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18 Jun 2009

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 05:09 AM

I've decided to build a 1680 project. I just love the crystal and I've wanted a vintage Rollie from the day
I found out watches are cool :) In fact, my first rep was a 5517.

Two things in this, and probably every project, that were very important:
 
what do I want and how much do I want to spend..

1. I want a vintage 1680 that looks and feels authentic and looks and feels like it is older than me ;)

2. Max $1,000.-

But I wanted a case that could fit a gen Rolex movement, just in case I wanted to upgrade.
 
And I found Yuki. His service is excellent and his prices are good too!

I have ordered a complete case set, Rolex and Tudor hands and a dial.
 
And two Nato's from Panatime (also excellent service and price).

I'm still waiting for an adaptor to fit an ETA inside this case and for an ETA 2846 and ETA 2824-2.
 
I (or the modder) will transplant the 2846 on the 2824 mainplate, so it will have a slow beat movement.

I'm also searching for a good datewheel ;)

On to the pics!

The case (I have no idea if this is in fact a 1:1 case, experts, please chime in):

Case with straps:
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Side:
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Pearl:
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CG's and crown:
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Lugs:
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Between lugs:
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Dial (The dial is wrong.. The triangle on 12 is too short.. that really bugs me. I can't find a good red dial.. and the serial on this case belongs to the red dial.. :( If anyone knows where to find a good dial, please let me know.):
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Tudor Hands:
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reps: Breitling Skyland, Breitling Superocean Heritage, PAM176, Rolex Submariner 1680 (project)

gen: IWC 3717-01

waiting for: Rolex Seadweller (Jackjofied)