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  1. Moscow watch do a replica: http://www.moscowwatch.com/index.php?productID=717 And this doesn't look too bad as a homage: https://www.poljot24.de/en/chronographen/poljot-chronograph-snail.html Hmm, homage or replica? It's hard to tell if there's any difference in quality.
  2. Yes, Ebay. https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_odkw=rolex+glidelock+style+clasps&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xrolex+glidelock+bracelet.TRS0&_nkw=rolex+glidelock+bracelet&_sacat=0
  3. Any with 'Hanhart' on the dial?
  4. I know there were some Russian knockoffs available a while ago. Does anyone know if these are still being sold anywhere?
  5. Ha, I never noticed that!
  6. Update: After getting tired of my Helenarou - with Seagull movement - speeding up for no apparent reason every now and again (see the thread below where someone reported the same problem), I had my watchmaker transplant the old genuine ETA 2836 from my old GMT replica into the Helenarou (for a very reasonable fee) and I am very happy with the result! My watchmaker removed the faulty GMT module (teeth had worn off the cheap, crappy metal gears), from the ETA 2836 (Shown above in the GMT case), took out the date wheel for good measure, and it was a drop in replacement for the Seagull. I was relieved that the 'big crown' fitted the ETA with no problem.
  7. I have found the same with some of my Chinese clone movement replicas. They can keep time very well and then suddenly they speed up. They revert back to normal after demagnetising them but also revert back by themselves if I don't. (Apparently watches can demagnetise by themselves gradually) I think the Chinese eta clones vary in quality and are often put together with whatever alloys are available. Clearly sometimes antimagnetic alloys aren't used for the mainsprings. I find that using electric power tools can magnetise watches due to the powerful magnetic fields generated. And my phone has a magnet in its flip open case so if I put my watch in my gym bag next to my phone - bang - it's magnetised. Having said that, some of my clone movement watches never have a problem with magnetisation, so it's very much a case of hit or miss in this regard.
  8. Greetings from Australia

    G'day from WA!
  9. Obviously there are a number of Submariner C replicas out there; does anybody know which of these manufacturers has the best glidelock bracelet so I can ask a TD to supply me that one?
  10. Ha! A genuine bracelet is $2000, so it'll be a rep bracelet or nothing! I did buy a jubilee rep bracelet for a turnograph and that fitted my GMTII perfectly so hoping for similar luck here.
  11. Thanks. My other question is would it be worth upgrading? I'm sure a genuine Rolex glidelock bracelet is engineered and built to last, but will a replica be good enough to warrant the expense and hassle? Seems like this clasp has a lot of little parts and a complex design.
  12. It never used to happen to me either but suddenly I seem to be surrounded by magnetic fields! My phone has a magnet in its flip open case so if I put my watch in my gym bag next to my phone - bang - it's magnetised. Also I find wearing some replica watches while using power tools seems to magnetise them too due to the powerful magnetic fields generated. I think the Chinese eta clones vary in quality and are often put together with whatever alloys are available. Clearly sometimes antimagnetic alloys aren't used for the mainsprings.
  13. Duplicate post - sorry
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