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  1. Since I know there are a lot of big Rolex 6538 Big Crown fans among you, I wanted to share some pictures of the 6538 GILT Hands that I've been working on for almost 3 years now. They come with Big Lollipop Seconds and are for sale in two different Lume Colors and for three different Movements. Most important information first, followed by a few paragraphs for those interested in the details Perfect / Gen-Spec for Rolex 6538 / 6538A Big Crown. Will also work for a few other references and are better than anything else available for the following references: 5508, 6536, 6536/1, Gilt
  2. Ever wondered what a Million dollars will buy you these days..?? Most of a 6538 Sub, explorer dial- Meters first red text. and they even throw in the 18mm Nato strap, On the house!! And this is why I love this Rep building hobby Does anyone Make this dial? https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/rolex-submariner-6538-christies-new-york-most-expensive-ever
  3. On the Silix website they show a full 6538 watch and a "Rolex Vintage 1" case. Watch: http://www.silix-prime.org/index.php...oducts_id=2145 Case: http://www.silix-prime.org/index.php...oducts_id=4076 The watch case diameter is listed at 38mm and the case at 39.5 mm. Are these correct? My understanding was that all Silix 6538s were a millimeter or 2 larger than gen spec.
  4. Here is what can be done without a single expensive part: Silx case, HR dial and hands, Athaya crown and Yuki bracelet. The case was totally reshaped, the steel bezel was reshaped, then sandblasted and brass plated. The hands were stripped down to the bear brass and the Yuki bracelet was repolished for a more accurate look. A very honest watch with lots of character !!!!
  5. Specs: Silix case 6538 Athaya Brevet crown and tube Swiss 2836 movement Tiger concept second hand Clarks vintage Tudor hands set Helenarou 6538 dial Sternkreuz ST19 Rivet bracelet Nato RAF $ Fat Springbars Done thus far: case tapped to accept Athaya crown and tube, lug holes drilled to accept fat spring bars, lugs hand chamfered, plexy trimmed. pending to do: Relume 3 hands and dial to match, modify bezel shape to slim and change profile, age the insert install Athayas pearl with matching lume, remove engravings and engrave with better fonts, mak
  6. Hi Gents, just some pics from this morning let there be GILT!
  7. Today I want to introduce a new 6538. I bought this watch in August 2015, before discovering the existence of replicas forums. I quickly ordered a HR dial with Rolex logo, a patent crown and a red triangle insert. It's a beautiful watch but I have almost never worn. Many details bothered me too. Bezel profile too wide, thick case, low placement of the crown, wide crown. This summer, I was about to put on sale when @rolojack presented the same modified watch. A beautiful work of his hand, as usual. So I chose to keep it and to entrust him. His work on case and bezel is
  8. Good mooring every one I am no expert, but I found these 6538 and the dealer is asking only 8500$ for it The movement looks fine to me The dial is completely missed up The case I believe badly finished The bezel and the bezel insert are medium quality Any more thoughts and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated. Regards
  9. Hey all, I'm exploring a Big Crown build. This will be a first. I understand that not all movements fit into the case properly, and therefore you either need the right movement or the proper adapter. That said, when exploring Yuki's store, I saw that the dials said " 6538 Dial adapted for ETA " I noticed this dial was 28mm vs 27 mm on the standard dial for the case. My question is....what does the dial have to do with the movement? Also, if the case is a certain size...how can a bigger dial work? Anyway, I'm sure this question shows my ignorance. Can anyone explain whether t
  10. With Ubi's return to the scene with Prevendome as his central thematique', I figured: "why not grace RWG with a unique project"? What you are about to visualize is a 6538 BC sparked off when T and I were casually discussing about a possible one-off "Tropical Project" which involved a whole lotta [James Bond 007] association, the 1960s, R.O.L.E.X, heritage, and a distinctive lustre of sun-bursting dial that chameleons according to the intensity of inward / outward sunlight. Without further ago..I will first post this beauty against a black backdrop, with another marine blue to come in a bit. Ru
  11. Hello all! This is my first "Big Crown" and second build for Rolex vintage, so I've taken some time to source the parts and it is now done! Many thanks Big Dazza for a great dial and Athaya for a grate crown. What I've got here is Big Dazza dial Yuki 20mm bracelet. Probably will try to source yuki 7206 bracelet. Yuki gold hands. Lollipop second hand from ebay. Silix 6538 case set and plastic dome. Brassy egde, lower the plexi, redrill the lugs hole, drill and tapped for to the match new tube and lugs bevel by me. Helenarou red triangle insert. Faded by me ETA 2846 moveme
  12. Hi all, Have a question here regarding the HR (helenarou) 6538 Big Crown from the raffle. The tube protrudes from the case, not complaining, just looks a little odd. It's an ETA movement. Looks like if it didn't protrude the bezel would smack the crown. Is there a fix for this? Better case option?
