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Alhig72

So finally my dial arrived so I can complete my 5512.

It started out as a cartel 5512,

Then I aged the case a bit and shaped the cg's as much as my skills allowed and drilled the lugs.

Next was an athaya 700 crown.

Next it got an HR 5513 dial,

Then that was changed to a gilt decal dial.

 

I finally bit the bullet and got a Vietnam gilt tropical 5512 dial which arrived today..

I will fit it tomorrow.

 

 

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Captain Swoop

Who's dial is it?

 

looks good.

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Dusk

Really nicely sculptured case and it's good to see lug holes that haven't been butchered on a 5512. Great project! I should do something with my jk factory 5513 

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Thommo82

Great project mate

Dial looks superb

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Alhig72

Thanks, I think it'll be cool with the dial , I really wanted to make the cg's pointy but I don't have the skills yet

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rusky27

I was wondering did you have to re-tap the case threads to insert the athaya crown tube or did it fit the tube threads on your cartel case?

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I was wondering did you have to re-tap the case threads to insert the athaya crown tube or did it fit the tube threads on your cartel case?
The athaya tube threads right in,I did counter sink the hole a little bit so the tube could go in far enough

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Alhig72

So I couldn't wait till the morning, I put it together this evening but unfortunately I lost the second hand, (it pinged across the room never to be seen again)
I have a box of them so not a total disaster but I'll have to re lume one to match but it's going to look pretty nice I think 204134b1c2cc1591845fadec3d2eaa41.jpg3d868bae570e2f42f7223539119b4117.jpg

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Suk

Great!


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Alhig72

Insert aged (slightly)5b9cb039da44e80647a2125d925bc910.jpga88f143c5a8d52d4780ead0b0c1e4baf.jpg5bf4d1ea72735323e8d415eaa679d7aa.jpg

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Who's dial is it?
 
looks good.
I found it on eBay after a few months of looking

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Looks great man


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Alhig72

Looks ok but the hands don't match well.
I think I will re do 6bb18a863153143fad0e8930e3591d3b.jpg98dd5868b3307110abb337c5f8740afc.jpg2b2e5e70ed9a641682eb8113854d2b6a.jpg

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lawlessflyer9

looks great! Is that a stock plexi? Looks close to the 1680 style top hat but with out cyclop! I want to put one of these on my 1680 please tell me specs 

 

thanks!

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Alhig72

It's a t39 from cousins,I wanted it a bit taller than a t19

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Alhig72
looks great! Is that a stock plexi? Looks close to the 1680 style top hat but with out cyclop! I want to put one of these on my 1680 please tell me specs 
 
thanks!
This is what I used, t39 from cousins,pretty well priced at £5.95
https://m.cousinsuk.com/sku/watch-parts/glasses-glass-gaskets/tropic-glass-acrylic-without-date-lens/C35231?_=1515796787554

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cosmic2000

So finally my dial arrived so I can complete my 5512.
It started out as a cartel 5512,
Then I aged the case a bit and shaped the cg's as much as my skills allowed and drilled the lugs.
Next was an athaya 700 crown.
Next it got an HR 5513 dial,
Then that was changed to a gilt decal dial.
 
I finally bit the bullet and got a Vietnam gilt tropical 5512 dial which arrived today..
I will fit it tomorrow.
 
 
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I read a lot about perfect dials coming from Vietnam. Can you tell me where I can search for one? Is there a td?
Thanks in advance!
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lawlessflyer9
On ‎1‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 17:42, Alhig72 said:

This is what I used, t39 from cousins,pretty well priced at £5.95
https://m.cousinsuk.com/sku/watch-parts/glasses-glass-gaskets/tropic-glass-acrylic-without-date-lens/C35231?_=1515796787554

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Thanks for the info! Yea looks great I always thought the T39's were more dome then that, looks great on yours thought like a service style with minimum dome 

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I read a lot about perfect dials coming from Vietnam. Can you tell me where I can search for one? Is there a td?
Thanks in advance!
c2000

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You can get them from mihn guy (very expensive) http://vintagewatchesmq.com/minhquy/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=146&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1
Or ruby's watches (,more reasonable prices)
http://rubyswatch.com/home

Also just keep scouring eBay and they pop up now and then

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cosmic2000

Thanks mate!
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Alhig72

I prefer the aged hands look but I had better stop mucking about with it now as I've found the lume plots are pretty fragile and easy to damage,
No more tinkering,just gonna wear it now 998ebfbb94b90efe003faa5f2a01addb.jpg4c9ee3b78877f3144573136460b0c702.jpg3761f59e4161afae41cc9d3dbb9d8c1a.jpg246bf0e553ff1080ad4a41a91fd6977d.jpgd03f8282ac70ddc8ebe85c277c75d589.jpg8e3270042bd41199b7e4130d375870c8.jpg

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3 minutes ago, Alhig72 said:

I prefer the aged hands look but I had better stop mucking about with it now as I've found the lume plots are pretty fragile and easy to damage,
No more tinkering,just gonna wear it now emoji16.png998ebfbb94b90efe003faa5f2a01addb.jpg4c9ee3b78877f3144573136460b0c702.jpg3761f59e4161afae41cc9d3dbb9d8c1a.jpg246bf0e553ff1080ad4a41a91fd6977d.jpgd03f8282ac70ddc8ebe85c277c75d589.jpg8e3270042bd41199b7e4130d375870c8.jpg

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That is a nice build!  I just stuck with the rep dial but relumed and matte sprayed it.  Drilled, PCG, and Athaya crown.

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Alhig72
That is a nice build!  I just stuck with the rep dial but relumed and matte sprayed it.  Drilled, PCG, and Athaya crown.
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Thanks,I was luck,the dial popped up on eBay and I couldn't resist it,I wanted to do pcg's but my skills don't allow it yet,I've wrecked quite a few cheap cases practicing

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Alhig72

And with my 65381c128f30b9d016b602f02ffaedd35245.jpg27e974991d20dbee2ead6fec7b6c0631.jpg

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blehbleh215

Thanks for sharing, 

Both pieces look fantastic :)

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Alhig72

On a bracelet71005ddf0c8019f31af93ad550426651.jpgd3d656a5aad6a13f7ea269ee2cbc30d6.jpgd2352af6f43751d33768b2f3572de9b1.jpg

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