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  1. Yes it's definitely wrong. I realized after I purchased it. So I am just having fun challenging myself to make it work. If I can get the internals to work I will have at it with a metal file and see what I can do as far as shaping. Outcome doesn't matter it's just working on the skills. if I totally botch it I'll find the right case. Maybe get that guy Milk to make me one.
  2. assembled picture shows how spacer makes dial work with the cae I had. Black disk is the spacer I made from a brass dial by turning a dremel into a lathe. I beat up the case nicely with acid and abrasion and a few hits so it looks 50 years old and saw some action. Yes yes yes... I'll turn the R into a B so it's says "Bolex" like I promised. I just wanted a real Role dial so the printing was spot on.
  3. Ouch, that's harsh. It's going well. Current challenge, frustrated with getting the correct diameter date dial. The date is off center in the window for the dial I have. I'll have to find one that is the right diameter and then shave/thin the one I have and find a way to glue it on perfectly centered. I have been quiet here because I found a forum where guys focus on making Frankenstein watches "RWI". Its' been an incredible resource for parts and input on fitting things together. These guys hotrod some crazy shit, it's awesome. There is one guy there "milk" who machines entire cases f
  4. What is the name of the color of the Brando markes? I see everything from "Cream" "light brown" to "Pumpkin"? Or are those all different colors?
  5. I see thsi sloppy print on this Master I. Was it really done this way. here is the ebay add. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rolex-GMT-MASTER-Black-Dial-27-34mm-Item-95391/373032519767?hash=item56da788857:g:I~gAAOSwl7peoITP
  6. I'm getting back to this project. I decided tht I want to include as many real Rolex parts as I can get my hands on. Also over time I can replace non authentic parts with real ones as I find them. I decided that I definetly want a eal patina GMT dial to start. I see the Master series I are very expensive but teh Master II's are in the <$500 range with damage. Any guidelines for identifying fake dials vs real? Posts in the back and their location? markings on the back of the dial? Features on front? for example what are the correct time periods for "T<25" vs "Swiss Made" at the ba
  7. Under close examination that ridge doesn't look like a parting line. Sure it come apart there? If I decide to go teh crystal pull route what is the easiest/cheapest way?
  8. I do not have a dial on this watch (skeleton). So I will just leave it out and press the minute hand down far enough to keep the hour gear lined up then?
  9. I purchased a movement to play around with. The hour gear (hand mounts onto) came with a wave washer. I assume the washer goes under it and I should add a little oil to it? Thanks
  10. Could this be real? Not working parts watch for only $1k?
  11. Che's a communist. There would be some serious hypocrisy if he tried to make money off his t-shirts. By definition (if alive) he would have to let people profit off his likeness, not himself. They woudl of course do great thus building a t-shirt empire with an unfair compensation structure. He would eventually not be able to stand by and watch this injustice. Che would infiltrate the worker community and start a union. There would be resistance from leadership resulting in a violent overthrow. The new leadership would then run the company successfully for a little bit. Workers would even
  12. Can we resolve the ethical issue if I put "Bolex" on it in the Rolex font, (Brando + Rolex). It will get someone from a distance who knows watches to engage in a conversation but when they actually look at it I have to explain quickly what it is about. Deal?
  13. This watch isn't about the quality. It's about the fun of making it. Like making a model car. I had a good time making it and adding my own details that weren't' there like mud splatter and a rust spot on the fender. I also think it's a good fishing lure at social events. I think someone who knows watches would ask about this thing. Regular people wouldn't. Gouges and scratches on the case? Where's the Bezel? Did that used to belong to an underwater welder who worked on wounded submarines like a road side assistance service of the sea? I think my first response is going to be
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