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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Itís the same chap thatís doing it
    Thought it might be - I've just followed him on IG.
    Could you perhaps PM me an indication of the cost, please, as I am very tempted to get my Ocean One done in a similar fashion.

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    patient being prepared for the operation

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    Iím looking forward to this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    Iím looking forward to this one.
    Surprisingly nervous about it. Dunno why. Think he takes a full week to do it, so will post a few updates as it progresses hopefully.

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    That would be great to see the progress

    I would like to have it done to a watch of mine how did you make initial contact and what sort of money are we talking


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    Sounds good (and considerably cheaper than Viljo, I enquired about his rates becasue owning the Aevig Corvid made me want to get one done).
    I shall be watching this with interest. Does he anticipate any issues with the use of titanium in the case/bracelet?
    At that scale of cost, I am getting all tempted again.

    The Corvid eventually went back to the guy who had it engraved, he realised (perfectly correctly) that he was mad to let it go.
    He was even kind enough to offer more for it than I paid him. Involuntary profiteering - I bet that has some people here all conflicted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Sounds good (and considerably cheaper than Viljo, I enquired about his rates becasue owning the Aevig Corvid made me want to get one done).
    I shall be watching this with interest. Does he anticipate any issues with the use of titanium in the case/bracelet?
    At that scale of cost, I am getting all tempted again.

    The Corvid eventually went back to the guy who had it engraved, he realised (perfectly correctly) that he was mad to let it go.
    He was even kind enough to offer more for it than I paid him. Involuntary profiteering - I bet that has some people here all conflicted.

    Dave
    Itís steel. No titanium. I asked for a slight change to his floral pattern and more of a fleur-de-lis pattern in links. He did a test link on one of his spare bracelets - I have told him to go ahead but hereís the design we came up with between us

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    Quote Originally Posted by UMBROSUS View Post
    That would be great to see the progress

    I would like to have it done to a watch of mine how did you make initial contact and what sort of money are we talking


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    I made contact through my steinhart Limited Editions Facebook group. Heís a member there and had done another memberís OVM. Cost Ä450

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Itís steel. No titanium. I asked for a slight change to his floral pattern and more of a fleur-de-lis pattern in links. He did a test link on one of his spare bracelets - I have told him to go ahead but hereís the design we came up with between us
    It looks great mate cant wait to see the finished result. Please post it up on the facebook page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    It looks great mate cant wait to see the finished result. Please post it up on the facebook page.
    Will do. Iíll post running progress pics here but will post the finished job on the group page. Tbh the guys photos arenít very good so itíll be good to have it in hand to photo (hopefully) a bit better.

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    Being a black powder pistol shooter I do like engraving, most watches leave me a bit cold, but when the engraving works well, it looks really good. Your design looks nice so interested to see the final result.

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    Ok test links finished do the work can start for real / first lines etched today. I learned already in this process - you canít rush an engraver. Itís 3 weeks since I sent the watch, so as long as people are ok with delays then all good apologies for photo quality - just the update snaps he sends me

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    I heard some Rolex ADs offer free engraving on ceramic Daytonas:-)

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    Just picked up this hand engraved beauty. Sorry for the duplication with the new arrival thread but it deserves another post. Not everyone cup of tea but brings a smile to my face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Will do. Iíll post running progress pics here but will post the finished job on the group page. Tbh the guys photos arenít very good so itíll be good to have it in hand to photo (hopefully) a bit better.
    His Instagram is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Just picked up this hand engraved beauty. Sorry for the duplication with the new arrival thread but it deserves another post. Not everyone cup of tea but brings a smile to my face.
    Wow is it all aftermarket work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Wow is it all aftermarket work?
    No, it was commissioned by LW and sold under the name "Oktopus Moon Tattoo". There are 59 individual pieces all hand engraved and unique in terms of design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    No, it was commissioned by LW and sold under the name "Oktopus Moon Tattoo". There are 59 individual pieces all hand engraved and unique in terms of design.
    Very out there and very cool

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    Engraver has some health issues so work was postponed but back on it now ....

