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Rolex 5513 build

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NCRich

So @fatarms asked me a long time ago if I'd help him with a 5513.  Having had a particularly bad time building something for him before I was wondering what monstrous set of parts he had accumulated so I told him I would.  Well, this one went a lot easier than the last.  Parts list:

Athaya crown and pearl,  Singer dial that must be refurbished gen, Sternkreuz XS303.472 plexi, 2 mm bars, 5513 insert from Cousins (had to sand the inside to fit).  I countersunk the crown and retapped it, lumed the pearl and aged the hands a little bit.  Had to put new feet on the dial.  Spent a lot of time on the case getting it to look as much like this:

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as I can.  Got it to here:

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Polished the bracelet edges and oiled it.  Feels really nice.  I glued the plexi on with UV cement.  This has to be the very best plexi for this case.  Perfect size and look.   After greasing and sealing everything it should be water resistant.  Can't test it.  Some pics.

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Really a nice feeling watch.

PS, I still hate the Athaya crown.  Not the way it looks but the way it works.

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n0bby

Bloody lovely. Great work as ever Rich.


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GC

Now that is a sweet 5513! 
 

well rich, you still got it in spades fella... bravo!

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rikracy

Pm' d with intent!!:D

Cracking work...again!!

 

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fatarms

That looks amazing, Rich.  Stellar work as always, and much appreciated.   Thank you again, my friend. 

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SCShrek
6 minutes ago, fatarms said:

That looks amazing, Rich.  Stellar work as always, and much appreciated.   Thank you again, my friend. 

Nice work Rich!

I'll be waiting for that to hit M2M :Whistle::D

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Nikosaldente
1 hour ago, NCRich said:

After greasing and sealing everything it should be water resistant.  Can't test it. 

 


 

The pool is like 3 feet away....Throw it in:giggle:

 

Nicely done Rich:clap:

 

Always enjoying seeing your builds :D

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TheGingerFerret

I think I prefer yours to the Gen!

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Genius
4 hours ago, TheGingerFerret said:

I think I prefer yours to the Gen!

Was thinking the same!

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Moondustesp

Beautiful 

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RussP

Payment Sent :Applause:

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Intresting

very nice!

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tirillo.mau

I agree with all the other users. it's really beautiful


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