FUBAR Rolex Journey

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by BacoNoir » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:52 pm

toxicavenger wrote:^^^That is way to cool for me. Only Don could pull that off.
Do it! I could totally rock that and so could you.
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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by Sidheguitarist » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:52 pm

This engraving thing has merit. When life gives your Rolex AIDS, make Rolex LemonAIDS™...
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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by 1954Selmer » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:40 am

Damn Terri. That is crazy in a good way. Good luck!

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:14 pm

I wonder what a Rolex green Milgauss crystal would look like in this watch. :scratch:

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:15 pm

Part of the puzzle has been found, Milguass OEM used bezel
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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by 1954Selmer » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:25 pm

In December 2016, my wife asked to leave. I felt similar to that that damn Rolex.

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by dnslater » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:01 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:15 pm
Part of the puzzle has been found, Milguass OEM used bezel
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Excellent. Does it snap on like a Seiko bezel?

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Post by Aaron Shapiro » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:54 am

Heh, can't wait to see how this watch turns out.


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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:40 am

dnslater wrote:
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:01 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:15 pm
Part of the puzzle has been found, Milguass OEM used bezel
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Excellent. Does it snap on like a Seiko bezel?
I think so. :shrug:

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Post by Ryeguy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:16 am

Can your watch guy source the movement parts? I'm guessing that it is a 3130, but I'm no Rolex movement expert.

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Post by Ryeguy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:21 am

Also - is the crystal gone and those are gouges I see on the dial or is the crystal still intact and those scares are only to the sapphire?

If the dial is FUBAR, do you have a dial guy who can save it or is it safer to just wear as is?

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:40 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:16 am
Can your watch guy source the movement parts? I'm guessing that it is a 3130, but I'm no Rolex movement expert.
Yes he can. It is a 3131 movement. I think Wu told me it is the same as the 3130 without a date feature. So not a big deal. The biggest thing is we have to make sure some of the screws that fell out of the movement didn't strip out of the main plate.
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Also - is the crystal gone and those are gouges I see on the dial or is the crystal still intact and those scares are only to the sapphire?

If the dial is FUBAR, do you have a dial guy who can save it or is it safer to just wear as is?
Crystal and hands are gone. I will have a hard time finding the green second hand. So I might have to buy that from Rolex or go another route. The dial might work out and I can leave it as is. But I know a guy in Denver who makes custom dials, so I can go that route if need be. The stock dial is a ugly dial even when in perfect shape. :mrgreen:

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by mikeylacroix » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:03 am

Dude..red seconds hand!

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:14 am

mikeylacroix wrote:
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:03 am
Dude..red seconds hand!
I don't know with this dial it might be to much going on.

What about a Milgauss green crystal???? :scratch:

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Post by matt.wu » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:53 am

Or... NO seconds hand!
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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by Sidheguitarist » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:38 pm

Sloppy seconds hand, more like it at this point. ;)
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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by mikeylacroix » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:55 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
mikeylacroix wrote:
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:03 am
Dude..red seconds hand!
I don't know with this dial it might be to much going on.

What about a Milgauss green crystal???? :scratch:
Wld that make it too milgaussy?

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by BacoNoir » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:05 pm

I'd skip the green crystal.
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Post by hoppyjr » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:15 pm

1954Selmer wrote:In December 2016, my wife asked to leave. I felt similar to that that damn Rolex.
Sorry to hear that. Keep you chin up.

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by sierra11b » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:40 am

If you can source the green crystal and it fits I definitely would

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:34 am

I just paid for all the parts for the movement to get it back to operating status. My cost is right at $1k. I have to do an aftermarket crystal for it. The lowest I found on a factory Milguass crystal is $540. So I will pass on that for now. Time to find some hands for it.

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by streetracer101 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:58 pm

^ Not gonna be a cheap project.

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by TSD » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:27 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:34 am
I just paid for all the parts for the movement to get it back to operating status. My cost is right at $1k. I have to do an aftermarket crystal for it. The lowest I found on a factory crystal is $540. So I will pass on that for now. Time to find some hands for it.
Atta boy, T! :thumbsup:
Now get a nice Crystal Times sapphire and slap some hands on it. Forget refinishing the bracelet, that watch is a walking billboard for ToxicNATOs. :salute:
Once you've gotten some good PR, part out that sucker before it swallows you whole.

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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by nweash » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:45 pm

If I could get a Daytona crystal for 250 how can the damn air king be 540 cheapest
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Re: FUBAR Rolex Journey

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:54 pm

nweash wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:45 pm
If I could get a Daytona crystal for 250 how can the damn air king be 540 cheapest Image
Availability. The normal price is $980 for a Milguass. I haven't found a Airking sapphire yet.

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