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  1. manodeoro

    Game Over

    That's what I love the most about watches, the process and the building, do that's why I really appreciated your thread. 11 years ... just wow !!! Though I'm far from being a young guy I'm here just since late 2016 ... plus I must admit that 11 years ago I would have said "reps ... not for me ever". But the building process, the research, sometimes the engineering ... I love that so much that I don't think I could ever stop now. I'm even considering printing my own dials. Not decal printing as I already did some, I mean silk printing or even pad printing ... the real way. Congratulations ... your watches are great so keep them and wear them ... hope you won't mind if I try to "rep your reps" 😉
  2. manodeoro

    Game Over

    You're welcome [emoji6] I'm not exactly a Pam guy because of my skinny wrists but ... great thread, great work and really great watches Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk
  3. manodeoro

    Game Over

    Game ... Over The Top !!! Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk
  4. manodeoro

    Ivan Dials

    Just wondering ... did Ivan dials really sell $1K plus around 2012/13 or is it "legend" ? Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk
  5. manodeoro

    A little help.....

    Just subscribed to that thread so that I CANNOT forget to help next days. Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk
  6. manodeoro

    Does anyone know what happened to tc

    If somebody could provide all the exact dimensions (inside diam, outside dial, thickness, chamfer dimension and position, etc ...) it's still possible the make some on a lathe. Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk
  7. manodeoro

    Building a 5513 personally of original parts

    I don't know with the TDs here ... to those I work with I send them emails
  8. manodeoro

    My first oyster project, a 1016 JMB case

    Sorry but I can't find how to edit my post so I quote myself Here is a close pic of a lug of my 5500 Air-King where one can easily see how the dead-end hole has been filled. Hence no more "stucked up spring bar" problem.
  9. manodeoro

    Building a 5513 personally of original parts

    ***cough*** please cool that down buddy ***cough*** I'm an old man with a white beard you know ?... not a hot chick with fishnet stockings
  10. manodeoro

    Building a 5513 personally of original parts

    I'm so sorry ... I forgot to post the pics of my 5513 bezel assembly So here are the Tropic and bezel parts in the order they should come OVER the rehaut of the case : 1 - Tropic 2 - retaining ring 3 - washer (please no comment about the crazy shape guys 😀 I like my bezels really tight) 4 - bezel Here is the bezel mounted over the Tropic And here is the inner diameter of the Tropic ... more or less 28mm So, considering the inner diameter of your rehaut is more or less 28.8mm as you showed here You must forget about reworking your case to the right dimensions. The only way to achieve that would be to do as I did to modd my Silix 6538 case in a gen specs A/6538 : - shave the rehaut of your case on a lathe - build a custom rehaut - press it on the case That was THE way for me as the Silx case, apart from the rehaut, was really good compared to a gen. But your case is 50 to 70% wrong 😉 so forget about reworking it and buy a Cartel watch as @marrickvilleboy wrote and use the case as a start. There's no link IMHO. Just contact the TDs here and ask them for a Cartel 5513 ... then see what they offer, compare the prices and make your choice.
  11. manodeoro

    My first oyster project, a 1016 JMB case

    Dead end holes should be filled with some silver solder or "metal" 2 compnents glue. When cooled/dried just file/sand the excess and that's all. I do that every time I drill lugs on a case so that there's no risk of having a springbar stucked in place. Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) Plus en utilisant Tapatalk
  12. If you ever decide to let that Noob TT go ... my wrist is ready for her. Guys !!! The more I read your posts and the more I'm sorry for not having joined this forum earlier. I joined November 2016, almost an "old man" already and quickly jumped into the build game (the first "watch" I bought was a 6538 case from Silix). It feels like the game was more "have fun" than "show off" some years earlier, with all those cheap reps far from perfect but highly upgradable (is it an english word ? "upgradable" ?). That's why I'm more in 5 digits and earlier, beyond the fact that these models were much more elegant ... I love reworking cases and drilling lugs, engraving, designing and building dials almost "from scratch". You're welcome and WOW !!! I love that caseback ... already uploaded the pic to use it as a template for engravings cause that 3646 could be one of my future build
  13. Some documents about Staybrite and Stainless Steel https://hempel-metals.com/UserFiles/File/The Metallurgical Evolution of Staybrite.pdf https://hempel-metals.com/UserFiles/File/75_Years.pdf EDIT : sorry ... the links dont work ... will try to upload elsewhere EDIT 2 : links OK
  14. manodeoro

    A/6538 Military Submariner with Burford dial

    In 1652 Axel Ostenstiern (a Swedish politician) wrote that "patience is the daughter of necessity" And as you say in the USA ... "necessity is the mother of invention" So I could say that it all starts with "necessity" 😉 and that I don't have the machines and I don't have big money to send so that people would do those things for me ... so I have to be "patient" and "inventive" But that would be only partially true. I do all that because I like that, finding ways to do things and do these things. And the process of the building (really building I mean ... not paying people to build for me) is as much as important as the final result
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    A/6538 Military Submariner with Burford dial

    thanks Justin ... I still have some work to do on the case, lume the dial and hands and put everything together