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    #46
    I’ll take a further look at it with interest for sure. And maybe it’s something that’ll be more obvious to me while I’m studying it. Usually I’d pay a watchmaker to take care of everything but this was just me playing around for fun :-) thanks guys. And apologies for taking up a little of the LV thread there.

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      #47
      Originally posted by Kerushi11 View Post
      Roger wilco. Perfect brilliant instructions, even down to not messing with a darker coloured abrasive material during shaving. Thank you.
      - I haven’t yet understood what two gaskets achieves that my piddly little one BP gasket with a gen xtal doesn’t, because that’s where I’ve no knowledge yet - to me it appears great - Is it for waterproofing, that with two it’s more proper and waterproofing can be achieved or something?
      IDK which watch you have on which you were able to use a gen or gen-spec crystal with a single gasket bro. Let alone the skinny short height stock BP gasket, yikes.

      There is no need to use two gaskets if one works. That approach is only necessary if the case's opening is too large to fit a 29.5mm crystal plus gasket, which is how many cheaper 4 and 5 (and even some 6) digit cartel cases are.

      The two crystal types below cannot fit in the same size opening with the same size single gasket. Gen-spec crystal is on the left. Typical rep cartel crystal on the right. The top step of a gen crystal has the same outer diameter of 30.5mm as the rep, so they look the same from above (except the cyclops, in some instances). But the case opening size appropriate for each crystal plus one gasket differs by that 1mm. The gen crystal size of 29.5mm is measured at the lower step, and is what the 295 refers to in the gen part number of B25-295-C12-C1 for the Sub or B25-295-CAR-C1 for the GMT.

      Last edited by KJ2020; 14-10-20, 03:53.
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        #48
        Beautiful. Thanks for your knowledge KJ! And the pics to go with it are great. Brilliant. You’ve made me very excited to start learning about crystal use now, cheers!

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          #49
          Originally posted by KJ2020 View Post
          Buy a Ginault and swap in some rep parts. Gen Swiss ETA, great crystal and DW. Rolex quality. They run about $1400.


          hi brother..here's the updated watch....



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            #50
            Originally posted by Vvvlllooo View Post

            hi brother..here's the updated watch....



            Dammit bro, there goes my savings! Killer conversion to an awesome base watch. Gotta do this, maybe twice!
            We are all related in time since time is relative to us all.
            GMT Movements Explained
            BP Rolex 16710 GMT Full Review VS Gen
            Swap your CHS movement to ICHS - possible?
            The Fantasy Watch Thread
            Noob GMT's poor bezel design
            Ceramic insert paint mod

            Double Nine Gonzo!

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              #51
              Originally posted by KJ2020 View Post

              Dammit bro, there goes my savings! Killer conversion to an awesome base watch. Gotta do this, maybe twice!
              Which inlay version is this B3?

              What a stunner of a watch!
              This is a TC based Franken?




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                #52
                Originally posted by masterpiece777 View Post

                Which inlay version is this B3?

                What a stunner of a watch!
                This is a TC based Franken?

                Sent from the RWI App
                It's a Ginault insert on a Ginault OR II
                We are all related in time since time is relative to us all.
                GMT Movements Explained
                BP Rolex 16710 GMT Full Review VS Gen
                Swap your CHS movement to ICHS - possible?
                The Fantasy Watch Thread
                Noob GMT's poor bezel design
                Ceramic insert paint mod

                Double Nine Gonzo!

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                  #53
                  Originally posted by Vvvlllooo View Post

                  hi brother..here's the updated watch....



                  What hand set did you use for ETA base? Thoes hands look great which is hard to do now a days with Mercedes eta hands.


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                    #54
                    Originally posted by Xpanzer88x View Post

                    What hand set did you use for ETA base? Thoes hands look great which is hard to do now a days with Mercedes eta hands.


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                    Those are ARF hands bro.

                    Photo credit vvvlllooo


                    We are all related in time since time is relative to us all.
                    GMT Movements Explained
                    BP Rolex 16710 GMT Full Review VS Gen
                    Swap your CHS movement to ICHS - possible?
                    The Fantasy Watch Thread
                    Noob GMT's poor bezel design
                    Ceramic insert paint mod

                    Double Nine Gonzo!

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                      #55
                      Originally posted by KJ2020 View Post

                      It's a Ginault insert on a Ginault OR II
                      Wow!
                      I should have know this 3 weeks more early hahah saves me a lot of money!
                      Could you pls tell me all specs of this build?




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                        #56
                        Originally posted by KJ2020 View Post

                        Those are ARF hands bro.

                        Photo credit vvvlllooo

                        So dial and hands are ARF 2824?
                        Rest stock ginault?




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                          #57
                          Originally posted by Redheart View Post

                          Thanks for the precious info dear KJ! I always forget about the shaving needed on the insert. Thing is I have a thing for gen blue inserts and the shaving is a deal breaker. I might have to go fantasie and get the Ginault when the funds are ready :

                          Dial was dirt cheap, so clipping the feet is no problem. Still that's a lot of dough for a fantasy watch ^^

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                          Yes indeed bro! I like the look of blue inserts myself! here's my LN with "smurf" blue insert paired with blue rubber just need your dial yet Redheart Redhea

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                            #58
                            Originally posted by Vvvlllooo View Post

                            hi brother..here's the updated watch....



                            What a fabulous piece!!

                            I'm waiting on funds to pack up to transplant my Franken ST into a Ginault case set

                            cheers brother!

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                              #59
                              Originally posted by lawlessflyer View Post

                              Yes indeed bro! I like the look of blue inserts myself! here's my LN with "smurf" blue insert paired with blue rubber just need your dial yet Redheart Redhea
                              Very nice!! From time to time some gen 16613 dial can be had for cheap, just need to snipe them on eBay!
                              For now i have a bp 16613 on order. I will shave the insert, I got it any it was not too expensive (sub 80$) so a little bit of shaving is fine. I saw KJ2020 linked earlier a BP 5 16613 with gen insert for sale on repgeek so it's doable. I really hope the bp 3135 is fine for the gen dial and gen insert. I will report here !
                              Last edited by Redheart; 19-10-20, 14:48.

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                                #60
                                Originally posted by Redheart View Post

                                Very nice!! From time to time some gen 16613 dial can be had for cheap, just need to snipe them on eBay!
                                For now i have a bp 16613 on order. I will shave the insert, I got it any it was not too expensive (sub 80$) so a little bit of shaving is fine. I saw earlier a BP 5 16614 with gen insert for sale on repgeek so it's doable. I really hope the bp 3135 is fine for the gen dial and gen insert. I will report here !
                                Nice! I will say though with the bp 5 sub the insert fitment may not need a shaving try using baby oil to fit, just a thought because on my gen spec veit tudor sub build i used a gen insert and would not fit! Thought needed a shave but a member here told me about baby oil because he had similar build and used gen insert baby oil fitment hope all comes together nicely for you!

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