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Rolex 1979 Explorer II ref 1655

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Now... This one was something !!! And the result is worth every drop of sweat !!!! :) The case polishing was redone twice untill I could achieve the crisp edges I was after to match the great Phong bezel featuring a too nice finish to be repolished "aged" style. So: aim was NOS condition ! No the easiest aim...

 

Mid case and case back are cartel. the caseback was shaved to achieve the super low dome shape of the genuine watch -cartel original shape it much too thick- and the mid case was considerably modified on the CG side.

 

Dial was an adventure too: custom made on a ETA plate. Over 6 month of waiting... Anyways :no glued on dial !!!! Super sharp fit with a date that snaps at midnight and will never get caught rubbing the dial. Lume was done as thin as possible to accomodate the hands stack: Needles are straight. Not bent up to accomodate the lume...

 

In short: it's as perfect as can be using a ETA machine.

 

Genuine crystal, cartel hands (from an other model. The ugly oversized case one... purchased for the hands only!)

 

Enjoy the pictures !!!!

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Stunning!!


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Awesome built. I would love to have the same project. How much did spent for this built? I understand that you'd spent enormous amount of time sourcing the right parts but it will save you a lot when using an eta and cartel cases.

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Great work RJ. Another masterpiece.


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That is absolutely stunning !!!!! seriously amazing work !   Ive been hunting for a Gen that wasn't a gabillion dollars and its just not possible :(  these are my favorite of all of the vintage rolexes. 

 

if you ever get bored of it :)  you know where to find me 

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