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Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by SeikoJohn on Fri Jan 26 2018, 18:35

I have a divers case and bezel with a blue bezel insert





Sorry for the poor images but I blame bad lighting .

This casing can take a DG2813 movement and I was thinking of getting this Dial



with these handset



I think the dial and hands will go well together and the blue insert should add a little splash of colour .

Any suggestions from our members on dials or hands ? Remember they must fit a DG281 movement and the dial can be between 29-30mm in Dia Possibly a shade bigger than 30mm as I can file off some of the dial to make it fit .

All ideas welcome Very Happy


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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by domecurb on Fri Jan 26 2018, 20:29

i would make it into a bicycle Neutral but failing that they are nice hands and dial, but not so sure about the blue insert


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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by SeikoJohn on Fri Jan 26 2018, 20:33

@domecurb wrote:i would make it into a bicycle Neutral  but failing that they are nice hands and dial, but not so sure about the blue insert  

You just dont like blue bezel inserts Razz


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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by domecurb on Fri Jan 26 2018, 20:36

@SeikoJohn wrote:
@domecurb wrote:i would make it into a bicycle Neutral  but failing that they are nice hands and dial, but not so sure about the blue insert  

You just dont like blue bezel inserts Razz

correctomundo ..........


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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by SeikoJohn on Fri Jan 26 2018, 22:04

Another option

This Dial



These hands



or these



With either a black bezel insert or this unusual one



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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by daff62 on Sat Jan 27 2018, 15:47

@SeikoJohn wrote:Another option

This Dial



These hands



or these



With either a black bezel insert or this unusual one



This dial, the first set of hands & the bronze coloured bezel 
insert would be my favourite combination. Very Happy
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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by Robti on Sat Jan 27 2018, 15:57

Sorry I don’t have a clue but I do like that bezel, waiting to see the next update though
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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by SeikoJohn on Sat Jan 27 2018, 17:16

@Robti wrote:Sorry I don’t have a clue but I do like that bezel, waiting to see the next update though

I am waiting to see what the next update will be myself lol! lol!

I have spent quite a few nights searching different dials and hand options but now I know how to remove the cyclops ( from another thread on here ) this has opened up a whole range of other dials , I am not restricted to having a date window at 3 oclock also I can look at non date window dials.

I know what I will be doing this evening Very Happy


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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by SeikoJohn on Wed Jan 31 2018, 15:06

Well I took the plunge and bought a set of hands and a dial from China last night so going to be a few weeks before they arrive . The hands and dial I bought are not what I was going for originally so you will all have to wait and see. I plan on either using the blue bezel insert I currently have or may possibly play around with some bleach on another bezel insert I have lets see how that turns out Shocked


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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by SeikoJohn on Wed Jan 31 2018, 16:23

@domecurb wrote:

Close but you are not a winner ...  Sorry


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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by domecurb on Wed Jan 31 2018, 16:40

oh well can only be this then



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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by Robti on Wed Jan 31 2018, 19:25

@domecurb wrote:oh well can only be this then


Now that looks the part, perfect colour too
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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by SeikoJohn on Mon Feb 12 2018, 15:15

Hands arrived at the weekend I thought I had ordered white but did not read description properly and they are silver hey ho not to worry I can swop them over from another watch I have . The dial arrived this morning and all is good . I was going to use the movement from a different watch but thought it best to do this properly and build everything from scratch. Instead of buying a DG 2813 I bought a clone 8205 cheap as chips but that is what I wanted a cheap build. Once the movement arrives I can crack on with the build .


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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by domecurb on Mon Feb 12 2018, 15:29

@SeikoJohn wrote:Hands arrived at the weekend I thought I had ordered white but did not read description properly and they are silver hey ho not to worry I can swop them over from another watch I have . The dial arrived this morning and all is good . I was going to use the movement from a different watch but thought it best to do this properly and build everything from scratch. Instead of buying a DG 2813 I bought a clone 8205 cheap as chips but that is what I wanted a cheap build. Once the movement arrives I can crack on with the build .
have you tried sitting both sets of hands on the new dial to see what looks best [ obviously not both at the same time as that would just be silly Rolling Eyes Razz ] sometimes polished hands can look good


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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by SeikoJohn on Mon Feb 12 2018, 15:46

@domecurb wrote:
have you tried sitting both sets of hands on the new dial to see what looks best [ obviously not both at the same time as that would just be silly Rolling Eyes Razz ] sometimes polished hands can look good

Very good advice I shall give it a try . Thanks


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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by SeikoJohn on Sat Feb 24 2018, 18:01

Watch case ... Tick
Dial ........ Tick
Handset...... Tick
Movement ...... Tick
Bracelet ......... Tick

All has arrived the dial has been modified by myself the bracelet has had some alteration done to it as well . Watch case has had an ultra sonic bath and is drying nicely .

Hopefully all will be built tomorrow and I shall post photos and description as the new MFW will be revealed.

For everyone wondering what MFW is well all will be revealed as this could become a new brand name Very Happy


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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by domecurb on Sat Feb 24 2018, 19:25

@SeikoJohn wrote:Watch case ... Tick
Dial ........ Tick
Handset...... Tick
Movement ...... Tick
Bracelet ......... Tick

All has arrived the dial has been modified by myself the bracelet has had some alteration done to it as well . Watch case has had an ultra sonic bath and is drying nicely .

Hopefully all will be built tomorrow and I shall post photos and description as the new MFW will be revealed.

For everyone wondering what MFW is well all will be revealed as this could become a new brand name Very Happy

is it Male Female World or Massive Fat Worm ?


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Re: Ideas required for a watch mod

Post by SeikoJohn on Sat Feb 24 2018, 19:42

Erm no lol!


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Post by SeikoJohn on Sun Feb 25 2018, 18:57

That idea went completely T!ts up Sad

I bought a set of water transfer decals and found one of them really suitable to put on a sterile dial . I took my time placed it straight and left it to dry , then the following day I gave it a coat of clear matte lacquer and again left it for a day .

Today I got everything ready to make a build , Dial , Hands , case , bezel insert , bracelet all looking good ....... Until I notice I have placed the decal in completely the wrong place



As you can see I have placed it at 9oclock rather than at 12 what an Idiot I am Mad Mad  I have no idea why I did that as I took my time . I have done that good of a job it will now not come off .

Oh well best order a new dial lol! lol!

I think the decal is actually a castle or castle tower but to me it looks like a hand giving "the middle finger " this gave me the idea of MFW .... Middle Finger Watches Very Happy Very Happy


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Post by domecurb on Sun Feb 25 2018, 19:23

never mind poop happens sometimes and i bet you wont do that again, what about "quarter to 9 horology" lol!


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Post by SeikoJohn on Sun Feb 25 2018, 19:25

Oh this wot defeat me it is what is called a minor step back lol!


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Post by domecurb on Sun Feb 25 2018, 19:26

@SeikoJohn wrote:Oh this wot defeat me it is what is called a minor step back lol!

glad to hear it.....i have had many a WTF ! or FFS! moments Very Happy


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Post by SeikoJohn on Sun Feb 25 2018, 20:35

One good thing that did come from the weekend I was given a Parnis bracelet by a member from another forum I am interested in these bracelets as some say they are good some say not so good. The annoying thing is it has the word Paris PenisParnis etched onto clasp ..... Well no more as I managed to file it off. It could still do with a few rubs of fine wet n dry but I am happy with the outcome .
It will just need to wait until I get the watch built before I get to wear it .

I also got to use my my mini table vice for the first time




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Post by domecurb on Sun Feb 25 2018, 20:38

well done, hard work too......been there Shocked


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