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  1. Im sorely tempted by one of these what size wrists do you have?
  2. Thank you all for the advice i've got a small light box on order and am going to start practicing with wrist shots from different angles and in different lighting at weekends when i have a bit more time on my hands.
  3. I finally took my modded SKX off and switched over to my Alpanist today with its suitibly badass strap
  4. To my shame i must admit I like alot of Hublots more subtle designs I am a complete sucker for this: https://www.hublot.com/en-us/watches/classic-fusion/classic-fusion-ceramic-blue-chronograph-45-mm
  5. it's the one i would have got so definitely great taste!
  6. I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark with this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/CASIO-Analogue-Digital-Quartz-Watch-GA-2000-1A9ER/dp/B07PFF5GZD/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=casio+gshock&qid=1596575954&sr=8-4
  7. Theres the obvious gshocks and skxs/tunas or there is the hamiltons, the khakis are bomb proof classics or you can grab a hamilton scuba auto for £460 in the beaverbrooks sale at the moment and they are rediculous value for money.
  8. Sorting the bezel shouldnt be too hard, just pop it off with a proper bezel tool and some elbow grease then you will be able to see whatever your woes are but a clean and some silicon grease should sort it for you worst case scenarion you may need a new spring click which are cheap as chips and as easy as anything to replace as i highly doubt the bezel or case will be the problem. Those 7s26 movements are essentially dispoosable, any half way competent watch repairer/maker/jeweler will be able to switch that over for you and probably for alot less money than Seiko will charge. The other option is to just do it yourself, as long as your patient then changing out a 7s26 for a replacement or even upgrading to an NH series movement is not that difficult and the cost of parts and replacement movement for that would come to well under £100
  9. Does anyone here know if its possible to get hold of replacement crystals and gaskets for shocks? Or if replacing broken ones is a service that casio offers?
  10. Hi I was wondering if anyone here has had any experiance with luming a watch using black lume? I am hoping to find some of superluminiva or c3 brightness but cabt find much online about them. Also has anyone got any tips for luming unlumed markers?
  11. change of strap for a more vintage feel this evening: I'm glad it looks good after all the hassel i had to go through to get spring bars for it... For those that are interested the strap is a strapcode tapered mesh in polished finish and the spring bars are 1.78mm with 1.1mm chunky ends and had to be imported from the US from the only seller on ebay that makes them, fortunatley despite basiclly cornering the market they are not taking the mick with the prices.
  12. Thread incoming but probably not until next month when i can get hold of a camera for the up close shots. Besel insert is the bb58 from namoki, they're very easy to get right provided you do them last so you can line it up with the watch face properly. I used dlw hands and would not recommend them due to the very lack luster lume, especially if you have superluminova or c3 on your dial i would look at a guy called "dial maker" on facbook as hes just started doing super lume hands. For chapter ring alignment check out watch and learn #46 on long island watches YouTube channel. Other than that get a decent press for the crystal and make sure you get a couple of spare gaskets and some silicon grease i recommend the 300m ones fron seikomods.com. Get a scrap movement and hands to practice on as i absolutely ruined the first set i tried it with! The strap is a crown and buckle chevron.
  13. I'll be doing a proper thread for this when I can take not aweful pictures of it but todays watch is my freshly home made skx0058 no prizes for spotting the inspiration behind this one. Its actually my first build and i am super happy with how it turned out, unfortunately due to my woeful photography you cant really make out the beautiful meteorite dial.
  14. hey guys I've been around for a little while now but as many of you may have noticed my photography is very lacking so any tips for an absolute amateur? I have galaxy s9 for smartphone photos and access to a fujifilm x-m1 when required. Unfortunately the main thread for this relies on a now dead site so any tips would be massive appreciated. Also it seems like a silly question but any tips for decent wrist shots?
  15. This is a relief, the vc overseas deep stream chronograph is my grail watch and i was always worried that with its slightly understated design it may be dissapointing on the wrist.
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