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Project for a new Franken 16610LV build

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    Project for a new Franken 16610LV build

    In this post I would like to share the process and development of the build process of my "new" 16610 Franken with you.
    The idea to get a largely original 16610 LV build by my watchmaker developed while surfing on eBay and other sites, like the forum here, where original parts are offered.
    At first I was just looking for a dial for my 116610LN Noob V7 and a generic crystal. While surfing on eBay I noticed then offerings for a dial for a 16610 Series T, a high-quality aftermarket steel case and last but not least an original 3135 movement and I decided to build a Franken 16610 from individual spare parts.
    I made an offer and successfully bought this very high-quality Submariner steel case on eBay, as well as a 16610 dial with SL luminescent material and the characteristic Star Wars S in Submariner. The matching hands where offered for a reasonable price on tswisst.de. I was able to complete the sub when I found a workable 3135 work and a new 704 crown on eBay again.
    The few missing parts I found then as aftermarket parts at Ernst Westphal. These are the bezel as well as an LV insert and the bars.
    In my opinion, a Rolex does not necessarily have to have an oyster band. I liked the leather Natostrap band offered by Yuki very much.
    In my opinion, a Rolex does not necessarily have an oyster band, I liked the leather Natostrap band offered by Yuki very well.
    Since I think that everyone here knows how each part looks seperately, I have refrained from documenting the parts individually but sent the watch right to get assembled by the watchmaker of my confidence. From there yesterday I got the information that the movement had to be revised again, it was just not running 100% perfect. Tonight he sent me a photo of the final result, which I wanted to share with you.

    Can't wait to get it physically today evening.


    #2
    Can you send a link to the case? :-)

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      #3
      Sorry, was a used case. Don't know who's the maker.

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        #4
        Very nice. I recommend a Rolex or JF bezel and a Rolex or JF insert.


        Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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          #5
          Originally posted by kadeee View Post
          Sorry, was a used case. Don't know who's the maker.
          No problem, hope it´s good if your using a gen 3135.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Jensen13 View Post
            Can you send a link to the case? :-)
            startimesupply sells them, sterile without engravings. Phong use to sell them as well.


            http://www.startimesupply.com/mercha..._1D_Rolex_Case
            My wish list: gen components...
            Breitling Datora Montibrilliant dial, older style

            Breitling B13 date wheel


            Panerai OP VIII movement



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              #7
              According to my watchmaker the movement just fits perfect to the case. He was not able to notice any difference.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Rx4Time View Post

                startimesupply sells them, sterile without engravings. Phong use to sell them as well.


                http://www.startimesupply.com/mercha..._1D_Rolex_Case
                I know i would have taken a ST if i should build a superfranken with a Gen 3135.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Rx4Time View Post

                  startimesupply sells them, sterile without engravings.

                  Stubby crown guards...



                  [Link] The Truth About our Reps...

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