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Greeings,

We needed a new thread. I was getting bored with the name thread and the Mako color thread (although the red and green fascinate me).... So... Lets have a thread where you show us pictures of your Orient Mod.

Here is Mine:

Watch: CEM65001B Orient Black Mako http://orientwatchusa.com/watch.php?id=69

Mod: Replaced the Mineral crystal with a domed Blue AR Sapphire crystal.

Reason: I have granite counters in my house. Granite is harder than Mineral crystal but softer than Sapphire. As you can imagine, my mineral crystal was scratched frequently.


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Greeings,

We needed a new thread. I was getting bored with the name thread and the Mako color thread (although the red and green fascinate me).... So... Lets have a thread where you show us pictures of your Orient Mod.

Here is Mine:

Watch: CEM65001BOrient Black Mako http://orientwatchusa.com/watch.php?id=69

Mod: Replaced the Mineral crystal with a domed Blue AR Sapphire crystal.
Where did you get the sapphire? I had a spring bar failure (Orient if your listening your stock spring bars are crap, talk to the mothership and figure out how to get the fatty Seiko bars in the Mako) which led to my Mako kissing the concrete. Needless to say I'm interested in a sapphire upgrade.
 
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Nice watch....though is that hair on the dial between 3 and 4oclock???
Yes... that is a hair on TOP of the dial :-x

I have a terrible time taking pictures... something always causes trouble... lately it's been my cats! o|
 
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Where did you get the sapphire? I had a spring bar failure (Orient if your listening your stock spring bars are crap, talk to the mothership and figure out how to get the fatty Seiko bars in the Mako) which led to my Mako kissing the concrete. Needless to say I'm interested in a sapphire upgrade.

I got that sapphire from yobokies. He has the blue AR coated domed sapphire. If you would like flat sapphire with no AR coating, they are available from the orientalwatchsite.com. Go there and send a PM to garwal.
 

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I've got makos with sapphire too:







and the 2002 gmt with sapphire:


I'm just a couple of days from adding sapphire and hands to my Orient dolphin too!

custom bezel insert on the PO


Sapphire and rolly style bracelet on the 100m
 

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I've got makos with sapphire too:
Are the sapphires on yours flat or domed? If domed could you post a shot of the watch showing the dome in the crystal?

Thanks,
RCook
 

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Are the sapphires on yours flat or domed? If domed could you post a shot of the watch showing the dome in the crystal?

Thanks,
RCook
They are domed, just as soon as my camera battery charges back up I will try to take some profile shots that show the dome but it's the Sumo sapphire so there isn't much to see and there isn't much to photograph


got the Sumo sapphire and MOD hands from yobokies installed in the dolphin!
 

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Wow!! The Dolphin is a beautiful watch once you replace the hour and minute hands!!!!!
 

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where did you get the bezel insert?
It came with the watch :-d

I just painted the original with glossy black epoxy spray paint.
 
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No... not like a Mako, but better than the Dolphin hands, which look like a 2nd grader drew them with crayons.
 

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Relumed Mako XL with Sword Hands... I'll try to get a lume shot tonight

 

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I took a crappy quick photo of the lume job that I had done. I didn't feel like setting up my tripod and IR trigger so I really upped my ISO and hand held the camera. Sorry for the shakeyness and digital noise, but it give you an idea what a great job Jay at MCWW and Kent Parks did.

The watch to the right is a Deep Blue Ocean Diver 500... also known for having great lume, but my Orient now outshines it easily.


DSC_0415 by scottybell1313, on Flickr
 

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Pepsi Mako by Jay (V8) at MCWW

Sniper Grey Cerakote and Plongeur Hands. The C3 on the Plongeurs matches Orient's lume nicely.



 
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