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Hats off to Yodog for this wonderful build...

 

- Vietnam 1675 case

- Gen 25-116 Plexi
- Yodog's custom deep scalloped bezel assembly (gen insert snapped right in, no need for shaving or glue)
- Gen FF blue-back Pepsi insert
- Vietnam MK5 variant Matte Dial
- Startime hour, minute hands, RT seconds and large GMT hand
- Swiss 2636 w/Asian GMT module movement
- Cartel sub DWO with flat 3 and open 6 and 9
- Helenarou movement spacer
- Gen Rolex 503 GMT crown
- Gen Rolex Jubilee Bracelet, 21 links, Gen Rolex springbars

 

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very nice! A little yellow on the hands would help and then wear that bezel to break it in. 

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23 hours ago, alligoat said:

very nice! A little yellow on the hands would help and then wear that bezel to break it in. 

As you can see in the last pic, the hands patina is closer to the plots patina compared to the first pic.  Because the lume in the hands has a smooth semi-gloss finish, they tend to be a little reflective , so can look lighter depending on the angle of bright light on the surface.  This doesn't happen with the plots as that lume is a flat textured finish.

 

As for the bezel I agree, it's still new and was never polished.  I may remove it at some point and finish it.  At the moment I'm focused on a 1675 PCG build, so refinement of the OP watch is on hold.

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Swapped out the Pepsi insert for the black FF service insert (with the more correct font for this mk 5 dial build).  The Pepsi insert will go into the Type C gilt dial/PCG build and is more correct for that watch.

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With these Vietnam cases that accept the gen crown, the level of 1675 builds have stepped up a fair few notches.

This is an excellent build...well done!

 

Did you have any work done to the case, bevels cut etc?

I just might have to swap out my cartel case build for one of these cases!

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41 minutes ago, ceejay said:

With these Vietnam cases that accept the gen crown, the level of 1675 builds have stepped up a fair few notches.

This is an excellent build...well done!

 

Did you have any work done to the case, bevels cut etc?

I just might have to swap out my cartel case build for one of these cases!

 

Here's a great thread explaining what the differences are between the Cartel vs Vietnam 1675 case sets...

 

 https://forum.replica-watch.info/forum/vintage-watches/312368-cartel-1675-cases-vs-vietnam-gen-spec-cases-a-photo-comparison

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