Interchangeable movements

Interchangeable movements

Joined: July 20th, 2005, 6:19 pm

July 20th, 2005, 6:22 pm #1

I just bought a Rolex Submariner (41mm) online. I got a great deal because the watch did not include a movement. I having trouble sourcing/affording a Rolex movement. I know that it is probably looked down upon watch afficionados but could I use a Seiko Submariner movement instead? Is there anything I need to look out for? Thanks for your feedback.

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Joined: May 19th, 2004, 6:29 am

July 21st, 2005, 12:59 am #2

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Joined: October 10th, 2003, 11:44 pm

July 21st, 2005, 1:32 am #3

I just bought a Rolex Submariner (41mm) online. I got a great deal because the watch did not include a movement. I having trouble sourcing/affording a Rolex movement. I know that it is probably looked down upon watch afficionados but could I use a Seiko Submariner movement instead? Is there anything I need to look out for? Thanks for your feedback.

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Anyone wanna start?

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Jose
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Joined: June 9th, 2005, 1:51 pm

July 21st, 2005, 1:44 am #4

I just bought a Rolex Submariner (41mm) online. I got a great deal because the watch did not include a movement. I having trouble sourcing/affording a Rolex movement. I know that it is probably looked down upon watch afficionados but could I use a Seiko Submariner movement instead? Is there anything I need to look out for? Thanks for your feedback.

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You have this nice Rolex case and want to put a Seiko movement in it?!!! Don't call it a Rolex then when wearing it on your wrist. Maybe call it a frankenwatch.

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Joined: October 15th, 2004, 3:37 am

July 21st, 2005, 3:15 am #5

how abt naming it Rolko?

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Joined: June 9th, 2005, 1:51 pm

July 21st, 2005, 4:24 am #6

Maybe that is the better name. Just don't call it a Rolex!

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Joined: September 21st, 2004, 8:13 am

July 21st, 2005, 5:44 am #7

how abt naming it Rolko?
Or just plan, WTF are you thinking???? Would you put a chevy engine in a Rolls, or a trailer on the cliff in Malibu???? That is so messed up.....but to each his own, and really I don't care, it is your watch, and if you want to make it a quartz, it is your call...
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Joined: May 30th, 2004, 12:23 pm

July 21st, 2005, 10:54 am #8

I just bought a Rolex Submariner (41mm) online. I got a great deal because the watch did not include a movement. I having trouble sourcing/affording a Rolex movement. I know that it is probably looked down upon watch afficionados but could I use a Seiko Submariner movement instead? Is there anything I need to look out for? Thanks for your feedback.

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why not be patient and save up for a Rolex Sub movement. Make it a project and reap the reward later on.

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Joined: May 21st, 2005, 9:02 pm

July 21st, 2005, 4:52 pm #9

I just bought a Rolex Submariner (41mm) online. I got a great deal because the watch did not include a movement. I having trouble sourcing/affording a Rolex movement. I know that it is probably looked down upon watch afficionados but could I use a Seiko Submariner movement instead? Is there anything I need to look out for? Thanks for your feedback.

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Go for it. Atleast the case(hopefully is original) and it will look good. So what if movement is not original.Eventually you can get one.It is better tha nbuying a replica.
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Joined: May 19th, 2004, 6:29 am

July 22nd, 2005, 4:12 am #10

Or just plan, WTF are you thinking???? Would you put a chevy engine in a Rolls, or a trailer on the cliff in Malibu???? That is so messed up.....but to each his own, and really I don't care, it is your watch, and if you want to make it a quartz, it is your call...
putting it in another style case, but buying an original case (can't be too cheap) and then putting a cheapo movement in it?? Hell, just get a good fake with an ETA movement instead...

Cheers
Chaz
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