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JK has a new Comex dialed Dweller.  Ordered a couple from Marvellous Replica who has a long running sale on these.  Lot of watch for $100.  Here's a look at the DRSD and the new Comex.  Both have been aged, relumed, and drilled and shaped.  The DRSD has the Cousins tropic 39 (my personal fav) and the Comex the stock factory superdome.  The inserts were faded too.  PICS!

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BabaNJ

Nice looking pair Rich. The relume and bezel aging on drsd looks awesome. 

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splke

love that drsd pal  :drool:

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TheFreckledTampon

Oh yes!!! The Comex I don't get (never been a fan of the original), but the DRSD is awesome, that looks like a fecking expensive Gen for $100! Bargain!!!

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Mr Seamaster

Holy moly what happened to that lugholes Rich?

Other than that thanks for posting mate

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NCRich
Just now, Mr Seamaster said:

Holy moly what happened to that lugholes Rich?

Other than that thanks for posting mate

I'm not sure to what you are referring.  They are drilled to 1.3mm.  The Comex has the bars that came with it on the bracelet because I have not modded the bracelet to fit 2mm bars yet.

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semperfi55

I like the subtle aging! And thanks the link in the shoutbox.

@NCRich Do you use a dremel for the case reshaping? I might consider investing in some tools if I’m joining the vintage modding scene :D 

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Mr Seamaster
I'm not sure to what you are referring.  They are drilled to 1.3mm.  The Comex has the bars that came with it on the bracelet because I have not modded the bracelet to fit 2mm bars yet.


On pic number 4 they look huge LOL
But this will look fine when there are 2mm bars inside, didnt knew that those fitted ones are the stock cartels.

:cheers:

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9 minutes ago, semperfi55 said:

I like the subtle aging! And thanks the link in the shoutbox.

@NCRich Do you use a dremel for the case reshaping? I might consider investing in some tools if I’m joining the vintage modding scene :D 

Dremel, sandpaper, and small files.  Drill press and polisher.

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BADBILLY

That looks Awesome, I really like the Seadweller series.

I think that I will try an aging attempt on one too. I really enjoy learning how to mod my collection.

This is an inspiration for my next project, Thank You.

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semperfi55
1 hour ago, NCRich said:

Dremel, sandpaper, and small files.  Drill press and polisher.

Cheers for the shopping list :thumbsup2:

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Theviking
4 minutes ago, semperfi55 said:

Cheers for the shopping list :thumbsup2:

Dremel (or similar) is the way to go. That and a steady hand for the lume painting.

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BabaNJ
2 hours ago, NCRich said:

Dremel, sandpaper, and small files.  Drill press and polisher.

You forgot most important tool.... A lot of elbow grease to get to the desired finish on case and keeping it uniform lol 

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semperfi55
27 minutes ago, Theviking said:

Dremel (or similar) is the way to go. That and a steady hand for the lume painting.

Well when I start showcasing my builds you’ll be privileged to see the novel, patented“Shaky Lume” — a much coveted version of vintage Rolexes.

2 minutes ago, BabaNJ said:

You forgot most important tool.... A lot of elbow grease to get to the desired finish on case and keeping it uniform lol 

And an eye for symmetry... Do you guys mark out the intended shape onto the case or play it by ear and comparing with a photo of a gen?

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Theviking
1 hour ago, semperfi55 said:

Well when I start showcasing my builds you’ll be privileged to see the novel, patented“Shaky Lume” — a much coveted version of vintage Rolexes.

And an eye for symmetry... Do you guys mark out the intended shape onto the case or play it by ear and comparing with a photo of a gen?

Vernier Calipers are very helpful.

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NCRich
1 hour ago, semperfi55 said:

Well when I start showcasing my builds you’ll be privileged to see the novel, patented“Shaky Lume” — a much coveted version of vintage Rolexes.

And an eye for symmetry... Do you guys mark out the intended shape onto the case or play it by ear and comparing with a photo of a gen?

I measured at first, but I've found I can do it without.

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jimbo85281

Awesome stuff. I agree, amazing value from MR.

 

Great lume job! Athaya pearls and you're done!

 

Mine says hi!

 

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stfrance

Nicely done Rich..

You are so gifted.. envy you..:angry:

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cvp3

@NCRich PM me if you ever want to sell. Damned beautiful. Hell, PM me a price if I send you a couple.....and yes I'm serious. 

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RussP
14 hours ago, NCRich said:

I'm not sure to what you are referring.  They are drilled to 1.3mm.  The Comex has the bars that came with it on the bracelet because I have not modded the bracelet to fit 2mm bars yet.

Your luming skills are starting to get my attention, Rich.

Am strongly considering sending you a couple of my vintage Rolie watch heads for a vintage like re-lume  (just how they looked in the 50's, plump like a droplet).

My 6204 with the lollypop seconds hand might be first cab off the rank.

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fatarms

Just keeps getting better and better.  Nice work, my friend :)

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Buddhabar

Great Job...Rich.

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cmr15

Great work! Have you done the relume on the DRSD yourself? Any Hints on how to achive such a great work?

Thanks!

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NCRich
On 19/08/2019 at 03:47, cmr15 said:

Great work! Have you done the relume on the DRSD yourself? Any Hints on how to achive such a great work?

Thanks!

Yes I do the lume.  No magic formula, its really just a steady hand and practice.

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