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MrA

Can't remember which of the TD I was looking at but they had vintage Rolex reps on there.

My google skills are not strong on this one, but in short - buy rep, make it look older, or byy gen old parts and use it, is that correct?

Is it the done thing to wear them not aged and just like a new watch or do most folk make them look older?

Is there anyone who sells already aged reps?

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Mr_B

Get the new vintage watch and age it a little seems to be the way to go, as the genuine parts are expensive and have fitment issues with rep case set/movements 

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FudgyDocker

Awaiting next answer from MrC.......

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Mr_B
Just now, FudgyDocker said:

Awaiting next answer from MrC.......

:lol:

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MrA

I read one aging thread, maybe on RWI, not sure, where they scuffed up the glass and body of the watch.

Are there tried and tested aging tricks or a guide to making a watch look old?

Any idea which TD I was looking at, I've not bookmarked it.

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TheFreckledTampon

TS Watch do vintage pieces (non TD). I picked up my 6542 below from them. That said, I believe they now have a separate, affiliated site that does the Vintage stuff and that they increased the prices when they went down that route.

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Psssniper

A lot of the amateur scuffing looks just like, well... amateur scuffing! and nothing like the honest wear and tear of an aged watch. TS has a link on their page to The Vintage Power which seems to be where they're selling these now.

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MrA

Yes those vintage reps seem to be three times the price

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NCRich

Noobs.

There is a whole freakin' section on vintage on this on the board.  I mean I know that clicking and reading is hard for you guys but geez.

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Jibuti

we know who is REAL MrB...

 

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15 minutes ago, NCRich said:

Noobs.

There is a whole freakin' section on vintage on this on the board.  I mean I know that clicking and reading is hard for you guys but geez.

what were you expecting-friday 13th, full moon, late afternoon.... noone can be sane... :)

 

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MrA
16 minutes ago, NCRich said:

Noobs.

There is a whole freakin' section on vintage on this on the board.  I mean I know that clicking and reading is hard for you guys but geez.

Can you paste the link for me? I find that voice control for moving around forums can be quite challenging at times with multiple sub forums.

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Mr_B
1 hour ago, MrA said:

I read one aging thread, maybe on RWI, not sure, where they scuffed up the glass and body of the watch.

Are there tried and tested aging tricks or a guide to making a watch look old?

Any idea which TD I was looking at, I've not bookmarked it.

There are many, some people utilise ovens and other appliances to age dials, a bag of small pebbles can be used to age the metal, bleach for the bezel inserts. And much more, search vintage modding.

27 minutes ago, NCRich said:

Noobs.

There is a whole freakin' section on vintage on this on the board.  I mean I know that clicking and reading is hard for you guys but geez.

Or just pm NCRich I know he loves to spoon feed the new comers 

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FudgyDocker

@NCRich is a vintage genius (in more ways than one), and if you're very, very nice to him for a long time :asslick:, he might sell you one, one day.

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NCRich
21 minutes ago, MrA said:

Can you paste the link for me? I find that voice control for moving around forums can be quite challenging at times with multiple sub forums.

Sure,  https://www.rwg.bz/board/index.php?/forum/84-vintage-watches/

There are also links on how to vintage stuff in my signature.

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deju
1 hour ago, TheFreckledTampon said:

TS Watch do vintage pieces (non TD). I picked up my 6542 below from them. That said, I believe they now have a separate, affiliated site that does the Vintage stuff and that they increased the prices when they went down that route.

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Vintage wrist is 1:1 

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TheFreckledTampon
2 minutes ago, deju said:

Vintage wrist is 1:1 

Gingery-browny hairs, not grey! So less of the vintage!

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deju
8 minutes ago, TheFreckledTampon said:

Gingery-browny hairs, not grey! So less of the vintage!

Ok ok 

tropic wrist :rofl:

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Left Coast Guy

So I got this itch a month ago and bought some of the JKF line for Perfect Clones. I found a tutorial on baking the dial to age it, which actually worked really well. Above 15 min in the oven at 315 did a heck of a job, though the lume on those is shit....so I'd recommend skipping the over and go straight to a lume guy that can do some puffy, vintage looking lume. 

The pre-made site you're thinking of is here -- https://www.thevintagepower.cn/

Note, they aren't a TD, so you're on your own if you buy from them.  On top of that, I'd imagine you could buy the cartel versions for $230, get them lumed for another $100, and still be better off than paying these prices. But then again, my lume guy retired....so not sure who does that anymore....

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Intresting

I just had a convo with Perfect Clones last few days.  He seems to have stock of the vintage reps at better prices than vintage power.  Look him up in the TD section.

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