What are you working on now?

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Re: What are you working on now?

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NortON wrote: February 12th, 2024, 3:06 am
Denis wrote: February 10th, 2024, 2:07 pm NortON friend beautiful work :wave:
Thx D! ;)

the case is ready to go!
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Really nice results.
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toofsy wrote: February 12th, 2024, 4:31 am
NortON wrote: February 12th, 2024, 3:06 am
Denis wrote: February 10th, 2024, 2:07 pm NortON friend beautiful work :wave:
Thx D! ;)

the case is ready to go!
20240212_104734-01.jpeg
20240212_104747-01.jpeg
20240212_104912-01.jpeg
Really nice results.
Thx!
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Just finishing up my 3rd case set - learning as I go. On this one I even remembered to position the crown tube properly so that the coronet is upright when fully tightened....

Hopefully I'll soon have all of the dials / parts in house to finish these builds. I need to work on my logistics & procurement methods!

What's the consensus on the lug bars here? I seem to prefer drilling the lugs out to 2mm and rotary sanding 2mm stainless rod just enough for a snug fit. To my eye the larger lug bar ends are nicely proportioned with the case - just curious what others prefer.

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Nice work

By the way, you solved the well known Rolex “imperfection” with their crowns (except on their Sky-Dweller). That’s what disturbs me too. For me it’s all about symmetry. This is the reason why I like submariner no date more than the date.
This crown non-alignment won’t be fixed since Rolex hasn’t identified it as an issue.
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Today I finished my 2nd 5218-201/A for a friend of mine.
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Dial from Belkin
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Caseback from Kp0y
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Waiting for the strap and buckle with Panerai engravings.
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Denis wrote:
Is your dial this one?
https://www.ebay.de/itm/386660674519?mk ... media=COPY
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D friend I bought my dial: https://www.ebay.com/itm/355294044950?m ... media=COPY
Very nice dial, 39mm..
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Denis wrote:D friend I bought my dial: https://www.ebay.com/itm/355294044950?m ... media=COPY
Very nice dial, 39mm..
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