I posted on Facebook saying that I am going to do a dial (and movement) swap on two of my Orient Bambinos. Today, I am happy to say that it’s done and I am happy with the end result.
Below is a picture of the original Orient Bambinos. On the left is the ER24002W (rose goal case with rose gold hands and indices) and on the right is the ER2400BW (stainless steel case with rose gold hands and Roman indices).
I bought the rose gold ER24002W with the idea of trying out a rose gold watch. It turns out that I am not really a fan of the rose gold case. The Roman dial ER2400BW is a nice watch but the small Roman indices bothers me a little. Since both watches are not getting the wrist time, I decided to swap the dials to create something that I really like.
The swap is done by my watchmaker and it is really simple process. For each watch, open the caseback and remove the crown and stem. Pop out the movement (with dial and hands) and swap them over. Place the crown back and tighten the caseback.
Here is what they look like after the swap. The watch on the left is what I am after – stainless steel case with rose gold hands and indices. The watch on the right unfortunately is the by-product created.
Here is another picture of the resulting watch.