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    So here's what I'm thinking of doing:

    Buy base watch, replace crystal and insert with Noob.

    With that in mind, could I just use the original VRF and not the Max version? Seems like the older version uses the same movement and from what I understand only upgraded the insert.

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      Originally posted by oascom View Post
      Little insert comparison for you guys:

      Noob vs vrf max vs gmf:


      Can you let me know what the factory is the base case for that meteor dial one?

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        Originally posted by Duckber View Post

        Can you let me know what the factory is the base case for that meteor dial one?
        He used a Noob v11 BLNR and gen hands
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          Originally posted by KJ2020 View Post

          He used a Noob v11 BLNR and gen hands
          Yeah my apologies I went back and seen the more in depth explanation. My one issue with using the v11 base is the SEL flushness. And when I saw that photo I was blown away by how nice they look. And I've come to find it had to be modified a bit.

          oascom , can you elaborate your SEL fix on the Noob? I think this is the best way to go right now. That looks great.
          Last edited by Duckber; 15-01-21, 18:49.

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            For buyers who don't have any plan to do franken or mod, which Pepsi, GMTshould I buy? Noob, GMF or this VR Max?

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              Originally posted by Mrpong View Post
              For buyers who don't have any plan to do franken or mod, which Pepsi, GMTshould I buy? Noob, GMF or this VR Max?
              This is the noob

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                Originally posted by Mrpong View Post
                For buyers who don't have any plan to do franken or mod, which Pepsi, GMTshould I buy? Noob, GMF or this VR Max?
                I would not buy the noob because of the timebomb movement, the brown instead of red bezel insert and the fact that it is so overpriced. I am more of a BLNR fan but if I were to buy a Pepsi it would be the VR max ....
                Last edited by RiffRalf; 26-01-21, 01:49.

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                  Originally posted by RiffRalf View Post

                  I would not buy the noob because of the timebomb movement, the brown instead of red bezel insert and the fact that it is so overpriced. I am more of a BLNR fan but if I were to buy a Pepsi it would be the VR max ....
                  But in day light it looks red.

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                    Originally posted by KJ2020 View Post
                    Bro, if you bought Clark's 295 C, those are made to replace a gen B25-295-CAR-C1. They are 30.5mm in diameter at the upper step and 29.5mm at the lower step. I've installed a lot of these and they fit perfectly inside the inner diameter of a rep or gen ceramic insert, which is 30.6mm at least, and sometimes as much as 30.8mm.

                    Here is a pic of three I have on hand, shown inside a ZZF green, VRF black, and aftermarket blue ceramic insert.

                    What crystal height gasket should I get for VRF? I read in the earlier post (by another user) that 2.5mm is too low. It should be between 2.7-3.0 mm. Please let me know, mate. Thanks.

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                      Originally posted by Cooly27 View Post


                      What crystal height gasket should I get for VRF? I read in the earlier post (by another user) that 2.5mm is too low. It should be between 2.7-3.0 mm. Please let me know, mate. Thanks.
                      2.85mm would be the obvious starting point bro but I always go into a replacement project with an assortment of gaskets. I prioritize proper date magnification over proper crystal height as much as possible. Sometimes you can't have both.

                      https://www.ebay.com/itm/-Clark-2-85...5-0b1fc65874e1

                      You can also shave a gasket down to a custom size easily enough. Just insert the gasket onto a crystal (use a junk one if available) and sand the bottom on sandpaper flat on the bench. 320 grit is OK to start, switch to 400 or 600 as you get closer to desired height. Don't use black sandpaper, it can discolor the gasket.
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                      The Fantasy Watch Thread
                      Noob GMT's poor bezel design
                      Ceramic insert paint mod

                      Double Nine Gonzo!

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                        Originally posted by KJ2020 View Post
                        2.85mm would be the obvious starting point bro but I always go into a replacement project with an assortment of gaskets. I prioritize proper date magnification over proper crystal height as much as possible. Sometimes you can't have both.

                        https://www.ebay.com/itm/-Clark-2-85...5-0b1fc65874e1

                        You can also shave a gasket down to a custom size easily enough. Just insert the gasket onto a crystal (use a junk one if available) and sand the bottom on sandpaper flat on the bench. 320 grit is OK to start, switch to 400 or 600 as you get closer to desired height. Don't use black sandpaper, it can discolor the gasket.

                        Thank you so much, KJ. I appreciate your help for other members. Unfortunately, I don't have any equipment nor parts. My plan was to get a Clark Crystal and bring it to the local watch smith for his service to swap it for. With your advice, I was thinking to get the one with AR coating on the window date with 2.85 mm height. Do you think that will work somewhat?

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                          Originally posted by Cooly27 View Post


                          Thank you so much, KJ. I appreciate your help for other members. Unfortunately, I don't have any equipment nor parts. My plan was to get a Clark Crystal and bring it to the local watch smith for his service to swap it for. With your advice, I was thinking to get the one with AR coating on the window date with 2.85 mm height. Do you think that will work somewhat?
                          I think that would be your best bet yes. You can ask the seller for that gasket height in the purchase. Look through the sales info it tells you about specifying which gasket you want.

                          https://www.ebay.com/itm/25-295-C-29....c100930.m5375
                          Last edited by KJ2020; 27-01-21, 05:31.
                          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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                            Originally posted by KJ2020 View Post
                            I think that would be your best bet yes. You can ask the seller for that gasket height in the purchase. Look through the sales info it tells you about specifying which gasket you want.

                            https://www.ebay.com/itm/25-295-C-29....c100930.m5375

                            Last edited by KJ2020; 27-01-21, 05:31.
                            Unfortunately, this is what he wrote:


                            New message from: nostalgia-2000 Top Rated Seller(32,098TurquoiseShooting Star)
                            I am sorry but I do not have the newer books so I cannot look
                            up your case number,
                            Gary

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                              Originally posted by Cooly27 View Post

                              Unfortunately, this is what he wrote:


                              New message from: nostalgia-2000 Top Rated Seller(32,098TurquoiseShooting Star)
                              I am sorry but I do not have the newer books so I cannot look
                              up your case number,
                              Gary
                              You don't need him to look up your case number bro. Just order the crystal I linked and ask for the 2.85mm gasket. This crystal will fit the VRF GMTs.
                              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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                                Originally posted by KJ2020 View Post
                                You don't need him to look up your case number bro. Just order the crystal I linked and ask for the 2.85mm gasket. This crystal will fit the VRF GMTs.
                                Super! Thank you

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