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by JP Chestnut
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Missed opportunity
Replies: 50
Views: 1208

Re: Missed opportunity

Also, there are apparently genuine Rolex all brown gmt inserts floating around. I've never seen one in person, or offered for sale, but I don't doubt their existence. When the market is right, they will start floating out - like the blueberry did a few years ago.
by JP Chestnut
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Missed opportunity
Replies: 50
Views: 1208

Re: Missed opportunity

I've heard from a number of old time collectors that those replaced parts have (at least in the past) been sold out the back door.

I once saw a stack of 50 "blueberry" inserts in RSC packaging, that a buddy got from someone who worked at a RSC in Europe.
by JP Chestnut
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Missed opportunity
Replies: 50
Views: 1208

Re: Missed opportunity

How about absence of papers? Let’s say dial, hands, bezel all check out as original. Would you wait for another opportunity given no papers? I know it’s based on level of comfort. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I'd be ok w no papers if its a seller you can trust (I've done this 3x ... twice on ...
by JP Chestnut
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Missed opportunity
Replies: 50
Views: 1208

Re: Missed opportunity

What do you think a fold in a 40 year old piece of paper would look like? Not that nice in my experience.


I'm to the point with these sellers that I would need to send the papers to a lab to buy that they're not fake.
by JP Chestnut
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Missed opportunity
Replies: 50
Views: 1208

Re: Missed opportunity

goaliechris wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Nice one. How about:

https://www.lunaroyster.com/watches/199 ... epsi-bezel


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
It's OK. The clasp has been polished a few times. It also lacks SELs if you care (I prefer them).
by JP Chestnut
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Missed opportunity
Replies: 50
Views: 1208

Re: Missed opportunity

Maybe the smart move is to get a 16710 and call it a day? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Nice ones of those are 8k-9k... Good to know - thanks. I think I’d look for a version with lug holes if I go that route. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk This is a nice one: https://www.lunaroyster.com/wa...
by JP Chestnut
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Missed opportunity
Replies: 50
Views: 1208

Re: Missed opportunity

goaliechris wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Maybe the smart move is to get a 16710 and call it a day?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Nice ones of those are 8k-9k...
by JP Chestnut
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Missed opportunity
Replies: 50
Views: 1208

Re: Missed opportunity

I don't see anything I like on that watch. The lume on the dial looks... not good.
by JP Chestnut
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Rolex Forum
Topic: My Submariner out for a full service.
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: My Submariner out for a full service.

Selym wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Is Le Tits an RSC, or independent watchmaker?
If Le tits = Lititz, it's actually a Rolex training school that does services on the side. Dom in MI used to teach there.
by JP Chestnut
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Missed opportunity
Replies: 50
Views: 1208

Missed opportunity

How about absence of papers? Let’s say dial, hands, bezel all check out as original. Would you wait for another opportunity given no papers? I know it’s based on level of comfort. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I'd be ok w no papers if its a seller you can trust (I've done this 3x ... twice on ...
by JP Chestnut
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Missed opportunity
Replies: 50
Views: 1208

Re: Missed opportunity

IMO dial and hands are what's most important on vintage Rolex/Tudor. After that, I'd much rather have papers on a vintage watch than a period correct bracelet. And you can always pick up the "correct" bracelet later, although it may cost you a kidney or your first born. I've seen so many fake paper...
by JP Chestnut
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Dufrane Barton Springs diver pre-order (better pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Dufrane Barton Springs diver pre-order (better pics)

That logo looks like a maxi pad.
by JP Chestnut
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: *** WRUW 16 - Feb - 2018 ***
Replies: 75
Views: 1351

Re: *** WRUW 16 - Feb - 2018 ***

bpax wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:45 am
matt.wu wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:35 am
rain_maker wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:02 am
Pepsi
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mikeylacroix wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:00 am
Otw back from OsakaImage
Such a good daily wearer. I need me one.
Ditto
I love mine, but they are stupidly expensive.
by JP Chestnut
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: What do you guys decorate your office with?
Replies: 45
Views: 979

Re: What do you guys decorate your office with?

The open workspace was super trendy for awhile until they realized that, oh surprise, distraction isn't good for productivity! Have similar workspace in our office, which is why I work from home 4 days out of 5. I hated that. My Michigan office is pretty nice but everyone (students, faculty, staff)...
by JP Chestnut
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Sinn Forum
Topic: A Great Light Has Gone Out - R.I.P. Helmut Sinn
Replies: 34
Views: 857

Re: A Great Light Has Gone Out - R.I.P. Helmut Sinn

I don't see how a guy dying at 102 is something to be sad about. Agreed. He made it to 102 and that’s plenty. A couple other things come to mind... - While Sinn started the company that bears his name, aren’t most of the watches that we associate with the brand more the work of Lothar Schmidt? - Wa...
by JP Chestnut
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Sinn Forum
Topic: A Great Light Has Gone Out - R.I.P. Helmut Sinn
Replies: 34
Views: 857

Re: A Great Light Has Gone Out - R.I.P. Helmut Sinn

dnslater wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:44 pm
So does this mean Helmut isn't driving one of the fire trucks?


Too soon?
He's driving the fire truck in the sky.
by JP Chestnut
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: What do you guys decorate your office with?
Replies: 45
Views: 979

Re: What do you guys decorate your office with?

Books, degrees, awards, photos of family, and pictures that my daughter gives me.
by JP Chestnut
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Sinn Forum
Topic: A Great Light Has Gone Out - R.I.P. Helmut Sinn
Replies: 34
Views: 857

Re: A Great Light Has Gone Out - R.I.P. Helmut Sinn

I'm sure Sinn was very proud of PT Kobold.
by JP Chestnut
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Intro
Replies: 37
Views: 686

Re: Intro

r.palace wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:36 am
Any relation to rover rat
He's his Brother.
by JP Chestnut
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Sinn Forum
Topic: A Great Light Has Gone Out - R.I.P. Helmut Sinn
Replies: 34
Views: 857

Re: A Great Light Has Gone Out - R.I.P. Helmut Sinn

So when does Michael Kobold release his statement saying that he knew him?
by JP Chestnut
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Glashutte launch today
Replies: 34
Views: 703

Re: Glashutte launch today

There's something about many of the GO watches in their case lines - 'the austere German sensibilities', very hard to describe...which other brands like JLC, Blancpain, etc don't struggle with. At least that's my opinion. They are undisputed masters when it comes to doing everything in-house and th...
by JP Chestnut
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Glashutte launch today
Replies: 34
Views: 703

Re: Glashutte launch today

There's something about many of the GO watches in their case lines - 'the austere German sensibilities', very hard to describe...which other brands like JLC, Blancpain, etc don't struggle with. At least that's my opinion. They are undisputed masters when it comes to doing everything in-house and th...
by JP Chestnut
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Glashutte launch today
Replies: 34
Views: 703

Re: Glashutte launch today

logan2z wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:52 pm
Also available in this configuration...

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Holy shit that's ugly. It looks upside down too. I wouldn't buy that if Eric's, I mean Art's, AD gave me 90% off!
by JP Chestnut
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Glashutte launch today
Replies: 34
Views: 703

Re: Glashutte launch today

Obviously, being able to design a watch that doesn't look terrible is harder than one would imagine.
by JP Chestnut
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Glashutte launch today
Replies: 34
Views: 703

Re: Glashutte launch today

Yuck.