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My Franken submariner 16610 build

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    My Franken submariner 16610 build

    Hello,

    I'm so into moding right now that I want to share my build and if someone has some advice what to change and fix please tell me.

    so my build is

    if 16610 with drilled holes
    sh 3135
    gen crystal no are
    gen insert
    gen crown
    gen spider dial


    So far I did opened the watch and oiled all the gaskets and pressure tested it to 9 bars its holding up great.

    Polished bezel scallops, sides of the case, crown and insert.
    Chamfered the clasp per gen specs
    Fixed uneven brushing on the bezel.
    shaved SELs so all have same size


    future upgrades :

    movement service with a lot of gen parts for reliability
    gen data disc for correct period
    gen tritium hands


    pics:








    thanks guys for lots of help and new hobby!

    #2
    beautiful build! you should swap out the bracelet for a 93150 to really get that older sub feel. Who drill your lug holes btw?

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      #3
      Thanks, I bought It drilled out like that from grimlocktime.

      I will look into older bracelet, do you think its gonna fit the jf case?

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        #4
        The older bracelets should fit fine since the end links are folded and easy bend slightly so that you can get them to conform to the lugs

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          #5
          JB drill lugs. Been years ago for me.

          Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

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            #6
            Is there any reps of the old bracelets? I found few gen but all of them are 1k+

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              #7
              Great job man, the dial is amazing. Check out Yukis site for bracelets

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                #8
                Nice work mate! Do you know if this bracelet will fit in a 5513 case?

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                  #9
                  I have no idea, I'm new to all this moding

                  thanks guys

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                    #10
                    The cheapest I found is 700$ for the gen bracelet

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                      #11
                      Also not sure if its gonna fit with my case as the end links are different. I could try to fit them. What's your opinion guys?

                      that's the back of my case:




                      this is the ebay listing I found on that I think is the old style:

                      http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBa...68821000&ver=0

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by johloo1211 View Post
                        The older bracelets should fit fine since the end links are folded and easy bend slightly so that you can get them to conform to the lugs
                        Question: I have a 16610 with the tinny bracelet, my SEL’s sit a bit too high (more flush with lugs) do you mean there is a way I can manipulate it to move it down very slightly to get that more gen look? Thanks

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                          #13
                          Nice dial- it's a Beyeler 1984-5 for a 16800.

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                            #14
                            Woah i think you are right

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Jackster View Post

                              Question: I have a 16610 with the tinny bracelet, my SEL’s sit a bit too high (more flush with lugs) do you mean there is a way I can manipulate it to move it down very slightly to get that more gen look? Thanks
                              He’s talking about bending hollow end links rather than the solid ones


                              Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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