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Old 06-14-2012, 08:59 AM   #4636
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It's alive!


My bud recommended a local jewler that had done well for him in the past. Got this corrected in 4 days for a very fair price. I'm pretty happy.

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:02 AM   #4637
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And don't let anyone buy it cheap. That's a valuable piece of Seiko history. Especially as it appears original.
I think he should give it to his brother for being awesome.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:02 AM   #4638
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Cool? Or sacrilege?



Yours for only $32k...

http://gizmodo.com/5918093/custom-po...th-every-penny
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:18 AM   #4639
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Cool? Or sacrilege?
Both
I like it because it may likely drive the purists nuts.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:51 AM   #4640
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:23 PM   #4641
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I like it because it may likely drive the purists nuts.
I'm far from being a purists - I like some of the mods done on some Rolex models but that one is just, plain silly.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:36 AM   #4642
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PVD / DLC.... Looking for Feedback

I have a Seamaster and considering doing a PVD / DLC number on it.

Any experience for the collective here?

Durability?

Vendor/Company reference?

Cost?

Pics?

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:46 AM   #4643
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I'm far from being a purists - I like some of the mods done on some Rolex models but that one is just, plain silly.
Those guns Popeye is sportin' better glow in the dark, that's all I have to say.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:17 AM   #4644
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The latest. I likes alot.

Gift from wife



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Old 06-18-2012, 10:00 AM   #4645
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I have a Seamaster and considering doing a PVD / DLC number on it.
Any experience for the collective here?
Durability?
Vendor/Company reference?
Cost?
Pics?
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I have a mid-80's Tag Heuer Black Coral 2 that I am convinced was originally colored with a black Sharpie at the factory. I love the watch otherwise and I might consider this refinishing as well if the price is reasonable.

Anyone here done something similar
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #4646
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I met a guy Saturday with a Submariner that had been PVD finished, and honestly it looked like shit. The finished had chipped off all over the edges of the bracelet, and looked thin on the edges of the lugs. It just looked cheap to me. I think they look great when they're new and perfect, but it doesn't appear to me that a Submariner will hold up with PVD. It might have something to do with the 904 steel that Rolex uses, but seeing one after some wear and tear was enough to get me off the idea.

If you like that finish, check out the Sinn watches with the tegimented steel finish. I've got U1 in with the black bezel, and it looks like PVD but is a whole lot tougher.




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Any experience for the collective here?

Durability?

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Cost?

Pics?

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Old 06-21-2012, 08:08 PM   #4647
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Speedmaster. Speeding. Somewhere in Nebraska USA aboard a 1993 BMW R100GS/PD.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:02 AM   #4648
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Speedmaster. Speeding. Somewhere in Nebraska USA aboard a 1993 BMW R100GS/PD.
Cool pic! I'm too cheap for a Speedy, but I love my elkskin ropers.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #4649
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Half Mfg. List, CostCo....

Well, this has been for sale at CostCo now for at least a month. I guess it's in the catalogue flyer at $199.99, Seiko SSC017. Solar Chrono Diver. No batteries required, quartz movement V175. The pushers screw in for a 200 Meter Dive rating. The 24 hour dial, sadly is not a separate time zone, and I'm thinking about taking a scotchbrite pad to the shiny parts of the bracelet.



Comes in a Red and yellow second hand model but those are not on sale at Costco. MFG Suggested retail on this piece is $395.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:07 PM   #4650
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Seiko SSC017. Solar Chrono Diver. No batteries required, quartz movement V175. The pushers screw in for a 200 Meter Dive rating. The 24 hour dial, sadly is not a separate time zone, and I'm thinking about taking a scotchbrite pad to the shiny parts of the bracelet.


I kinda like this, at first it jumped out at me and I didn't dislike it straight up. Then I saw the many markings between the second marks, oh yeah, it a chronograph, but a 200meter chronograph? why, is that so saturation divers can time the torpedoes as the pass by them?

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