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    Rep to Gen

    Hi guys, I have been lurking around RWI for a couple of weeks now and today I created an account to ask a question I was unable to find an answer to.
    Correct me if I'm mistaken anywhere. When buying a rep what do you look for to be able to transform it into somewhat "gen" in future (is this called a Franken??) such as the dial, date wheel, hands and glass. I'm looking for a DateJust II (41mm) that I can later buy gen parts for and swap stuff out whilst learning how to in the process. Any answers are always much appreciated. Thanks!

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    You can do a search on “Franken build” or something similar. There’s a lot of information out there on the topics. I’m new also but thats what I searched for.

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      #3
      So is "Franken" the correct terminology to be searching for?

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        #4
        Yes franken is correct. Some really awesome builds are often available in member sales keep your eyes peeled


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          #5
          Originally posted by eleven View Post
          Yes franken is correct. Some really awesome builds are often available in member sales keep your eyes peeled


          Sent from my iPhone using RWI
          Thank you

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            #6
            Yes, franken is the correct term. Here's a couple of my frankens to give you an idea of the possibilities.....








            My wish list: gen components...
            Breitling Datora Montibrilliant dial, older style

            Breitling B13 date wheel


            Panerai OP VIII movement



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              #7
              Originally posted by Rx4Time View Post
              Yes, franken is the correct term. Here's a couple of my frankens to give you an idea of the possibilities.....








              Wow, that GMT looks extremely good, is it the 116710?

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                #8
                Originally posted by Picy View Post

                Wow, that GMT looks extremely good, is it the 116710?
                Yes. All genuine but the midcase.
                My wish list: gen components...
                Breitling Datora Montibrilliant dial, older style

                Breitling B13 date wheel


                Panerai OP VIII movement



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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Rx4Time View Post

                  Yes. All genuine but the midcase.
                  Wow! Where do you find parts for this? Are the seals and everything genuine too? I'm super interested right now I love this stuff!
                  Just to confirm, its this one right?
                  https://puretime.io/gmt-master-ii-11...-a2836-v8.html

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Picy View Post

                    Wow! Where do you find parts for this? Are the seals and everything genuine too? I'm super interested right now I love this stuff!
                    Just to confirm, its this one right?
                    https://puretime.io/gmt-master-ii-11...-a2836-v8.html
                    There's a section for "Watch parts and accessories"....https://forum.replica-watch.info/for...nd-accessories

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Kingcac View Post

                      There's a section for "Watch parts and accessories"....https://forum.replica-watch.info/for...nd-accessories
                      I have seen it and lurked through it for a little while. I assumed theres an online store or something I don't know about yet that people go to for parts..

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Picy View Post

                        I have seen it and lurked through it for a little while. I assumed theres an online store or something I don't know about yet that people go to for parts..
                        I see quite a few of them for sale on Vintage Rolex Forums....and I assumed that you can find most things on Ebay, including Rolex parts.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Kingcac View Post

                          I see quite a few of them for sale on Vintage Rolex Forums....and I assumed that you can find most things on Ebay, including Rolex parts.
                          Gotcha, thank you for the input I really appreciate it

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Picy View Post

                            Wow! Where do you find parts for this? Are the seals and everything genuine too? I'm super interested right now I love this stuff!
                            Just to confirm, its this one right?
                            https://puretime.io/gmt-master-ii-11...-a2836-v8.html
                            The midcase is a v7 as that was the current version when I built it. The tube, caseback and gasket for the caseback is noob also. The rest is all Rolex. My movement was new. Sources for parts include rolexforums, eBay and contacts with members.
                            My wish list: gen components...
                            Breitling Datora Montibrilliant dial, older style

                            Breitling B13 date wheel


                            Panerai OP VIII movement



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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Rx4Time View Post

                              The midcase is a v7 as that was the current version when I built it. The tube, caseback and gasket for the caseback is noob also. The rest is all Rolex. My movement was new. Sources for parts include rolexforums, eBay and contacts with members.
                              You’re awesome, thanks!


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