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    My first 5517 build

    This is my first build and I know its not on par with most I see here however, its a start and I am excited to be learning the skills needed thanks to this forum!

    Build Details

    HR 5517 case reshaped and aged
    Clarks Bezel
    HR dial aged and textured, I jammed up the edges and will be replacing the dial
    HR hands rusted and aged


    I have other things planned this is just a start! Thank you for looking









    #2
    Nice job dude

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      #3
      It looks good, how did you rust the hands ?

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        #4
        Looks nice, I like the dial texture and the hands.
        I would just replace the plexi with a proper T19, the one you used looks like a T39.
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          #5
          Stefnan Roughed up the hands and placed them in a salt and vinegar solution.
          kilowattore Yea I think your right this is a stock HR crystal, I love the super dome look however it’s much higher than I’ve seen on most Milsubs. I bought a T19 and T39 from Clark’s but they haven’t arrived yet. Will update more later.


          Respect GS16610
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            #6
            frankfrank Thank you sir

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              #7
              Great piece and work mate!

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                #8
                Originally posted by gunsmoke16610 View Post
                Stefnan Roughed up the hands and placed them in a salt and vinegar solution.
                kilowattore Yea I think your right this is a stock HR crystal, I love the super dome look however it’s much higher than I’ve seen on most Milsubs. I bought a T19 and T39 from Clark’s but they haven’t arrived yet. Will update more later.


                Respect GS16610
                And the dial ?

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                  #9
                  Looks pretty darn good to me...!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Danster View Post
                    Looks pretty darn good to me...!
                    Danster Thank youReplica01 appreciate it !

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Stefnan View Post

                      And the dial ?
                      matte varnish on the dial to create the texture

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                        #12
                        Made a few changes to my 5517

                        1. new HR dial with heavy texture and marker aging
                        2. Clarks T39 super dome, amazing crystal that makes the dial come alive!
                        3. sanded and polished case lugs
                        4. trimmed secounds hand


                        Thats it for now, thanks for looking guys

                        Respect GS16610













                        Last edited by gunsmoke16610; 25-11-18, 23:55.

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                          #13
                          I like how the dial turned out, good job

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by frankfrank View Post
                            I like how the dial turned out, good job

                            Thank you I appreciate it.

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                              #15
                              kilowattore Thank you bro. Update: Sanded T39 to T19 profile and thinned retaining ring the crystal snapped in, everything is flush and tight 100%. The bezel action is like butter now as well.





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