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Old 03-01-2017, 04:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SKX031 rolling mod

this mod was started as a used SKX031 daily beater by the previous owner that i bought in fairly low price

Having it condition, i decided to mod it with many model of Hans Wilsdorf creation as my inspiration: models in late 50's - 70's
Vintage Rollie !! especially the fragile Bakelite on 6542

so here are few picture on my mod documentation at the moment
detail mod are: re-chamfering lug, rollie style second hand in white, DIY bakelite style insert, custom fitted endlinks



fitment trial






lume application before painting the base







the insert was shape by hand with needle file
eliminate all the rough edges, all surface polish gloss







case was re chamfer to sharpen the look





after some fine polishing






got no bracelet or rubber when i bought it
it is my determination to use endlink with leather band, so i bought skx007 made for 22mm bracelet and mod the endlink to fit this watch... grinding the metal bit by a tiny bit and finally... i'm happy

before & after






not to forget the white subsecond hand





later i will update with custom crystal, custom lume handset and watch band

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Great work, Steph! I saw this on FB earlier!
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Great work, Steph! I saw this on FB earlier!
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Amazing Mod,, great job
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