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    Originally posted by KJ2020 View Post

    That's the name of the game bro, you are just getting started! Seriously though what you are doing here is not chasing perfection but just trying to achieve a properly functional Franken.
    Yes, I just want a good franken that is reliable, looks good, and won't give me any more issues lol But, so far it has been nothing but headaches lol

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      KJ2020

      finally got the Gen gasket on and pressed the retaining ring all the way to the bottom. It is a lot more tighter than the noob gasket.

      Now the the same issue came back lol when I press the bezel on, it won’t rotate again lol

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        Originally posted by VaderTime View Post
        KJ2020

        finally got the Gen gasket on and pressed the retaining ring all the way to the bottom. It is a lot more tighter than the noob gasket.

        Now the the same issue came back lol when I press the bezel on, it won’t rotate again lol
        Good job with the gen crystal gasket and retaining ring. Check your bezel gasket, is it intact, not deformed and where it's supposed to be? Not getting caught on the way down during the press? It is a gen hyrtel ring right? When this happens with a rep bezel gasket, it's either because the gasket is deformed or stretched out, or it's installed upside down. See if the bezel gasket has a profile on it's inside edge (like a stairstep).
        We are all related in time since time is relative to us all.
        BP Rolex 16710 GMT Full Review VS Gen

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          Originally posted by KJ2020 View Post

          Good job with the gen crystal gasket and retaining ring. Check your bezel gasket, is it intact, not deformed and where it's supposed to be? Not getting caught on the way down during the press? It is a gen hyrtel ring right? When this happens with a rep bezel gasket, it's either because the gasket is deformed or stretched out, or it's installed upside down. See if the bezel gasket has a profile on it's inside edge (like a stairstep).
          Thanks!! But now it’s so tight that I can’t remove the retaining ring lol




          this is the Hytel ring (seems ok)

          sorry about my drawing lol
          on the Left is how the hytel is installed, like a “7”

          on the right is a comparison between the retaining ring side view. It seems like the Gen retaining ring is shorter than the noob, maybe causing the bezel sitting lower? But then again, the bezel is also Gen, why won’t it be compatible? Weird....lol

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            Are you using gen insert and bezel assembly also? If not it’s definately the the gasket

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              Here's a daylight shot of my Spongbob insert, prof xtal looks beautiful ????

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                Originally posted by Neo_one View Post
                Here's a daylight shot of my Spongbob insert, prof xtal looks beautiful ????
                your Hulk looks really awesome! love the spongbob insert!

                Originally posted by Vvvlllooo View Post
                Are you using gen insert and bezel assembly also? If not it’s definately the the gasket
                It has Spongbob insert, Gen bezel, Gen Hytrel ring, Gen crystal retaining ring, Gen crystal gasket, Gen crystal, Gen click and springs.

                Do you think it's because the gen crystal retaining ring is shorter than the noob causing the issue? But the bezel is gen also, which is why I don't understand lol

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                  Spongebob on my old hulk






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                    Originally posted by VaderTime View Post

                    your Hulk looks really awesome! love the spongbob insert!



                    It has Spongbob insert, Gen bezel, Gen Hytrel ring, Gen crystal retaining ring, Gen crystal gasket, Gen crystal, Gen click and springs.

                    Do you think it's because the gen crystal retaining ring is shorter than the noob causing the issue? But the bezel is gen also, which is why I don't understand lol
                    should fit snug as a rug and work with no issues. You sure all parts are 100% genuine? My suspicion would start from that first. If not what movement v9 do you have? The noob retaining ring is taller, but that would cause a big gap from bezel to the case, which is not your issue.
                    Last edited by Vvvlllooo; 13-08-19, 21:11.

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                      Originally posted by Vvvlllooo View Post

                      should fit snug as a rug and work with no issues. You sure all parts are 100% genuine? My suspicion would start from that first. If not what movement v9 do you have? The noob retaining ring is taller, but that would cause a big gap from bezel to the case, which is not your issue.
                      It has the updated Noob SA/AS 3135 movement.
                      After I press the bezel on, the bezel is sealed with the case with absolutely no gap.

                      I’ve taken some pics for the Gen parts. I assume they should be Gen. the crystal and crystal retaining ring are all blistered. The bezel came wrapped in plastic. They are all from Viper on TRF.









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                        KJ2020 Vvvlllooo

                        I think I've figured it out. I have a spare 116610 2836 case which I swapped the crystal retaining ring and bezel over and it worked perfectly. So, to conclude, It's my franken case issue lol

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                          Originally posted by VaderTime View Post
                          KJ2020 Vvvlllooo

                          I think I've figured it out. I have a spare 116610 2836 case which I swapped the crystal retaining ring and bezel over and it worked perfectly. So, to conclude, It's my franken case issue lol
                          That was my next guess is the case

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                            Originally posted by Princewilliam View Post
                            Spongebob on my old hulk






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                            Great looking hulk!!

                            Getting another one anytime soon? lol

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                              Originally posted by Vvvlllooo View Post

                              That was my next guess is the case
                              I am assuming that the outer surface of the case is taller than the inner surface (where the crystal retaining ring sits), concave-shaped. Maybe I can send it to get it machined, or just get a new case? lol

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                                Originally posted by Princewilliam View Post
                                Spongebob on my old hulk






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                                Don't know how you ever let that one go bro, wish I could have grabbed it.
                                We are all related in time since time is relative to us all.
                                BP Rolex 16710 GMT Full Review VS Gen

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