Author Topic: Chunky Tag Heuer 1000m with relumed hands and bezel markers>>>>  (Read 4483 times)

Offline bry1975

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 417
  • Country: gb
    • http://www.satintime.co.uk
Chunky Tag Heuer 1000m with relumed hands and bezel markers>>>>
« on: February 04, 2011, 02:11:16 PM »
Nice Chunky Tag Heuer 1000m with relumed hands and bezel markers.



Offline bry1975

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 417
  • Country: gb
    • http://www.satintime.co.uk
Re: Chunky Tag Heuer 1000m with relumed hands and bezel markers>>>>
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 04:47:15 AM »
Hi there,

I would imagine it's 316L stainless steel and the finish most likely satin finish bead blast.
Imo the watch diameter isn't that large it's the thickness that JUTS of the wrist a lot!

Now this Seiko 600m in the middle below is really huge!>>

51mm diameter outer shroud and 17mm thickness!



Hope that helps.


Bry
« Last Edit: February 05, 2011, 04:50:41 AM by bry1975 »

Offline j45on

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 380
  • My tiny workshop Location Ashford Kent
Re: Chunky Tag Heuer 1000m with relumed hands and bezel markers>>>>
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 06:14:01 AM »
how do you relume the hands and with what ?
Jason

Offline bry1975

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 417
  • Country: gb
    • http://www.satintime.co.uk
Re: Chunky Tag Heuer 1000m with relumed hands and bezel markers>>>>
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 08:35:46 AM »
Hi Jason,


The hands are hollow some would say the hands have been fine blanked but probably more of a chemical etch process, I use a suitable varnish or binder/dope and mix the Strontium Aluminate(100% non toxic) glow powder into the binder and carefully fill the hollow hands from the underside it can take some practice with the broader hands.

If you ever need any glow powder I have LOTS of blue and green glow emission!






« Last Edit: February 05, 2011, 12:42:32 PM by bry1975 »

Offline Brass_Machine

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5155
  • Country: us
Re: Chunky Tag Heuer 1000m with relumed hands and bezel markers>>>>
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2011, 07:08:11 PM »
How does the glow powder work. I don't mean 'how does it glow'... but how do you work with it? I see earlier you mention mixing it? Would you care to give a good insight on the powder? I am keen to know.

Eric
Science is fun.

We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.

Offline Divided he ad

  • WARNING: LIKES SHINEY THINGS
  • The Collective
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1954
  • Country: gb
  • Between Chester, Wrexham, ruthin & Holywell :-)
Re: Chunky Tag Heuer 1000m with relumed hands and bezel markers>>>>
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011, 09:03:35 PM »
Nice watches.... That Seiko is huge  :bugeye:   You got to have some confidence to be taking these types of watches to bits and restoring them!! either that or  :loco:   :lol:
Joking of course, I'd be very scared of opening one of them.

 

I've got some of that glow powder.... Works for hours  :thumbup:

I got it when I was playing with shallow cast resins (few years ago now)  paper weights and the likes.... Still got loads left too, very cool stuff  :)

I have mixed it in clear and coloured resin, superglues and clear varnishes. Found it a bit hard to get the consistency correct, lots of patchiness in the final product.... suppose that's where the "carefully" bit comes in!?



Anywho, very cool  :headbang:







Ralph.


I know what I know and need to know more!!!

Offline bry1975

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 417
  • Country: gb
    • http://www.satintime.co.uk
Re: Chunky Tag Heuer 1000m with relumed hands and bezel markers>>>>
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 09:22:26 AM »
Thanks lads,

I must add the Seiko was mine BUT pictured their with the new owners watches, certainly makes the Rolex look TINY. :D

Swiss watch work can be rather stressful due to price for replacement parts and excess fiddliness hence why I, prefer working on Seikos as better thought out and generally better built and movements more robust.

The lume is applied from the back of the hands with an oiler basically like a needle.