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  1. Most probably not. The WL case is a 3 piece design 3646 style, where bezel and caseback screws onto the movement ring. On the 6154, it's onto midcase itself. But... I've never tested, so you never know
  2. Send the 16030 case to rolojack, he does wonders transforming 160xx cases to 1016 spec. Re the Yuki bracelet - my endlinks fit great to my 1601 case. However, it is an odd bracelet with those fixed endlinks (you'll also have to enlarge to fit fat spring bars).
  3. No expert herr either, but quick googling seem to confirm they're from 1963 - ie gilt era.
  4. Weren't they all gloss gilt??
  5. Pre comex 5514
  6. Looks pointy and promising! Pardon the ignorant comment, but what would be best option for other parts for this watch (bezel, insert, hands etc)? Really like the proto 216 dial, might just pull me into another project...
  7. Welcome Jack! Neighbour Swede here and long time member of this great forum, really hope you'll enjoy it here. Never mind that bumpy start - just get building and share! Some advice / options based on my experience: 1. Start out simple with the cartel version of the vintage Rolex you're after, eg a 5512 sub. If you like it, you can thereafter send it to a modder like RA or RJ for case work and also source gen/better aftermarket parts. 2. Be patient and browse around the sales section until your vintage piece comes up. You can also post a WTB thread. What I'm saying is that it can be tricky and perilous to try and build that super high end top notch grail on your first try... Easy to make mistakes and miss what things go together etc and to get that oh so valueable network of friends that can help out. Just my 5 cents as they say.
  8. Wow, it looks absolutely stunning, completely missed this. When was it released?
  9. What watch or watches are you interested in? Are you thinking about buying them completed or buying parts? In general I'd dare to say that his vintage Rolex cases from 50-70s are the best. For dials and inserts etc quality can vary, however it can of course be a simple solution for yourself to buy a complete watch with movement if you don't to use all your free time sourcing parts.... However, always inspect pictures to make sure quality is good on the specific thing you buy. Also don't think Phong is a professional watchmaker, so a service of your movement might be needed.