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[Geek Time Raffle and Special Offers] Custom Made Fifty Fathoms and Coupons, You Will Win It !

[Geek Time Raffle and Special Offers] Custom Made Fifty Fathoms and Coupons, You Will Win It !
Dear reptime members,
Hello, I'm Eric from geektime.
We have only been engaged in this industry for a few years. Our international business has just started in the last month, and it is only 24 days before we join reptime. We don't understand many things, but we are studying very hard.
At first, we didn't use bitcoin and transferwise to receive payment, but reptime members were very happy to teach me how to operate and what to pay attention to. What's more interesting is that we are not very clear about many English professional terms, and reptime members are also careful to explain them to me.
I am very happy to meet many friends here, and I am so sorry for the last unsuccessful special offer. However, almost all members understand and support us, and we are very grateful. We hope to make more contributions to the community and members, so today I bring you Raffles and new special offers.
Raffle
https://preview.redd.it/rwlh97z31fd51.png?width=2400&format=png&auto=webp&s=35066f65081dfb407aaa1b7de35463039bebcb00
Custom made Blancpain fitfy fathoms
[Here is my review video of the custom fifty fathoms](https://www.reddit.com/RepTime/comments/hyoamj/geek_time_video_review_brief_fifty_fathoms/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)
COUPONS:
70$
50$
30$
20$
The 5 giveaway prizes will be selected randomly from comments in this thread after two weeks from posting this thread.
STEPS FOR GIVEAWAY
Upvote this post.
Leave a comment here.
To be fair, the Moderators of reptime u/MajorWilliams will select the winners randomly and announce them on August 11.
I will publish a new post to announce the winning list and send private messages to the winners.
WHO IS QUALIFIED FOR THIS GIVEAWAY
  1. Users who have posted in reptime.
  2. Over 10 Karma is required.
  3. User account is over 40 days.
*If the winner has already purchased the watch, we will refund all the money and give an extra $30 coupon.
Special offer
This time, we have had a very full communication with the manufacturer. There will be no accident this time. This custom made fifth fathoms, only a few TDs are selling it, and the price is about 408 dollars. Our price is the same.
However, the special price is only 288 dollars, but due to limited capacity, we can only provide 20 of them. We tried our best to reach the price, hoping to give you enough surprise! Friends can still pay after QC, you can order through the link below.
https://geektime.cc/product/fifty-fathoms-ss-black-custom-made-black-dial-on-sail-canvas-strap-a2836/
* If you see the price is $408, don't worry, it will show you the correct price when you check out
Thank you again, good luck!
Eric
Geek Time
Website: www.geektime.cc
WhatsApp: +86 17503034223
Mail: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
Wechat: geektimewatch
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Payment advice please

Hi guys
Complete noob
Trying to pay geektime , how do i pay him when he says bank transfer or bitcoin as surely it would cost me quite a bit to send via a international chapsvia bank ?
Any tips on how to pay via bitcoin ?
Only ever used taobao before

Thanks
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[GUIDE] INTRO TO REPLICA WATCHES

