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My first Replica real build!! The Hulk!!

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    My first Replica real build!! The Hulk!!

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    Hi everyone! I just completed my first replica watch. I have been rebuilding some of my old watches and buying crap on eBay and converting to Rolex subs. Many thanks to Ken Chua at Raffles Dials for his patience and help with some of my questions and my purchases. So I first gave a facelift to my black sub that I purchased in 2001. It was a dg2813 that is still running and keeps really good time. I did change to a new dg2813 and used Ken for a new bracelet and a cheap watch case and it looked 10 times better. Played around with several other projects and finally purchased the complete hulk watch set for a 2824 from Ken. Took my time and after a couple of weeks working for about a total of 6-7 hours of actual work, this is what I came up with. Didn’t do a lume shot and I hate the dwo’s. Any thoughts??

    #2
    DWO and crystal mag needs some work imo. Rest of it looks decent! Is the crown screwed down in the pics? You need to paste the BB codes to attach pictures!



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      #3
      Hey thanks!! Yes, the crown is screwed down now. Thanks again.

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        #4
        Props to your workmanship; hope you continue to have fun and improve your skills. How did you get started into making your own builds? Youtube and just experimenting?

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          #5
          Both. My father went to school for it but didn’t like it. It takes time and patience. Especially when you are starting out. Also did a lot of YouTube videos and took part of the Mark Lovick course. Going to complete that. Thanks for the props!!

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            #6
            Originally posted by Gfpatt View Post
            Both. My father went to school for it but didn’t like it. It takes time and patience. Especially when you are starting out. Also did a lot of YouTube videos and took part of the Mark Lovick course. Going to complete that. Thanks for the props!!
            Were the mark lovick vids and good?
            I keep seeing them on YouTube

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              #7
              The first lesson was all about the movement and broke it down and put it back together. There were also some free videos that came with the first lesson. The other videos I watched on YouTube! I don’t think I will be building any movements or fixing anytime soon, but I did find the first set good to know stuff and the videos on YouTube I have saved. They were very helpful building this watch and other watches that I changed movements and built a few others as more trial and error. All in all, I found them helpful.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Gfpatt View Post
                The first lesson was all about the movement and broke it down and put it back together. There were also some free videos that came with the first lesson. The other videos I watched on YouTube! I don’t think I will be building any movements or fixing anytime soon, but I did find the first set good to know stuff and the videos on YouTube I have saved. They were very helpful building this watch and other watches that I changed movements and built a few others as more trial and error. All in all, I found them helpful.
                Thanks, I’ll give them a whirl then


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                  #9
                  Cool first job man

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