The Rolex Mikos Reference 116400 watch is a modern classic. Sport and history, this popular Cheap Rolex Replica Watches today serves as a somewhat avant-garde, casually dressed watch that evokes a good taste, attention to performance, and of course, a high position in life, for the owner who wears it. aBlogtoWatch reviewed the Rolex 116400GV before. However, the content of this review is a bit different. This is a Rolex Milgauss, which has been completely engraved with the name of artificial wear in the United States, so in a sense, this is a custom Rolex Milgauss watch comment.
This watch is aftermarket-engraved immediately made into sectarian watch lovers: on the one hand those who see any changes to Rolex are blasphemous, on the other hand those who think it is a very popular but ordinary thing is more exclusive and Unique. Do you know? They are all correct.
Buying a custom Rolex is not without risk, but it also pays off. First of all, in most cases, you will invalidate Rolex’s remaining warranty (this is not the end of the world – especially for watches that are out of warranty), and you will greatly reduce the risk of future resale value. Of course, the latter element actually depends on customization. Most custom Rolex Replica Watches today are divided into two camps. One is the aftermarket diamond or jewellery inlay (although I always recommend Rolex’s factory gems because they are unbeatable) and the second is a change in the color or design of the Rolex case and dial. This is where the class like the Banford Watch Department or Project X Rolex watches enter.
This custom Rolex watch is a different, it is a less common custom Fake Rolex Watches. Aftermarket watch case engraving is there, but it is rare, one of the main reasons is that there is not much engraver that can do this type of work satisfactorily. If anyone knows this fact, it must be the founder of the clothing brand Blaine Halvorson. A few years ago, Halvorson sold his own company JunkFood Clothing and founded the brand. Halvorson now runs his own clothing in a private studio in West Hollywood and a retail space that only accepts appointments – where he continues to make his own shoes and clothing.
One of the most interesting aspects of the brand is the literal meaning of their name in most of their work. If you remember about a decade ago, the fashion world had a big deal about artificially aged clothing, such as t-shirts and jeans. Why pay more for someone else to tear your jeans? There is actually a good reason. Brian and his team have completely perfected the art of making new things look older. This applies not only to clothing, but also to other things such as books and household items. The brand produces a range of products from knives to bags, all with a brand-like appearance that seems to blend classic masculine temperament with American retro nostalgia. This makes sense for a tattooed man from Bozeman, Montana, who, despite his success and fanatical followers, still stains his hands every day (usually very dirty) ).
I am very fortunate that in the early 2015, I first introduced the first carved Swiss Rolex Watches on aBlogtoWatch. Brian was independently crafted and conceived, and he personally selected most Rolex watches and sent them to the private network of professional firearms and tool engravers who lived throughout the United States. Brian can do a lot of things, but the case of the engraved watch is not one of them – although he does have appreciative power. According to him, most sculptors, even if they think they can make a case, usually can’t. As a middleman between the client and the engraver, part of his value is to ensure that the final product is first class and aesthetically consistent with his tastes and expectations.
Although MadeWorn specializes in making new watches to make them look old, it is obviously not his strategy to customize watches. Instead, his strategy is to give these Rolex Replica and other watches some “old features” that will allow them to survive in the world of high-quality tools that people use to smash, such as their hunting equipment. There are many collectors who like watches, knives and guns, so this fits their mindset. In a sense, this watch with the Rolex Milgauss 116400 is the vision of Blaine’s watch made 150 years ago.
I personally like its artistic integrity and how it makes such universal appeal more interesting. Carved Rolex can’t make it better, it makes it unique. That is to say, the person doing the matter and the person wearing the dress need to have a strong personality and want to wear a dress that is not everyone’s favorite. The engraving of the Rolex 116400 that I have shown for everyone thinks that this work is very good, but some people don’t think it is attractive. Of course, this makes sense because it’s a highly stylized look (this is a man-made point of view) that doesn’t appeal to everyone. Having said that, if you like gun-style hand-carving, I don’t see you disappointed with this watch.
What really fascinates me with this engraved Rolex 116400 watch is that its case is a very good timepiece. For example, if the rest of the watch has the same theme as the engraving, it will be a completely different watch. I am not saying it will be better or worse, but it will be completely different. I also like this is a modern Rolex Milgauss, not an antique – so you have this combination of things that look new and have a more retro feel.
The basic Rolex Milgauss 116400 is a good watch and may not require much introduction. MadeWorn is paired with a slightly older version of Rolex Milgauss. Rolex was produced before the blue-green crystal of this watch was launched. The watch is called 116400GV. Rolex Milgauss is Rolex’s “engineer’s watch” with built-in anti-magnetic field function and is now a “watch for thoughtful people.” At least, this is a saying. At 40 mm wide steel, the most common logo for Rolex Milgauss is its cool and unique orange “Lightning” second hand and other clean dials.
With a simple polished border, Rolex has removed a lot of life elements, making Rolex Milgauss one of the most inconspicuous watches, nevertheless, has a great personality. The internal Rolex Milgauss 116400 is a self-made Rolex Caliber 3131 automatic motion that is shielded by a core to prevent it from being adversely affected by the magnetic properties (which will break or affect the timing performance of the motion). The simple three-handed automatic manufacturing makes great daily wear, and the 40mm wide size makes the Rolex 116400 truly versatile.
The original work of Rolex Milgauss 116400, on this customized model, is almost invisible through the enrichment of the gunwork on the cabinet and bracelet. Each of the produced watches has a unique engraving, because the sculptor spent about a week carving each case and they imagined a particular decorative design. Logically, the purpose of this watch is: First, split the watch into its own case and bracelet section. The engraver then decorates the parts and then reassembles the watch. Let me remind you again that Rolex is using very hard 904L alloy steel which is difficult to cut. Most of the engravings are made of softer metal, such as brass or gold, so getting the details in a hard steel box is proof of the piece.
Brian may not share examples of “rejected” engravings, but there are many. In fact, according to him, most of the sculptors who worked with him (even those who claimed to be able to engrave the watch case) could not provide satisfactory results. What the public sees is the best. They don’t know how long it takes to get a case done. Knowing all of this and the actual time it took to get started with the master engraver, the retail price of this watch looks more like a bargain, although it is obviously a luxury watch.
My favorite reason for MadeWorn’s custom Rolex watches and other watches is that none of the watches I have seen are the same. It starts with a watch, which is a process of wear that deserves to be engraved and then begins with engraving. This is indeed a comprehensive, well-planned job, but it is difficult to understand if viewed from the outside. This means that every timepiece that goes through this process is special, this is not something that can be mass produced.
I don’t think Rolex will be upset about this kind of thing like other custom Rolex watches because they have different dial or case colors. Yes, this is a highly personalized product, but its core, it is still known and loved by Rolex watch fans. It just happens to be a “tattoo everywhere.” Brian happened to have a tattoo on his body. When you look at him, then look at the watch and then look at him, the whole thing starts to make sense.
As a brand, it is still emerging. They have no logo or address in the space in Los Angeles. It doesn’t even have a doorbell – Brian likes it. Having said that, their absolute attention to the details of everything has earned them the constant work of many celebrities, film studios and other projects. From custom-made clothing for big-production movies to art installations at New York Fashion Week, custom-made clothing is all-encompassing. Blaine Halvorson is a force to be reckoned with, and anyone who is passionate about emerging fashion trends should pay attention to this brand. Are these related to watches? My answer is yes, because the watch is not just about adding some decorations to the Rolex watch, but it also benefits from two important (though completely different) brands. If these two brands are combined, they will bring something new. The price of this patterned Rolex 116400 watch is $16,000.