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  1. Under close examination that ridge doesn't look like a parting line. Sure it come apart there? If I decide to go teh crystal pull route what is the easiest/cheapest way?
  2. I do not have a dial on this watch (skeleton). So I will just leave it out and press the minute hand down far enough to keep the hour gear lined up then?
  3. I purchased a movement to play around with. The hour gear (hand mounts onto) came with a wave washer. I assume the washer goes under it and I should add a little oil to it? Thanks
  4. Could this be real? Not working parts watch for only $1k?
  5. Che's a communist. There would be some serious hypocrisy if he tried to make money off his t-shirts. By definition (if alive) he would have to let people profit off his likeness, not himself. They woudl of course do great thus building a t-shirt empire with an unfair compensation structure. He would eventually not be able to stand by and watch this injustice. Che would infiltrate the worker community and start a union. There would be resistance from leadership resulting in a violent overthrow. The new leadership would then run the company successfully for a little bit. Workers would eventually be disillusioned with Che's promise of a t-shirt paradise. "Why does everyone get the same pay no matter how talented or hard working they are?" Productivity would drop dramatically to where they begin to organize again, but this time under one charismatic leader. Thsi leader wants to restore the t-shirt company to its former glory, and this can only be done if he has absolute power. This new leader selects individuals who were strong in the previous regime and has them executed, Che included. The Fascist leader then starts rounding up the Chinese sub contractors and putting them in breakrooms that are inadequately stocked with snacks. The TV in the break room only plays reruns of the Mary Tyler Moore show which drives many to suicide. This outrages that international community, yet few take action to help. My point is that your Che t-shirt argument falls apart pretty quickly when you think about it for a moment.
  6. Can we resolve the ethical issue if I put "Bolex" on it in the Rolex font, (Brando + Rolex). It will get someone from a distance who knows watches to engage in a conversation but when they actually look at it I have to explain quickly what it is about. Deal?
  7. This watch isn't about the quality. It's about the fun of making it. Like making a model car. I had a good time making it and adding my own details that weren't' there like mud splatter and a rust spot on the fender. I also think it's a good fishing lure at social events. I think someone who knows watches would ask about this thing. Regular people wouldn't. Gouges and scratches on the case? Where's the Bezel? Did that used to belong to an underwater welder who worked on wounded submarines like a road side assistance service of the sea? I think my first response is going to be that "It was a nice watch but the guy I stole it from put up a fight and the alley way fight that ensued took a tool on everyone including the watch." I rarely ask about common high end watches people have in social gatherings. So many who own them only have them for status. Most can't tell you the history of it or why they even got it, other than "I liked it." Even if the inquisitive individual thinks it's stupid to make a fake beat up Rolex based on a picture I saw of a movie prop, at least I found a watch guy to talk to.
  8. So again then. if I purchase a movement that says it is GMT should I be concerned that the picture does not show all three hands on the center post?
  9. Oh wait. Is the GMT hand a 24 hour for a full rotation? So the three hands are then 1 hour full rotation (minutes) 12hour full rotation (hours) 24hr full rotation(GMT)
  10. So be clear. A Rolex GTM has no additional internal mechanisms to drive the GTM hand separately. It is just a second hand on the hour post? The same effect could be had with just a single hour hand and the rotating bezel as mentioned above?
  11. Just to educate me a bit. The GMT hand is not on the same post as the regular hour hand. This is so it can be adjusted to the secondary time zone. This means it is driven by the same hour gear set but is clutched somehow so it can be set by a different position on the stem? When I see movements that say "GTM" but only show a normal hour and minute hand set can I assume there is a place for the GMT hand? If so why wouldn't they include or show that hand as well? Thanks, Adam
  12. Something doesn't look right about those Chinese movements. They have a second hand at the 9:00 position and don't show the GMT hand.
  13. Awesome thanks. Is one (EYTA, Seagull, Hangzhou) better than the others?
  14. I may just buy parts and have some fun to see what I end up creating. I guess weather or not I put a Rolex dial on it is kinds irrelative for what I am doing which I guess is "Make a Rat Rod tough looking has some stories to tell field watch" Which movement do you recommend? Are any of these submariner and not GMT or can I assume they are all GMT? ETA2836; Seagull2836; Miyota8215/8205; DG2813/3804(GMT) Thanks, Adam
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