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Vintage inspired build

Post by Vintagetickers » October 27th, 2019, 12:19 pm

I have finally completed my first prototype dial after 6 months of hard work. The 36mm G.I/S General Issue Series. This vintage inspired watch take its design from 3 different vintage dirty dozen watch designs. With an aftermarket modified bezel case and a dial that is handmade and lacquered with descent vintage patina lume. The case has a big size crown and a low dome GS plastic crystal to give it a real vintage feel. There are purposely made flaws in the watch to give it a not so new look. I set out 6 months ago with an vision of what I wanted to achieve but had no idea how I would go about it. There are at the moment no designs that have the seconds at the correct 6 position other than the originals that I know of.  I have 3 different vintage inspired designs at the moment and I am pleased at the final outcome. The logo is vintage inspired also and I prefer numeric logos because they are different and I have a patented trademark pending for these logos. It has a aftermarket case at the moment but I am searching for a case maker to create the design I am looking for. Tell me what you think.... Pic heavy
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Re: Vintage inspired build

Post by earloflondon » October 27th, 2019, 12:29 pm

Very nice build. Congrats

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Re: Vintage inspired build

Post by tafari » October 27th, 2019, 12:47 pm

wonderful build

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Re: Vintage inspired build

Post by Yoda » October 27th, 2019, 1:14 pm

That is one hell of a nice vintage homage, job well done!
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Re: Vintage inspired build

Post by Mellons » October 27th, 2019, 1:43 pm

Yoda wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 1:14 pm
That is one hell of a nice vintage homage, job well done!
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Re: Vintage inspired build

Post by bmsm » October 27th, 2019, 2:23 pm

It looks like the dirty dozen!

What is the base of the case? For long that I’ve something like this in my mind. I’ve and AP caliber that I want to use for something like this.

Congrats on this built, you really capture the vintage character.

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Re: Vintage inspired build

Post by hako » October 27th, 2019, 2:24 pm

My compliments!
You made yourself a great piece!

Could you perhaps give us a closer shot of the dial, please.

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Re: Vintage inspired build

Post by Vintagetickers » October 27th, 2019, 2:29 pm

The case is an eBay aftermarket from alpha watch I modified the bezel a bit. Goes really well with this dial and 25 more designs I have.

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Re: Vintage inspired build

Post by Yoda » October 27th, 2019, 3:12 pm

25 more designs!?
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Re: Vintage inspired build

Post by kilowattore » October 27th, 2019, 3:28 pm

Looks great!

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