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  1. That’s a good point! Thank you. Do you know the extract lug hole diameter for the 1601? I’m going to make it drill by someone.
  2. Do you think is it possible to cut the caseback and solder it again? It's stainless stell.
  3. So, for the raffles case there is no aftermarket possibilities? I think I'll cut it and solder it again until reach the minimum possible. Since the 1601 caseback exists also rounded, I'll sand it down. In a real 1601 the case has a sort of stair that can accept the caseback. This doesn't exist in the raffles case.
  4. Hello, I'm doing a fun franken project, it is based on a 1601 Rolex GEN dial. I've already done a franken 16014 Datejust with the Raffles 2836 case. I checked by build and notice that the caseback has a lot of clearance to the movement rotor. Since the Datejust 1601 is really thin I'd like to change the caseback or modify it to be more flat. Have you ever done something like this? Thank you
  5. Thank you for link, however it does not talk about the 25-135 acrylic glass and gen bezel compatibility with the Raffles case. I hope someone can give me this answer.
  6. Hello everyone, I got a 1601 dial in bad shape for few bucks, only 10$. I'm still waiting to be shipped since USPS has some problem in this period. So, my idea is to build a 1061 on budget, having the best result spending not too much. Since I love the idea of having a "worn" Datejust, I'm planning to age the hands and ruin a bit the case. The main problem is the case, where I can find one? My budget is 50-60$ for the case, so I was thinking of using the Raffles case for 2836, replace the crystal with the 25-135 acrylic, drill the holes and try to reshape the bezel (the bezel from Raffles is too tall). Do you have other solutions? Is a good idea? I've already made a 16200 franken using a Raffles case for 2836 and a gen dial, I have all necessary tools for this type of project. Thanks!
  7. I have a 1601 dial that is in poor condition, I was planning to build a fun project with a low budget. I’m trying to find a cheap case
  8. Hello, I found this case. How is it? I was planning to do a vintage franken with a raffles case, but I found this one. The seller says that is a Vietnam one.
  9. Thank you for you clean answer. This was exactly what I was looking for.
  10. Hello everyone, I'd like to put an acrylic glass on the DJ 16200 case from Rafflesdials. It comes with a saphire glass that is 2mm thick and has a lower diameter of 29.5mm and the upper one 30.5mm. I found the 25-135 acrylic glass from Clarks, it is compatible? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Crystal-Ref-25-135-135-for-Rolex-New-034-Clark-034-/254747888383?nma=true&si=5tHUISd%2FSl8fXooWQbWrqF8XjY4%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Thanks
  11. Hello everyone, I'm new, so every suggestion is welcome. I'm looking for build a franken GMT master 2, I'have already sourced the dial but I don't know where to look to find a case for the 3186 movement. Can you help me? Thank you
  12. Hello everyone, I'm Matteo from Italy. I'm interesting in building franken watches, I own a Franken Rolex Datejust 36.
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