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Another Project Watch: Vostok-Based Seamaster 300 Homage


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Much nicer photo! No I wouldn't be able to tell its a printed dial. No of course there is nothing wrong with exploring new ways of doing things--It is a question of aesthetic sensibility, which is a highly subjective discernment. I would hope we have the freeedom to disagree, just as we have the freedom to post on projects of our choosing? Of course, the important thing is to not become disagreeable. 

 

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JC

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Of course, the important thing is to not become disagreeable.

 

I agree! :)

 

Although I think calling someone's work an "Abomination!!" borders on that. :) :)

 

By the way, the decal paper produced much lower quality results than the photo paper. For one thing, the surface of the decal paper is not as uniformly absorbent as the photo paper, resulting in some ink pooling and some dry spots. To get around that, I applied two layers of decal, since it was unlikely the dry spots would would coincide. Unfortunately, the slightest misalignment (even 1/1000th of an inch) then results in fuzzy edges.

 

I may attempt another "decal watch" with a light background, where hopefully I'll need only one layer of decal, and I also have another "photo paper watch" planned. Better cover your eyes! :)

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Ok fine. I retract "abomination." I shall reserve my harsher descriptives for dials with misspellings, number or hour markers handwritten in pencil, pen, sharpie, or quill, and the use of neon colors of any shade, hue or intensity. Cool?

 

J

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Ok fine. I retract "abomination." I shall reserve my harsher descriptives for dials with misspellings, number or hour markers handwritten in pencil, pen, sharpie, or quill, and the use of neon colors of any shade, hue or intensity. Cool?

 

J

 

Or the Apple Watch!

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Thanks for the correction Mark. Yes decal paper then.....When I first moved to Brooklyn, I saw a guy painting his car with a gallon of house paint and a PAINTBRUSH. Afterward I saw that car parked on the street, and would often look at it closely: I could see the actual brush strokes--This watch reminds me of that car.

J

Show us one you made please?
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svorkoetter:

 

Fantastic work taking an "ordinary" watch and making it a really nice timepiece, that you also can use everyday. I like the innovative steps in the making, good job man..! :woohoo-jumping-smiley-emoticon:

 

And don't "listen" to anything "noirrac1j" writes. All of the sites/forums on the web has these people on them. Just ignore them and live with it... :sleep:    

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Thanks omega4sure. From your user ID, I can guess that you're an Omega lover. :-)

 

Joe: There's a big difference between what omega4sure is suggesting, and how you've taken it. You're entitled to your opinion, you're entitled to express it, and we're entitled to disagree with and/or ignore it.

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