My Watches

I just received this rebuild from forum member Subterfuge....it is outstanding.  Chatting by email we quickly came up with the basic idea for a one-of-a-kind watch.  Something just a little different and eye catching.  So far the movment (a Seiko automatic) has been almost perfect.  I will post my attempt at pictures here and Alex will chime in with better pictures.  I highly recommend his work and this ethics.  He wants it right and takes his time.watchcats 016

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My Orange Monster was loosing about 1-2.5 minutes a week before I broke it. Sample of one though.

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"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms." - R. Heinlen

 

Joined:  1/30/05           Location: Graham, Wa

LobsterClaw207 posted:

Whats up with this Massdrop site, it's maddeningly unclear on there, unless I'm missing something. 

Massdrop is a wonderful and terrible thing.  Pro: good prices on neat stuff.  Con: You end up spending more money buying neat things because the prices are good.
 
Basically, Massdrop is a really well organized group buy website.  They pick a product, negotiate with the manufacturer for a reduced price based on ordering a certain quantity, then put it up for sale on their website.  If enough buyers commit to reach the number they need to place the order within whatever timeframe the "drop" is open for, Massdrop places the order.  The manufacturer builds the products and ships them in bulk to Massdrop.  Massdrop in turn breaks down the bulk order and re-ships to individuals.
 
The downside is that sometimes it can take a while (a month or more) to get your order in.  The upside is the price, and Massdrop does a good job of communicating order status along the way.  They sell items in a number of categories ("Communities" in Massdrop lingo) that LFers will probably like, such as EDC, photography, ultralight hiking, and watches.

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Location: South Florida

shadow93 postedc

I own a Seiko SKX007, can anyone tell me how much time its expected to lose daily on average? About once a week I'm seemingly moving the time back up about 4 or 5 minutes. 

My understanding is that the timing can be adjusted fairly easily. My 'Merica Special 007 that Alex built for me loses about that much time in a week. He said he could adjust it if I sent it back. But I am a one watch guy and I love wearing it, so I have not yet sent it back.

Same, Longeye. The Seiko is my one watch. If it was a larger issue I'd take the time and send it in. But since it doesn't seem like its a red flag I'll keep on chugging along with it how it is. Thanks everyone.

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New Citizen my wife got me for Christmas.IMG_2553

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"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms." - R. Heinlen

 

Joined:  1/30/05           Location: Graham, Wa

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I found a cheap Citizen 0510-K16008 on a Japanese auction site.  It had a cracked crystal and the movement was kaput.  It still has a chip in the tachymeter bezel, but I put in a new movement and installed a domed acrylic crystal.  Next up is to refinish the hands(and re-center the chrono-minute hand), and find a good domed sapphire that will fit. 

All said, I'm pretty happy with the results.

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Please pardon the poor photograpy with a reflection of my ugly mug! Just received this from Alex.  Finally got the perfect (to me) Seiko. SKX007 case/bezel, hacks/ handwinds, double dome sapphire AR crystal, Sumo dial, MM hands.  Thanks Alex!

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