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Old 07-29-2013, 09:35 AM   #6751
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I wish there was a person who did some form of lume on any watch. I have a few I would love to get done.
Everest seems to do good work.

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Old 07-29-2013, 09:34 PM   #6752
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Now this is really gonna piss most of you off & I apologise in advance however I want a fake/replica old seamaster to buy. i have seen a few genuine ones for sale however the manual work I do I can't see them lasting too long. I like the vintage look but not the purchase/ service price & if they break or get lost i won't get too worried.
I'm happy to pay fake prices for fake goods - quality doesn't really come into it, just style
If you have any leads please PM me if you don't want to be lynched
Padmei,

Do a ebay search on vintage Tissot watches. The winder I just won was $30 and looks like an Omega.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321155542201...#ht_1168wt_919

The second hand is missing in action.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:58 PM   #6753
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I wish there was a person who did some form of lume on any watch. I have a few I would love to get done.
I'm sure you can find someone to lume your watches. I had one of mine done from a guy in canada years ago. I have since lost his info but there has to be another watch maker who is willing/and able! to apply super luminova for you.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:33 AM   #6754
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Now this is really gonna piss most of you off & I apologise in advance however I want a fake/replica old seamaster to buy. i have seen a few genuine ones for sale however the manual work I do I can't see them lasting too long. I like the vintage look but not the purchase/ service price & if they break or get lost i won't get too worried.
I'm happy to pay fake prices for fake goods - quality doesn't really come into it, just style
If you have any leads please PM me if you don't want to be lynched
Don't buy fake or counterfeit goods. Just don't.

Look for a nice, inexpensive homage built buy Invicta or Swiss Legend if you must, but don't buy counterfeit anything.

When you buy counterfeit goods, you're supporting child labor, illicit drug and weapons trade, and other nefarious activities. Further, you're breaking international law relating to intellectual property rights, copyrights, and trademark protection, as well as breaking your own country's laws.

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:25 AM   #6755
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Don't buy fake or counterfeit goods. Just don't.

Look for a nice, inexpensive homage built buy Invicta or Swiss Legend if you must, but don't buy counterfeit anything.

When you buy counterfeit goods, you're supporting child labor, illicit drug and weapons trade, and other nefarious activities. Further, you're breaking international law relating to intellectual property rights, copyrights, and trademark protection, as well as breaking your own country's laws.

Thanks for listening.

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Seriously, all that can be true...maybe...but think this through. Even from a selfish, I-don't-give-a-crap perspective...

Why would you want to buy a piece of crap knock off that's likely to break in 1 or 2 yrs, is *not* built to any specs (particularly water resistance) and is un-serviceable*, when there are high-quality, reasonably-priced alternatives, and even nearly-identical homages so easily within reach? A Hammie Jazzmaster would be on my wrist, if I were going for that look. At least you know it was built to last, and could be serviced.

This is pretty much also my reason why I rarely buy vintage...the gaskets aren't to be trusted.

I've a pretty steep threshold on pulling the trigger on a complete knock-off. On the streets of any country in South Asia, you can get a "patek" for $8. Yeah...I might get one of those if I happen to be in the area...kind of like a souvenir...but I'm going to haggle.

* btw: imo, there's nothing wrong with an un-serviceable movement, unless you can't trust the case & gaskets. Cheap movements in great cases (a-la Seiko 5 Autos) are awesome. Very inexpensive...and if'n when it starts crapping out...you've only blown like a hundred fifty bucks.

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:29 AM   #6756
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Don't buy fake or counterfeit goods. Just don't.

Look for a nice, inexpensive homage built buy Invicta or Swiss Legend if you must, but don't buy counterfeit anything.

When you buy counterfeit goods, you're supporting child labor, illicit drug and weapons trade, and other nefarious activities. Further, you're breaking international law relating to intellectual property rights, copyrights, and trademark protection, as well as breaking your own country's laws.

Thanks for listening.

