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Fully Reworked Cartel 1675

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mzinski

I challenged myself to rework a Cartel, BP Factory 1675 as cheaply as possibly. With that I present to you a Cartel 1675 transformed to 100% Gen, 1:1, AAAA+, Special Quality specs! 

Ha! Kidding. But seriously, here’s what I was able to do... 
Parts: 
-BP Factory Cartel 1675 with A2813 $150
- Raffles All Red Hand $14
- Esslinger DG3804B $45
Mods: 
- CG’s reshaped
- Lugs Narrowed and changers increased
- Case slimmed .7mm (over all thickness with crystal and case back is 13.6mm)
- Case Back Gasket re-grooved
- Bezel machined and reshaped
- Insert Faded
- Dial relumed and textured (applied lume removed) 
- Hands relumed
- Case back reworked with flat, brushed center
- Gaskets siliconed
- Case, case back, and bezel repolished
- DWO installed on DG3804B (I noticed it looks off centered in pics - I promise it’s actually centered. I’ll upload a new pic when I have a chance to prove it)
Mods Yet To Be Done:
- Drill lug holes to accept 2mm bars (bits are still en route) 
- Age and attach bracelet
For a $200 watch, I think this turned out pretty nice. Is it as good as a $1500 Vietnam build, no! Could it be improved with aftermarket dial, bezel, insert, and crystal, yes! There are some things that could improve the next time I rework a Cartel but overall it was a fun challenge. Let me know what you think. 
Thanks for looking! 
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WarBoom

I think I wanna buy it!
It looks fantastic!


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mzinski
34 minutes ago, mzinski said:

(I noticed it looks off centered in pics - I promise it’s actually centered. I’ll upload a new pic when I have a chance to prove it)

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Centered! 

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Foxindebox

:clap:looks fantastic mate, well done

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peedog

Payment sent!

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WarBoom
Payment sent!

I called dibs!


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peedog

You THINK you called dibs

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mzinski
27 minutes ago, peedog said:

Payment sent!

Are you sure you have the address right? I haven't received the ONE MILLION DOLLARS we agreed on... 

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peedog
Are you sure you have the address right? I haven't received the ONE MILLION DOLLARS we agreed on... 

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WarBoom
Are you sure you have the address right? I haven't received the ONE MILLION DOLLARS we agreed on... 

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TomatoheadFred
1 minute ago, Logixa said:

 Damn everybody seems to be modder now :rofl: even @GingerBlubba

Could be worse - everybody could think they were a watchsmith instead LLogixa.......

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Glaude
27 minutes ago, GingerBlubba said:

Could be worse - everybody could think they were a watchsmith instead LLogixa.......

:lmao: 

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FoxWilde

Mate this is awesome!

2 hours ago, Logixa said:

Good work @mzinski!

Damn everybody seems to be modder now :rofl: even @GingerBlubba

The more the merrier, right?

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Logixa
8 hours ago, GingerBlubba said:

Could be worse - everybody could think they were a watchsmith instead LLogixa.......

Fucker :rofl:

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AddictedtoVintage

Beauty 

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BenjaminButton
Beauty 


What a marvellously pointless series of posts .... whore!

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AddictedtoVintage

Would you consider building one for me? 

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JSebwc

Great results on a budget build!!   

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