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Vintage Rolex Hand Engraved

I was commissioned to hand engrave this vintage two tone gold Rolex for a great customer in Panama. He asked if I could include a “heart motif”, wings and wheels, some scrollwork and a bear which represents his family crest. What a fun project to try and bring those things together on this stainless steel canvas! Hand engraving a vintage Rolex is not for the faint of heart. The stainless steel is actually much harder and tougher than the new Rolex watches. This is certainly a one of a kind watch and my customer is quite happy with it.

Hand Engraved Vintage Rolex

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Hand Engraved Vintage Rolex

 

Hand Engraved Vintage Rolex

Hand Engraved Vintage Rolex


Hand Engraved Rolex with Tiger Theme

This Rolex engraving was done for a wonderful customer overseas who asked me to include various design ideas that have great personal meaning to them. The hand engraving took well over 100 hours and is done in deep relief style which is extremely time consuming in Rolex stainless steel. This project was a joy to engrave and I think the end result is a one-of-a-kind Rolex that will be worn with great pride and treasured forever! Thanks for looking 🙂

Rolex engraving

Rolex engraving

Rolex engraving

Rolex engraving


Rolex Caseback Hand Engraved with Gold inlay

This project was done for a really great customer who wanted to personalize his Rolex watch. A 24K Gold inlaid 3 letter monogram with a hand engraved border of oak leaves and acorns inlaid in gold.

Rolex gold inlay


Samurai Rolex Engraving

This project was commissioned by an overseas customer who requested a hand engraved Japanese/Samurai design. The Japanese characters represent the clients name and are very meaningful to him. Each part of the Japanese design are taken from ancient Japanese culture. Hand engraving the stainless steel Rolex case and band in deep relief style is not a simple nor easy task. The metal is quite hard and the carbide graver needs to be sharpened and re-sharpened countless times. But, the end result is a unique one-of-a-kind Rolex watch that can be treasured forever.

Hand Engraved Rolex Daytona

Hand Engraved Rolex Daytona

Samurai Rolex hand engraved

Samurai Rolex hand engraved

Samurai Rolex hand engraved

Samurai Rolex hand engraved

Samurai Rolex hand engraved


Hand Engraved Rolex Daytona This hand engraved Rolex  was done for Francois Pienaar, the captain of the 95 World Cup Championship Rugby Team from South Africa. He asked me for a Chinese theme that included a dragon. Francois was portrayed in the movie “Invictus” about he and Nelson Mandela.
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Hand Engraved Rolex

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Hand Engraved Rolex Milguass – The hand engraved Rolex Milguass below was done for the famous Bamford Watch Department in London, England. Over 100 hours of hand engraving went into this watch.

Hand Engraved Rolex


Hand Engraved Rolex Milguass –  The hand engraved Rolex below was done for a customer in London who requested a gothic theme with skulls. Deep relief engraving on this fine watch resulted in a real attention getter!


Hand Engraved Rolex – The hand engraved Rolex below was done for a client who requested a theme that included the favorite birds and plants from his ranch. The deep engraving brings it to life!


Hand Engraved Watch Case – A very nice customer from Singapore requested that I hand engrave the case of his favorite watch shown below. A lot of time and care went into this project.

Hand Engraved Watch Case

Hand Engraved Watch Case

Hand Engraved Bulova Watch –  The classic solid gold Bulova watch below was hand engraved for fine jeweler in Montecito, CA. Hand Engraved Watch Case

 


Hand Engraved Watch Dial – The watch below has a custom Swiss automatic movement and a custom hand engraved dial.Hand Engraved Watch Dial

 


Watch Dial Engraving – this brass watch dial was hand engraved with a Rosetta design.  Certainly makes it a one of a kind watch!

engraved watch dial

engraved watch dial

Hand Engraved Cartier –  The watch below was a project for a popular musician in Europe. He asked me to hand engrave just a few links on each side of the band. I think the engraving goes well with this nice old watch!

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Engraved Rolex Band –  The hand engraved Rolex band below was done for a customer on the Gulf coast. He requested an ocean motif and asked if I could engrave some of his favorite fish, crab and shells into the band.

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Hand Engraved English Scroll – The watch below was engraved with an English Scroll design around the bezel and on the lugs.


 Hand Engraved Swiss Watch – The band and lugs were hand engraved on the watch below for a customer in the south of England.

Hand Engraved Skull and Scrolls – The watch below was hand engraved for the lead singer of a popular punk and rock band in California.