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The fun thing is...it was pretty cheap! Laughing
avatar March 27, 2019 11:52PM
A guy on the Dutch watch forum had a black monster. I just bought a used orange monster with scratches and even some some on the crystal and with the original stiff Seiko plastic strap (can't call such stuff 'rubber').

He offered to blast it for me, if I send the watch, with the bezel detached and pay for the return shipping. Since the bezel didn't turn at all, I had a watchmaker had it removed and ordered a new spring and necessary parts in the meantime.

I also ordered a cheap Chinese bracelet with invisible deployant (butterfly type) and removed the locking parts.

The guy at the forum made sure the crystal was covered sufficiently and used the large bead blasting case at his work, a car repair shop! Used a way cruder blast means then other blasted watches I own, so wha I got it back, I thought, OK, this looks way different then I expected, but liked it right away.

I had the bezel reattached with the new spring and works as it should. painted the bezel, made a pip with clear nail polish and some lume powder some one gave to me and used a black sharpie to color the triangle, Actually wanted some black paint, but since I don't use that much, didn't bought the model paint... Reattached the locking clasp on the bracelet and on the watch and presto!


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Subject Author Views Posted
A free humpday! What are you wearing? March 27th 2019 What are you wearing? Jpeg Attachments James T. Kirk© 146 March 27, 2019 12:50AM
Nice! Thumbs Up A very "consistent" custom design, IMHO. Envy Thomas 82 March 27, 2019 07:16PM
The fun thing is...it was pretty cheap! Laughing James T. Kirk© 77 March 27, 2019 11:52PM
I love the orange inlay on the bezel. Thumbs Up I'm still wearing the big date moonphase (n/t) Jpeg Attachments Zeb 80 March 27, 2019 10:45AM
Great Parnis! The orange inlay was super easy... Jpeg Attachments James T. Kirk© 75 March 27, 2019 11:36PM
Nice Parnis Thumbs Up (n/t) MarkKershaw 76 March 27, 2019 10:58AM
Yeah I like that moonphase (n/t) Hemel 79 March 27, 2019 08:55PM
Re: A free humpday! What are you wearing? March 27th 2019 What are you wearing? (n/t) Jpeg Attachments Hemel 82 March 27, 2019 10:39AM
Must be a great feeling wearing your own designed watches! Thumbs Up (n/t) James T. Kirk© 73 March 27, 2019 11:27PM
Yeah, I guess you can say that... Hemel 65 April 04, 2019 07:49AM
Great looking chronograph Thumbs Up (n/t) MarkKershaw 76 March 27, 2019 10:58AM
Thanks!!! (n/t) Hemel 77 March 27, 2019 08:54PM
Yabba Dabba Doo, I'm wearing a Seiko too! (lame)....... Jpeg Attachments RussMurray 79 March 27, 2019 07:49AM
Laughing (n/t) James T. Kirk© 74 March 27, 2019 07:50AM
Morning all! Went with a Parnis GMT today. (n/t) Jpeg Attachments jhargrave 92 March 27, 2019 05:36AM
Lovely Thumbs Up (n/t) MarkKershaw 75 March 27, 2019 09:45AM
Nice Panhom! (n/t) James T. Kirk© 71 March 27, 2019 07:49AM
Sharp looking mod. Thumbs Up NTH stays on for me ...... Jpeg Attachments Robmks 78 March 27, 2019 05:21AM
It's such a beautiful watch! Cool (n/t) James T. Kirk© 76 March 27, 2019 07:48AM
Orange Seiko for me also Johan Smile Jpeg Attachments BobbyMikeRedux 96 March 27, 2019 04:58AM
Nice, but I had to click the link to see it! Wink (n/t) James T. Kirk© 70 March 27, 2019 07:46AM
Fixed it. Hard to post images from Imgur on my phone, links always have issues. (n/t) BobbyMikeRedux 77 March 27, 2019 02:19PM
I had temporary problems with imgbox, so use mostly Postimage.org, also free. (n/t) James T. Kirk© 71 March 27, 2019 11:37PM
Cool vintage. Thumbs Up (n/t) Robmks 72 March 27, 2019 05:26AM
Nice Monster Thumbs Up > Jpeg Attachments MarkKershaw 92 March 27, 2019 03:21AM
Do you use that to time your 3 minute egg to the thousandth of a second? Smile (n/t) Robmks 74 March 27, 2019 05:32AM
Haha there's a thought Thumbs Up (n/t) MarkKershaw 74 March 27, 2019 05:44AM
Nice Precisionist! Wink (n/t) James T. Kirk© 74 March 27, 2019 03:28AM
Thank you! (n/t) MarkKershaw 77 March 27, 2019 05:44AM



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