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    Getting closer.

    So this is what I spent the last few hours doing:

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    Are you having one made ?

    I wouldn't order quantity though , it might just have a limited market

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    Looks very interesting.
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    It never ceases to amaze me what you can do in MS Paint

    Have you ever investigated Seiko mods? Seiko 5 pilot case, Tudor snowflake dial, orange sword hands..etc.

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    Does anybody know the name of the font Nomos uses on the Club (or the closest approximation)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Looks very interesting.
    I go back & forth with this...also considering:

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    Wouldn't use those hands / not sure about pairing it with Sinn's sword hands though...as Domo's pointed out, that's why they invented Paint.

    Quote Originally Posted by Domo View Post
    It never ceases to amaze me what you can do in MS Paint

    Have you ever investigated Seiko mods? Seiko 5 pilot case, Tudor snowflake dial, orange sword hands..etc.
    I actually have a few floating around, including this MKII set:

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    I think it's a great one, but haven't gotten around to making a project yet...can't stuff it inside that Sinn or I would have tried already. I'll probably turn a 007 into this someday minus the day/date and plus a 12 hour bezel:

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    The 42mm diameter threw me at first, but the 46mm lug-to-lug makes that work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljb187 View Post

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    Actually, I don't think that works... too many numerals and a sense of the dial not filling the case. The no-date dial would be better, but I'm still not sure it would look like a natural partner for the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Actually, I don't think that works... too many numerals and a sense of the dial not filling the case. The no-date dial would be better, but I'm still not sure it would look like a natural partner for the case.
    I large part you're right about that, but I'd be shooting for the Benrus Type 2 on the right::

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    The originals had a some gap between the dial and chapter ring:

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    So while a 12 hour bezel and a brushed stainless chapter ring mitigates some, that gap ought to be closed by about half and the 007's bezel is probably a little thin. It's like the Type 2's clutter needs to be chunkier and compressed to come into its own. The Type 1 dial (left) works better - credit Rolex - but love the MIL-W-46374 layout. Swatch Hamilton's Khaki Fields are out for a few reasons...man is watch stuff is hard...so here I sit hanging onto that MKII kit till I figure out what to do. Seiko 5 has the perfect style & size, but I'd like something more robust.
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    Also: Because Domo can't get enough of my Paint skills, I created a alternative to the test design above:

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    I actually thought (and am still thinking) about putting a diamond at 12 just to be contrary.

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    Is today your birthday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domo View Post
    Is today your birthday?
    It will be in 14 minutes...my wife's relatives are over the dateline so they've already wished me sòok-săn wan gèrt earlier. That's not my real blood type though - I have no idea about that so I used the most popular one as a placeholder.

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