SUB How to Be Period-Correct with your Sterile TC Sub

Discussion in 'Rolex /Tudor Replicas' started by arcadia, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. arcadia

    arcadia Active Member

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    Sorry for the late reply, was trying to help in some other things.

    I've not personally handled that many gen two-tone subs compared to steel subs. The one apparent difference, of course, is the bracelet from 93250 on steel to the 93253 on two-tone. Aside from the crown, bezel, bracelet etc highlighting gold, most of the features I’ve checked are the same with the steel versions discussed. I’ve taken some close up shots (Z series) with those features.

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  2. rols16610

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    Great info Arcadia, have some rep mate, cool post :cheers:
     
  3. Om3ga_guy

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    Arcadia, great post. Certainly sheds light on which direction to follow if your looking to take your TC to the next level.

    Any of you guys have a link to Clark's bezel ring? I can never properly filter his parts on eBay.
     
  4. jd7272

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    Great post & info, thanks Arcadia
     
  5. mapman57

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    Great stuff, many thanks.

    Still feel that the engraved TC rehaut is not as big a deal for me. In normal use on the wrist, it is impossible to tell the issues.

    In the hand next to a gen - Yes.

    In the hand under a loupe - Yes.

    A poor insert? The bezel teeth? A poor date mag cyclops? All easier to spot on the wrist than the rehaut engraving perhaps?

    Thanks for the great insight and evolution.
     
  6. arcadia

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    Yes, mapman those are easier to spot. It's just that the improvements on the new Explorer rehaut engravings are far better than the TC rehaut. I just wish we could simply transfer them, as if.

    I may have just have to live with it, tho.
     
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    Based on your link, the bracelet already has a 93250 stamped on the back but it has the wrong endlink.
     
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    sticky please
     
  10. arcadia

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    Thanks mates. Part II dial is up HERE.
     
  11. mech500

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    A great post Arcadia. I saw this thread a while ago but have deliberately been avoiding reading it since I knew that once I read it, I will hate my 'grail' sub and will therefore be compelled to spend more £££££££ trying to fix it.

    BTW, what about the date font? ..... Is TC's V3 DWO font, print, gloss etc accurate for y series to v series?
     
  12. arcadia

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    If one can center it, it's as good as it gets mate. ;)
     
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    Thanks arcadia for this wonderful review, with my current mods on my TC V6 mine is period correct to D Series
     
  14. Rudy40

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    Awesome post! Rep points coming your way!
    Can't believe I missed this post!
    Thank bro for sharing !


    Sent from my Rolex thinking brain!
     
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    Awesome info thank you!

    TC has the best (16610) sub, and with mods it can be a true replica of a specific series!

    Any thoughts on taking the rehaut down a bit by dissassembling the case and lapping the top of the rehaut? If posible, how much does it need to come down? And side-by-side shots of the different series next to the TC? I would think .2-.5mm off the top would be possible before mechanical issues arise (crystal fitment) but since I don't own the TC (yet) I was wondering your thoughts...

    Thanks again!
     
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    Amazing post! Thank you! I have a TC V5 with gen crown, insert and tube incoming and i'm clearer about what i need to do to improve on it.
     
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    I was shopping around for an Oyster Bracelet and i saw that some listings on chrono24 listed the 93150 as period correct for the 16610. Can anyone comment on the suitability of getting the 93150 over the 93250? Would this still be period correct?
     
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    If one were looking to put a nato strap on their out of the box TC would there be someone on the forum that will do the serial number engraving between the lugs?
     
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    This is an awesome guide - props!!
     
  20. sicilianu

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    Great guide which helped me a lot!!