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Vintage Speedy Quartz Tutorial - Completed

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TheFreckledTampon

That's an awesome job Rich. Want to swap it for my unmodded version? Mine's nice and shiny new looking, not old like yours.

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SliceMaster

That is to me the best looking Speedy you`ve done an amazing job WOW

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MAJ75

@NCRich Oustanding job on this thread Rich. The results are really beautiful, your skill-set seems to be going from strength to strength.

All power to you for the time & effort that went into documenting this project.

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47 minutes ago, MAJ75 said:

@NCRich Oustanding job on this thread Rich. The results are really beautiful, your skill-set seems to be going from strength to strength.

All power to you for the time & effort that went into documenting this project.

Thanks mate!  Appreciate it.

7 hours ago, SliceMaster said:

That is to me the best looking Speedy you`ve done an amazing job WOW

It came out well.  Thanks.

8 hours ago, GingerBubba said:

That's an awesome job Rich. Want to swap it for my unmodded version? Mine's nice and shiny new looking, not old like yours.

Ummmm........no.  :lol:

 

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Luxuracer
9 hours ago, NCRich said:

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What a big difference ... !

Amazing work @NCRich

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9 minutes ago, Luxuracer said:

What a big difference ... !

Amazing work @NCRich

Thanks!

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zikzak

I'm surprised there's not a vendor on DHGate or another TD out there (believe there's one still around that offers the vintage treatment, but that was on 4 and 5 digit rolex reps) that guns for the vintage look market.. I'd pay another $100, maybe more, on top of the watch price for this treatment. However, Rich's attention to detail and eye for not being overdone is honestly hard to put a price on in itself. You deserve the praise! It's messing with other models and testing lume, what works, what goes too far that really shows in these efforts you've shared w/ the forum. I wear that Milgauss quite often in my rotation and it gets the most comments/inquiries by far, even by non-watch folks. :)

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gmchris
11 hours ago, NCRich said:

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Looking great!  Is this with the new plexi fitted? 

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Thommo82
11 hours ago, NCRich said:

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If this ends up as a pass around watch, I’m keeping it and sending off my unmodded version 

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11 minutes ago, zikzak said:

I'm surprised there's not a vendor on DHGate or another TD out there (believe there's one still around that offers the vintage treatment, but that was on 4 and 5 digit rolex reps) that guns for the vintage look market.. I'd pay another $100, maybe more, on top of the watch price for this treatment. However, Rich's attention to detail and eye for not being overdone is honestly hard to put a price on in itself. You deserve the praise! It's messing with other models and testing lume, what works, what goes too far that really shows in these efforts you've shared w/ the forum. I wear that Milgauss quite often in my rotation and it gets the most comments/inquiries by far, even by non-watch folks. :)

Thanks mate!

4 minutes ago, gmchris said:

Looking great!  Is this with the new plexi fitted? 

Yes if you look at the first post it covers it all.

4 minutes ago, Thommo82 said:

If this ends up as a pass around watch, I’m keeping it and sending off my unmodded version 

Not likely.  :lol:

 

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gmchris

How do you fit the plexi? I'm guessing just glue it in with hypo? I'm assuming that if I measure the internal of the case then I need to order a plexi maybe 0.2mm smaller to allow glue room?

Sorry for the questions,  but the plexi really makes it stand out 

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17 minutes ago, gmchris said:

How do you fit the plexi? I'm guessing just glue it in with hypo? I'm assuming that if I measure the internal of the case then I need to order a plexi maybe 0.2mm smaller to allow glue room?

Sorry for the questions,  but the plexi really makes it stand out 

Its at the end of the tutorial. I ordered a bit big and sanded it for a tight fit.  Glued in with hypo.

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TheFreckledTampon

Gorgeous. Almost irritatingly so.

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10 minutes ago, GingerBubba said:

Gorgeous. Almost irritatingly so.

LOL

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Nikosaldente

Awesome result Rich!

Great job as always!

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BM284

Looks great Rich - top job! :D

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paccbet

Mama mia  :thumbsup:

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NCRich

Got some decent light, not sun but some light.  Grey days lately.

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Plexi makes a huge difference for a couple $

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TheFreckledTampon

Ok, you've already established from some of my earlier chats that I am an utter cock. I cannot do what you do, not a chance. But do you reckon I could at least replace the crystal and plop on some of that vintage lume - therefore avoiding taking the hands off? 

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Luxuracer
12 minutes ago, NCRich said:

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Announcement: .... This watch will be available on Christie's auction house .... April 1st, 2018

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zikzak

^ LOL.

The Remarkable Story of One Watch: From the Rags of DHGate to the Riches of the Christie's Auction Block

Certainly made this quartz mvmt test watch into quite the beaut

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16 minutes ago, GingerBubba said:

Ok, you've already established from some of my earlier chats that I am an utter cock. I cannot do what you do, not a chance. But do you reckon I could at least replace the crystal and plop on some of that vintage lume - therefore avoiding taking the hands off? 

The lume needs to be on the hands as well.  I don't know any way that you can do that with it on.  This is a difficult mod.  I have done a lot of them and it wasn't that bad for me.  People cock up the movement stems taking off the hands and putting them back on.  Those tiny hands fly away to parts unknown.

But the plexi alone would make it better.

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TheFreckledTampon
31 minutes ago, NCRich said:

But the plexi alone would make it better.

Fuck. That.

When my missus goes away for a week with the kids, I am doing this. Like you did. The whole thing. Fuck it. I am doing it, or breaking the fucker trying, no inbetweens. Game on.

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18 minutes ago, GingerBubba said:

Fuck. That.

When my missus goes away for a week with the kids, I am doing this. Like you did. The whole thing. Fuck it. I am doing it, or breaking the fucker trying, no inbetweens. Game on.

Cool beans! I look forward to it.  If you have any questions PM me.

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