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    Originally posted by Parto View Post


    Yes please!! Beautiful piece !!

    WANTED: ROLEX 6541 Milgauss Faraday Cage / Case back
    Too many watches...not enough time...

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      Originally posted by 369mafia View Post


      Yes please!! Beautiful piece !!
      Thanks, I'm really liking this one at the moment. The dial changes completely in sunlight from black to a nice orangey brown

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          Thought I'd post my first ever build here: a 1016 with jmb case and Whoopy dial. This is also my first post on RWI - I'm a little more active on Reddit's replica subreddits, but there's no resource like this anywhere else.

          I received the dial, hands, caseset, and an A2824 (which I promptly screwed up the keyless on) from joonwantswatches (who was awesome to buy from), and then grabbed a 6mm crown, movement ring, and bracelet from Raffles. I found a ETA 2824 for $100 from Ebay, and it arrived missing the hour wheel so I transplanted that from the A2824.

          The dial and hands came aged already, but I baked the dial at about 250/275 for 40 mins (10 mins at a time) to try to darken the lume a bit, but honestly couldn't see the difference. I then gave the dial a light spray of matte varnish, which gave it the texture I wanted. Otherwise, very little has been done to the watch besides putting it together - the movement ring I got from raffles (28.2mm in outside diameter) was just a tiny bit too small, so I filled in the gap between the ring and the case with Rodico as a carry-over solution; so far it's held up fine.

          jmb if you have a spare movement ring for your explorer cases that would fit a 2824, I'd love to buy it.




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                WANTED: ROLEX 6541 Milgauss Faraday Cage / Case back
                Too many watches...not enough time...

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                      I really love seeing all of the 1016 love in this thread! I just figured I would let folks know that I just shipped my last 1016 case set and I doubt I will make any more unless people really start beating me up for 'em! I do have some bezels left if somebody wants to make a budget version from a 16200 case...
                      Justin B.
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                      Too many projects to keep track of...

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                        Hey guys!

                        WHO is Whoopi and how to get his dial?


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                        Last edited by me&tedd; 01-08-20, 08:24.

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                          Originally posted by jmb View Post
                          I really love seeing all of the 1016 love in this thread! I just figured I would let folks know that I just shipped my last 1016 case set and I doubt I will make any more unless people really start beating me up for 'em! I do have some bezels left if somebody wants to make a budget version from a 16200 case...

                          You know I will be harassing you for a case or two from time to time! lol
                          WANTED: ROLEX 6541 Milgauss Faraday Cage / Case back
                          Too many watches...not enough time...

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                            Originally posted by me&tedd View Post
                            Hey guys!

                            WHO is Whoopi and how to get his dial?


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                            A fabled dial maker from yesteryear who no longer makes dials. If you want one of his dials you will need to watch the M2M parts or find a 1016 being sold with one used.

                            Dial options currently

                            Yuki
                            Ruby
                            Ebay (various sources)
                            Gen Rolex
                            WANTED: ROLEX 6541 Milgauss Faraday Cage / Case back
                            Too many watches...not enough time...

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                              Originally posted by 369mafia View Post


                              You know I will be harassing you for a case or two from time to time! lol
                              Figures...
                              Justin B.
                              Certified Cheap Ba$tard
                              Too many projects to keep track of...

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