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Franken Project: White Nautilus

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    Franken Project: White Nautilus

    Some of you probably know that I acquired a gen dial from brane and I've been getting some sage advice from theREALgoat as well.

    So yeah, I had the fortune of getting a gen white Nautilus dial, and I decided it would be fun to chronicle the process of getting this to a final state.

    My projected build is most likely going to be:

    1. PF Nautilus 5711 base
    2. Gen white dial ($1100 on M2M here, now going for ~$3k)
    3. JJF White Nautilus hands
    4. DWO done by Keylog74

    However, due to CNY and unavailability/impatience, I am going to use the PF hands as the lume matches pretty closely. I can change the hands out later relatively easy after CNY. My TD has confirmed he can get me the JJF hands.

    Work is going to be done by yodog because he's the bomb. I asked him to put the DWO as close to the dial as possible, and he does a good job of centering the dates. I've also asked him to take pics during the process so we can all learn from his wisdom.

    The dial:




    These pics are comparing the lume color to PF. Sorry for the crappy lighting, I took them last night with my iphone before packaging them.





    Last edited by majwilliams0308; 24-01-19, 19:47.

    #2
    Looking forward to it.
    Where and how much did you pay for the dial if you can tell?

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      #3
      Originally posted by majwilliams0308 View Post
      Some of you probably know that I acquired a gen dial from brane and I've been getting some sage advice from theREALgoat as well...
      Can't wait to have this one on my wrist

      In all seriousness I'm looking forward to this being assembled! Keep us updated on the process.

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        #4
        Did they fix the lume colour on the new version?

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          #5
          Well here you go lol
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          i dare you to click this

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            #6
            stunning! much prefer the white dial to blue

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              #7
              Wow, it's gorgeous

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                #8
                Looks great!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by yodog View Post
                  Well here you go lol
                  Nice work man!
                  Are the markers applied on the dial gen?

                  Inviato dal mio SM-G950F utilizzando Tapatalk

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                    #10
                    Damn so you were the lucky son of a gun who picked that up. Please let me know first if you ever decide to let go of it! yodog is also helping me with a franken. His work is nothing but top notch.

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                      #11
                      Absolutely perfect build !


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                        #12
                        Looking good! majwilliams0308 yodog

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                          #13

                          Wow...Very well done...Looks amazing!
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Markolin View Post
                            Nice work man!
                            Are the markers applied on the dial gen?

                            Inviato dal mio SM-G950F utilizzando Tapatalk
                            Yep. The hands were relumed by yodog as well. I have already ordered the JJF hands too so it will be nice to see how it all compares.

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                              #15
                              majwilliams0308 so what did you do with dial feet. Removed completely or re attached?
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