think John brings up some good points... An Open Letter To IWC, From John Mayer â HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories
  8. so beautiful, love the midnight blue. i'm trying to find one myself but given that it was a limited edition of 1000, i'm not sure if i can find one now. does IWC have a centralized stock system where they keep track of all watches so that I can just contact one boutique?
  9. SG tax claim works like a swiss clock, the whole thing takes 2 mins and very efficient; you will do it at a port of exit and the retailer will give you the instructions on the spot. SG tax is very small, so you will get about 5% back after fees etc. Getting at anywhere, even in a boutique in SG, will be a challenge as they don't stock them for out-of-production models, and getting an accessory in SG is a royal pain in the bum...I once had to wait for over 8 months to get a replacement strap for my JLC reverso, while in Geneva I got it under 5 days. My feeling is that these bracelet, straps et
  10. Looking at the new model of this . . . IW390503 -- with reduced size of 43.5 mm. Looking for input on whether any of you have bought/tried this and whether this would work on a 7 inch wrist. Also, curious as to dial color preference. Thanks.
  11. Hey guys! So I've been digging through some older watches, trying to figure out what to sell and what to fix up. I've got an old Molnija propaganda pocket watch that I bought in the early 90's from God-knows-where. Early on in it's life, the second hand fell off the little sub-dial and disappeared mysteriously right out of the case. I was so disgusted; I put the watch back in its box and promptly lost it in one of my junk drawers. Recently, I found it again and extracted the watch from the gooey remains of the polyurethane foam and tissue paper that it was wrapped in. I wound it up and, lo a
  12. All parts are included, except movement and dial.
  13. My first line of defense is to polish the crystal thats on it. I do believe it has the correct crystal. My kgb got a nasty gash while working on a friends e30 and it took about two minutes to polish it out using automotive rubbing compound. Hopefully that will work. It will probably need new gaskets either way and the hands could use a relume so im still thinking im gonna take it apart. Does anyone have a guide to lubrication and what lube to use? And yeah i get the feeling this is tip of the iceberg for my vostok collection.
  14. If the case and crown were pristine, I might consider a restoration. Otherwise, I wouldn't do anything beyond a light cleaning of the dial and hands, if even that.
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