So you’ve found your way to reptime. Congrats! It’s a great place to hopefully help you find what you’re looking for. There’s a lot of information and it all depends on how far down the rabbit hole you wanna go, but you can get anything from the crappy DHGate/AliExpress $30 fakes, all the way to a top tier replica for $300-500. You can even go further than how it came to you from China by “frankening” the piece – adding genuine and other modded components to help the watch achieve a look ‘even closer to gen’.
There are a few terms to understand in order to begin here. I don’t endorse them, sometimes I use them, but they are used frequently:
- Rep: Replica
- Gen: Genuine (referring to a genuine watch)
- QC: quality check – in reference to photos of watches
- W2C/WTC: Where to cop… aka where did you get that? Or Link?
- TD: Trusted Dealer (I’ll get more into that later)
- ZF, Noob, V6F, BP, MK, ARF, JF, etc: some of the top factories (I’ll also get more into that later)
- 2xAR xtal: a sapphire crystal coated with 2 layers of anti-reflective coating
- GL and RL - Green and Red light, referring to QC pictures being OK to accept or not.
Now for the ‘tiers’ of reps:
Bottom Tier
If you want cheap stuff, no or bad QC, but want to pay $150 or less, go to
DHGate
AliExpress
Taobao
I won’t tell you what to search or how to find it there. I don’t use it, the watches there barely resemble the watches they are trying to represent. It’s just not worth it unless you want to try it on a shoestring budget.
Top TieTrusted Dealer
Trusted dealers have earned their way to that status – trusted – because they have a large customer base and are willing to go through investigations through the forums that have a tough and active moderation team (RWI, RWG, etc) if a sale goes awry. I recommend if you are going to utilize a trusted dealer (which is the ONLY way as far as I’m concerned), make sure you have an active account on the forums and post there so that the moderation team can back your order. If you aren’t on the forum, and your order goes bad, no one is obligated to help you. Trusted dealers get not a ton of dough from your sale, but they almost all offer a customs guarantee - you will receive a replacement watch for free if customs seizes it. Be nice and remember that they are doing work for you and should be compensated for that time. The trusted dealer experience works differently for each one, but for the most part, the flow is as follows:
  1. Order (either through their website or through email). They are busy. Keep your emails short and to the point.
  2. Payment – some accept credit cards*, others primarily do Bitcoin, Western Union and Moneygram. Some accept some of the more convenient services like paypal, but you typically have to be an upstanding member of the community for over a year.
  3. Wait for QC. This can take 2-7 days depending on availability. Typical turnaround time is 2-3 days.
  4. Once QC is received, these are pictures of the actual watch you will get in the mail. Make sure you check it for major defects. Don’t get too picky, remember that these are $3-400 replicas of $2k-60k watches, made by people who probably make a bit more than minimum wage in some cases. If a TD rejects a watch too many times, the factory or dealer they buy from will begin to refuse sending new watches and just offer a refund. I won’t get into how to approve QC, because you should be doing research on the model you want and what you want to look out for.
  5. Once you approve QC, it will take 1-2 days for the TD to send it off to their courier. You can also ship via triangle shipping, which is a higher price, but recommended for European countries.
  6. While in transit, the package has to make it through customs in China and customs in your country of origin. If it gets seized in your country, you will get a letter. Don’t respond to the letter ever, just send that to your TD and they will order a new one for you as part of the guarantee. If it doesn’t get seized, it typically takes 5-7 days from TD to your front door
  7. Enjoy the watch. Get a $20 watch service kit from Amazon or whatever and resize the bracelet.
  8. DON’T TAKE IT TO A JEWELER AND PRETEND IT’S THE REAL THING. They will lie to your face and make you think they think it's real because its good customer service to make people feel good about themselves. They are trained to do that. Just some practical advice - take it or leave it - don't tell your friends and loved ones that these are the real thing. It's better to be honest. If you want to know the full reason, PM me, I'm happy to share why honesty is important.
  9. What if your watch is broken upon arrival? You MUST make a log in on the forums where the dealer is a trusted dealer, and post enough there in order to log a ticket to file a dispute. They will not help you if you create an account after your issue arises with a TD. It is their rules.
* Some have reported credit card numbers being stolen after using at TD websites. While the TDs are trusted, sometimes the agencies/companies they use to process credit card transactions aren’t trusted. They try their hardest, but there have been slip ups in the past. I’ve used my CC a couple times and haven’t had fraud.

Trusted dealer websites (these are the TDs from the forums - RepTime has no official Trusted Dealers!)
These change frequently due to the original companies wanting them taken down for understandable reasons. The websites are usually down for a night then back on a different domain the next day – they change probably 2-3 times per year. If you want an updated list (in case these domains get seized and I haven’t updated the post), go to the forums and see if they put a new one up. There are more than these TDs on the forums, too, this is not an exhaustive list. Also please note, reptime has no official Trusted Dealers, this is just a list I made to help others know some of the major ones out there that are vetted by the bigger forums. If you need help with any of the trusted dealers, you MUST be a member of the forum where they are listed as a TD in order to receive support.
UPDATED September 18, 2020
https://puretimewatch.io/ one of the top in the business
http://www.trustytime.asia has videos of nearly every watch, posts here occasionally u/trustyworld
https://www.mirotime.net TD with excellent service, posts frequently here u/mirotime
https://geektime.cc TD with Excellent service, posts frequently here u/geektimewatch
https://fatpanda.slickpic.com/gallery email to order, top notch QC
https://www.jtime.cc TD with excellent service
https://chazingtime06.co/
https://www.intime05.co/
https://www.pfclones.com/ Has vids for almost every watch too.
http://www.hontwatch.ru/
http://www.trb88.club/
https://kuvarsit08.com/ Active here on Reddit u/kuvarsitsteve
https://www.ts-stations.cn/ no longer a trusted dealer on RWI, but has a great site layout


Full list here (must be a member to see)
RWI: https://forum.replica-watch.info/forum/trusted-rep-dealers
RWG: https://www.rwg.bz/board/index.php?/topic/60-rwgs-trusted-dealers/
RepGeek: https://www.repgeek.com/trusted-watch-dealers/

Forums
https://www.replica-watch.info/ (the most popular)
http://www.rwg.bz/board/
http://www.repgeek.com/index.php
Please go to these and get a log in and check out the topics. They are insightful, and incredibly informative. There’s even a member sales section there too if you have enough posts.

