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  1. With all the hype around the new ranger this year...You have to look back and appreciate the linage and where it comes from. Nearly identical build lists. The rose dial is from @manodeoro The shield dial is from Raffles. IF you are going to collect one of the "most faked models " from Tudor., you might as well have some really good fakes.
  2. Digging through the parts drawers the other day . For fun I put together this Tudor Ranger 90220 Recipe Yuki Ranger dial Yuki Ranger hands Eta 2824 raffles case set T12 crystal As I was buttoning it up I remembered why this case was in the parts bin the threads are partially damaged so the case back isn't a water tight fit. so this one wont be heading to the beach with me this weekend but look s great desk diving for a quick and dirty build. will probably order a new case set for this on my next parts order and you may see this hitting the classifieds in the near future. As always questions and comments welcome thanks for looking.
  3. The infamous Tudor Ranger.. like the 5500 Explorer a minefield of questions and doubt in the gen market. Many shy away from them as so many are franken , but every once in a while you come across one that appears to be legit and unmolested , they generally fetch a premium. Ebay was filled with Red Rangers and many poor redials from asia that were so very wrong but were selling for $1500-$2500 + but the red flags were too hard to ignore. What better way to know what your getting than to build one yourself! This journey started almost 2 years ago when i set out to build a 34mm ranger. The best dial option at the time was the Yuki ranger shield dial. So I went with that along with the Raffles case set, hands , eta movement and domed crystal I built this watch as a birthday gift for myself and I took it on a trip out to Arizona where I was celebrating my birthday with some family friends. ( vacationing . I remember we used to do that) Anyway this was how it started. JMB was kind enough to engrave me a proper caseback for the build. which was icing on the cake. I wore it for a while and enjoyed it but then you start noticing things that aren't correct about the dial and the watch starts to lose its appeal so in the watch box it sat. Finding a correct dial was always on my todo list so I reached out to manodeoro to see if he would be up to the challenge of creating a decal dial . After some discussion and sharing images of what I was after, he went to work creating the file. The 7995 is an earlier small rose version of the ranger and the most coveted . These are complex as they have a gilt minute track and T SWISS T but the rest of the print is in white. It took him a few tries to nail it but he nailed it!! It turned out beautiful The dial made it here in record time from France. .to arrive in my mailbox in about a week. So I went to work. The embossed appearance of the text and the negative relive gilt in one dial....crisp details and that satin flat black appearance sans film makes this dial look soo legit I asked him to leave the lume as off white as possible as I was intending to age the dial lume to match my hand set. it took a few attempts but I think I hit it and gave the hands an equally vintage appearance as the dial After a few tweeks I cased it back up to get my first look. YES PLEASE!! So I have to take some better pics to showcase this beauty and the current favorite of my collection. This will most likely end up being my summer 21 watch. 34mm gets a bad rap but it is one of the most comfortable watches . light on the wrist, especially in the summer heat and does not draw a lot of attention to itself. Pictured here with my Gen 7909 Tudor Those that know , know the significance of this model and its use in the BNGE in the early 50's I found this watch earlier this year and got it for a fair price. It was recently serviced, new crystal and appears to be all original, including crown . You can see the lineage of the 7909 and how it was carried into the Ranger line into the 60's The almond tone of the dial with the radium burns really give this watch alot of visual interest. Also shown with my 6429 commando another favorite of my collection. Less is more and the commando owns that motto! hand wind 3 hander , simple yet unique enough My collection is starting to get 34mm heavy which is really odd for a guy with 7.5" wrists but once you get used to them, its all you ever want to wear. The 34mm oysters are underappreciated by alot of people but I think they are a hidden gem Big Thanks to JMB and Manodeoro for sharing their skills and talents with me so that I can add a few very rare and unique pieces to my collection. I couldn't be happier! As always, comments and criticism welcome. Thanks for looking
