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Rollie mod of SKX031 
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Post Rollie mod of SKX031
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 !! :D 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

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lume application before painting the base


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


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case was re chamfer to sharpen the look :)

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after some fine polishing

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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

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not to forget the white subsecond hand

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

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Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:10 am
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Post Re: Rollie mod of SKX031
Glad to see you're back SD :)
Interesting project, I will follow the updates!

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Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:19 am
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Post Re: Rollie mod of SKX031
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Well done man! :thumbup:


Especially love the chamfer edges!


Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:24 am
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Daddy likey!

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Post Re: Rollie mod of SKX031
Wow, good work on that case and the beezel! Gratz :clap:


Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:41 am
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Post Re: Rollie mod of SKX031
kilowattore wrote:
Glad to see you're back SD :)
Interesting project, I will follow the updates!


:D yup im back, finally




ASCIWhite wrote:
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Well done man! :thumbup:
Especially love the chamfer edges!


Baemm wrote:
Wow, good work on that case and the beezel! Gratz :clap:



Thnx :D
try my best on chamfering


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Daddy likey!


:D

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seiko skx031
seiko skx171
6152-1 destro 4-linner
3646 RP dial
PreV mahogany Box
6152-1 LP 74
3646 engraved bezel
6152-1 MM destro
3646 sterile
prototype 2533 build
6154 build no2
my first 6154
6152-1 4linner
pre V 5218-202A
pre V 5218-201A


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Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:13 pm
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Post Re: Rollie mod of SKX031
Amazing! Did you use a lapping machine to do those stunning chamfering?

Loving that bezel insert.!


Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:19 pm
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Post Re: Rollie mod of SKX031
SSTEEL wrote:
Amazing! Did you use a lapping machine to do those stunning chamfering?

Loving that bezel insert.!



unfortunatly im very poor at tools investment :(

so i used my needle file on hand to make all chamfering :)
very primitive technique and lots of energy channeling to my wrist n eyes :lol:

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past project:

Custom made dials, handset, buckels
Seiko mod
carbon 44mm
seiko skx031
seiko skx171
6152-1 destro 4-linner
3646 RP dial
PreV mahogany Box
6152-1 LP 74
3646 engraved bezel
6152-1 MM destro
3646 sterile
prototype 2533 build
6154 build no2
my first 6154
6152-1 4linner
pre V 5218-202A
pre V 5218-201A


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Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:29 pm
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Post Re: Rollie mod of SKX031
steph_dexter wrote:
SSTEEL wrote:
Amazing! Did you use a lapping machine to do those stunning chamfering?

Loving that bezel insert.!



unfortunatly im very poor at tools investment :(

so i used my needle file on hand to make all chamfering :)
very primitive technique and lots of energy channeling to my wrist n eyes :lol:


I hear you my friend, I currently do all my case refinishing/restorations by hand too, but do plan on investing in a lapping machine at some point.


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Grabbing a beer, nice to see your back & busy...

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Grabbing a beer, nice to see your back & busy...

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thnx :)
busy at the moment cannot decide to paint the insert grey or sort of maroon aged red... argh...

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past project:

Custom made dials, handset, buckels
Seiko mod
carbon 44mm
seiko skx031
seiko skx171
6152-1 destro 4-linner
3646 RP dial
PreV mahogany Box
6152-1 LP 74
3646 engraved bezel
6152-1 MM destro
3646 sterile
prototype 2533 build
6154 build no2
my first 6154
6152-1 4linner
pre V 5218-202A
pre V 5218-201A


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Post Re: Rollie mod of SKX031
I'm not big on gray, unless it is a 'GHOST"

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Post Re: Rollie mod of SKX031
Abarth wrote:
I'm not big on gray, unless it is a 'GHOST"

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;)
that is what i'm talking about, ghost :D

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past project:

Custom made dials, handset, buckels
Seiko mod
carbon 44mm
seiko skx031
seiko skx171
6152-1 destro 4-linner
3646 RP dial
PreV mahogany Box
6152-1 LP 74
3646 engraved bezel
6152-1 MM destro
3646 sterile
prototype 2533 build
6154 build no2
my first 6154
6152-1 4linner
pre V 5218-202A
pre V 5218-201A


viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13078&p=160802#p160802


Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:43 pm
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Post Re: Rollie mod of SKX031
Nice work thus far!


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Post Re: Rollie mod of SKX031
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Nice work thus far!



Thnx :D

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past project:

Custom made dials, handset, buckels
Seiko mod
carbon 44mm
seiko skx031
seiko skx171
6152-1 destro 4-linner
3646 RP dial
PreV mahogany Box
6152-1 LP 74
3646 engraved bezel
6152-1 MM destro
3646 sterile
prototype 2533 build
6154 build no2
my first 6154
6152-1 4linner
pre V 5218-202A
pre V 5218-201A


viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13078&p=160802#p160802


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Post Re: Rollie mod of SKX031
steph_dexter wrote:
Abarth wrote:
Grabbing a beer, nice to see your back & busy...

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thnx :)
busy at the moment cannot decide to paint the insert grey or sort of maroon aged red... argh...

Hi Steph. Cool and interesting project. Maroon red all the way.

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