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    16013 Franken Datejust "Bateman"

    Since I saw this watch the first time I needed to have it in my collection.

    So I built it.

    Specs:

    Gen case Set
    Gen plexi
    Gen Gold bezel
    Gen tube
    Gen gold crown
    Gen champagne tapestry dial
    Gen gold hands
    Gen champagne open 6&9 date wheel 3135
    VR3135
    Raffle 10k jubilee bracelet
    Gen full set

    To make the 3135 fit I needed to install two case back gaskets for more space because the autowind module was blocked by the case back

    Hope you enjoy:

    16013 Franken Datejust "Bateman"
    18238 Franken Day-Date

    #2
    Really beautiful work bro, I was actually relieved when I realized this wasn't a sales thread. I was already rationalizing that I should buy it. Congrats and wear it in good health.
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      #3
      Haha thank you <3
      16013 Franken Datejust "Bateman"
      18238 Franken Day-Date

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        #4
        Very nice! Those open 6 9 champagne date wheels are extremely rare!

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          #5
          Yes they are. I was really lucky to find one and the price was damn hot
          Last edited by RavenT; 04-05-21, 01:28.
          16013 Franken Datejust "Bateman"
          18238 Franken Day-Date

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            #6
            Wow just realised you are the same member that did the franken day date! These builds are phenomenal man, awesome heavy hitters.

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              #7
              You have incredible taste with all your builds.

              The idea to use a 3135 to enable the use of a champagne dw is great. However, are you afraid about the "stability"/tightness of having two gaskets?
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                #8
                Originally posted by rwacc View Post
                You have incredible taste with all your builds.

                The idea to use a 3135 to enable the use of a champagne dw is great. However, are you afraid about the "stability"/tightness of having two gaskets?
                It has a lot of points why I think it's better to use a 3135 and not a 2824 or some think like that.

                The date wheel was not really the point it was more the problem I have a lot of good champagne open 6&9 overlays here. They could be easy installed at an eta or other movements. Except 3135 / 3186. It's very hard to get a overlay to fit and work there.

                But I wanted to use Gen hands without problems and I didn't want to cut the Gen dial feet. It could perhaps work with a good dial spacer for 2824 too and drill holes for the feet (like we did on the day date)

                So I had to search for that champagne open 6&9 3135 date wheel. And I was very lucky to find one fast.

                The second gasket works perfekt it is closed tight and I had no issues at all. I also built a 16030 in the same way.
                Last edited by RavenT; 04-05-21, 09:52.
                16013 Franken Datejust "Bateman"
                18238 Franken Day-Date

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by RavenT View Post

                  It has a lot of points why I think it's better to use a 3135 and not a 2824 or some think like that.

                  The date wheel was not really the point it was more the problem I have a lot of good champagne open 6&9 overlays here. They could be easy installed at an eta or other movements. Except 3135 / 3186. It's very hard to get a overlay to fit and work there.

                  But I wanted to use Gen hands without problems and I didn't want to cut the Gen dial feet. It could perhaps work with a good dial spacer for 2824 too and drill holes for the feet (like we did on the day date)

                  So I had to search for that champagne open 6&9 3135 date wheel. And I was very lucky to find one fast.

                  The second gasket works perfekt it is closed tight and I had no issues at all. I also built a 16030 in the same way.
                  It's good to know that "stacking" the gaskets works fine. And I get your reasoning, especially since youre using a gen dial and hands (instead of, say, tudor hands).

                  Interesting to know about the dwo: what good overlays are there for ETA? I haven't been impressed by raffles/riyi ones.
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                    #10
                    Idk where I got all the overlays from. I also have some raffle and they are not as bad as I thought. There was a Bateman here to sell (should be found by search), a member of our Facebook group bought it long time ago. I think it's a raffle dwo and it looks real good.

                    16013 Franken Datejust "Bateman"
                    18238 Franken Day-Date

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by RavenT View Post
                      Idk where I got all the overlays from. I also have some raffle and they are not as bad as I thought. There was a Bateman here to sell (should be found by search), a member of our Facebook group bought it long time ago. I think it's a raffle dwo and it looks real good.
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                      He did an excellent job fitting that raffles overlay to the Swiss ETA. I was pleasantly surprised by the overlay too! For it being so cheap, it’s extremely nicely and evenly printed

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                        #12
                        [mention]RavenT [/mention] a beautiful example you have there bro, hope to see more of it in the Facebook group

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                          #13
                          I am not a DJ collector but I have always loved the Bateman. That is a superb example.
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                            #14
                            Thank you a lot guys. I'm really happy to see there are some out there with the same good taste :P
                            16013 Franken Datejust "Bateman"
                            18238 Franken Day-Date

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                              #15
                              Beautiful build... iconic film and icon watch!

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