  4. The infamous Tudor Ranger.. like the 5500 Explorer a minefield of questions and doubt in the gen market. Many shy away from them as so many are franken , but every once in a while you come across one that appears to be legit and unmolested , they generally fetch a premium. Ebay was filled with Red Rangers and many poor redials from asia that were so very wrong but were selling for $1500-$2500 + but the red flags were too hard to ignore. What better way to know what your getting than to build one yourself! This journey started almost 2 years ago when i set out to build a 34mm ranger. The best dial option at the time was the Yuki ranger shield dial. So I went with that along with the Raffles case set, hands , eta movement and domed crystal I built this watch as a birthday gift for myself and I took it on a trip out to Arizona where I was celebrating my birthday with some family friends. ( vacationing . I remember we used to do that) Anyway this was how it started. [url=https://clickpix.org/image/ZgkkgL][img]https://clickpix.org/images/ZgkkgL.jpg[/img][/url] JMB was kind enough to engrave me a proper caseback for the build. which was icing on the cake. [url=https://clickpix.org/image/Zgk4mR][img]https://clickpix.org/images/Zgk4mR.jpg[/img][/url] I wore it for a while and enjoyed it but then you start noticing things that aren't correct about the dial and the watch starts to lose its appeal so in the watch box it sat. Finding a correct dial was always on my todo list so I reached out to manodeoro to see if he would be up to the challenge of creating a decal dial . After some discussion and sharing images of what I was after, he went to work creating the file. The 7995 is an earlier small rose version of the ranger and the most coveted . These are complex as they have a gilt minute track and T SWISS T but the rest of the print is in white. It took him a few tries to nail it but he nailed it!! It turned out beautiful The dial made it here in record time from France. .to arrive in my mailbox in about a week. So I went to work. The embossed appearance of the text and the negative relive gilt in one dial....crisp details and that satin flat black appearance sans film makes this dial look soo legit [url=https://clickpix.org/image/ZgkMP8][img]https://clickpix.org/images/ZgkMP8.jpg[/img][/url] I asked him to leave the lume as off white as possible as I was intending to age the dial lume to match my hand set. it took a few attempts but I think I hit it and gave the hands an equally vintage appearance as the dial [url=https://clickpix.org/image/Zgks0K][img]https://clickpix.org/images/Zgks0K.jpg[/img][/url] After a few tweeks I cased it back up to get my first look. [url=https://clickpix.org/image/Zgkvev][img]https://clickpix.org/images/Zgkvev.jpg[/img][/url] YES PLEASE!! So I have to take some better pics to showcase this beauty and the current favorite of my collection. This will most likely end up being my summer 21 watch. 34mm gets a bad rap but it is one of the most comfortable watches . light on the wrist, especially in the summer heat and does not draw a lot of attention to itself. Pictured here with my Gen 7909 Tudor Those that know , know the significance of this model and its use in the BNGE in the early 50's I found this watch earlier this year and got it for a fair price. It was recently serviced, new crystal and appears to be all original, including crown . You can see the lineage of the 7909 and how it was carried into the Ranger line into the 60's The almond tone of the dial with the radium burns really give this watch alot of visual interest. [url=https://clickpix.org/image/Zgk7t1][img]https://clickpix.org/images/Zgk7t1.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https://clickpix.org/image/ZgkENj][img]https://clickpix.org/images/ZgkENj.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https://clickpix.org/image/Zgkf1I][img]https://clickpix.org/images/Zgkf1I.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https://clickpix.org/image/ZgkRH4][img]https://clickpix.org/images/ZgkRH4.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https://clickpix.org/image/ZgkF4c][img]https://clickpix.org/images/ZgkF4c.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https://clickpix.org/image/ZgkGgX][img]https://clickpix.org/images/ZgkGgX.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https://clickpix.org/image/Zgk0oi][img]https://clickpix.org/images/Zgk0oi.jpg[/img][/url] Also shown with my 6429 commando another favorite of my collection. Less is more and the commando owns that motto! hand wind 3 hander , simple yet unique enough My collection is starting to get 34mm heavy which is really odd for a guy with 7.5" wrists but once you get used to them, its all you ever want to wear. The 34mm oysters are underappreciated by alot of people but I think they are a hidden gem Big Thanks to JMB and Manodeoro for sharing their skills and talents with me so that I can add a few very rare and unique pieces to my collection. I couldn't be happier! As always, comments and criticism welcome. Thanks for looking
  5. Hi guys, Today a watch I won in the Raffle, big shout out to Mike on a Bike and RWG The watch is made using the following, thanks to JMB! - Clone 2824 movement - Yuki dial, sweep hand and hour hand, sub minute hand - Rep Prince Date case with Prince Date engraving removed and proper engraving applied to case back - Rep brushed Oyster bracelet - Clark T22 crystal - Gen-spec bezel - Jules Borel 2mm springbars "This will look a bit different than most other reps as I only used the hour hand from the Yuki hand set and a submariner minute hand. Looking at picture of "verified gens" it seems this is more correct. This is built in a 34mm Prince Date case with a custom bezel, Clark crystal, case-back re-engraved, and Rolex signed Oyster style bracelet. The dial is Yuki and the movement is a "Swiss Military" signed ETA 2846 movement. All of this was put together and lightly/gently aged to make it look believable." Ok, enough said, on to the pictures!
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