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  1. Watchmaking
    So I am a novice in the world of watchmaking. One of my first projects is customizing a Seiko 007... Part of what I am planning on doing is getting a clear case back from DAGAZ to show off the movement but to add some contrast I really want to remove to winding rotor and paint it either black or...
  2. Omega
    Hey guys, I made the mistake of taking a macro shot of my Speedy and noticed that the chrono minute hand has a spot of rough paint. The chrono hour hand has a less severe paint issue. One more thing- I also noticed a tiny fleck of the gold inlay in the "O" of the "OMEGA" text on the back is...
  3. Casio G-Shock
    Hey everyone! Just wanted to show off my DW9052 mod. I started with a black version and no intention of modding, but got bored and ordered a blue bezel on Ebay. I decided to keep the grey buttons instead of trying to source the black ones that come standard on the DW9052-2. I pained the "G" on...
  4. Straps & Bracelets
    Just picked up a vintage Ernest Borel cocktail watch for my lady. But I need to get a custom strap made and I want to capture the original design as closely as possible. Does anybody know the basic process to add a design like the one below to a strap? Do these markings have a special name...
  5. Casio G-Shock
    Hi guys! Just finished stealthing my G-Shock bezel. I left it in Goof-Off for an hour and a half, and luckily, my bezel wasn't damaged. However, some of the text remained, ever so faint, but there is still a slight trace and it really is bothering me. Any advice on how to get rid of the last of...
  6. Watchmaking
    Hello, How difficult is it to paint the hand of a watch so that they glow in the dark? I have an old Seiko watch that I would like to fix up a bit. I am going to take it to a local guy that repairs watches as soon as he get back in town. I think at one point the hands on the watch were...
  7. Casio G-Shock
    Anyone else notice the reflections off the crystal and bezel, along with the red/grey hands, make it difficult to quickly read the analog time? I want to paint both hands solid white to see if it improves things... then maybe relume hands and markers. Has anyone tried this on a AWG-101?
  8. Public Forum
    I'm looking for lume paint to mod a bezel. I'm looking for orange. I've also read about some sort of black lume paint developed for Lumtec pieces. Can anyone provide any direction? Please and thank you!
  9. Watchmaking
    Morning folks, more of a lurker than a poster but was after some answers, so here I am. I've done some searching but not pulled up anything concrete and I apologise if this is in the wrong sub-forum. I have a fairly comprehensive watch tool setup that allows me to completely dismantle most...
  10. Casio G-Shock
    I have a GW-500A that I am looking to disassemble and duracoat. Can someone help me with instructions? I've gotten so far as to get the internal component half way out but the flat ribbon wire is attached to the photo recharge bezel and I don't want to break it. I am wanting to duracoat...
  11. Public Forum
    Recently purchased a watch on the sales forum with titanium case and band. Although the seller warned of the scratches and dings, he was perhaps a bit conservative in his rating and i definitely more sensitive to the watch's condition. I tried polishing it myself but to no avail. I figured...
  12. Dive watches
    Hey folks...looking to see if anyone has been down the road of touching up the bezel insert on the Marathon JSAR. I have one inbound that I picked up off the SC. It is in really nice shape, but there are some marks to the bezel insert as shown below. I know I can't remove the texture of them...
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