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New 6538 - new skilz

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NCRich

I've been playing over the holidays when I get bored. I have accumulated a number of parts and I ordered a couple of cases to reduce the stuff. This turned out really well I think. Specs

 

2813 movement

slightly aged and relumed dial and hands

Case drilled and shaped

2mm springbars

Aged insert

Brassed bezel

Zuludiver strap

 

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Lume shot - just a few secs under a light

 

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Piccolo

Another very nice addition to the (already very impressive) collection!

 

Nice work, I really like those brass edged bezels.

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BM284

Rich - your skills are getting rather super my friend! Love the puffy lume - and love the overall look of this. Top marks :thumbsup:

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greg_r

Nice work as usual, Rich :D

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splke

nice work pal :notworthy:

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edwinowl

Nice work pal, I've done this before on a Tudor dial, those 3 and 9 markers are a pig though. Good job.

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NCRich

Nice work pal, I've done this before on a Tudor dial, those 3 and 9 markers are a pig though. Good job.

 

Yeah, 3, 6, and 9 are hard. But you only see stuff like that in macro shots. Some people actually file those down after they dry. But if you look at REAL vintage watches the lume application sux. And people love it.

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pickledbeetroot

Nice work Rich, reluming is indeed the devils work, you did a good job on that. Look at my one, I followed bonsey's tutorial to the letter :hehehe:

 

 

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splke

would the originals had a pearl in when new ?

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NCRich

would the originals had a pearl in when new ?

 

Yeah, I've got the pearl in a bag. I'll probably sell this one in a bit (no one needs three) so I'll send it with the watch if the next person wants to put it back. Pearls that come with it aren't great, and a real vintage probably would have lost it. You can' buy decent vintage pearls from Athaya.

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nunu78

simply loves it.

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splke

would the originals had a pearl in when new ?

 

Yeah, I've got the pearl in a bag. I'll probably sell this one in a bit (no one needs three) so I'll send it with the watch if the next person wants to put it back. Pearls that come with it aren't great, and a real vintage probably would have lost it. You can' buy decent vintage pearls from Athaya.

I might have a punt on that one when it goes live !

 

lovely

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GC

Sir, you have mastered the 6538.

 

 

 

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