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  1. Where can a watch be sent orther than COSC to obtain a -2 to 2 sec per day standard? Who will test and work on the watch to obtain that standard?
  2. I found a group whom can mod the dial. So it is movement, pip and maintaining water resistance after sapphire caseback is applied. The movement is a two part challange. First I need to obtain a chonometer grade 2892 or 3135 movement and then I need to find a place where they test and offer certificate for Chonometer -2 to 2 sec per day. If anyone knows where to obtain the movement and the testing please let me know. If I complete the project I have a couple other concept watches I would explor including A Yahtmaster 116622 with white enamel dial and gold accents as well as an IWC mk 15 or 16 with all numeral present and date next to 3 position. I see these as perfections on their on models. I would eventually like to work on an upgrade to the Marathon watch making it finer. Lume dial and hands could be improved. Marathon watches are nice for military law enforcement especially special forces CIA etc. but they could use some improvements.
  3. https://www.govbergwatches.com/blog/chronometry-explained-cosc-certificate/?amp I found that site and it has a great amount of good information on the topic. I am wondering whom among the watch makers, repair peofessional or builders is able to upgrade the 2824 or 2892 or sw200 with all of the finest parts to reach the desired -2 to 2 seconds per day that would qualify as Superlative Chonometer quality. Thank you
  4. As I posted in the other section I am interested in a modern sweet spot classic watch based on Red Submariner 1680. The choice would be the 16610 because it has the white gold hpur markers. I can obtain bgw9 lume or notilumnia blue as well both almost identical in quality to Chromalite. The rotor idea is to gold plate 18 or 24k. My idea was to buy the 16610 parts mostly original though a few after market maybe could be swapped. I would find a used worn dial and have that refinished to new but with bgw9 lume job and Submariner in red. Gold plate the rotor, wherever they would do that, and add the sapphire caseback. Voila. I have to find affordable parts and a place to plate the rotor. Thoughest part might be luming the pip on the bezel with the blue lume. Dont know if a ceramic insert exists for the watch but aluminum would be fine if it was original. The goal is NOT a fake Rolex but an inspired prototype homage not for sale but personal use. Selecting the movement is crucial. I definetly want a chronometer grade. I always liked the red Submariner but want the 904l shine and glow of the chomalite or equivalent blue. If anyone knows where to obtain chonometer movement 2829 2 or original Rolex 3135 for a good value please let me know. Thank you.
  5. Selecting a movement would be tough as well. There is the 2824 easy to find and the 3135 clones also easy to find. But a 2892 2 premium chonometer or original 3135 chrono would be ideal.
  6. I can obtain bgw9 lume they sell it online. There is notilumnia blue as well both almost identical in quality to Chromalite. The rotor idea was gold plated 18 or 24k. My idea was to buy the 16610 parts mostly original though a few after market maybe could be swapped. I would find a used worn dial and have that refinished to new but with bgw9 lume job and Submariner in red. Gold plate the rotor, wherever they would do that, and add the sapphire caseback. Voila. I have to find affordable parts and a place to plate the rotor. Thoughest part might be luming the pip on the bezel with the blue lume. Dont know if a ceramic insert exists for the watch but aluminum would be fine if it was original. The goal is NOT a fake Rolex but an inspired prototype homage not for sale but personal use.
  7. My goal originally was to drop one of the gold color rotors for a 2824 into my sw200 Invicta. A modest upgrade. Then later I got the idea to build a Submariner 16610 with upgraded lume to blue Chromalite sapphire case back and real gold rotor. Submariner in red. A prototype with some of the finest submariner features fit together into one watch.
  8. Question. I own a Sellita sw200 movement. I see gold rotors online for 2824 aftermarket. Can one place the 2824 rotor into the Sw200? My watch currently is an Invicta 9937ob with display caseback
  9. Can one send a movement to COSC to be granted Chonometer status? Why or why not? Thank you
  10. Thank you for the answers. I would like to find a real gold one. If anyone knows for sure please share your thoughts. Thank you.
  11. I have been wondering about the chonometer grades of the 2824 and 2892 movements. I understand there are different grades depending on the parts used and the plus or minus tolerances of time accuracy in seconds per day. My question is if one had a sw200 or eta 2824 or 2892 and they were standard grade can a watchmaker upgrade those movements with parts to chonometer? Does anyone offer that service? I am very interested. Thank you
  12. Is the rotor of a 2824 movement compatible with an sw200? I see gold after market rotors on ebay and other sites for 2824 but my watch runs an sw200. Some says sw200 is a clone of 2824 and parts are interchangeable and some state no. Does anyone know definitively regarding the rotor? Thanx
  13. I am one of those people interested in everything from fine wine to firearms, history, science, medicen, technology art etc lately I have been learning about fine watches and automatic movements in particular. Just like with my firearms and golf equiptment I search for the perfect "it" for fit for me. Some call it the grail. At any rate I currently like Submariners and Submariner homeages. I own an Invicta 9937ob which has a very accurate sw200 movement and looks good on the wrist if I can make a couple of mods. My ideal watch at this time would be a prototype which I doubt currently exists - a Submariner style 16610 type with 904l steel but with Submariner in Red and Chomalite blue lume instead of the green superlume. Finally. A sapphire case back with Gold internal. There is a company that mods real Rolex dial and many places offer custom relume in bgw9 blue. That leaves open the question of whether building a prototype of that watch is possible. I always want to stay within all of the laws so that modification of Rolex parts assembled with real rolex orca mixture of aftermarket parts is legal and for my own enjoyment not to sell or pass as an original Rolex product. I like the white gold hpur markers and the classic size and style case of the 16610. I think adding the red Submariner text with chomalite blue hours hands and pip and sapphire case back with gold internal especially rotor would product a rather satisfying "it" watch. Finally, I would like a real chonometer movement my eye on original 3135 or a 2892 movement and real 300m water resistent with proper gaskets saphire crystal etc. Anyone have any guiding thoughts or words of wisdome for the project? Thank you very respectfully
  14. I own an Invicta sw200 which I might like tp mod. The movement is Sw200 and I want a gold rotor possibly. I see on ebay and other sites gold rotors for 2824 movements. Does the 2824 rotor fit on the sw200 movement? Thank you Edward
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