Factories
There are certain popular factories to choose from and not all ‘good’ factories are the popular ones. Some of the smaller factories specialize in one or two watches but they are GOOD. The factories in total release probably 2-10 new models every week (granted lots are shitty). The way factories work, from what I’ve read, is that someone who wants to make a watch will order dials from a dial plant, cases from a manufacturer who specializes in case making, etc, and then receive ‘proofs’. Once they approve of the proofs, they will then order batches of 100-500 and manually assemble the pieces (dial, case, hands, date disc, movements, straps, buckles, etc). This is not easy stuff and usually they know what they are doing. When a watch is out of stock, it can be out of stock forever.
Major Factories (detail received from many postings around the internet, sometimes shamelessly copy/pasted):
Who makes the best Rolex sub? My opinion only, there are many different opinions out there. As of March 9, 2020.
  1. ZZF v2 3135
  2. Noob v10
  3. ARF v3 3135

Posting QC Photos

QC pics are the photos (and sometimes video) you get from your Trusted Dealer for the specific watch that you've ordered and will be shipped to you. While it is reasonable to ask for a new watch if there are significant defects in craftsmanship, there are also other reasons NOT to ask for a new watch that are a bit too 'picky' (i.e. microsopic misalignment of certain details that are OK in gen even). Something important to understand in this type of black market product with not a lot of QC oversight is that you cannot be too picky, and it can be tough for TDs to exchange products, meaning the loss is on their end if you do too many exchanges - just not a good experience for both the dealer and the customer.

  1. Post all albums provided by TD up front
  2. Write the following:
    1. Dealer name - Puretime, Jtime, Mirotime, etc
    2. Factory name - BP Factory, J Factory, ZZF, ZF, etc
    3. Model name - Submariner 116610LN v2
  3. Include the following as part of your evaluation prior to posting (if, for instance your watch does not have a bezel, put N/A):
    1. Index alignment - are the hour markers aligned? Call out specific ones if they bother you - like '6 o clock looks crooked'. This also includes logo alignment as well
    2. Date Wheel alignment - do the dates sit to one side or the other? Perfectly centered? Tip: some dates sit perfectly, and some don't on the same date disc sometimes.
    3. Bezel - is the pip centered? Any of the engravings look improperly filled?
    4. Solid End Links (SEL) - is there a gap between the bracelet's first link and the case lugs? How big is the gap?
    5. Hand alignment - do the hands look reasonably aligned? Chrono hands point to 12?
    6. Dial Printing - any defects? Crooked?
    7. Timegrapher numbers - Acceptable Rate: +/- 1 – 20 s/d; Acceptable Amplitude: 250 - 310; Acceptable Beat Error: 0.0 ms – 1.0 ms
    8. Anything else you see - big scratches on the case, movement jewels missing, etc.
Here is a copy/paste format that will need to be used from here on out:

  1. Dealer name:
  2. Factory name:
  3. Model name (& version number):
  4. Album Links:
  5. Index alignment:
  6. Dial Printing:
  7. Date Wheel alignment/printing:
  8. Hand Alignment:
  9. Bezel:
  10. Solid End Links (SELs):
  11. Timegrapher numbers:
  12. Anything else you notice:
Optional index alignment tool courtesy of u/Bandyciak https://qc-checker.herokuapp.com/
Again, this will be REQUIRED for all QC posts, and will be removed if they don't follow the guidelines.

Gold plating, wrap, and diamonds
Gold plating is getting better, but it seems to be a mixture of copper and some other materials that give the finish and coloring of gold. There is a tiny bit of gold in there though. If you get a scratch, don’t buff it out, just live with it. A scuff will show the stainless steel behind it if you get a significant enough ding. However, I’ve owned 4-5 rose gold plated watches and haven’t had issues with a single one and I don’t treat my watches too nicely.
Gold wrapping is more expensive but also much more thick. It will take a serious ding and still show gold. It has more gold % in it. You can buff it lightly with no issue.
Diamonds in a haute horology piece is typically done with a fine gemstone and perfectly placed using a gemsetting technique that isn’t done in the same manner as a replica would be done. If you need or want the look, then do it. Just know the stones are probably CZ, and will fall out easily, and will be inconsistently placed – which gives a poor brilliance when looking at it.
Movements: u/eposseeker wrote a great summary of the different types of movements out there (non-comprehensive): https://www.reddit.com/RepTime/comments/c889yu/movements_found_in_replica_watches/

BRAND GUIDES:

