Snowflake showed up

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Nomadz
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Snowflake showed up

Post by Nomadz » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:30 pm

Better than advertised. David Kim is a great seller. Threw in a new crystal too. Will be installed soonest.

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Post by jtbenson » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:34 pm

congrats Nick, new crystal was a nice bonus
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Post by jeckyll » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:40 pm

Looks great. Take a few more shots when you get a chance :)
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Post by Nomadz » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:56 pm

Note the typical water incursion outside of the seal. Will be addressed when the new plexi is installed.
Most experts agree it's not a sign of water getting in the case. Very common on plexi Rolex or Tudors.
Love it !!! Had an offer of a Rolex 16800 sub for the same cash. Definately made the right decision.

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Post by BBK357 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:03 pm

Looks great!

Yeah most snowflakes will have a rust line just like that. It is rarely an issue unless the rust ate away too much of the steel and it can't be water tight anymore. All of mine have been cleaned during service, tested and you can never tell.
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Post by CoachH » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:06 pm

Beauty! Congrats!

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Post by aikiman44 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:16 pm

Love it.
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Post by rockmastermike » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:05 pm

Wonderful pick up. Congratulations

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Post by Panerai7 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:19 pm

Congrats Nick!
Looks to be in great shape.

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Post by fastward » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:47 pm

Nice.

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Post by bzabodyn » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:51 pm

Find you a nice faded bezel and you'll be in business. Congrats!

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Post by Nomadz » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:21 pm

Thanks fellas. It is a factory service insert. Will definately
Be looking out for a faded version. I'm sure the faded one
Was traded in and junked by Rolex at service. :crybaby:
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Post by 1954Selmer » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:25 pm

Nick.... That is truly ripe. Merry Christmas to you

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Post by dukerules » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:28 pm

Score!

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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:41 pm

Looking good Nick!

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Post by Joeprez » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:59 pm

Great score Nick, looks great!
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Post by Slipkid » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:05 am

Awesome!
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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:10 am

That looks great!!! Is the bezel insert and hands newer "service" parts?

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Post by Nomadz » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:56 am

Hands are original . After the various militarys complained about
Peeling dials and Flaking hands they started coating the hands and
Used better paint on the dials apparently.

The bezel inserts are the same as the 5513, 1680 etc. Yes that's a factory
Insert.

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Post by River Rat » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:11 am

Congrats :thumbsup:

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