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My second build 1655 Cartel base

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    My second build 1655 Cartel base

    Hey everyone,
    i just finish my second build after many hours of sand paper torture

    Cartel case, crown, tube, case back, bracelet, DW and 2813
    Vietnam dial
    Clarks Plexi
    Raffles hands set
    wso bezel

    I am really proud it looks sick me thinks!
    Cheers


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    Last edited by Redheart; 09-10-19, 18:38.

    #2
    Nicely done...looks great.!
    nice work on the crown guard side of the case.
    WANTED: ROLEX 6541 Milgauss Faraday Cage / Case back
    Too many watches...not enough time...

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      #3
      Thanks! It took a long time to make those chubby Cartel CG look like a believable 1655! The lugs too need tremendous slimming from both sides trying to reduce they curvature and making them appear more straight.

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        #4
        That was the look 9f the original watch!


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          #5
          So nice... I love this really! In what price range did you make this?

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            #6
            The cartel watch was 100 from dhgat Dial 180
            bezel 100
            hands 30
            Plexi 15

            Funny the cartel watch was so cheap!

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              #7
              I have done case work for an exp II before..it is a lot of work to get right but it is night and day difference once you do it ...looks good I have a small parts stash of to build another I just need dial and hands to complete.
              WANTED: ROLEX 6541 Milgauss Faraday Cage / Case back
              Too many watches...not enough time...

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                #8
                Oh do it! I waited so long for finishing that case, but I agree with you, once it's done it is so rewarding to the sense!

                I used dial dots for the vietnam dial, and I must say I really like the quality of it. It fits perfectly
                The hands are not great actually, I need to mod them in order to be happy. Need to strip the white finish and repaint them white...

                But not now, gonna enjoy it like this and maybe redo the hands when I will upgrade to a 2836 later. That 2813 is keeping good time though!

                I added real pics on the OT, showing the messiness of the DIY brushing hehe.

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                  #9
                  Absolutely stunning! +1 on the crown guards!

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