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10 things you can do with a Cartel/JK 5513 Sub

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    #16
    Originally posted by hushhush View Post
    This guy is insane.
    He's ok....
    "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful"

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      #17
      mmmm...looks ok...

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        #18
        Originally posted by cpd2186 View Post

        He's ok....
        No he really is
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        Do. Or do not. There is no try.
        There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.
        ? Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings

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          #19
          Originally posted by yllekp View Post

          No he really is
          Look! All you guys are going to blow up his head! He is cocky enough as it is..... Quit making it worse!
          "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful"

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            #20
            Originally posted by cpd2186 View Post

            Look! All you guys are going to blow up his head! He is cocky enough as it is..... Quit making it worse!
            Let me finish the sentence.

            No he really is insane.
            WTB Noob SD4K 116600 Insert https://forum.replica-watch.info/for...-116600-insert


            Do. Or do not. There is no try.
            There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.
            ? Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings

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              #21
              Piece of art mate

              Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G960F met Tapatalk

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                #22
                Originally posted by yllekp View Post

                Let me finish the sentence.

                No he really is insane.
                You know him well!
                "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful"

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by tripdog View Post
                  OOTB these are pretty ugly, inaccurate watches, so one of the first things you could do is modify it - basically to make it less ugly.

                  This is what the case looks like when you get it from the TD:









                  As I'm sure you noticed, there's lots of things that are wrong - wrong case height, wrong shaped lugs, wrong shaped crown guards, wrong shaped bezel ring, wrong shaped crystal etc. So you'll need to remove metal - lots and lots of metal from the top, the bottom and the sides.

                  I use one of these:





                  Once you've corrected the lugs, case height, CGs and bezel ring dimensions and you've got the semblance of a 5513 case, you can polish it, brush it and add your chamfers:









                  Before and after - a slimmed bezel ring next to a stock bezel ring:





                  You'll need a dial, a set of hands, a crystal and an insert. Gen dials are nice, but expensive at $1.5k - $2k, so a relumed, aged Viet' dial will do - the finished article with a Rolex service crystal, fat font insert and a Rolex crown:

















                  Sorry, but I lied about there being 10 things you can do with a Cartel/JK 5513 - IMO the only thing to do with these fugly things is modify them.
                  Where could one get such hands? White lume preferred.

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                    #24
                    Amazing work like this takes vision and talent, its clear you have both man. I am speechless.

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                      #25
                      Your case thinning is amazing. Sure makes a big difference. Looks perfect!

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                        #26
                        Hi guys
                        I would ask you all what about engraves between lugs?? I think in some super works I saw into the Forum correct serial numbers engraves should be a Must to have but seems very hard to do....not laser or others but real engraved
                        What do you think about it?
                        Have a nice Sunday

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                          #27
                          I shall point out that my first ever Franken (a gen crystal/dial 16800 which was conjured out of a cartel 16610 case) was so good that a former senior Rolex staff member believed it to be gen, and it came from none other than tripdog. I still regret selling that watch here, and its a popular piece - I got a provenance check last time it changed hands on another forum.

                          Trip, to say that you've got an eye for detail and the ability to transform the cartel base watches into works of art would be the understatment of the year.

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                            #28
                            Very interesting. Thanks a lot!

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