  13. Big Daz does it again! It started with me reading about some guys here, over at RWI and RWG who was very pleased with Big Daz handywork on the dials of their vintage builds. After contacting Daz he consulted me on getting a Helenarou 6538 and we agreed about shipping it directly from Helenarou to him, and after him working his magic it landed on my doorstep yesterday. It took about two weeks from me ordering it from Helenarou to me getting it modded by Daz. Verdict: Damn I'm impressed! The dial looks stunningly beautiful and the case/bezel is lightly aged to prefection. Also he was easy to
  14. Hello. I'm about to offer this watch for sale, but I need to know as much info as I can on this watch. What I know is that the bezel and bezel insert are aftermarket and it is bigger than the original as the "big crown" that is supposed to be on this watch doesn't fit. I purchased the 6538 big crown on ebay but when we had our watchmaker try to install it, it didn't fit. I'm thinking the dial is refinished as well. The serial is worn down and not readable, but the model number is readable. Here are some photos if anyone else knows anything more about this watch and what you think it could se
  15. With all of the amazing big crown builds and super "genkens" on display recently, I am really itching to bite the bullet and try working on a budget Silix build to get my feet wet in the big crown world. If this works out well, I am going to make a decommissioned 6538a with 3,6,9 dial and red depth rating for my second build. There is a gorgeous example on Hodinkee that I am in love with, so that's my grail until I am eventually able to devote the time and resources to build a big crown genken. To get started, however, I am going to go with the classic 6538 as my initial attempt. My parts
  16. See it here: http://bit.ly/1dV7wAF Gen or not? What does it end up selling for?
  17. Since I've only seen pictures of heavily used examples, I cant' tell. Was the 6538 bezel originally polished?
  18. Can you help me ID this case? Who made it? After pouring over pics of 6538 cases, I have a suspicion. But, I want to get your take... (Sorry for the iPhone quality pics). Thanks for your help!
  19. I haven't seen these on his site before, wanted to know if anyone has one/if they're any good (especially interested if these are 'wokky'). http://www.ingod44.com/rolex-completed-case-submariner-6538-big-crown/ It looks VERY similar to NDT's and Minh's offerings: http://ndtradingcorp.com/zen/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=259
  20. Have been lusting for a Rolex 6538 for quite some time. Especially the version with red triangle bezel and explorer dial... Guess it goes to back to seeing gen inspiration like these: Started hoarding cheap parts (total sum slightly above $100): - Silix ROL5 case set - 3-6-9 dial and hands from Rafflestime - Athaya 8 mm crown, 0,9 mm for auto movements - DG2813 movement, movement - Yuki pearl After a couple of destroyed dg2813's (or just with keyless works issues) and I started realizing my limitations when it comes to oyster homages. There also started to appear superb looking budge
  21. Hello, Im a new member and have decided to finally attempt my first build which is going to be James Bond Big Crown Submariner 6538 I have begun to do my research and am tring to decide on what case to buy. I have read numerous threads here on RWG about the cases but there seems to be a difrence of opinions and well most of the threads are a year or older so I figuered Id start one up see if any one that had done a similar project recently and could way in. Let me state that my goal is to make my 6538 look as authentic as possible and am not affraid to spendthe cash with in reason if
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