More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

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More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by matt.wu » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:22 pm

I can't leave well enough alone. From the moment I saw the blue 116622 in the flesh, I was in love with everything about it except for two key things - the bling and the cyclops. I decided to try it out anyway, but the polished finish really grinds on me - I can't do it - so it was sold pretty quickly.

Time passes; I still want the watch. I really want the watch. You know what? I think it might be a pretty good "long-term" candidate for the watch box if only it was brushed and cyclops-less...

Well, I must say it's an absolute answer to prayers to have the experts at ABC Watchwerks readily available for work. These guys are absolute pros. Not only do they do amazing, unparalleled work, but they're true WIS themselves as you will quickly find if you speak with them over the phone. They can speak all the watch-world lingo, both vintage and modern, and understand the tastes and eccentricities of the forum crowd.

The phone call to explain the work and quality I was looking for was brief because they could put all the words in my mouth. The turnaround time was lightning quick, and the quality is literally as if it came from the factory. The finish is identical to Rolex OEM, and the delineation between the brushed and polished surfaces is razor sharp. Around tough areas to brush (like the coronet on the clasp), there is zero flaw.

Anyway, here's the end result. I don't have great pics yet, so here's one from the car. I'm over the moon.

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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:30 pm

That's beautiful. What a great blue dial.

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Post by dosei » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:54 pm

Looks great Matt!

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Post by ikkoku » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:14 am

looks awesome....

treating Rolexs like Marathons now huh?

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Post by Rackness » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:40 am

It looks great. A big improvement, but you still won't keep it. That said someone will score a sweet piece ;)

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Post by demer03 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:02 am

Cool....just don't remove the second hand!
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Post by alund » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:09 am

Very nice piece. Blue dial looks great on this one...

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Post by dukerules » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:11 am

Gorgeous. Love the mods.

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Post by 93 Turbo » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:32 am

:cheers: to horological sacrilege. J
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More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by giosdad » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:39 am

I love it. I don't think I will ever want to own another Rolex with that much polished surfaces. It ultimately kicked the Milgauss out.

I agree completely on ABC. They know their stuff and turn out amazing work. You get what you pay for.

Hit me up if you decide it is not a keeper. [WINKING FACE]
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Post by jimyritz » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:25 am

Looking good Matt :thumbsup:

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Post by Nellipj » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:51 am

Outstanding!

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Post by JBZ » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:54 am

Nice Matt! Waiting to see if it will last for 30 days straight...
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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by greenlightning » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:59 am

aboen wrote:FTMFW
Took the words out of my mouth :headbang: :headbang:

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Post by jswing » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:04 am

Looks great. :thumbsup:

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Post by mechnut » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:07 am

greenlightning wrote:
aboen wrote:FTMFW
Took the words out of my mouth :headbang: :headbang:
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Post by zepp21 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:30 am

The Rolex nerds are going to disown you. (Looks awesome Matt!)

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Post by Terpits » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:53 am

:thumbsup:
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Post by GGD » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:55 am

That looks amazing Matt!!! Congrats mate, I hope you love it :cheers:

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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by Panerai7 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:00 am

Yep, should come like that from the factory :thumbsup:
Matt, send that picture to Rolex and show them how it's done.

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Post by unixshrk » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:51 am

Zack is not going to be happy

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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by hoppyjr » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:56 am

My kind of Rolex. Well done Wu! If you would source a Glidelock clasp it would be perfect.

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Post by blkgsl » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:03 am

Sigh.

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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:06 am

I would love to see some macro shots of the brushed finish on the case and around the clasp crown.

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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by matt.wu » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:23 am

I'll try to get some, Jacob.

I should post this on TRF and watch heads explode.
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