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Re: What are you working on now?

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NortON wrote: February 5th, 2024, 1:54 am
toofsy wrote: February 5th, 2024, 12:58 am
NortON wrote: February 5th, 2024, 12:51 am 20240205_084550-01.jpeg
Nice pic and job...
On the other hand do you know the size of the white gasket between case and the bezel?
Thanks friend, but I will reshape this case again. I don’t know how to measure the spacer, but you can measure the thickness of the bezel and the thickness of the spacer

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With spacer
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Thanks, in fact when I saw there was a empty space between the bezel and the midcase on the half of the watch and a white part on the second half I pop out the bezel with a really low finger push. Result the case has been sadly assembled and the white gasket is completely destroy. Thats why its difficult to measure it.
Thanks for the pics
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genoint wrote:
dj57 wrote:Just finalized this PAM 36B (Ref. OP6513).

Movement: Asia 6497
Case: AliE
Dial: Belkin (bought it here on H-F from MK_FR91 last week)
Hands: just normal ones
Strap: bought it here on H-F
Caseback: Kp0y (not yet arrived)


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Waiting for Kp0y‘s caseback.
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I know the gen PAM 36B has an engraved display caseback but since I’ve embedded an Asia Clone 6497, I decided to use an engraved closed caseback. Image
The 36b were titanium. There is a titanium case available on AliX but I can’t find it, their search isn’t the best. But the caseback will be an issue.
Many thanks.
Yes, I know that the case is/was a titanium one.
If you find the link, please forward it to me.
Regarding the caseback: yes you’re right but what is better to have a closed one or a gen copy where the Asia movement is displayed.
And on the other hand side who can see a caseback. Image

If the watch were for me then many parts would be different. Image
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Re: What are you working on now?

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This is my grail...my White Whale...and as far as I can tell, there's only one photo of the watch online to use as reference.

So it'll be a gen bubbleback case I've had stashed for a bit, a negative relief gilt dial with pad printed accents (most notably the red "EVEREST" writing), and some AliX hands until I can find better. NH38 movement so no worries about ghost date position.

The Pre-Explorer 6098 "Everest"
This is my grail...my White Whale...and as far as I can tell, there's only one photo of the watch online to use as reference.

So it'll be a gen bubbleback case I've had stashed for a bit, a negative relief gilt dial with pad printed accents, and some AliX hands until I can find better.

The Pre-Explorer 6098 (photo of gen):
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This is the rough mock up at the moment, with a reject dial that I made to get an idea of the proportions. The dial still needs some tweaking of layout and fonts, but it's close (and the gen watch is so rare, I doubt anyone would call out a slight variation from the original):
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Lots of work still to go, but I'm happy with the progress so far.
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dj57 wrote: February 7th, 2024, 2:56 am ImageImage
+1 :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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in work...
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WTB Tr0y, Southy, NW 3-piece dial MM, RP
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dpd3672 wrote: February 5th, 2024, 2:46 pm This is my grail...my White Whale...and as far as I can tell, there's only one photo of the watch online to use as reference.

So it'll be a gen bubbleback case I've had stashed for a bit, a negative relief gilt dial with pad printed accents (most notably the red "EVEREST" writing), and some AliX hands until I can find better. NH38 movement so no worries about ghost date position.

The Pre-Explorer 6098 "Everest"
This is my grail...my White Whale...and as far as I can tell, there's only one photo of the watch online to use as reference.

So it'll be a gen bubbleback case I've had stashed for a bit, a negative relief gilt dial with pad printed accents, and some AliX hands until I can find better.

The Pre-Explorer 6098 (photo of gen):
Image

This is the rough mock up at the moment, with a reject dial that I made to get an idea of the proportions. The dial still needs some tweaking of layout and fonts, but it's close (and the gen watch is so rare, I doubt anyone would call out a slight variation from the original):
Image

Lots of work still to go, but I'm happy with the progress so far.
I like your White Whale !
I'll be curious to see which hands you'll find,
I've searched some but never found a similar design :-(
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Oops I did it again ImageImage
This time a DUGENA pocket Watch conversion.
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