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    Default Stupid mistakes? No not me!

    Did you ever make stupid mistakes? Lets hear about them.

    I'll start, this is from today. I've played with tons of Seikos but not much ETA's and never a rep. Well today I was compelled to put together my new Sub rep with a gen ETA 2836-2.

    Firstly I was handling the movement and was wondering how I would put the DWO on the DW (never done it before). Maybe its better to take the day wheel off first? Easy enough and I took it off, no problem. Then I started to think if it would be best to glue the DWO on the DW in situ or take it off and glue them together? Well, universum chose it for me as the DW came loose as I looked at it. Almost no touch but maybe something after all...

    Well, after searching the net and looking at some youtube videos I figured out how, in theory, I can install the DW back on to the movement. Then I glued the DWO on top of it and istalled them back on the movement. Easy, this is going well.

    Then I put the dial on and the hands too. Easypeasy, but the second hand took me freeking 2 hours. Had to look at videos and books to get proper motivation and finally success!

    Made really sure the date changed at 12 PM, had to adjust the hands (probably the problem). Great, and then I put the whole thing together. Well, had to practice that few times too as I had no idea how the movement holder tabs are supposed to be installed. After few experiments I figured it out and everything was good!

    Even managed to shorten the stem, file it and make it work just fine.

    Enjoyed my first Rolex for few hours until the Wife said: "ah, its 6PM now", totally unrelated to watches. But at that moment I looked at my new Rolex rep to see how well its keeping time... well frack...

    Its perfectly in time except... the hour hand is half past. So I am 30min off. I don't quite know how to explain it in english but I then checked a photo I took it when I got it done. In that photo its 26 past almost 4.

    See for yourself:





    Well, more practice makes better results I guess... right?

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    At least it was your mistake and not someone else's.
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    Been there dont that.. its how you learn

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    A few years ago, I was changing a strap on one of my rep PAM's. I was having a tough time getting the scewed lug bar out. I decided to use my teeth to bite down on the lug bar to pull it out. I ended up chipping my front tooth and had to go to my dentist to get the chipped tooth fixed.
    "Aiyah Panerai, buay beh liao eh lah."

    PM me if you want to sell your Kevin, Ted Su, Wotancraft, Piotr or Simona Straps.

    Strap size is 24 mm and or 26 mm and at least 80mm by 140mm or larger.

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    Well, second time and better success. Now the hands and DWO are aligned and date changes 3 minutes before midnight, which is good enough for me.


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