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    Quality reluming work

    I just received my Speedbird 3 back from James Hyman (dreamboat10 on here).

    It had niggled me for a while that the lume on the hands was really weak when compared to the dial, so after a quick search I learnt about James and packed the watch off to him to do a relume on the hands, and also paint the hands white rather than leaving them in metal as they were.

    The lume he used is Super-LumiNova Radium X1.

    Well, the quality of his work is superb. Cast your eyes over this feast...




    And the clarity of the lume.




    Excellent work from James. A lovely chap to deal with in every way (and yes, I have given him a Hero).

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    Wow thatís on par with a monster

    Quality Luming:)

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    Nuclear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    ... I have given him a Hero).
    What only the one and not the entire tin

    Have seen some real shockers relumes of potential purchases posted here but this does look very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulie View Post
    Wow thatís on par with a monster

    Quality Luming:)
    Quote Originally Posted by Arcam View Post
    Nuclear!

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    It is rather good isn't it! :0)


    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    What only the one and not the entire tin
    LOL!

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    Looks nice and original


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    Great work!!!!



    Thanks
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    Superb result but I wouldnít expect anything less from Jimbo. True master of his craft and as you say heís always an absolute pleasure to deal with.

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    Cool Looks to be an excellent masterful job.

    Well done, enjoy that torch!

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    Thanks chaps. Iím over the moon with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by RLE View Post
    Superb result but I wouldnít expect anything less from Jimbo. True master of his craft and as you say heís always an absolute pleasure to deal with.
    Yes indeed. He knows his work and is excellent at it, and yes - heís a lovely chap to deal with. Nice to have such a craftsman in our midst. 👍🏻

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    Hmmm,
    Perhaps I should talk to him about painting the hands of my PRS17C?
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Go for it. Itíll look superb.

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    Fantastic relume job! I also think the idea to paint the hands white is inspired. Really ties the look of the watch together.

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    Heís done a great job, good idea on the white hands too.

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    Wow, that looks fantastic.

    Not even sure I have a watch which needs doing but I want it done!

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    James' work is really good, if you haven't already, check out his instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thealchemistrelumer/

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    Absolutely awesome - glows like a torch!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Derivative View Post
    Fantastic relume job! I also think the idea to paint the hands white is inspired. Really ties the look of the watch together.
    Cheers.

    I value high contrast on watches, so the white hands was an obvious choice. Makes it even more glance-readable than it was as standard. Given that the primary purpose of a watch is to be quickly readable, Iím surprised itís not a standard thing to do.

    Iíve had watches that look lovely in photos, but when on the wrist are near-impossible to read the time. Kind of defeats the point for me.

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    Does he have a website or is it just a question of firing off a pm to him on here?

    Ive got a couple of watches that would benefit from his expertise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kace View Post
    Does he have a website or is it just a question of firing off a pm to him on here?

    Ive got a couple of watches that would benefit from his expertise.
    I've messaged you with his email address.

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    James painted these hands and relumed them, perfect job, really is.
    So much more legible



    Dave

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    Looks great OP / Dave

    James does great work.

    The lume on my EZM1 had become badly discoloured

    Last edited by andy tims; 28th May 2020 at 16:41.
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    Wanted - Damasko DA38 or DC80 Green - not the black versions. Bell & Ross BR03-92 Nightlum

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    Lovely job on the Omega and Sinn. His work is excellent. 👍🏻

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    I've messaged you with his email address.


    You're a gent, thank you very much.

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    Welcome sir.

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