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Yeah I’ve spotted them mate! I was look for a cheap Chinese movement for it now!


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DG2813 ... can get one for less than $20 shipped on the bay.
A2836 / A2842 ... about $80 but better quality and easier to service.
Before ordering you must check what movement is already in the watch as the hand's holes size depend on the movement. ... if you swap from a DG2813 to an A2836 or reverse you will have to change the hands.

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11 minutes ago, manodeoro said:

DG2813 ... can get one for less than $20 shipped on the bay.
A2836 / A2842 ... about $80 but better quality and easier to service.
Before ordering you must check what movement is already in the watch as the hand's holes size depend on the movement. ... if you swap from a DG2813 to an A2836 or reverse you will have to change the hands.

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Beat me to it, you've probably got a cheap low beat 2813 running 21600bph, as has been said these are cheap and easy to find. You need to take the back off to check what you have ok, any dramas post a picture and one of us will be able to id the movement for you.
 

 

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It looks very much like a EB movement but not sure of the calibre. Being a copy Rolex it will be a common low cost movement. For a better chance of the ID I need to look at the keys less side or sometimes the ID can be found under the balance.

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Stand by, I’ve had a few of these in reps before, it’s a low beat 21j running 21600bph, I’m pretty sure you can drop a dg2813 straight in. I’ll need to double check to make sure that’s not just another DG2813, might be abit of time what with the time of year ok

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Here is a dg2813, check your movement for the measurements given, hopefully they will be the same and this will drop straight in fingers crossed
 
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Nice one! Thanks! I take it this movement is off the cousin’s site!


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looks like a lowlevel replica from DHgate or Aliexpress, $35-$70 ....make sure you get the correct mvt, as there are several factories who manufacture these asian 2813's....a Dixmont-Guangzhou 2813 is IMO the best Chinese automatic made today

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On 12/24/2018 at 12:21 PM, bosstaki said:


Yeah I know mate! I’m just looking for another movement for it thats all, it’s not mine, it’s my mates!


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As some of us already said it definitely is a poor fake

BUT ... because the's always a but ... with some skills and elbow grease one can really improve those cheap watches and make them look really better, though they will never (fortunately) gleam like a gen.

 

Last year my father-in-law asked me if I could improve one of those old fake watches.

At first I said no but I finally accepted ... just for the challenge

I started from that

 

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and finished with that

 

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As some of us already said it definitely is a poor fake
BUT ... because the's always a but ... with some skills and elbow grease one can really improve those cheap watches and make them look really better, though they will never (fortunately) gleam like a gen.
 
Last year my father-in-law asked me if I could improve one of those old fake watches.
At first I said no but I finally accepted ... just for the challenge
I started from that
 
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and finished with that
 
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Nice work there mate!


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Nice work there mate!


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Thanks that's been a "long journey"

- dismounted and cleaned everything
- removed the crown and tube
- lowered the crown seat
- reworked the crown guards
- reworked the crown (chamfered the base)
- reworked the solid endlinks
- redid the brushed and polished parts on the case
- brushed the bracelet
- polished the crystal
- serviced the movement
- reprinted the datewheel
- changed the dial (still a cheap fake but a better one)
- changed the o-rings and gaskets
- put all parts back together
- tested 5.8 Atm

My father-in-law has been "sort of" surprised when I gave it back to him.
But I sweared I'll never do that again ... funny game but too much time spent for a still so-so result.


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16 hours ago, manodeoro said:

As some of us already said it definitely is a poor fake

BUT ... because the's always a but ... with some skills and elbow grease one can really improve those cheap watches and make them look really better, though they will never (fortunately) gleam like a gen.

 

Last year my father-in-law asked me if I could improve one of those old fake watches.

At first I said no but I finally accepted ... just for the challenge

I started from that:

and finished with that:

That's pretty impressive.  I've serviced two faux Rolex watches in the past- won't do anymore though.  I've come to the realization that good watches will respond well to service while sketchy ones usually don't.  They just soak up all my time and rarely get the result I'm aiming for.  Sometimes a straight movement swap will work though.

It's a pity used Rolexes appreciate the way they do too- it keeps all those people who want a Rolex, but cannot afford to part with $8 to $10k, in the counterfeit market.  :mellow:

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On 1/3/2019 at 1:57 AM, manodeoro said:

Thanks emoji4.png that's been a "long journey"

- dismounted and cleaned everything
- removed the crown and tube
- lowered the crown seat
- reworked the crown guards
- reworked the crown (chamfered the base)
- reworked the solid endlinks
- redid the brushed and polished parts on the case
- brushed the bracelet
- polished the crystal
- serviced the movement
- reprinted the datewheel
- changed the dial (still a cheap fake but a better one)
- changed the o-rings and gaskets
- put all parts back together
- tested 5.8 Atm

My father-in-law has been "sort of" surprised when I gave it back to him.
But I sweared I'll never do that again ... funny game but too much time spent for a still so-so result.


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I know that feeling mate, I done a job on Tissot for a work colleague awhile ago, I’d already done a job on another watch for him and he paid quite well, I took on the tissot and spent hours on it getting it sorted, didn’t need a lot of money to be spent but time well like I said I spent hours on it. Gave it back he was well chuffed etc etc opened his rather full wallet and pulled out £20! I should of gave him a price to start with but didn’t know exactly what was needed. I wasn’t doing it just for the money thinking I was going to make a wedge, but it was abit if shock when that was all I got for the amount of work done. But hey ho lessons learnt.

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