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  1. I have the exact same problem, I'd love to build a deck watch from the stellita version of 2804, but I just can't find cases anywhere. It fits in the automatic cases, but it defeats the purpose in my opinion of using that nice thinner movement when the case isn't thinner. I've thought about having one made, but Im terrible with design and a one off will be incredibly pricey. Hopefully someone here will have some insight!!!! Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  2. Make sure you have the case screws for the ut6498 if you plan on swapping. The st36 screws do not fit. And you'll have to make the hole in the tabs larger to fit those screws, unless you order some larger tabs. This was annoying when I had to stop my project just for a couple screws, so I figured I'd share lol. Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  3. That is pretty neat. Never seen that model before. I've done the same. This one I got the whole watch for the price of a case so I used the movement on another project and just used the case. Also changed that strap out with a Barton black leather and white stitching. That blue anti glare kinda sucks I think I'll remove that eventually. The second one is a sterile parnis case also, with a nice luninous dial and hands, I was kinda going for trench watch look. Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  4. I love them as well, as a bigger guy I like the 42-45mm watch size and it's just so much fun to build these. This case was from offrei. I've also used several sterile parnis cases all are very nice. This one is 45mm but is thinner than most at 10.5. I loved the lugs really, that's why I bought it. It wears really well in my opinion. Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  5. I think the last pic didn't take so here lol Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  6. So I looked around at the vintage ones and found this nice arnex dial with just a simple logo, it's enamel paint, but I think my project turned out very nice, plus the name on the movement matches the dial lol. Anyways if your skimming through threads and read this, lemme know what you think. I actually did find a beautiful dial exactly like I wanted from some awesome people at tourby, so I'm waiting on that for a little nicer project watch down the road. Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  7. I use 10x glasses for normal stuff, I have a 25x for inspecting jewels and such,. Works well on the stuff I do. Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  8. This is incredible! Awesome job! I have the same movement I've been trying to figure out how to do the dial forever. I've thought about the whole water slide decals, having vinyl made, trying to have someone hand paint it, nothing is ever as nice as the real deal like you have. I bow at you completing a project I've only begun to think about! It's beautiful. Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  9. I second that. Good magnification, Dumont tweezers, and a decent set of bergeon screwdrivers. I cheaped out on all three of these at first, and greatly regretted it. Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  10. I've seen these, they're usually painted. I suppose I could use the top one but I'd have to figure out how to remove or cover that logo. Thanks! Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  11. I have been searching for an enamel dial for a 6498 with Roman numerals for a while now. I've found old arnez and eaglestar dials but they usually have goofy logos or paintings on them. I did find a German guy on the bay selling them but they're all Arabic numbers and I'll regret it if I use that I know it. I've looked at steinhart, laco, stowa, and even tissel, but I'd much rather make my own, it's a pride thing I guess lol. I feel like it's a popular style, someone somewhere has to have them. Does anyone have any information about a lead that I can follow? Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  12. I suppose the short and skinny is to heat and remove and find the same size Jewel and heat and replace. That's gonna take allot of reading and YouTube vids lol. Suppose I'm going to have to learn this sometime. Didn't realize that's what I was looking at doing, was kinda hoping I could find a donor movement lol Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  13. Wow that's alotta jewels lol. I suppose I'll be learning how to replace the Jewel in the setting with this route. Thanks for the link! Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  14. This bad boy came to me a mess. Didn't know what it was, got it cheap, and was intrigued by the obviously swiss movement in a phillidelphia case. Apparently brittish air Force. Anyways it's very nice. 15j decorated movement. Enamelish dial that's dammaged. Skeleton hands that used to be lumed. My problem is I need a balance cap Jewel for the cock. When I took it apart there was a small piece of what looked like graphite or something that someone stuffed in there to make it run. The cap Jewel is cracked. Runs great upside down and stops dead right side up. How the heck can I find this part?? Plus the click spring flew away but I can make one of those if I have to. Any suggestions. Someone already told me it might be electa, but I can't find any the same. I'd love to restore this thing. Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  15. I'm an amateur hobbiest and I have been mainly focusing on american pocket and wrist watches. So far I've learned alot, and have recently fell into the 6497/8 rabbit hole because of the summer months, it's nice to wear a wrist watch instead of jamming a ball of metal into shorts lol. Anyways Ive learned alot and have a long way to go so I'm excited to see what everyone has to say. I've worked on anything from 18s down to about 8/0 is the smallest I can really see and get into, and some simple swiss movements without complications. It's allot of fun, frustrating, and when a project is completed it's awesome. Anyways have a great day. Happy to have found this place Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
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