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    Default Tudor 7928, first modding attempt…….

    Inspired by the amazing work on the rep fora I finally bit the bullet...So I got me a few vintage Tudors and Rolex(es)? a while ago as a project for modding. After reading, trying, screwing up, rereading, retrying I finally came out with a first result on a 7928.

    First the Asian clone which didn’t run was replaced with a gen Eta I had in my parts box.
    Still trying to find a gen Tudor vintage rotor but for now it is ok.



    Then I filed down the dimples on the crown as I hadn’t have a correct crown.
    I “relumed” the hands and markers with a mix of tea, lemon juice and freeze dried coffee to get the tone I was looking for. My first attempt wasn’t what I wanted as I put too much of the color at once on the hands so I retried and used 4 layers on the lume and also on the hands to get a vintage effect.








    Trial and error with the casework,...I screwed up the first case as I went too far reshaping it….In the end I got my second case the way I liked it.
    Materials used: files, dremel, scotchbrite, sandpapersticks 360 and 1000 grain and sandpaper 1000.







    The usual mods followed…..I bought some 2 mm pushpins, drilled the lugholes.
    Next thing was to age the bezel. I put the insert in a cup with lemon juice and put it outside in the sun for 2 weeks… no result gggrgrggrgrg$%^& so I tried some bleach and got me a ghost bezel in less then a minute…..again it turned out that less is more as the bleaching went too fast so I ordered some inserts to experiment with…. I also sanded the bezel edges.

    So here is the result, it needs more tweaking….but as a total newbie on modding I am not unhappy…Sorry for the bad pics as I had no patience to make good ones...Any advice is appreciated….








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    Great stuff, and congratulations on your completed project!

    You’ve nailed what this is all about as far as I can see - practice, practice, practice! Get a few donor watches, a bunch of inserts, and try stuff out.

    So far I’m doing what I always do in hobbies - dithering about with several things on the go at once and never finishing any of them. Seeing a project like this going from beginning to end is a real inspiration. So, thanks!


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    Great outcome for your first/ second project!

    But holy moly, what happened to that rehaut at 7-9 o‘clock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Seamaster View Post
    Great outcome for your first/ second project!

    But holy moly, what happened to that rehaut at 7-9 o‘clock?
    lol, the rehaut is ok but I touched the crystal with my dremel so what you see is distortion of the crystal....

    @nObby...cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by capice View Post
    lol, the rehaut is ok but I touched the crystal with my dremel so what you see is distortion of the crystal....

    @nObby...cheers
    Haha ok lol

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