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6542...........lets start.

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Luxuracer
22 minutes ago, NCRich said:

And a twofer

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Beautiful .... Just make sure they're brushed per gen ... !

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Pilotbob

Looking at these myself from Mary. Will be quite interested in your evaluation of them. 

Pilot Bob

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JSebwc

Great start Rich!!   I anxiously await to see the progress and their completion.

 

Mine says hi!! 

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repmaster1234

I think we may be making record time on this project! :Jumpy: I drew up custom roulette datewheel overlays in illustrator, because why not? One of the advantages of taking your time (procrastinating) is that you can get all the little details right!

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NCRich
10 hours ago, repmaster1234 said:

I think we may be making record time on this project! :Jumpy: I drew up custom roulette datewheel overlays in illustrator, because why not? One of the advantages of taking your time (procrastinating) is that you can get all the little details right!

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Nice!

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Grey1970

What an amazing job guys... I would have the same on mine but it’s maybe gonna cost me like hell.

Well done


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repmaster1234

Finally got a decent decal dial applied after months of not being able to, for some unknown reason. I've done this plenty of times before, but I just couldn't get it right. Turns out I wasn't putting enough clear coat on the decal sheets before applying the decal to the dial. My guess is that the paper needs more clear coat as it gets older because it degrades a bit. Anyway, time to make another one of these, sand the surfaces to be perfectly smooth and glossy, and then lume them. After that, all the parts will be ready and on their way to Rich for final assembly.

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I think I got the design/fonts etc pretty damn close to the original. If you notice anything that seems off... please don't tell me. I can't deal with another revision, lol.

Oh yeah, and the holes are from the applied lume markers on the original 1675 dial. The new lume will cover those up.

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NCRich
20 minutes ago, repmaster1234 said:

Finally got a decent decal dial applied after months of not being able to, for some unknown reason. I've done this plenty of times before, but I just couldn't get it right. Turns out I wasn't putting enough clear coat on the decal sheets before applying the decal to the dial. My guess is that the paper needs more clear coat as it gets older because it degrades a bit. Anyway, time to make another one of these, sand the surfaces to be perfectly smooth and glossy, and then lume them. After that, all the parts will be ready and on their way to Rich for final assembly.

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I think I got the design/fonts etc pretty damn close to the original. If you notice anything that seems off... please don't tell me. I can't deal with another revision, lol.

Oh yeah, and the holes are from the applied lume markers on the original 1675 dial. The new lume will cover those up.

So, so looking forward to putting these together.

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Glaude
28 minutes ago, repmaster1234 said:

Finally got a decent decal dial applied after months of not being able to, for some unknown reason. I've done this plenty of times before, but I just couldn't get it right. Turns out I wasn't putting enough clear coat on the decal sheets before applying the decal to the dial. My guess is that the paper needs more clear coat as it gets older because it degrades a bit. Anyway, time to make another one of these, sand the surfaces to be perfectly smooth and glossy, and then lume them. After that, all the parts will be ready and on their way to Rich for final assembly.

I think I got the design/fonts etc pretty damn close to the original. If you notice anything that seems off... please don't tell me. I can't deal with another revision, lol.

Oh yeah, and the holes are from the applied lume markers on the original 1675 dial. The new lume will cover those up.

Cracking job !

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repmaster1234
58 minutes ago, Glaude said:

Cracking job !

Thanks buddy!

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TomatoheadFred

Wow, that's awesome. You've nailed it! Congratulations.

It's a shame Rich will probably stuff up the build.

Maybe send it to Tripdog?

;)

 

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NCRich
12 hours ago, GingerBlubba said:

Wow, that's awesome. You've nailed it! Congratulations.

It's a shame Rich will probably stuff up the build.

Maybe send it to Tripdog?

;)

 

Well, darn.  I was gonna give my extra 6542 to you.  Oh well.

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Luxuracer
13 minutes ago, NCRich said:

Well, darn.  I was gonna give my extra 6542 to you.  Oh well.

He said ... he will build his own 6542, @NCRich :rofl:

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NCRich
3 minutes ago, Luxuracer said:

He said ... he will build his own 6542, @NCRich :rofl:

Uh.....

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repmaster1234

Twins! One on the right has a cool texture in the light. That rhymed.

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NCRich
21 minutes ago, repmaster1234 said:

Twins! One on the right has a cool texture in the light. That rhymed.

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Poet and didn't know it!

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repmaster1234

A little bit of lume  

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NCRich
2 minutes ago, repmaster1234 said:

A little bit of lume  

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Well, that is pretty nice!   Damn I got to go to dinner with the wife..........

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Luxuracer
17 minutes ago, NCRich said:

Well, that is pretty nice!   Damn I got to go to dinner with the wife..........

Show her these pictures .... @NCRich ... She would understand ! ;)

 

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semperfi55
23 minutes ago, repmaster1234 said:

A little bit of lume  

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Nice work! Very inspirational :Applause:

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TomatoheadFred
8 hours ago, NCRich said:

Well, that is pretty nice!   Damn I got to go to dinner with the wife..........

Tripdog would have cancelled dinner for the good of the project....

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peedog

Wow, there are some serious skills and patience here. I’m starting to get an itch for one!

 

 

 

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JSebwc

Those dials look great. Nice work.


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Majwilliams0308

I love the progress so far.  What's next?

 

I have a couple questions

1.  What hands set are you going to use?

2.  I want high quality roulette prints for the 2836 movement...  The gen DWOs are like $2k.  

 

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AddictedtoVintage

6542 is by far the most beautiful watch on this earth! 

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