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New Aquanaut 5167R RG ZF thoughts?

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    #16
    Well that sucks... but well spotted

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      #17
      Got my QC! What does everyone think? http://imgur.com/gallery/jUHx8tJ

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        #18
        Originally posted by DrRickandMorty View Post
        Got my QC! What does everyone think? http://imgur.com/gallery/jUHx8tJ

        Well straight away we can see you do have “Swiss made” at 6 so maybe the stock photos on sale the TD site were not the final version, which is good news

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          #19
          I would ask for another shot of the case profile as it looks like there’s a little blemish, which could just be a finger print but I’ve had some crap luck with rose gold plating so I’d see if your Td can wipe it and send another shot

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            #20
            Originally posted by WatchaholicMallorca View Post
            I would ask for another shot of the case profile as it looks like there’s a little blemish, which could just be a finger print but I’ve had some crap luck with rose gold plating so I’d see if your Td can wipe it and send another shot
            That’s my only concern with this watch. The watch looks stunning but realistically how long can you expect the plating to remain? Not sure if replating is the way to go. I’m waiting for Ryan to get back up and running as he’s my go to TD but looking forward to hearing a wrist review.

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              #21
              Originally posted by FLYER9 View Post

              That’s my only concern with this watch. The watch looks stunning but realistically how long can you expect the plating to remain? Not sure if replating is the way to go. I’m waiting for Ryan to get back up and running as he’s my go to TD but looking forward to hearing a wrist review.
              Ya, I totally understand! I've been hesitant on getting gold plated watches but I've had my eye on this for a while so I finally just decided to go for it. I've heard mixed reviews, some people say the plating is fine but sometimes gets tarnished which comes off. I don't plan on wearing it daily (have my DJ 36 for that) but it'll be a nice addition to my collection.

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                #22
                Originally posted by DrRickandMorty View Post

                Ya, I totally understand! I've been hesitant on getting gold plated watches but I've had my eye on this for a while so I finally just decided to go for it. I've heard mixed reviews, some people say the plating is fine but sometimes gets tarnished which comes off. I don't plan on wearing it daily (have my DJ 36 for that) but it'll be a nice addition to my collection.
                Who is your TD? I guess I'll be getting my QCs very soon!

                Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

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                  #23
                  Gold plating is a funny one, I have had plenty of issues with rose gold plating, my only yellow gold watch which was a daydate from BP was fine. My latest rose model, a noob Daytona, played up pretty much instantly within a few days. I have since sent it off to be replated and it’s due to arrive back to me in a few days. Once It does I’ll make a thread on the plating. But basically the stock plating is just an alloy which is not gold at all ( surprise surprise rep factories make fake gold, I KNOW WHAT A JOKE RIGHT ! ) this allow gets “displaced” when the watch isn’t plated properly in the first place, so really a lot of it is down to luck, friends of mine on here have plated watches for years with no issue, a lot of it may also depend on sweat, oily skin etc. Here are a few photos of my watch before and after the plating, although the lighting is different you can see the difference in the color.







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                    #24
                    About the plating, I've heard that for some reason, rose gold plating wears off much faster than the yellow gold plating. Don't know/remember the reason though.

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                      #25
                      Got my QC pics! What do yall think? Not asking for help QC'ing the watch - just an FYI for all those considering buying this.
                      If you'd like to chime in though feel free!







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                        #26
                        Originally posted by bora12 View Post
                        Got my QC pics! What do yall think? Not asking for help QC'ing the watch - just an FYI for all those considering buying this.
                        If you'd like to chime in though feel free!






                        Looks like a great piece, might have to get me one!

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                          #27
                          Check the wrist roll fellas! Shes a beaut!

                          http://imgur.com/gallery/z0gDCPv

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by DrRickandMorty View Post
                            Check the wrist roll fellas! Shes a beaut!

                            http://imgur.com/gallery/z0gDCPv
                            OMG i need this now, btw my ZF clasp doesnt align, how about yours??

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by Ivan0209 View Post

                              OMG i need this now, btw my ZF clasp doesnt align, how about yours??
                              Ya the clasp isnt super great, my only issue with the watch. And its kind of load so i may get it silenced

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by DrRickandMorty View Post
                                Check the wrist roll fellas! Shes a beaut!

                                http://imgur.com/gallery/z0gDCPv
                                Looks great man. The dial actually has a decent 'sunburst' effect in natural light.

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