More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:24 am

matt.wu wrote:I'll try to get some, Jacob.

I should post this on TRF and watch heads explode.
Thanks Matt.

You should post it as a "leaked" picture of the new blue diver that's going to be released on Monday.

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Post by JBZ » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:26 am

matt.wu wrote:I'll try to get some, Jacob.

I should post this on TRF and watch heads explode.
You should, but don't say anything about the modifications. Just post a picture and ask if you can wear it in the shower.
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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:28 am

JBZ wrote:
matt.wu wrote:I'll try to get some, Jacob.

I should post this on TRF and watch heads explode.
You should, but don't say anything about the modifications. Just post a picture and ask if you can wear it in the shower.
Or post it with the title "Warning: I wore my watch in the shower... look what happened!"

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Post by homathetes » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:29 am

Moar pics

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Post by koda240 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:34 am

Damn, i love that. I've been eying that watch for a long time, but the bling has always turned me away. I could see these mods turn it into a permanent keeper. Looks great matt

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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by JBZ » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:40 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
JBZ wrote:
matt.wu wrote:I'll try to get some, Jacob.

I should post this on TRF and watch heads explode.
You should, but don't say anything about the modifications. Just post a picture and ask if you can wear it in the shower.
Or post it with the title "Warning: I wore my watch in the shower... look what happened!"
:excited:
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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by Panerai7 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:19 am

By the way Matt, what is something like that cost?
The whole transformation

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Post by matt.wu » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:32 am

Panerai7 wrote:By the way Matt, what is something like that cost?
The whole transformation
$250 for the case/bracelet refinish. $250 for the OEM Rolex crystal.

Not bad, actually (considering I've paid $550 for just the domed sapphire from Kobold before :shock: ).
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Post by matt.wu » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:34 am

hoppyjr wrote:My kind of Rolex. Well done Wu! If you would source a Glidelock clasp it would be perfect.
Yeah - having just the built-in micro-adjustments + EZ-link isn't bad, but I'd love Glidelock for sure. I'll keep my eyes open....
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Post by JDC222 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:47 am

Love it Matt, it's perfect now! :thumbsup:
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Post by AtomicTom » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:47 am

Pretty incredible how this turned out Matt ! You never would think that
removing a Cyclops would change a watch so much, but it actually does.
Have seen it done a few times, and it always looks terrific. Can't believe
how you notice dial's blue even more, and how the finishing makes the
watch even tougher looking. Looks amazing ! :clap: Congrats Matt !

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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by hazmatman » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:12 am

JBZ wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
JBZ wrote:
matt.wu wrote:I'll try to get some, Jacob.

I should post this on TRF and watch heads explode.
You should, but don't say anything about the modifications. Just post a picture and ask if you can wear it in the shower.
Or post it with the title "Warning: I wore my watch in the shower... look what happened!"
:excited:
:roll:

Hell, that's a Rollie even I would wear…maybe because I know it would make all those prissy RolexHeads spin.

Sharp looking piece Matt! :thumbsup:
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Post by smalls » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:20 am

Love that finish on that watch. Looks excellent Matt!

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Post by Sidheguitarist » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:25 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
matt.wu wrote:I'll try to get some, Jacob.

I should post this on TRF and watch heads explode.
Thanks Matt.

You should post it as a "leaked" picture of the new blue diver that's going to be released on Monday.
:grin:

One more vote for "gorgeous hack" here. Looks wonderful.

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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by Panerai7 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:28 am

matt.wu wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:By the way Matt, what is something like that cost?
The whole transformation
$250 for the case/bracelet refinish. $250 for the OEM Rolex crystal.

Not bad, actually (considering I've paid $550 for just the domed sapphire from Kobold before :shock: ).
Cool Matt.
Worth it 100%

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Post by hazmatman » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:40 am

Panerai7 wrote:
matt.wu wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:By the way Matt, what is something like that cost?
The whole transformation
$250 for the case/bracelet refinish. $250 for the OEM Rolex crystal.

Not bad, actually (considering I've paid $550 for just the domed sapphire from Kobold before :shock: ).
Cool Matt.
Worth it 100%
Totally.
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Post by andrema » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:41 am

It looks great! I am very happy with what they did on my watches!
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Post by T.R. » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:33 am

Here are some close up photos that show how crisp the lines are when a watch is refinished by ABC. Not macro, but the best I have to offer.

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Check out the detail on the clasp.... the polished line on the edge. I had never noticed this until I got my watch back from ABC and took this photo.

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Only one problem with the work from ABC.... you are afraid to wear your watch that is now PERFECT after you get it back! :think: :doh: :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Post by carlodwc » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:42 am

I like it, I think it came out real nice.

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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by hoppyjr » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:44 am

matt.wu wrote:
I should post this on TRF and watch heads explode.
:lol: do it!

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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by Terpits » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:48 am

hoppyjr wrote:
matt.wu wrote:
I should post this on TRF and watch heads explode.
:lol: do it!
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TR, those chamfers are insane!
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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by demer03 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:43 am

Hah, you hit TZ-UK! Member learningtofly posted a pic that had found over at the Rolex forum.
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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:17 am

Lots of sheep over there at TRF. God forbid you mod a Rolex.
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Post by dshap » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:22 am

Looks good to me :shrug:

I'd definitely brush a blue/black GMT if I bought one.
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Re: More Horological Sacrilege - 116622

Post by 93 Turbo » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:34 am

dshap wrote:Looks good to me :shrug:

I'd definitely brush a blue/black GMT if I bought one.
David, I'd lightly brush the PCL's of the new Pepsi white Au. J
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