Hi there, Rolex content here, but it might trigger hopefully a wider discussion, as it could happen to quite some other brands as well. INTRO: I do like RLX, but I find myself gravitating to their tuned-down kind of offering and also to the smaller examples... I have a 1600 DJ (solid bezel) ... and some months ago I purchased a 36mm 116000 (Oy.Perp). To be very honest - I got it for a very good price, for a rather obv. reason: it came with a dial that only a mother would love ... (generic pic) I bought the watch with the firm idea and conviction to turn it into something different - mod it to my desire and needs. I used it for a couple of weeks ... but the dial never "grew" on me ... The size however and everything else about this watch I started to love dearly ... it is the perfect "no-nonsense-anywhere and anytime" watch ... it is never out of place So out come the artillery: THE PLAN: A (now) friend of mine, worked for a couple of decades as senior watchmaker at the Mutterschiff: he was kind enough to make some calls, pull some strings and in the same evening I got a mail with "your stuff is on the way" ... My stuff was a new dial .... and after some deliberation, 3 hands . The shiny "longplay-center" dial (and to a certain extent) most sunburst dials make it tricky to find the 3 hands at first glance ... finding my hands at first glance is kindalike a pet peeve for me case in point (slightly different model, but you get the idea that it's not easy telling time at a glance): So finally I opted for a swap of dial AND hands ... would have hated to go through the trouble of going through a swap of dials and still have to "fish" for the hands. So, the full 9 yrds I went. That meant: a lovely original blue 3-6-9 dial that was always an option for the 116000 ... and for hands I went for the Submariner hands (the 116000 and the sub share the same movement; the 116000 has a ever-so-slightly bigger dial). I already had the Airking in blue and that dial is mesmerising! ... It's basically the same dial, just 2mm bigger! Plus, I also have a very soft spot for the 36mm EXPLORER ... but then again, who hasnt So fast forward: after some time waiting for the postman, I was asked to get my watch in ... and the next day I got a pic back THE RESULT: (goose sold separately) (sorry for the lint ) and now the best part: unlike the new EX1 , this dial has actually lume on the 3-6-9!!!! so ... for once: - I am extremely happy how everything turned out ... (I guess there is always the off-chance that things go pearshaped which is an expensive bummer if a RLX is involved ) - I feel I built one of the best RLX's there (n)ever was (a blue Explorer with great movement and better dial/bracelet than the 36mm) - I of course have the original hands and dial - but I def. frankenstein'd a nice watch ... would I do it again? ... HELL YES!!!