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Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« on: November 06, 2010, 02:01:59 PM »
So any of you chaps like modified watches? :D

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 09:58:08 PM »
Ok, what do I get if I answer correctly?

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 10:28:30 PM »
What makes up a modified watch?

There is a watchmakers course here in the states and I would love to take it. Only issue is, I don't wear a watch. I like pocket watches though.

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 07:26:25 AM »
 :D

I was kinda referring to the watch case and bracelet so different from the norm like coated case and bracelet and other mods would be to change the hands, glass type and profile and dial etc etc.



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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 11:24:12 AM »
Neat. Didn't realize there were people modding wrist watches.

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 11:52:33 AM »
What is the coating ?
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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010, 11:58:55 AM »
Hi there,

DLC so a fancy PVD coating.

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2010, 12:05:06 PM »
I like watches, infact I like watches a lot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9BlRcT0LD8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tclLq_WRm7Y&feature=related

and I also have a bumper automatic Omega.

OK,I know not top of the range but they are all top of my range!!

I`d love a Patek Philippe one day but sadly don`t think it`ll happen.

Modified watches - hummm...more info needed. Is that something you have purchased or made. If the latter, then that sounds cool but if it was just shop boughts I`d be a little confused "why"? But each to their own and if you like it then that is what matters. The watch in the pictures looks great.

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2010, 12:24:55 PM »
Nice Omega chap :D

Yep I had the mod done for a client of mine the watch does look very nice.

I basically stripped the watch done to it's bones, refinished all case and bracelet parts, satinised with bead blaster and then sent for coating in Switzerland then reassembled here.

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2010, 12:57:58 PM »
Very cool Bry  :bugeye:


beets the old thing i have just found at the back of the draw  :doh:




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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2010, 01:04:29 PM »
LOOK after that Seiko 7A38 caliber they're very well engineered movements certainly not a loser movement. :D

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2010, 01:14:09 PM »
Hi Bry


Its been in the back of the draw for years ,,,,,,,,,,,,, battery is a bit flat now  :doh:

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2010, 01:17:11 PM »
She's worth a good 50-70 secondhand.

If you need someone to fit a new battery I've got a 300 watch case opener set up.

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2010, 01:22:41 PM »
Looks like ist going on ebay  :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm more tool holders  :)

300  :bugeye:  ,,,,, you must do allot of watches Bry



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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2010, 01:26:17 PM »
The 300 was well spent means I don't need to worry about caseback slip.

If you want to sell her forward some better pics of case and bracelet and I'll ask a local 7A** collector.

The original box and papers always help.

You do know the RAF use to wear Seiko 7A** chronos?


One of mine:-



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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2010, 01:53:28 PM »
Looks a dam sight better than mine  :doh:


PM sent


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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2010, 01:57:40 PM »
I've got a 300 watch case opener set up.

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2010, 02:02:37 PM »
LOL

Can't use them on a or pound watch. :D




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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2010, 02:06:02 PM »
Just put a rag inside the jaws - works a treat!

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2010, 02:15:07 PM »
 :jaw: maybe with some but my clients watches I'd be SHOT!

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2010, 02:19:06 PM »
Bry - in that case.... amazing work!!! It does look really good like I said.

Is this a hobby or profession?

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2010, 03:05:07 PM »
Bit of both.

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2010, 03:10:37 PM »
Hi there,

DLC so a fancy PVD coating.

Very nice. But what is DLC & PVD?

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2010, 03:20:47 PM »
Hi there,

DLC so a fancy PVD coating.

Very nice. But what is DLC & PVD?

Eric
I'm guessing "Dialithium Convertor" for DLC and an updated version of PVC for PVD (polyvinyl dichroic or some such)

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Re: Any of you chaps like modified watches?
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2010, 04:53:07 PM »
Diamond Like Carbon and Physical Vapour Deposition.