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Hello From Chicago

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Long time lurker and first official poster! I actually tried to join the original forum but my registration kept being bounced! When I learned of this place I quickly signed up. I took up watch repair because of mostly seeing everyone from HF having fun and I decided to do it too. Currently, I am working on a few watch projects. If anyone is curious about them... Don't be scared to ask!
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Re: Hello From Chicago

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Welcome!

Working on various projects at once, that's HF DNA 😅

Do you have any picture of those watches?
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Ha, I guess I do have the HF genes!

I just have pictures of movements and parts at the moment!

I lost my first Modded watch in downtown (it was a seiko 5 modded to look like a railmaster) it had a cordovan strap that I made myself too D:

second watch was a vintage buler skin diver watch case that I managed to fit an ETA 2824 by removing the automatic winder part and just made it a hand winder. The dial was a military field dial.

Got tired of that look so I decided to buy vintage Diver watches that don't work and strip them just for the case and bought some dials from the seiko community. Mix and match until I find the right combo!

Recently bought a Longines Legend Diver watch case and trying to find someone to make a custom dial for it.

Ultimate dream would be recreating the longines nautilus and getting that machined and put together by me
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Look forward to pics.....

You’ve definitely found the right place where dangerous ideas are developed ;)

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Here is a few pictures I found of done watches but never quite "finished"... Probably because I really crave those classic 60's divers.
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Chicago is my favorite city in the US. (Aside from traffic)

I’ve spent a ton of time there. My wife and I love it so much that we did a steakhouse and bar vacation there last year.

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welcome to hf, enjoy...

btw some interesting projects :thumbup:
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Hi and welcome :)

There are some very skilled dial makers on H-F that can help make that dial of your's a reality.
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hello and welcome! you're a natural fit in HF :D
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Noir wrote: January 15th, 2020, 4:23 pm Here is a few pictures I found of done watches but never quite "finished"... Probably because I really crave those classic 60's divers.


Great builds. You’ll definitely fit in here. You are not far from a custom build.... borrow elements of favorite watches and voila.

Oh... you are missing a vintage 3646 from your creation :shh:
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