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1680 Red 1:1 Ultra Premiere Top+++

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    1680 Red 1:1 Ultra Premiere Top+++

    It all started with a JK Factory 1:1 Standard rep. Aghast that the watch was not truly 1:1, I promptly got work. This would require all the skillz I could muster up. The whole watch was carefully dissected, cataloguing each and every part, piece, and thing in it. Parts were then replaced, most things were aged, other parts were reshaped with big electric tools & surgeon-like precision, and the remaining parts were relumed. After about 12-15 months a labor we arrive here.
    Today, with great privilege, I unveil to you a fully reworked, fully disassembled (and intricately reassembled), 1:1 Ultra Premiere Top +++ 1680 Red.
























    In all seriousness, we arrive at 1:1 Ultra Premiere Top +++ quality with the following specs:
    - JK Factory 1680 Red base
    - WSO bezel assembly (bezel, insert, spring, & retaining ring)
    - Clark’s crystal
    - Athaya crown and tube
    - 2mm spring bars
    - WSO end links
    - A2813 low-beat movement
    - Fully relumed hands and dial
    - Matte textured dial
    - Reshaped case and CG’s
    - Freshly cut lug bevels
    - Redrilled lugs
    - Fully repolished case
    - Lightly aged Bracelet
    - Lightly aged insert
    - Custom made pip
    - Careful aging for all over consistent aged quality
    - The joy of replacing a sweep wheel in an A2813 cause it came with a glued sweep hand

    Thanks for looking!

    #2
    What a beauty!

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      #3
      amazing aging on the case, great work.

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        #4
        mzinski ... really really nice work !!!
        Would you show us some close pics of your custom pearl ? and a lume pic ?

        Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk

        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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          #5
          manodeoro it was actually a mod for someone else and has all ready been sent back (without having taken the pics you’d like to see). I think I have an extra insert sitting around, I’ll make another pip and post how I did it along with some macros.

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            #6
            Beautiful watch.

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              #7
              Originally posted by mzinski View Post
              manodeoro it was actually a mod for someone else and has all ready been sent back (without having taken the pics you’d like to see). I think I have an extra insert sitting around, I’ll make another pip and post how I did it along with some macros.
              Thanks buddy.
              I wanted to use an Athaya pearl for my A/6538 build but I could try the same mod you did.
              Would you mind to explain me how you procedd ?
              via PM if you prefer ... I already have an idea about how you did that but it would be nice to have a confirmation.
              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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                #8
                Its ny watch. Ill take some close up and lume pics of the pearl for ya. I love the watch soo much it's perfectly done.

                Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

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                  #9
                  Did the best i could

                  Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

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                    #10
                    Nice Job.
                    The pearl looks a bit to big, but you've done a good job.
                    RG Tribal

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                      #11
                      Looks really great! Love the curves of the case. Awesome!

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                        #12
                        wow
                        wonderful
                        congrats

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by manodeoro View Post

                          Thanks buddy.
                          I wanted to use an Athaya pearl for my A/6538 build but I could try the same mod you did.
                          Would you mind to explain me how you procedd ?
                          via PM if you prefer ... I already have an idea about how you did that but it would be nice to have a confirmation.
                          interested too !

                          Also, very nice build

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                            #14
                            Impressive case work all around. If you were to hazard a guess, how many hours in work are we looking at here?

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                              #15
                              Looks really good. I love seeing these modded vintage watches because every one is just a little different. So much more character than the new ones.

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