I recently finished my 1665 drsd project and would like to show everyone the outcome...
The specs on this project encompasses Perfect Clone, PureTime, and finally Yuki 1665 parts. A gen crown was used as the finishing touch.
I used the PT guts (ETA 2846) and bezel assembly, Yuki case and PC dial.
For the PC dial, I baked the dial for approximately 2 minutes to get rid of the lemon fresh dial markers. It turned out pretty good IMHO. The PC dial was actually too wide and as a result I had to shave the dial to make it fit the Yuki case.
The reason I switched the bezel assembly is that the Yuki bezel was actually too thin, but I did like the thought of a functioning He valve. So I swapped the Yuki bezel assembly for the PT one. Surprisingly, the swap over didn't require any modifications.
So what did I do with the Yuki bezel assembly?
The Yuki assembly is suppose to be gen like in construction. So I installed it on the PT case with an aftermarket superdome. The result...the crystal fit perfectly and you don't need the plastic ring that fits around the crystal. So...YES...a gen bezel assembly will fit on a PT 1665, as long as the crystal is also replaced at the same time! This should once and for all clarify the compatibility of gen parts with the PT 1665...
Finally, I purchased this dial that fits on a gen 1570 and I was thinking of retrofitting it on to the 2846. What do you guys think? I believe that it is more accurate than the PC dial.
Final thoughts on the PT 1665...guys it is a bargain for the price. If you aren't concerned with a functioning He valve, then it is definitely THE best buy for a base 1665 to mod. It will take gen parts, comes with a slow beat 2846, the lug holes are drilled out. The only mods I would suggest is a better dial, reshape the CGs and gen crown/tube.
Thanks for looking!