I mocked up my promaster with faux patina, might of overdone it, thoughts?
Looks great. Where did that BB style insert come from?View attachment 15477596 View attachment 15477562 View attachment 15477600
The distortion is cool. Acrylic and ceramic on a Murphy bezel, and so far it's the only watch I really like on rubber.
I was sure I'd destroy the case trying to debrand it so I never chanced it. I kinda like it there now, though. Strikes me as honest. Thanks for the kind words!
Looks amazing!Here’s my latest.
9937OB with Swiss movement and solid end links bracelet, brushed. Sightly thinner. Still using the original case back.
Logo on the side removed, slightly profiled pointed Crown guards.
BSH decal relief dial
Seiko flat top plexi
I think it looks pretty good.
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That is the Namoki Mods sloped ceramic BB58 style, sitting on top of a 38mm Murphy Bezel:Looks great. Where did that BB style insert come from?
No screws or screwdrivers needed. Everything is just pressed together by the back case and the under side of the rehaut.Well, I've embarked on my journey. I got fed up with the ugly, yellow-tinted indices and placed an order for a 5513 style dial with vintage lume, and some matching mercedes hands. It should be here in a month, which leaves me plenty of time to worry about disassembly. In particular, I'm curious about the dial. Is it held in by screws? If so, do I need a set of screwdrivers?
Well, that makes me feel better 😁 . As soon as my caseback tool, and the hand puller and press arrive I'll start playing with the copic markers as you recommend. I'm thinking about transplanting the Invicta wings onto my new dial;No screws or screwdrivers needed. Everything is just pressed together by the back case and the under side of the rehaut.
The invicta wings, like the rest of the indices have small feet on the back, so you'll have to file those off and place it with adhesive.Well, that makes me feel better 😁 . As soon as my caseback tool, and the hand puller and press arrive I'll start playing with the copic markers as you recommend. I'm thinking about transplanting the Invicta wings onto my new dial; View attachment 15503481
I'm curious about the crystal as well, I'd like to change it to a domed acrylic. Is it fit with a gasket, or just glued in?
Sounds good! Do I need a crystal press, or can I improvise? I suppose I could always send it to someone who has the equipment, if necessary.Pop out the old, press in the new.
100% agree. If you get a decent crystal with the tension ring, go for the actual size with the gasket. I like the GS a bit better, Ever Tite is more flush or Diver Tite if you like the thick bubble.^this. I use Stella WR acrylic crystals at 30mm exactly, stock gasket, direct swap. Pop out the old, press in the new.
Some guys say to use bigger 30.1mm, but they always cracked for me. Never had a leak, even in testing, with my 30mm ones though. It's friction fit onto the stock rubbery gasket. No glue. I really like the ones with a tension ring because they come in both gold and silver, and when used cleverly can add a TON of depth to a mod. Here's my dad's watch with a gold/gilt tension ring Stella WR dome:
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How's the lume? Looks nuclear in the pictures!First mod attempt.
Raffles-time dial and hands from eBay