FUBAR Rolex Journey

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by ncstate1201 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:53 am

You gonna keep it rough, polish, or try to swap some pieces?

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by R@cerx » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:59 am

Finally took the time to read through the entire thread. Interesting project T, post some wrist shots.

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:34 pm

Guys I have been MIA for a while trying to get some things in order with ToxicNatos. So sorry for not updating you all on ODB. But I want to eventually make ToxicNATOs a full time gig, so that means I need to start incorporating more time into it. And making that time productive.

The Airking is running +1 over 24 hours. It has a new aftermarket crystal and aftermarket hands on it. I have all Rolex OEM parts in the movement, I have around 2400 total in to it including what I have paid my watchmaker.

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by mellonb1 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:53 pm

Congrats T on both watch and business. Happy for you buddy :salute:. Don't be a stranger.

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:59 pm

mellonb1 wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:53 pm
Congrats T on both watch and business. Happy for you buddy :salute:. Don't be a stranger.
I won't bro. Just my time is so damn scattered right now. :crybaby:

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by JDC222 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:59 pm

There you are! Glad to hear that all is going well bro! :thumbsup:
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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by Henryj » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:05 am

The case stuff isn't all that noticeable. With a clean crystal, the bezel almost looks like an intentional style statement rather than a fugitive from a cockup.
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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:09 pm

I'm glad you got it running, but it still hurts to look at it.

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:13 pm

I'm glad you got it running, but it still hurts to look at it.

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by dnslater » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:24 pm

I wonder how it would look bead blasted. The brushed and polished surfaces really accent the bad spots.

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by Ryeguy » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:58 pm

Terry, are you using the curved spring bars to fit 20mm straps into the 19mm lugs?

I think I may try the same thing on my 62MAS reissue. I love it on your navy blue shiz, but there is a little wrinkle with the thicker 20mm material and the 19mm lugs. Guessing a slight curve in the bars would fix it.

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by Aaron Shapiro » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:54 pm

Ryeguy wrote:Terry, are you using the curved spring bars to fit 20mm straps into the 19mm lugs?

I think I may try the same thing on my 62MAS reissue. I love it on your navy blue shiz, but there is a little wrinkle with the thicker 20mm material and the 19mm lugs. Guessing a slight curve in the bars would fix it.
Now that's a good idea.


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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by toxicavenger » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:27 pm

Henryj wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:05 am
The case stuff isn't all that noticeable. With a clean crystal, the bezel almost looks like an intentional style statement rather than a fugitive from a cockup.
Agreed
dnslater wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:24 pm
I wonder how it would look bead blasted. The brushed and polished surfaces really accent the bad spots.
I don't know, I like it how it is honestly. :salute:
hoppyjr wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:09 pm
I'm glad you got it running, but it still hurts to look at it.
Ryeguy wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:58 pm
Terry, are you using the curved spring bars to fit 20mm straps into the 19mm lugs?

I think I may try the same thing on my 62MAS reissue. I love it on your navy blue shiz, but there is a little wrinkle with the thicker 20mm material and the 19mm lugs. Guessing a slight curve in the bars would fix it.
Yes. And the Rolex spring bar tips are at .9mm, the curved spring bars are .8mm. So not much difference. I would not do this on the 62MAS. I think it has 1.2mm drilled lugs. So your best option is to get a thinner middle section on the spring bar. If you measure I can see what would work on it correctly. :salute:

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by toxicavenger » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:28 pm

JDC222 wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:59 pm
There you are! Glad to hear that all is going well bro! :thumbsup:
Thanks Dave, things have been crazy to say the least. :crybaby:

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by i29alpha » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:48 pm

Terry that thing is sick. I hope you keep it around for a long time!

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