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 Posted: Mon Jan 2nd, 2012 07:24 am
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After building my first Radiomir Hommage with only asian parts, I felt like doing it again but this time with a swiss ETA 6497 movement, a Luminor hommage titanium case and a sapphire crystal.

Learnt a lot on the first build, so this one was a lot easier (still some minor things to work around, but easier 4 sure)





Here the two DIY projects are together ...


Had the most problem on this last one with the stem, as I cut it just a tad to short after fiddelig about with it for quite some time. But luckily I hat two more 6497 stems in reserve, so the 2. time around I was spot on (more or less) Must say, a normal screw in crown is MUCH easier than the flip lock thing on this one.

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Good job, Rolf. I can't even do 1/20th of what you didbravo.gif

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 Posted: Mon Jan 2nd, 2012 09:08 am
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thankyou.gifvery much Jeff:0) Not really that hard, mostly just assembling the ordered parts (and as long as they fit, hehe, no hassle) Had to do some modding iot get dial to fit on the first one, and needed to file down the movement mounting screws on this last on, as they were way to long. And the best thing is that you get a better insight in the workings of the movement (at least if you do as I did on the first one and screw out a screw just a bit to much so several parts fell out of the movement and onto the work bench, haha. Took some time and some checking on the internet, but managed to put it all back together again) And would probably still be messing around with it if it wasn`t for a certain French/Norwegian sheriff, hehe. 3T is certainly a great little community, and lots of helpful people.

Also been regulating my own watches lately, and slowly working up the nerve to pop open the Emperor for a fine tuning of the 8L35. Will post pictures of the process when and if I find the courage to do it.

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Nice done Rolf! Congrats, you will certainly enjoy it twice more than if it was bought finishedthumbsup.gif

Last edited on Mon Jan 2nd, 2012 03:36 pm by Hammerfjord

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Thanks a lot William, great little bonus to our "little" hobby this. And certainly not the last I`ll build.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 2nd, 2012 08:23 pm
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Hammerfjord wrote:
Nice done Rolf! Congrats, you will certainly enjoy it twice more than if it was bought finishedthumbsup.gif

Totally agree with the Sheriff. If only I had better eyes and lots more patience, I'd surely dismantle a Seiko and rebuild it again even if it takes me days to do it. I'm scheduled for a laser operation of my eyes next month and maybe after that, I'll attempt something like what you 2 guys have doneThumbsUp02.gifThumbsUp02.gifThumbsUp02.gif

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bigrustypig wrote:
Hammerfjord wrote:
Nice done Rolf! Congrats, you will certainly enjoy it twice more than if it was bought finishedthumbsup.gif

Totally agree with the Sheriff. If only I had better eyes and lots more patience, I'd surely dismantle a Seiko and rebuild it again even if it takes me days to do it. I'm scheduled for a laser operation of my eyes next month and maybe after that, I'll attempt something like what you 2 guys have doneThumbsUp02.gifThumbsUp02.gifThumbsUp02.gif

Well, I hope that this operation will give you eagle eyesThumbsUp02.gif

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Hammerfjord wrote: bigrustypig wrote:
Hammerfjord wrote:
Nice done Rolf! Congrats, you will certainly enjoy it twice more than if it was bought finishedthumbsup.gif

Totally agree with the Sheriff. If only I had better eyes and lots more patience, I'd surely dismantle a Seiko and rebuild it again even if it takes me days to do it. I'm scheduled for a laser operation of my eyes next month and maybe after that, I'll attempt something like what you 2 guys have doneThumbsUp02.gifThumbsUp02.gifThumbsUp02.gif

Well, I hope that this operation will give you eagle eyesThumbsUp02.gif
+1 Fingers crossed for your eye surgery Jeff, do let us know how it goes buddy, when the time comes.

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Thanks William and Rolf. Maybe I can enjoy this hobby of ours even more.ThumbsUp02.gif

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Too cool, Rolf! ThumbsUp02.gif
Watch projects are great fun. Ended up with a parnis "homage" a while back and have been fiddling with it off and on. I refinished the dial, and have had the hands hanging outside on a string for the last couple of months to get a worn-look. While taking the shine off I broke the second hand, and haven't yet found one that costs less than what I paid for the watch! subtlelaugh.gif

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Thank you very much Scott! Much appreciated. Gotta say that "hanging hands on a string outside" you got going sounds interesting. Might just try that, cause have been thinking about "vintag`ing" the radiomir hommage. Now I just need to try to get my strap making close to your level, `cause they are the standard imho!
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FnuSnu99 wrote:
Thank you very much Scott! Much appreciated. Gotta say that "hanging hands on a string outside" you got going sounds interesting. Might just try that, cause have been thinking about "vintag`ing" the radiomir hommage. Now I just need to try to get my strap making close to your level, `cause they are the standard imho!
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Man that's nice to hear, thank you!
I found a hand-set including the second hand for $10 shipped, should be here in a week or so. When it gets here I'll post some pics of the new with the "garden variety" subtlelaugh.gif

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