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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwozza70 View Post
    It is amusing... but no watch is perfect... but I think it's safe to say people who like Ginault probably like the Rolex models it pays homage to. Or... depending on your viewpoint, replicates.

    The case of the Ginault is definitely gen spec, and apart from case back and crown branding aside you could drop in a gen Rolex movement, gen insert and whatever else to build a Franken watch.

    So I think it's fine to appreciate the off the peg Ginault models (they are bang on); and it's ok to tweak a couple of details or improve them.

    And there will be mad hatters like me who just like to use the case set to build a nice sub.

    P.s. I've not killed or discarded any parts... this may be a Ginault again... maybe... one day.

    P.p.s. Ginault... John (TC... Thomas !?) go make a 16610LV model with a decent gen spec Crystal/Cyclops and you will sell another bucket load of Seaman

    Do this...


    Ha ha -- Thanks Sir Wozza! I just had to ask. I follow the BSHT pages, though have some ground to make up & missed this one. Most intriguing, and yes totally crackers LOL -- All in the name of "the sub homage". Carry on

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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    MrWozza- what movement did you put in it?
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    CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwozza70 View Post
    Yes, swapped out movement, dial, insert, hands... and crystal. It's now my fantasy BSH 14060LVG ✌️

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    I would love to take the Steinhart Ocean One GMT 39 Pepsi and do this as well - beautiful case with Steinhart innards? Yes please. A proper Steinhart GMT.

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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by biscuit141 View Post
    MrWozza- what movement did you put in it?
    Rolex 3135...
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    Disguised as an ETA 2824

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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwozza70 View Post
    It is amusing... but no watch is perfect... but I think it's safe to say people who like Ginault probably like the Rolex models it pays homage to. Or... depending on your viewpoint, replicates.

    The case of the Ginault is definitely gen spec, and apart from case back and crown branding aside you could drop in a gen Rolex movement, gen insert and whatever else to build a Franken watch.

    So I think it's fine to appreciate the off the peg Ginault models (they are bang on); and it's ok to tweak a couple of details or improve them.

    And there will be mad hatters like me who just like to use the case set to build a nice sub.

    P.s. I've not killed or discarded any parts... this may be a Ginault again... maybe... one day.

    P.p.s. Ginault... John (TC... Thomas !?) go make a 16610LV model with a decent gen spec Crystal/Cyclops and you will sell another bucket load of Seaman

    Do this...


    Isn't that this? Or you just want a better crystal than what this comes with?

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    CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by skunkworks View Post
    Isn't that this? Or you just want a better crystal than what this comes with?

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    Agreed thatís got the DNA... but its a Maxi Dial, hands and Insert away from an LV dude.

    Not knocking Ginault line up... why would I - owned two, operated on one - but an LV in the line up would be nice. I mean whatís with the persistent use of sword hands... its like trying too hard not to be the real deal... but its a 1:1 clone in many other respects!!

    Woah there... I think I need to get over to the MKII forum to ask if anybody has a Kingston plank kit for sale :-/


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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Well, I'm working to get my OR back up and in the wrist.

    The bracelet came apart. After a quick response by Ginault about a replacement bracelet, there was no further communication or replacement sent.

    I do like side projects.

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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwozza70 View Post
    Agreed thatís got the DNA... but its a Maxi Dial, hands and Insert away from an LV dude.

    Not knocking Ginault line up... why would I - owned two, operated on one - but an LV in the line up would be nice. I mean whatís with the persistent use of sword hands... its like trying too hard not to be the real deal... but its a 1:1 clone in many other respects!!

    Woah there... I think I need to get over to the MKII forum to ask if anybody has a Kingston plank kit for sale :-/


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    Roger that, I was just referring to the Cyclops you mentioned earlier.

    I always thought Ginaults intent was, like someone mentioned, a greatest hits mash up album, with the 16610 case, 5517 hands, yachtmaster seconds, whatever else, I'm not enough of a Rolex connisuer to remember.

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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by skunkworks View Post
    Roger that, I was just referring to the Cyclops you mentioned earlier.

    I always thought Ginaults intent was, like someone mentioned, a greatest hits mash up album, with the 16610 case, 5517 hands, yachtmaster seconds, whatever else, I'm not enough of a Rolex connisuer to remember.

    Also, my watch doesn't say hi, it can't talk, but my wallet can, it says thanks @simplewatchman !

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    that would look just great with a Ginault dial and hands 🤣

    Making me green with envy...

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    Re: CLASSIC SUBMARINER LOVERS - GINAULT OCEAN-ROVER 181070GSLN

    Quote Originally Posted by skunkworks View Post
    Roger that, I was just referring to the Cyclops you mentioned earlier.

    I always thought Ginaults intent was, like someone mentioned, a greatest hits mash up album, with the 16610 case, 5517 hands, yachtmaster seconds, whatever else, I'm not enough of a Rolex connisuer to remember.

    Also, my watch doesn't say hi, it can't talk, but my wallet can, it says thanks @simplewatchman !

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    Doesnít the Ginault website say as much - that the Ocean Rover is an amalgamation of a few historic Rolex models? That their intent was really to see if they could manufacture a quality watch in the U.S.?


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