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    I made this!

    Hey Cats,

    Not sleeping again so I thought I'd do a build I've been considering over the past couple months.

    This is an old active service military from the junk piles. Thought I'd put my homeless Rolex movement into it.

    Formed and cut a new acrylic crystal for it.

    The subdial hand is a dummy as this movement is not set up for a subdial second hand.

    I like the result.









    The movement is the oldest Rolex movement I've seen to date, adjusted six positions and for temperature. Has a serial number 5019 on the dial side. Unfortunately the screw for the setting stem lever snapped so it's more of a key winder type movement now until I get it fixed if ever.

    Peace,
    Preston

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    Nice,
    I wish I had the skills to do that sort of stuff or the patience.
    Congratulations looks great ,
    But why not find a better gutted piece worthy of that dated Rolex mvmnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchdaddy1 View Post
    Nice,
    I wish I had the skills to do that sort of stuff or the patience.
    Congratulations looks great ,
    But why not find a better gutted piece worthy of that dated Rolex mvmnt.

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    Thanks! One day it will find a nice home whether in a nice case on my wrist or someone elses :-)

    Peace,
    Preston

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    I agree that the movement deserves a better case and dial but it's better to keep it running than lying in a drawer.
    Good work fella...
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    Great job and very creative.

    That watch has some big-time serious patina.

    Very nicely done, plus you get Rolex quality than is only known to you.
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    Great job!
    Regards Cam

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