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    I really like the look of that it looks like great work too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    The Aerowatch works well because of the style of dial case. To me, that Patek looks awful, just doesnít suit it. Iím just not sure it will work on a modern looking watch like the one you propose.

    They all remind me of Wild West guns though...


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    Good luck ! look forward to the outcome

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    Given that itís purely for me and not to be sold on (my son wants it ) I decided to ask the guy to make the clasp a Scotland flag variant. No idea how that would turn out but told him just to crack on - he sent me a pic - I like it so I guess thatís all that matters.

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    Very interesting.
    I love looking at the pictures of it and really appreciate the craftsmanship, just not sure if it's 'me'.
    Interesting to see different things about though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeBird View Post
    Very interesting.
    I love looking at the pictures of it and really appreciate the craftsmanship, just not sure if it's 'me'.
    Interesting to see different things about though.
    Well it will be a very personal one off. Thing about engraving - itís only really to please the wearer.

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    marks up pattern, then digs out the gaps and inks it

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    Very nice - the Scotland clasp is a nice touch.

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    Thats looking really good so far, brilliant thing to keep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    Thats looking really good so far, brilliant thing to keep.
    Ye. Son is really excited for his daily dose of picture updates for it, so I guess he has eyes on it already

    Should get an idea of the complete set soon

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    Looks fantastic! Would you be able to PM me a rough price, as considering something similar


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    Such great craftsmanship, you have every reason to be chuffed, Rusty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbee View Post
    Such great craftsmanship, you have every reason to be chuffed, Rusty!
    Chuffed/relieved - delete as applicable

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    Has added detailing to the case side now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Looks fantastic! Would you be able to PM me a rough price, as considering something similar


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    PM sent

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    heres Bram Ramon

    https://youtu.be/sfyj-J0YxT8

    skilled job

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    before
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    Canít wait to get some pics in proper lighting

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    I really like that! Wish I was brave enough to try it on one of mine. You must be pleased with what you've seen so far.

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    I really like it and thanks for the updates as its been interesting seeing it come along, I think a quality solid link Oyster combined with Seiko diver/Sumo would be a good engraving project, got me thinking!

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    He has uploaded clearer pics on his Facebook page so Iíve pilfered the pics (with his permission) - I think it looks great !!

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    Wow that looks great, bet you canít wait to get it back
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    Engraving

    Have to be honest, itís not my kind of thing but the level of detail is impressive. Clearly it works for you and therefore I hope you enjoy it when you finally get it on the wrist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by boris9 View Post
    Have to be honest, itís not my kind of thing but the level of detail is impressive. Clearly it works for you and therefore I hope you enjoy it when you finally get it on the wrist.


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    Yes itís a totally marmite look. Iím in the ďproĒ camp thankfully

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    So, I think that looks amazing. BUT, now the case and bracket are so intricate...do you feel a need to mod the dial?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by greenandblack View Post
    So, I think that looks amazing. BUT, now the case and bracket are so intricate...do you feel a need to mod the dial?!


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    Nope

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    Watch arrived home and whilst not absolutely perfect I am delighted with it and at the price itís amazing. Je ne regrette rien.


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    Something different and interesting. Doubt if I can carry it off but certainly interesting.

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    Looks amazing, I really like the work on the clasp, would make an interesting little standalone feature for someone who was perhaps less bold than yourself.

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    Was a fun process and not overly expensive - interestingly despite the intricate nature of it all there is a side benefit which I hadnít considered - namely that swirlies and scratches wonít really show! As such I think this watch will be perfect for wearing on holiday or fishing or camping etc etc.

    I wouldnít do it to a more expensive watch so I think my choice of watch/victim/subject was the right one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    I wouldnít do it to a more expensive watch so I think my choice of watch/victim/subject was the right one.
    Arrgghh! Just sent him my Ed White

    Seriously though that looks good, I like it but like you say choose your watch wisely..

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