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:33 AM   #6757
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Everest seems to do good work.

http://www.everestwatchworks.com/services.html
Looks to be exactly the place I need! thanks!
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:44 AM   #6758
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Seriously, all that can be true...maybe...but think this through. Even from a selfish, I-don't-give-a-crap perspective...

Why would you want to buy a piece of crap knock off that's likely to break in 1 or 2 yrs, is *not* built to any specs (particularly water resistance) and is un-serviceable*, when there are high-quality, reasonably-priced alternatives, and even nearly-identical homages so easily within reach? A Hammie Jazzmaster would be on my wrist, if I were going for that look. At least you know it was built to last, and could be serviced.

This is pretty much also my reason why I rarely buy vintage...the gaskets aren't to be trusted.
I agree - why buy a cheap counterfeit when there are nice homages out there? A Swiss Legend Abyssos is a fine wristwatch - I own one. Invicta's higher-grade homages to the Rolex Submariner are quite good quality.

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:05 AM   #6759
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I agree - why buy a cheap counterfeit when there are nice homages out there? A Swiss Legend Abyssos is a fine wristwatch - I own one. Invicta's higher-grade homages to the Rolex Submariner are quite good quality.

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And then there's the logic of being the dunce. Around here, the knock-offs command upwards of 3 digits. I'm sorry, I might like the look of a knock-off royal oak, and I certainly can't easily afford a real Audemars Piguet, but I refuse to be the guy who buys a knock-off AP for, what, $150, when I *know* that same knock-off is being sold down the street from my cousin for $8...AT A PROFIT. I might be able to afford the knock-off. But it's still a rip-off.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:03 PM   #6760
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I jsut did some searching on the invicta site and got to this one, looks pretty good to me

http://invictawatch.com/collections/...6499-pro-diver
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:25 PM   #6761
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Recently ordered a large Seiko 5 23 jewel for my son from a company on Ebay, "My watches hub", based in Singapore. I wanted the Japanese version, so had to order from out of the country it seemed.

A little late to be asking this, but has anybody dealt with them, and were you happy with their service, delivery time, etc.?

Anybody have the watch?

It's this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/360691098052...84.m1497.l2649
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:49 PM   #6762
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I jsut did some searching on the invicta site and got to this one, looks pretty good to me

http://invictawatch.com/collections/...6499-pro-diver


too

and you get the humor of buying the "opposite" of an omega.

You break / lose this...you're out $85 bucks.

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Old 07-31-2013, 04:17 PM   #6763
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NFW watch, Viperfish model. OVER built and beefy. Acid Green sunburst face, Lume on hour, min , sec, hands and Hour markers., counter clockwise direction only bezel with lume on each number and incriment. Automatic movement, 30atm depth rating, screw down crown. Beefy bracelet with links that have individual screws for each link.


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Old 07-31-2013, 09:31 PM   #6764
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Recently ordered a large Seiko 5 23 jewel for my son from a company on Ebay, "My watches hub", based in Singapore. I wanted the Japanese version, so had to order from out of the country it seemed.

A little late to be asking this, but has anybody dealt with them, and were you happy with their service, delivery time, etc.?

Anybody have the watch?

It's this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/360691098052...84.m1497.l2649
I have that exact watch. It is on my wrist as I type this. It is my favorite watch right now and I wear it more than my Rolex. The only possible criticism I could offer is that the Seiko 5s cannot be hand wound. The only way to wind them is to use the automatic winding mechanism.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:17 PM   #6765
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Sigh.

I was on an all-day ride two Saturdays ago and when I got home, I found that my 18 month old had taken my Vostok and now we can't find it. Even though I have a bunch of watches, including a very nice Seiko diver, the Vostok Amphibia with the NATO band was by far my favorite - I wore it 4 days a week.

We still have no clue where it went after two weeks, so I ordered another one today. (meaning I'll probably find it tomorrow). Of course that means waiting forever for it to show up from Russia... Note to self - don't leave the watch on the counter...
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