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Viet Gen-Spec 16710 Frankens are here to stay - byebye BP!

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    Viet Gen-Spec 16710 Frankens are here to stay - byebye BP!

    Yes.. it's here. The wonderful land of Vietnam is now making 5 digit sport Rolex cases. Combine that with the new chinese VR3186 movements and you've got yourself an amazing franken.

    Better go scoop up 16710 dials while you still can on the cheap. Confirmed every single gen part is a 100% drop in using a VR3186 and this case. Even the damn bezel inserts snap into it perfectly without sanding.

    Schematics say that the 3185 is just a tiny bit thinner than the 3186, but made zero difference in the build. This beauty below is the first completed build, but I've got a couple being started also for myself. Will be updating this post with wonderful amounts of patina and serif's.

    Gens: Rolex 228238, Rolex 1675/8, Rolex 1675, Rolex 1680, Rolex 116233, Rolex 18038
    Reps: Always changing....

    IG: 88axpl

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    Build #1
    Gens: Rolex 228238, Rolex 1675/8, Rolex 1675, Rolex 1680, Rolex 116233, Rolex 18038
    Reps: Always changing....

    IG: 88axpl

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      #3
      dibs

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        #4
        Originally posted by Ishmael View Post
        dibs
        Lol this isn't for sale, I'll tell the owner to post more pics.

        Really regretting some of the nice gen 16710 dials I've used in the past in those BP cases now....
        Gens: Rolex 228238, Rolex 1675/8, Rolex 1675, Rolex 1680, Rolex 116233, Rolex 18038
        Reps: Always changing....

        IG: 88axpl

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          #5
          Originally posted by yodog View Post
          Lol this isn't for sale
          That’s just a knee jerk reaction whenever you post something. Good health to the owner!

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            #6
            Originally posted by Ishmael View Post
            dibs
            It turns out yodog is actually pretty good at making a watch or two:

            Gen dial
            Gen hands
            Gen insert
            Gen Datewheel
            Gen 93150 (78360 on the way)
            VR 3186
            Vietnam gen spec case








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              #7
              F’ing gorgeous ^^

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                #8
                Ahh! I’m having a FOMO-attack. Where’s my Xanax???

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                  #9
                  the lug ends are a bit fat and droopish vs gen, I think they used the same mold for the early 4 digit sub cases for it. The engravings are also kinda wonky, not as deep as the earlier models. Takes time for perfection and all of that can be fixed by some case work.

                  I am just glad we finally have another option for 5 digit GMTs - we always had a plethora of options for subs but the 167xx was always forgotten.
                  Gens: Rolex 228238, Rolex 1675/8, Rolex 1675, Rolex 1680, Rolex 116233, Rolex 18038
                  Reps: Always changing....

                  IG: 88axpl

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                    #10
                    with drilled lug holes?!? this is it...grail build right there... which Viet vendor currently carries and offers these??

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                      #11
                      None that sell direct or have websites. its very early, they will pop up on Ruby or Phong soon probably. Its one of my contacts, I was only able to snag one for myself after this first build.

                      Be patient, go buy some gen parts first before they shoot up in price.
                      Gens: Rolex 228238, Rolex 1675/8, Rolex 1675, Rolex 1680, Rolex 116233, Rolex 18038
                      Reps: Always changing....

                      IG: 88axpl

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                        #12
                        Argh, you killing me.

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                          #13
                          wuttt that case looks so good, slim and crown in line drooooooool. maybe a coke after my 1675 hehehhe

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                            #14
                            How very lovely... Now I'm feeling the urge to get a Franken 5-digit GMT collection going, to sit beside the 5-digit Subs..!
                            FrankenSubs! - Subs! - Daytonas! - Seamasters! - A 1675 Adventure - A Budget 6538 build

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by p0pperini View Post
                              How very lovely... Now I'm feeling the urge to get a Franken 5-digit GMT collection going, to sit beside the 5-digit Subs..!
                              Thank you sir. There are at least a couple options...




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