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Rolex Vintage Subs thin case mods better explained...

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So, here is what is done better explained with a quick sketch of the mod performed. Skecth is just for illustration, it is not a working drawing...

 

The top of the case is shaved slanted: looking at the drawing you will understand why I believe it is the best option.

 

Shaving it flat can't work as we can't modify the inner part of the case on a budget as that would imply very expensive works that would exceed the price of a Vietnam made case. And the point here is to stay around 1/2 the price...

 

Therefore, you can all get now why the retaining ring has to be modified too to sit properly on the case.

 

Here is a case un-mounted, so you can see the shape of the parts. Once it is assembled you can't see at all that slope. That's the trick !!!! Now you know.

 

Enjoy the pics.

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Magnificent.

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Thanks !!! Also: you can see the refinishing done between the lugs. I have the proper tootling to do that for a few month now and I can prepare the ideal gen like surface for engravings. No more weird / hectic erasing of the cartel engravings. it can be done perfectly. Cartel shape is concave there. After works it is flat as it should be ! So, if you need to prepare a case for engravings I can help.

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4 minutes ago, Sogeha said:

Thank you very much for taking the time to prepare and share that. Outstanding work

You are most welcome! that's the least I could do...

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Love Your work. This is awesome. Great pics.

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Thank you to share your knowledge and help poeple like me to understand the outstanding work behind your mods.

Many time since i wonder myself what was the trick to move the crown at a more correct height...now i know :)

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Hey folks,

 

I'm quite new in the "modding myself" world. I built a 1016 already from a jmb V1 case and want to start a tudor 7928. I have a lot a newby questions like what do you use to reshape the case? by hand altering file and sand paper? 

 

Thanks for your help,

 

cheers

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