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The Rolex Tropical Dial Thread

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    The Rolex Tropical Dial Thread

    Hey guys,

    I want to get a thread going of all Rolex tropical / aged dials going. Please post what you have or things you've seen done in the past and include whether it's gen or custom built by a modder. I'll start with some of my favorites below.
    It doesn't just tell time. It tells history.
    https://forum.replica-watch.info/for...-makes-it-tick

    #2
    GEN Rolex dials - and pretty much my dream dials.




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    It doesn't just tell time. It tells history.
    https://forum.replica-watch.info/for...-makes-it-tick

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      #3
      1966 5513. Sold in the 50k range recently.

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        #4
        I was chasing a budget tropical dream build for a while and came up with this one. Built by [MENTION=81880]Johnnylazar[/MENTION] I traded it back to him on a different piece.


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          #5
          When I was brand new to the forum I acquired the dial on a different piece and eventually used it on this. Honestly it was cool until I really got into reps and started seeing much much better tropical dials. Johnny really made one hell of a watch out of a mediocre dial


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            #6
            Lately, I just can't take my eyes off of a 1665 mk2 tropical, check it out
            Diver Collection:
            • Rolex 6538 big crown tropical sub
            • Rolex 5510 3-6-9 explorer dial tropical sub
            • Rolex 6536 albino sub
            • Rolex 1665 double red sea dweller tropical mkII

            GMT Collection:
            • Rolex 1655 explorer II frogfoot rail dial
            • Rolex 1675 gmt master gilt cornino small hand
            • Rolex 6542 gmt master pan am albino bakelite bezel

            Chronograph Collection:
            • Rolex 6238 black pre-daytona
            • Rolex 6239 blue cosmograph prototype
            • Rolex 6263 albino daytona
            • Rolex 6565 ferrari red newman daytona
            • Rolex 2508 antimagnetic
            • Rolex 4113 split second - not possible!!

            Other Watches:
            • Rolex 6541 milgauss honeycomb
            • Rolex 6305 datejust bubbleback double red creme waffle
            • Rolex blue 'smurf' sub - converted from a tc v7 extreme
            • Heuer monaco

            Complications:
            • Jaeger LeCoultre reverso grand date
            • Patek Philippe 2499 black dial breguet numerals perpetual chronograph
            • Patek Philippe 2497 white dial perpetual
            • Patek Philippe 5050 retrograde white dial perpetual
            • Patek Philippe 1436 split second chronograph
            • Patek Philippe 2524 minute repeater

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              #7
              Diver Collection:
              • Rolex 6538 big crown tropical sub
              • Rolex 5510 3-6-9 explorer dial tropical sub
              • Rolex 6536 albino sub
              • Rolex 1665 double red sea dweller tropical mkII

              GMT Collection:
              • Rolex 1655 explorer II frogfoot rail dial
              • Rolex 1675 gmt master gilt cornino small hand
              • Rolex 6542 gmt master pan am albino bakelite bezel

              Chronograph Collection:
              • Rolex 6238 black pre-daytona
              • Rolex 6239 blue cosmograph prototype
              • Rolex 6263 albino daytona
              • Rolex 6565 ferrari red newman daytona
              • Rolex 2508 antimagnetic
              • Rolex 4113 split second - not possible!!

              Other Watches:
              • Rolex 6541 milgauss honeycomb
              • Rolex 6305 datejust bubbleback double red creme waffle
              • Rolex blue 'smurf' sub - converted from a tc v7 extreme
              • Heuer monaco

              Complications:
              • Jaeger LeCoultre reverso grand date
              • Patek Philippe 2499 black dial breguet numerals perpetual chronograph
              • Patek Philippe 2497 white dial perpetual
              • Patek Philippe 5050 retrograde white dial perpetual
              • Patek Philippe 1436 split second chronograph
              • Patek Philippe 2524 minute repeater

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                #8
                Grabbed this off google image search, gen. Just beautiful.



                This is mine (tonny/Vietnam dial)




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                  #9
                  Does anyone have a reliable system for achieving a brown tropical dial color? I’ve tried heat, bleach, UV lamps, etc. I know it’s done on modern dials but I can’t seem to find anything that works. Hoping to hear from someone with first hand experience.

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                    #10









                    http://www.cigaraficionado.com

                    https://www.tudorwatch.com

                    If it floats , flies or fucks it's probably cheaper to rent!

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                      #11
                      So how did you do them?

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                        #12
                        Trials and date, so no reliable and reproductible method IMHO.
                        Except money of course if you buy Gen tropical dials.

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                        1 - A/6538 Burford Milsub
                        2 - sorry ... that build is classified

                        3 - 16800 Comex Rolex - dated 1984
                        4 - Heavily modded 16610 cheapie

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                          #13








                          tried a Tamiya weathering kit

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                            #14
                            Very nice alphons123! I will investigate this. Your dials look great.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by alfons123 View Post








                              tried a Tamiya weathering kit


                              would really like to see a tutorial of how you achieved these results...they looks awesome! !
                              WANTED: ROLEX 6541 Milgauss Faraday Cage / Case back
                              Too many watches...not enough time...

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