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18 months and Dead !

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    18 months and Dead !

    116655 RG YM tube and crown stripped out. Replacement parts can’t be sourced by TD so it looks like it’ll be binned.


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    #2
    Well, at least it lasted 18 months. Buy another on M2M and piece them together.
    Tucker seems to be fallen into a pit of ignorance - Cavemax

    But in this underworld of rep watches,it is clear that the normal thing is to play with the luck of the Seller's roulette - j.m.mozos

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      #3
      And have 2 dead watches next year Thinking a new start with a 116622 and having it heavily modded instead.


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        #4
        Originally posted by Anthony75 View Post
        And have 2 dead watches next year Thinking a new start with a 116622 and having it heavily modded instead.


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        Any interest in selling that dead watch for cheap?
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          #5
          Originally posted by Anthony75 View Post
          116655 RG YM tube and crown stripped out. Replacement parts can’t be sourced by TD so it looks like it’ll be binned.


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          LOL, you're going to throw it out because the tube stripped ?

          Don't be a Millennial all your life - find a solution - tubes and crowns can be replaced, all you need is the tube diameter - any half competent modder (and maybe even one or two of the incompetent ones) can fix this for very little cost.
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            #6
            I’d like to have it repaired. Can’t find the parts been all over RWI looking. TD been no help at all. I have well known modded lined up to repair it. And have no idea how I’d find the diameter.


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              #7
              TD's don't know anymore about watches than you do. You need to send it to a modder/watchsmith who will remove the damaged tube, measure it, find and then fit a replacement - the crown may still be usable.
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                #8
                I’d like to have it repaired. Can’t find the parts been all over RWI looking. TD been no help at all. I have well known modded lined up to repair it. And have no idea how I’d find the diameter.


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                  #9
                  Tony Two Times - on account of how he said everything two times.

                  Fuhgedaboutit.
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                    #10
                    I think you only have to put the stem with crown out, screw the tube out - measure it, look on eBay etc., order and put it back together. Or buy a used watch on m2m and you have all the parts you need...A Modder also takes his money. The parts you didn't need can be selled again. This is what I would do.

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                      #11
                      You need a Rolex 7030 tube and Rolex 704 crown if both are stripped.
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                      Breitling B13 date wheel


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                        #12
                        Originally posted by RobSe1 View Post
                        I think you only have to put the stem with crown out, screw the tube out - measure it, look on eBay etc., order and put it back together. Or buy a used watch on m2m and you have all the parts you need...A Modder also takes his money. The parts you didn't need can be selled again. This is what I would do.
                        So you're telling this guy to remove the case back, depress the stem release button, remove the crown and stem, release the movement from the case, remove the tube from the case, using a digital scale measure the tubes lower diameter and upper diameter threads and the thread pitch, find a tube that has the corresponding measurements on Ebay , order it, reinsert the tube, movement, crown and stem and case back, without damaging anything - or else make it all even more complicated and order the exact same watch from the exact same factory just to remove the tube from the watch and sell it on M2M as a watch that needs a new tube ?

                        Unless I'm mistaken, option 1 is not viable because OP didn't even know that a tube is a fairly simple thing to replace, therefore the likelihood of him completing all of the steps in option 1 are highly unlikely.

                        Option 2, well, he could just sell his watch on M2M as a watch that needs a new tube, and with the proceeds buy a new watch - much quicker than what you've suggested, and gives pretty much the same result.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by teddy875 View Post
                          You need a Rolex 7030 tube and Rolex 704 crown if both are stripped.
                          Well, there's your answer - if they are using a gen spec tube, that's easy to find and not expensive.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Anthony75 View Post
                            I’d like to have it repaired. Can’t find the parts been all over RWI looking. TD been no help at all. I have well known modded lined up to repair it. And have no idea how I’d find the diameter.


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                            modders make mods, you dont need a modder, as this is not a modification

                            You need a watchsmith for a repair.

                            seems some rep watchsmiths like to call themselves modders

                            but the 2 are very different.
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by RobSe1 View Post
                              I think you only have to put the stem with crown out, screw the tube out - measure it, look on eBay etc., order and put it back together. Or buy a used watch on m2m and you have all the parts you need...A Modder also takes his money. The parts you didn't need can be selled again. This is what I would do.



                              Probably safer for the watch to be sold on M2M vs OP attempting any of this convoluted mess...also, you left out for OP to measure the correct pitch of the threads.

                              Even if the crown and tube were not gen spec, the case can modified to accept a gen spec tube and a gen crown used. Odds are it'll survive many years to come after this is fixed.
                              Anthony75 where are you located?
                              My wish list: gen components...
                              Breitling Datora Montibrilliant dial, older style

                              Breitling B13 date wheel


                              Panerai OP VIII movement



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