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  1. hwa

    Black 1016

    Thanks for input, guys. Justin and I have a plan. Stay tuned if you wish. I'll post photos when I've something to report.
  2. hwa

    Black 1016

    well, maybe this is where I need to state the obvious: For those of you who've worked with J, you know how great he is to work with. Very accommodating, and super work. For those of you who haven't had the chance, well, see above. My inclination at the moment is to order another crystal and then take the following approach: 1. sand the ID of the bezel and see how it looks with a silver lining. It's possible that it won't even be noticeable, because the top of the crystal stands proud of the top of the case neck. It might just look like a bright crystal e
  3. hwa

    Black 1016

    Update for those interested: I removed the bezel just now in the hopes of replacing the acrylic crystal, which on inspection is cracked. Jelli rightly understood it wouldn't fit without sanding, but despite the sanding it cracked on install (or, I suppose, in transit or during wear, but it hasn't seen any hard wear, so I'm thinking it couldn't take the pressure of the bezel install. I had a new crystal on hand, and figured I'd give it a shot without sanding, but going really slowly. Nope! Cracked. Here seems to be the rub: you can see the ID of the bezel through
  4. hwa

    Black 1016

    Hey, whatever works! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. hwa

    Black 1016

    Here’s another taste. More to follow. Didn’t know there was interest, but happy to share details. J’s case and paint. Mkii Explorer dial from a friend. Hands from I cant remember where. ETA 2824-2. Erika’s MN strap. Jelli-built, because the paint is thick and I was unsure about that bezel ID versus plexi OD. Pretty squeaky, and I’m actually going to replace the crystal as soon as i let J get used to the idea of repainting the bezel when I scratch it on removal. (I promised to be careful, but wasn’t catching much enthusiasm about a re-paint!) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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