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Better swipe at a Milgauss

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NCRich

I knew I could do better and one of my friends asked if I would do them a Milgauss so I had another chance. :lol:

 

This is a far superior mod. First one I've done where it actually turned out like I visualized. Blind squirrel and acorn you know.

 

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stevok2305

Excellent work sir! :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Foxindebox

VERY, VERY nice mate :clap:

 

Out of interest, how do you brass the bezel Rich?

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lukeas123456

Mint that, whats the base watch?

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NCRich

VERY, VERY nice mate :clap:

 

Out of interest, how do you brass the bezel Rich?

 

You have to heat it with a propane torch. It is kind of a learned thing in terms of time. Too long and it turns too dark almost like gun blue. You can go back to stainless mechanically but it is a pain. You have to stop short of what you think is right because it will continue to change.

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NCRich

Mint that, whats the base watch?

 

Its one of the vintage watches you can get from any dealer. I got this from Marvellous Replica. 21j is $100. It comes with 3 or 4 different dials.

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Foxindebox

VERY, VERY nice mate :clap:

 

Out of interest, how do you brass the bezel Rich?

 

You have to heat it with a propane torch. It is kind of a learned thing in terms of time. Too long and it turns too dark almost like gun blue. You can go back to stainless mechanically but it is a pain. You have to stop short of what you think is right because it will continue to change.

 

Ah, I see. I'll have a go at that I think.

 

Cheers mate :)

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GC

When I was 5 years old I lived next door to an electrical engineer that worked for General Electric "GE".

I remember three things about that neighbor: first was that I had a crush on his beautiful wife (yes at 5 I was enamored), second was that he was the first person to own an Atari console on the block, and lastly that he wore a watch with a lightning bolt second hand...

 

This is the watch

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greg_r

When I was 5 years old I lived next door to an electrical engineer that worked for General Electric "GE".

I remember three things about that neighbor: first was that I had a crush on his beautiful wife (yes at 5 I was enamored), second was that he was the first person to own an Atari console on the block, and lastly that he wore a watch with a lightning bolt second hand...

 

This is the watch

 

So you're saying that RIch stole it from your neighbour? :rofl:

 

 

Seriously, though, that's nice work, Rich. Possibly the nicest vintage Milgauss I've seen...

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GC

When I was 5 years old I lived next door to an electrical engineer that worked for General Electric "GE".

I remember three things about that neighbor: first was that I had a crush on his beautiful wife (yes at 5 I was enamored), second was that he was the first person to own an Atari console on the block, and lastly that he wore a watch with a lightning bolt second hand...

 

This is the watch

 

So you're saying that RIch stole it from your neighbour? :rofl:

 

Good one, g

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digger2

Looks great, congratulations to good work!

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Martijn85

Nice dial, I like

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blueoysterboy

I was unaware that the Milgauss model ever had a numbered bezel.

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blueoysterboy

Interesting,  so Rich, your build appears to be a bit of a fantasy with the numbered bezel and the lightning bolt sweeper.  Was that your intent?

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blueoysterboy

Perfect, thanks for the education.  Now I'm jonesing for a milgauss

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Robtherib

Learning all the time. Love the vintage look, especially the "lightening" second hand.

Many thanks Rich !!!

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