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The $50.- Toolwatch

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Luxmento, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. thatotherguy

    thatotherguy EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Construction, surfboarding, bodyboarding all come to mind. Modern quartz movements really aren't all that delicate, but many mechanicals (particularly automatics with multiple complications) are. I wouldn't be all too worried about this watch as it sits from the factory, but now it has a little bit more protection so that it'll survive the pneumatic hammer on a construction site a bit easier. Digital watches generally are more shock resistant than analogs because of their lack of moving parts, but analogs have a charm to them that draws many (like myself) to them.
     
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  2. Stationery Traffic

    Stationery Traffic Loaded Pockets

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    Lovely work and I've just seen your video on Youtube as well.

    I wish I could do that with my old Rotary Swiss Army Commando (bought in '96 and luminous hands almost completely faded).
     
  3. rickboone

    rickboone Loaded Pockets

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    That is pretty stinking awesome.
     
  4. ac7ss
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    What kind of GID do you use?
     
  5. Sysprep

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    What type of luminous material is that?
     
  6. ac7ss
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    I want to know as well. I personally use stuff from Glowinc.com which is referred to as "Alkaline Earth Metal Aluminate Europium Doped" and "Al2O3, SrCO3, Eu2O3, Dy2O3, TiO2" and seems to have the same characteristics, namely a very long glow period. (It is so bright in the initial glow that I can read by it.)
     
  7. bigguy02

    bigguy02 Loaded Pockets

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    WOW, thats some amazing work. What size is the case on that? Im looking for a analog work watch, and that is the look I want. However I need/want a big watch (>40cm) due to my 8inch+wrists.
     
  8. nitrofein

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    I just bought this watch a few weeks ago from amazon and love it. I bet yours with all the mods is awesome to wear.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. ddot48

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    Nice work Luxmento!
     
  10. Rsxtacee

    Rsxtacee Loaded Pockets

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    Amazing work! Taking orders? I love my blacked out citizen canvas but it has a lot to be desired lume wise.
     
  11. SUMGAI

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    Great pictures, great tuning. Congrats.
    You take watches seriously and everything you did makes sense.
    I have had a MRW but sold it quickly because of the bad lume.

    Due to the plastic buckle, the strap also seemed somewhat disposable.

    But, btw, I do not believe in water resistance if crown and base are not screwed construction. Humidity or water finds a way, then. I had a "100m water proof" watch model soaked in a heavy rain to the point of heavy humid fogging under the crystal. Those rubber rings are good, but a screw construction is better.

    Check out the MDV 106, son of the MDV 102.
     
  12. Seed808

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    Awesome hack on the watch! Kinda reminds me of Sylar on Heroes :byebye:
     
  13. Capbyrd

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    I just ordered one of these watches. This thread inspired me to at least take one apart just to see if I can. Great mods by the way.
     
  14. lineape

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    Do you do any kind of custom work for people?
     
  15. PaulThePolymath

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    That's just plain awesome. Props to the OP!
     
  16. Narcosynthesis

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    $50 for the watch and parts, and how many dollars worth of man hours to get that end result? Absolutely fantastic looking work sir.

    I would definitely be interested in seeing what you could come up with were you given a slightly higher budget.
     
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  18. PaulThePolymath

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    for the life of me I cant seem to figure out which kershaw that is *space cadet*
    also - how are you liking using a screw carabiner? Ive been really considering snagging a "real" carabiner because if I'm going to have a carabiner, why not be able to use it for something load bearing?
     
  19. IMWILSON
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    ^Looks like a Cryo.
     
  20. nitrofein

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    It is a cryo. I have two main reasons for using a "real carabiner". First it is a better length so my keys can go deeper into my pocket and the spring mechanism doesn't break after a few months like the cheap knock offs from the hardware store.