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For sale is my Stefan Kudoke Hand Engraved Skull.

This is a very special watch that I'm only selling out of necessity and priced accordingly.

The watch is in Mint Condition with no signs of wear on the case. Watch was bought in December 2016 and includes all boxes and papers.

About the watch (description taken for Watchbuys, where it was purchased)

Hand made dial with unique engraving

• Case diameter (mm): 38.0
• Case thickness (mm): 10.0
• Case lug width (mm): 20
• Case back: Transparent
• Case finish: Mixed
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Modified ETA 2824

This is a brand new model from German Master Watchmaker Stefan Kudoke.

More importantly this watch features among the largest amount of hand workmanship of any watch we carry.

The Hand Engraved Dial

The dial is made from sterling silver and is completely made by hand. Using a relief engraving technique, Stefan creates an embossed skull and bones from silver. This type of engraving is much more difficult and time consuming than standard "cut out" engraving.

Once the engraving is completed, the dial is coated with black and white rhodium to create contrast.

Using a small paintbrush, Stefan then applies a special lacquer using black rhodium to create added dimension.

The Hour and Minute Hands

The minute and hour hands are also completely made in-house and by hand. Stefan uses a tiny saw to first cut the bone shapes; these shapes are then further refined by traditional engraving to achieve the final look.

The final process is to temper both hands blue using hot brass chippings. Stefan has admitted to us that this step often must be repeated numerous times, as it is very difficult to achieve an even coloration (colors can range from light blue to violet unless the correct heat is applied).


In summary, this is a very special watch of which no two pieces are exactly alike.

Original price for this watch is $6,590.00

Selling prize: $2,750.00 (negotiable)

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Re: FS: Stefan Kudoke Hand Engraved Skull

There's been interest in the watch, but still available. Serious, reasonable offers definitely considered.
 
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