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For Sale, Rolex 16523 Franken Build

Nikz19

Watchmaker / Modder
Vendor (Watch Repair)
24/4/18
1,601
1,898
113
Italy
Alright guys, this is a one of a kind. Your chance to own a unique piece, feeling and looking totally genuine, for a half of what it costs.
Starts life as a vietnam 16520 case, it has been custom engraved to 16523 and got a X serial (1991). Case is the only non-swiss made part. There has then been installed a serviced, genuine Zenith El Primero movement took off a Movado donor watch. Bracelet is a genuine 78363, genuine 18k gold pushers, genuine 18k gold crown, genuine 18k gold bezel, genuine champagne dial, genuine slim hands, genuine crystal. All the parts are in TRITIUM, hence NO glowing in the dark.

Price breakdown:
Case+case work €1000
Custom Engravings €150
Bezel €800
Pushers €650
Crown €180
Hands €500
Dial €900
Bracelet €1800
Crystal €300
Zenith Movement €1800
Movement service, hands modding and assembly of all parts €400

For a total of €8480,-

All the parts are at least 30 years old. Don’t expect them to be brand shiny new.

Letting it go for €7900 net to me.

I’m happy to do a face to face deal in my lab (Northern IT) or accepted payments will be Paypal - Wise.

On to the pics:
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wubsub

Active member
Supporter
31/10/18
1,303
1,077
113
amazing build.. basically gen

just became obsessed with this!!
 

wubsub

Active member
Supporter
31/10/18
1,303
1,077
113
how is this not sold yet???

:worthy:
 

Nikz19

Watchmaker / Modder
Vendor (Watch Repair)
24/4/18
1,601
1,898
113
Italy
It’s reserved actually!
Waiting for the funds to clear.
 

Nikz19

Watchmaker / Modder
Vendor (Watch Repair)
24/4/18
1,601
1,898
113
Italy
Buyer kept me in the limbo for weeks, with no answer at all, so this beauty is still up for sale.