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A tale of two Tudors

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NCRich

Not the royalty kind.  These started life as low end Ali/Gate watches.  The one with holes in the lugs was a $52 Tudor homage, and the other was about $80 rolex  thing.  The hands are original, aged and relumed.  The dials are extensively reworked raffles.  I replaced the plexi on the 7928 with a tropic 39 but the one on the snowflake was pretty good.  I dug out the white pips on the seats and relumed and epoxied the pearls.  The $52 Aliexpress on is a far better watch to start with.  I did put a branded crown on it, I had one that would just screw on.

These are harder to work with mainly because the sizes are off.  The cases use 28.5 dials so I had to take .5mm off the 29mm raffles dials.  The plexis use a plastic gasket like the Cartel 1675s, which is very annoying to work with.  Anyway, pictures so I can remember what I did.

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Nikosaldente

Once again, awesome result!

Congrats mate!

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fatarms

Those look really good, Rich.  Well done :D

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tribefan

I know the snowflake is a better watch but I really dig that 7928 dial and hands. You are an artist @NCRich.

 

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SCShrek

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stfrance

Wow.. Rich.. been a while to see your amazing works again..

Great~!!! 

Mine (you have built one for me) says "Hello.." This beauty is still amazing and running like a tank..

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Bill_C

Holy cow, that's some nice work! You must have some steady hands. I get dizzy just thinking about reluming something, let alone taking .5mm off of a dial! That's cool stuff right there

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

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tribefan
58 minutes ago, SCShrek said:

6vjRF.gif

 

:Whistle:

:hook:

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BravoDelta

Very nice :clap:. I knew from that sneak peak earlier these were going to be lookers! 

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BravoDelta
4 hours ago, NCRich said:

 

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That rose dial :Love:

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Nikosaldente
2 hours ago, stfrance said:

Wow.. Rich.. been a while to see your amazing works again..

Great~!!! 

Mine (you have built one for me) says "Hello.." This beauty is still amazing and running like a tank..

Rolex-6538-2.jpg

Rolex-6538-Lume-shot.jpg

 

 

Oh my....

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SCShrek
2 hours ago, tribefan said:

:Whistle:

:hook:

Always with these builds. :baghead:

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Niemamrady

Woow ... that looks fantastic !

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stfrance
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Nikosaldente said:

Oh my....

Hey, Nick. How are you doing?

I was too lucky because Rich does not build watches for selling.

I hope to see Rich's watches on M2M. 

How is your new baby "Edifice the gift?"

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RussP

Rich

I'm speechless..............:balls:

Your horology skills are amazing.

You should seriously consider a suitable 'nick-name' a la.... PeeDog, BigDaz et al.

Superb watches, both of them !!

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Nikosaldente
15 hours ago, stfrance said:

Hey, Nick. How are you doing?

I was too lucky because Rich does not build watches for selling.

I hope to see Rich's watches on M2M. 

How is your new baby "Edifice the gift?"

I'm fine mate, thanks for asking!

My Edifice is super cool. You should see it adjusting the time and date on its own when it catches some light if it's left in its box and when you connect it to your smartphone via Bluetooth!

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stfrance
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6 hours ago, Nikosaldente said:

I'm fine mate, thanks for asking!

My Edifice is super cool. You should see it adjusting the time and date on its own when it catches some light if it's left in its box and when you connect it to your smartphone via Bluetooth!

The hands may be moving like a radio controlled watch? If so, it would be really cool~!!!

I should search on YouTube since I am not able to see yours..:D

Sorry Rich for talking about a different watch on your thread..:blush:

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Nikosaldente
On 04/04/2020 at 22:26, stfrance said:

The hands may be moving like a radio controlled watch? If so, it would be really cool~!!!

Yeap, just like that:D

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Psssniper

@NCRich  Proving that you can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear! Always inspiring, thanks for sharing.

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BeyondTheBox

Wow to die for!

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