My GMT build (NH34)

Sorry for the late post. Had a very busy day but still wanted to share what happened with my NH34 GMT build.

So… I’ve wanted a GMT watch for a while now and just got into #modding and thought why not build my own with the NH34 and parts readily available. Felt like a nice little project for myself with a nice payoff at the finish line.

So after about two weeks of picking through parts and ideas I ended up choicing everything you see here. Cost me about $75 (from Ali express of course).

Then we play the waiting game…

So the dial came in about 6 days and was even better than I expected. I couldn’t resist putting it in a case and trying it out on wrist. Which is why it was in my pro diver case in my other posts for the last week or so.

The case came in about 1 1/2 - 2 weeks.

But the movement… Omg! I thought I’d never see it lol. I got an update it “left departure country” and didn’t get any other update for 2 1/2 weeks! I will admit Ali express even noticed and reached out giving me a coupon and saying if I didn’t receive it within 30 days I would receive a full refund.

So 3 weeks end up going by and I get a random email saying my package is in my country. So of course I am excited that I finally get to finish my project I have been planning for over a month now.

About 4 days later I receive it but of course it was my daughter’s middle school graduation day so I couldn’t get to it until the next night. And when I finally open it after all this time…

They forgot to include the dial washer that was supposed to be included with the movement. Which is needed to hold the gmt hand in place. Which means after all this I still don’t have a functional GMT watch.🙄🤦🏾‍♂️ it is basically a normal NH35 at this point(which I have 4 of🙄)..

I am happy with the current state of it for the moment and will definitely be wearing it in the meantime.

I am currently going through the refund/return process with Ali Express and will hopefully get my money back and just buy another NH34 most likely from the EBay this time(just so I don’t have to wait 2-3 weeks). I’ll just pay the extra $5-$7.😂🤷🏾‍♂️ But this was just a big disappointment as I was so excited to finally get this finished. Just to now have to wait most likely another couple weeks…. But hey, I guess it give me something to continue to look forward too 🤷🏾‍♂️

And I want to be clear, I am not posting this to bash Ali express or say I will not buy anything there again or anything like that! This was just my experience and I thought I’d share…





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