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I referenced the CWC Milsub in my pre-amble above and 'dinkee just came out with a nice history
here :)

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Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:09 am
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Very interesting! Thanks for the info :thumbup:

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Normally I would shudder at a watch with such a brightly coloured dial, but this just looks so 'right'. Maybe it's because it is a branded dial? I don't know, but to echo the words of others, don't be so modest! It has turned out great!


Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:27 am
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Brilliant project and excellent circular brushing on the lugs! Was it done by hand?
I've got a FE4612 and I was contemplating a similar project (a homage to the Monin Divers) but it appears that the 4612's dimensions make finding a case difficult!
They're reliable and bullet-proof movements though.


Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:59 am
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Thanks for the nice words folks!

JAY48 wrote:
Brilliant project and excellent circular brushing on the lugs! Was it done by hand?
I've got a FE4612 and I was contemplating a similar project (a homage to the Monin Divers) but it appears that the 4612's dimensions make finding a case difficult!
They're reliable and bullet-proof movements though.


Jay, yes the brushing was done by hand. I tape sandpaper to an old nail file and just file/brush away at 45 degree angles while the file is rested against the bezel lip (or whatever that raised part of the case that holds the crystal is called :eh: ).

I always assumed the FE4612 had the same dimensions as the FE4611, since the only difference is the date complication on the 4612. I have both, but have not compared measurements. I believe the FE46xx's are roughly the same size as ETA28xx's since both fit the Monnin/Von Buren cases. So you should have a lot of case options.

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Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:36 am
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mir36 wrote:
Thanks for the nice words folks!

JAY48 wrote:
Brilliant project and excellent circular brushing on the lugs! Was it done by hand?
I've got a FE4612 and I was contemplating a similar project (a homage to the Monin Divers) but it appears that the 4612's dimensions make finding a case difficult!
They're reliable and bullet-proof movements though.


Jay, yes the brushing was done by hand. I tape sandpaper to an old nail file and just file/brush away at 45 degree angles while the file is rested against the bezel lip (or whatever that raised part of the case that holds the crystal is called :eh: ).

I always assumed the FE4612 had the same dimensions as the FE4611, since the only difference is the date complication on the 4612. I have both, but have not compared measurements. I believe the FE46xx's are roughly the same size as ETA28xx's since both fit the Monnin/Von Buren cases. So you should have a lot of case options.


Great advice, thanks! I didn't know how to replicate the brushing on the lugs and I was going to resort to polishing the lugs on a 6538 case but I'll try this out first.
You're right about the 4612 and the 2788/2878s, it's just the stem height and the movement height that's about 0.3mm off. I should look around for a vintage style diver case!


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