automatico Posted October 29, 2022 Report Share Posted October 29, 2022 I am still trying to find a set of '1655' hands to fit a rlx 1575 mvt with 24 hour GMT hand for my 'shortcut 1655' project watch. I need oem spec hands and have one pretty good aftmkt set on the shortcut watch but want to use them on another project. As I posted before, I got a figure of $380 delivered from MQ for his aftmkt '1655' hands and that was too much $$ for me so I bought a set from WSO to see how they 'stack up'. I had already bought a set from WSO for an ETA 28xx GMT but they are the wrong color and the hole sizes are off too much for the 'sc 1655' They are good quality. WSO hands for rlx 1575/GMT info: 1...They are the wrong color...oem are black/white and the WSO rlx cal 15xx hands are black/silvertone. 2...The WSO rlx '1655' hands were a little bit better than the ETA 28xx hands because the lume slots were not quite as long but the colors are still a problem, they are also good quality. The lume slots are a bit too wide but there is no fix for that. The best part is they cost $38.36 delivered...10% of the MQ price. What's next? They will have to be stripped, re-painted, and re-lumed. I'll post pics if and when they are re-finished but it may be a while because I have not stopped looking for reasonably priced aftmkt '1655' hands that are closer to oem. WSO hands for rlx 15xx (pictured in plastic bags)... The 24H hand is Ok and only needs the lume aged or changed. The H and M hands appear to be all black, but from the beginning of the lume slots to the tips, they are silvertone. No pic of the SS hand but it is a 'dot' hand and I'll use a 'no dot' hand. The 'shortcut' 1655 as it is now... To be honest...I am on the verge of giving up on another '1655' project. Q...Why? A...Because a correct rlx 1575 GMT mvt with genuine GMT parts alone is worth about as much as the same movement in a J&Wcom case/dial. Q...Why? A...The 'shortcut 1655' watch is worth maybe $2500/$2700 and a 'correct' rlx GMT 1575 movement in a J&Wcom case is not worth much more. Q...Why? A1...Because a replica is a replica no matter what mvt is in it. The 'value' is killed by it being a replica. A2...No matter how good it looks, that one word kills it (unless you are a crook). A3...Truth is, the 'shortcut 1655' is good enough for me. After all, I'm wearing a quartz '5513'. Ha! 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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