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One of the first watches I ever tried to build.  Just a basic stock Silix case set.  A Rafflestime dial, hands, and a gen swiss 2879.  It was pretty good for a newbie modder wannabe.

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I was never satisfied as all the gens looked like this:

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So I finally decided to see what I could do.  I relumed the dial, aged the hands and relumed,  and replaced the plexi with a SK high dome.  But the insert baffled me.  I finally took it off the watch and carefully removed the white paint underneath with a manicurist qtip and some acetone.  Repainted it with some watercolors and sealed the back side with lacquer.  Matte sprayed the dial, and most importantly the shiny plastic insert.  I think its much better now.

Relumed dial and hands

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Finished watch

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Genius

That looks so much better :Applause:

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SteveA

Loved the initial build but like the vintage look well done

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cpd2186

Beautiful as usual!!!

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splke
1 hour ago, NCRich said:

One of the first watches I ever tried to build.  Just a basic stock Silix case set.  A Rafflestime dial, hands, and a gen swiss 2879.  It was pretty good for a newbie modder wannabe.

omega300.jpg

I was never satisfied as all the gens looked like this:

gen-omega-300.jpg


gen-omega-3002.jpg]

So I finally decided to see what I could do.  I relumed the dial, aged the hands and relumed,  and replaced the plexi with a SK high dome.  But the insert baffled me.  I finally took it off the watch and carefully removed the white paint underneath with a manicurist qtip and some acetone.  Repainted it with some watercolors and sealed the back side with lacquer.  Matte sprayed the dial, and most importantly the shiny plastic insert.  I think its much better now.

Relumed dial and hands

IMG-3317.jpg

Finished watch

IMG-3325.jpg

IMG-3327.jpg

IMG-3328.jpg

IMG-3330.jpg

IMG-3332.jpg

 

what a beaut that is rich :drool:

 

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BabaNJ

Rich, Your lume and improvisation skill with bezel are superb. Looks very good. 

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blueoysterboy

That is really nice

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Lagger

I think we have a new reluming source:-)

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fatarms

Looks good, Rich. Nice work again!

 

And splke pulled a Dave :lol:

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Mkiv

Looks great.  I haven't been on this forum very long but pretty much everything I've seen that NCRich has done is top notch.

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dave47
14 hours ago, NCRich said:

One of the first watches I ever tried to build.  Just a basic stock Silix case set.  A Rafflestime dial, hands, and a gen swiss 2879.  It was pretty good for a newbie modder wannabe.

omega300.jpg

I was never satisfied as all the gens looked like this:

gen-omega-300.jpg


gen-omega-3002.jpg]

So I finally decided to see what I could do.  I relumed the dial, aged the hands and relumed,  and replaced the plexi with a SK high dome.  But the insert baffled me.  I finally took it off the watch and carefully removed the white paint underneath with a manicurist qtip and some acetone.  Repainted it with some watercolors and sealed the back side with lacquer.  Matte sprayed the dial, and most importantly the shiny plastic insert.  I think its much better now.

Relumed dial and hands

IMG-3317.jpg

Finished watch

IMG-3325.jpg

IMG-3327.jpg

IMG-3328.jpg

IMG-3330.jpg

IMG-3332.jpg

 

Oh, WOW!!!  For one of your first attempts to build yourself  a watch, I'd say you outdid yourself, Rich! Heck, I'd pay you good money for it!  And here, I thought I was cool because I could resize bracelets, replace batteries in quartz watches, and regulate the timing on some automatics. KUDOS to you, my friend!!

dave

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redislandmonkey

Very nice indeed


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Jibuti

you are the wizzard of the kitchen, ma'!

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