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    Deal with MQ from Saigon.

    Hi,

    I'am currently in HCM / SAIGON, i met Minh Quy few days ago, my friend bought from him a nice vintage Tudor with big crown.
    He showed me a nice 5517 Military Rolex on nato, i felt in love for this watch.

    My question is, i have a 16570 EXPLORER II from 1999 White dial, this watch is 100 % GEN, i don't wear it some much, i proposed to Minh Quy to trade it with his 5517 all is replacement (dial, case ...) Only the 1530 caliber is GEN.

    He was find to trade with my EXPLORER II 16570.

    QUESTION IS :

    Is it a big mistake to trade a 100 % GEN ROLEX for his 5517 i mean he want 5000 $ for is 5517, it's almost the value on the market of the EXPLORER II.


    What do your think ?

    Also if the vintage specialist could let me know what they think about this 5517, that would be really help full
    Thanks in advance for your advise.


    5517 Military Rolex : http://vintagewatchesmq.com/minhquy/...flypage=flypag e.tpl&product_id=897&category_id=120&option=com_vi rtuemart&Itemid=1


    My friend Tudor from MQ :





    The MQ 5517 with GEN 1530 mouvement :






















    My Rolex 16570 GEN :




    Thanks again.

    #2
    5517 Military ROLEX MQ : http://vintagewatchesmq.com/minhquy/...emart&Itemid=1

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      #3
      Imho I'd keep the explorer... gen prices might still go up, but a rep is a rep. (Plus the fact that Minh is a reseller means that he has markups on his build).

      All that said, choice is yours ;-) It's what you like that matters.
      Current Collection

      Gen Tropical 16803 Submariner
      Franken Submariner Hulk 116610LV
      Franken Daytona 16520
      Franken Daytona 6263
      Franken Great White1665
      Franken AP ROO Bumblebee
      Franken AP ROO Black Rubberclad
      Franken AP ROO Panda
      Franken Hublot Big Bang Steel

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        #4
        Originally posted by blackboxes View Post
        Imho I'd keep the explorer... gen prices might still go up, but a rep is a rep. (Plus the fact that Minh is a reseller means that he has markups on his build).

        All that said, choice is yours ;-) It's what you like that matters.
        Thanks for your advise

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          #5
          tripdog What do you think about this deal and this 5517 ??

          Thanks in advance

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            #6
            Keep the gen.
            All day.

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              #7
              please do not trade your gen explorer for a fake watch
              Gens: Rolex 116334, Rolex 116233 DD, Rolex 16018 DJ, Rolex 116613LB, Rolex 1675/3
              Reps: Franken 1675, Franken 116520


              My Vintage Rolex Builds!

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                #8
                Dont do it!

                MQ's prices are (a bit) crazy, if you ask me. He quoted me 900 EURO for a freaking rep dial!


                Luminor vs Luminor 1950 case comparison (PAM111 vs PAM312)

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by markiemark View Post
                  Dont do it!

                  MQ's prices are (a bit) crazy, if you ask me. He quoted me 900 EURO for a freaking rep dial!
                  This !



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                  Currently building 16610lv. Please let me know if you have, TC PA2 bezel, gen lv insert, gen lv hands.
                  Thanks !

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by PHVAVAI View Post
                    tripdog What do you think about this deal and this 5517 ??

                    Thanks in advance
                    A 1570 costs $2000 maximum, so you're paying $3000 for a case set, hands and dial. Seems very expensive to me.

                    The value of the MQ will only drop, the value of the Explorer will stay constant, or possibly even appreciate if it remains in good condition.

                    And the Tudor, I'll bet the only gen part is the ETA movement - everything else is aftermarket.
                    Vintage Rolex Builds: http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/tripdog/library/

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by alessandri View Post
                      Keep the gen.
                      All day.
                      +1
                      Vito

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                        #12
                        Sell the Explorer II and build your grail watch, 5517 or otherwise, with the funds. The complete watches from the Vietnam sellers always have a ton of markup.

                        Dial on that Tudor is way off unfortunately ..



                        Tudor 7922 I've been working on, probably have half as much into it as MQ charged for that one. To get it all right you have to do it yourself.
                        Last edited by jimcon11; 17-01-19, 09:36.

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                          #13
                          Dont do it. Keep or sell the gen. You can build a 5517 for much much less. Do not need a gen movement unless you can find a gen dial. Waste otherwise.

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                            #14
                            As everone else has said here...keep the gen and build a Milsub. Is the Gen movement in the MQ build important to you? if not , you can build that watch for a fraction of what he wants for it I would definatly keep the polar. exp II
                            WANTED: ROLEX 6541 Milgauss Faraday Cage / Case back
                            Too many watches...not enough time...

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                              #15
                              The 5517 is nice and a top quality build but its possible to build a nice ETA based for under $1000 therefore, I wouldn't trade into in the high 5517 I would build one and keep the Explorer. Good luck man.

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