A fantastic guide on the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak replicas by u/N0tail_: https://www.reddit.com/RepTime/comments/esp4e1/ap_royal_oak_buying_guide/
Rolex Submariner guides:
  1. https://forum.replica-watch.info/forum/rolex-tudor-replicas/7807136-review-of-zzf-new-sub-116610-ln-and-comparison-vs-gen-arf-noob-and-nail-part-i
  2. https://forum.replica-watch.info/forum/rolex-tudor-replicas/8462580-zzf-submariner-v2-ln-vs-gen-pictorial-review
That about does it. Give an upvote, or don’t. If you think I should add a section, let me know.
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Bonehead's Ethereum News to Come (Updated)

NEWs To Come - last updated - April 5th, 2016
Ethereum’s ecosystem is growing so quickly, very exciting news has a habit of coming out of nowhere. That said, there are more than a few things to have on our radar. Thanks to help from this community, here’s a current list. As always, what am I missing?
Ethereum Blockchain Development
Other news we know will happen
Coin relays and interoperability
One very powerful aspect of Ethereum’s blockchain is it allows both formal relays between blockchains as well as general interoperability between chains. Relays allow Ethereum to empower other blockchains, basically letting these more classic chains (like Bitcoin and Dogecoin) use Ethereum as a service for smart contracts. This “bonded sidechain” is more powerful/flexible path to using smart contracts than building non-currency agnostic chains. Similarly, interoperability is a classic concept in software development with over 30 years of history. Ethereum’s Virtual Machine (EVM) greatly facilitates multi-chain interoperability – which could allow private chains to communicate with Ethereum’s public chain. Basically, Ethereum facilitates “chaining all the things”. In other words, even future private chains could interoperate with the Ethereum public blockchain to have a gateway between their secured private chain and the more global public chain. Private chain development is a GOOD thing under this model, even if that private chain is not an Ethereum fork.
Current examples
Public Dapps and/or ventures to keep an eye on
Ethereum ecosystem is growing in unbelievable way with well over a 100 DApps. Below are some DApps and ventures that have been commonly discussed and seem to be generating news sooner than later.
Many of Ethereum's 100+ DApps will fail, but it only takes one to succeed to bring Ethereum to the mainstream. That said, sadly, there will also be scams. We should never forget Bitcoin's NeoBee or any of the MANY failed exchanges. As a community, we'll want to keep a close eye out in more ways than one. Be enthusiastic but critical - with transparency being absolutely key to trust.
Developer tools to keep an eye on
Ether ATMs
Embedded Devices
Potential surprises that are not really surprises
Parting statement
Ethereum has essentially a monopoly on smart contracts, and from the list above, it should be clear that it has built a remarkable network effect around this ecosystem. It is a disruptive technology, that fosters synergies, and when put in a greater perspective, it’s market cap remains quite tiny, especially when you think of the relative size of the growing community.
Please let me know if there is something you'd like to see.
Concerns
You can support my ETH sleuthing addiction:
0x082b594a0fbb4faa007e72f3a31d56764ac4de66
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Stern Show doesn't understand Bitcoin

This morning during the news Ralph called in and said he would be discussing Bitcoin on Geektime and Robin and Ralph mentioned she thought it was now defunct. And then Ralph made a joke about stores going out of business because they accept bitcoins.
It's just upsetting how ignorant they are about it. Overstock.com just released a statement saying they made a couple million from bitcoin orders in the past few months and there's legislation being pushed in NY to allow Bitcoins to become regulated and traded on Wallstreet. Bitcoins are the opposite of defunct right now!
I tried to call in but couldn't get through. I just wish someone would straighten them out so that their 20m million listeners don't start believing "Bitcoin didn't work."
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Synereo: something social media something decentralised something something feed HN through a Markov chain into PowerPoint.

Synereo is an exciting new buzzword-based startup, connecting together hitherto-unchained buzzwords to solicit funds from VCs when their brains leak out their ears.
So what does it claim to be doing? From a "news" writeup:
Using Bitcoin’s blockchain, a sophisticated new social network is crowdfunding its plans to save the middle class. The first step? Join a platform where users reward each other for good content
When they say "bitcoin" there, of course, they mean "altcoin". They're claiming something like "sidechain" or "coloured coin". Though my psychic powers tell me the details are unimportant as long as they foster a reality distortion field that somehow gets money their way. When they say "reward each other for good content", they mean "pay us the coloured Bitcoins you bought from us to promote your ads."
They're not doing so great; apparently even Bitcoiners aren't quite that dumb.
Here are some slides on what they're doing. If you can make any coherent sense of these things, you're doing better than me. I think they're some sort of memetic Killing Joke. part 1, part 2, part 3
If there's a sensible explanation and this isn't ridiculously fraudulent bullshit at literally every level, I await enlightenment.
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