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    1016 explorer case comparison JMB vs RUBY.

    Finishing up a 1016 Explorer build for a member and had the chance to work with the Vietnam case set

    JMB on left. Ruby on right







    Overall. Dimensions are quite similar however the lugs do look a bit taller on ruby
    The crystal is a lot taller and way more domed than the Clark on JMB





    JMB ENGRAVING and spring bar holes

    Ruby engraving


    Overall. Subtle differences. The domed crystal on the ruby is preferred.

    If your gonna wear it on a strap or nato. The ruby case is preferred to not show the spring bar holes.

    The ruby case does wear a bit larger.

    Is it worth the $$. ? Well it’s not night and day difference to me.

    You decide.

    Thank you for coming to my TED TALK


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    #2
    Thanks for posting. I was actually thinking about replacing my JMB case with one from Ruby. Not sure I really want or need to do that now.

    —Andy


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      #3
      How much are the ruby's cases?

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        #4
        Jmb lug shape is not good. Lets be honest.
        it is a good alternative but far from close to gen

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          #5
          Originally posted by justinebieber View Post
          Jmb lug shape is not good. Lets be honest.
          it is a good alternative but far from close to gen
          I disagree I think his cases are good especially for the price. If you compare the JMB to the gen example in the first image I think it looks closer than the viet case. The vietnam cases arnet 1:1 either. they are usually a bit larger to accommodate some aging and or shaping if needed. This is common with sub and gmt cases so its safe to assume that the explorer cases are no different.

          It would have been best if I had a gen 1016 case to compare the two against. but here is a gen profile for example.


          and here is a comparison of various 36mm explorer / datejust cases to show the slight variances over time & reference.

          You would have to be an obsessive expert to be able to spot an irregularities of a case as minute as this on the wrist or upon examination without a direct comparison in hand

          At this point in time with the price of rolex parts at all time highs its not worth it imo to source a gen 1016 case as everything 1016 is fetching premiums.

          WANTED: ROLEX 6541 Milgauss Faraday Cage / Case back
          Too many watches...not enough time...

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            #6
            JMB Mk2 case.



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