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A new 2533 project

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I planned to take a break from building during Christmas holidays, I almost did it but couldn't REALLY stop you know :)
I suddenly got the inspiration to finish this project and here it is.

This was my reference:

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The biggest thanks goes to Emilio666 from HF. The dial I bought from him a while ago is the best 2533 dial I have seen so far, featuring an incredible texture and perfect RP engraving. It is the corner stone of this build, all parts have been chosen subsequently. 

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The maximum attention went into the aging details, especially on the hands (dial was already perfect). Bezel and CB were "stolen" from another build of mine as they looked perfect for this build, just a little blending with the other parts was needed.

Here's a list of what went into this build:

- River case set reshaped and aged, tube hole drilled and soldered to accept 7mm Oyster Patent crown, lugs soldered again. 

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- NW hands relumed and rusted

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- Emilio666 dial

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- Molnija 3601 from Belkin12

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- Strap is from Stach. Aged is not enough to define this leather, I have no proper adjective. Exceptional.

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A few more pics:

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That's all for now, but there will be more to come. 
Hope you enjoyed the reading and pics :)

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Amazing!!! The Master is at it again. You always return to your Dark Master - the vintage Panerai. Always fun to lust over your work.
fino alla prossima volta


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Amazing!!! The Master is at it again. You always return to your Dark Master - the vintage Panerai. Always fun to lust over your work.
fino alla prossima volta


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Hey there C., glad to see you around!

I can't stay away from vintage Panerai for long...

It's been a mess since RWI went down butI 've got something for you, a little off topic but just a little :)

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Wow ! You know I'm not in Panerai and I did not know this one, sincerely it's wonderful.

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Aaaahhhhh. I was just thinking about those the other day. Very cool. Very cool indeed. Talk soon


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Wow ! You know I'm not in Panerai and I did not know this one, sincerely it's wonderful.

Bart! It’s time to get a Panerai LOL. You’ll be hooked. Try one.


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I'm coming along. My first rep was a 177, but I just wasn't ready. After a lot of oyster divers, I think it's time. Builds like this simply convince me I'm right to come back. 

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