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Rolex 5513 with Pointed Crown Guards... Pics of during and after

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First, see the final product. I aged it accordingly to the sole original part: the crown. The result is a soft patina. No beating, just some wear and mild marks. The dial is a faux guilt from Vietnam with a very fine printing. Great font !!!! Base case was cartel, it was totally modified. Slimmed, shaved on the sides, crown seat recessed to place the crown right where it should be. Bezel insert was shaved down to paper thin untill it could snap fit in.... Overall it's very gen like. A sweet watch ! 

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Coming next the pictures of during....

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Now stage by stage: here is the case after shaving the upper part and refinishing beteween the lugs/engraving. It's with family undergoing the same treatment....

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Next stage is the top of the lugs reshaped, and the sides slimmed

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Then primary mirror finish on the sides... I drill the lug holes after. So the polishing does not dig too much metal around the final hole. 

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Laste stage, after drilling the holes is cutting the bevels and shaping the CGs. Et voilà ! Final polishing. Then aging and re polishing. Result is above... Thanks for watching !!!

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4 minutes ago, hologramet said:

Awesome work... However? Not stock Cartel bezel right?

I reshaped it.... :) Thanks for pointing it as I forgot to mention it.

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Beautifully work RJ !
Each time I see your slimmed 5513 it make me think mine will need the same treatment soon.

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I'm just getting caught up with all your build threads. Amazing. 

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