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    Recommend someone to engrave rotor

    Can anyone recommend someone to engrave a coupe of rotors? The rotors are Cheap from an NH36 so not high value but I want to personalise them and put a clear back on the case.

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    Anyone ? Please make me buy a Dremel and make a mess of it !

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    Really canít see the appeal of engraving a rotor on any watch, let alone a Seiko!

    I donít Ďgetí glass casebacks, even on elaborate watches I donít see any attraction. Once a watch movement is assembled, refitted, and the watch has been regulated, I donít want to see the movement again, Iíve seen enough of it.

    I rebuilt the engine on my car but Iíve no wish to look down the spark plug holes to drool over the pistons and bores!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    I donít Ďgetí glass casebacks, even on elaborate watches I donít see any attraction. Once a watch movement is assembled, refitted, and the watch has been regulated, I donít want to see the movement again, Iíve seen enough of it.
    I don't have any watches with exhibition casebacks but if I had this I wouldn't even look at the dial. How can you not want to see that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I don't have any watches with exhibition casebacks but if I had this I wouldn't even look at the dial. How can you not want to see that?
    Yeah, have to agree it has aesthetic value, but Iíve never seen the point of excessive decoration to a movement. Maybe Iím just a hard- nosed philistine after all.

    My car - engine analogy is slightly flawed too; the car in question is my 1970 MGB, the car isnít quite up to show condition but itís a nice one, and I confess to enjoying looking at the engine bay. Double standards?.......probably!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Yeah, have to agree it has aesthetic value, but Iíve never seen the point of excessive decoration to a movement. Maybe Iím just a hard- nosed philistine after all.
    To be fair I don't see the point personally but I don't have the money to go and buy a Lange so maybe it's a desire that appears when your bank balance reaches a certain threshold.

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    I quite like an exhibition case back, I know they are completely pointless but fundamentally I enjoy being able to see the little wheels and things going round... I enjoy the delicacy and precision of even "dull" workhorse movements, and some I find genuinely aesthetically pleasing (like the Omega 8500). I wouldn't accept or reject a watch based purely on the presence or absence of a display back, for sure.

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    The reason is I want engraved rotors is Iím assembling a pair of matching watches as a present for a couple. I was thinking of a clear back with something personal engraved that makes sense to them.

    Itís nothing fancy, just a hidden secret funny and personal thing.

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    You don't have to explain yourself Joe, you do what you want!

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    You might be able to find someone with a laser engraver that could do the job cheaply?

    There are some high quality laser engravers - just check out the moomin sarpaneva dial - all done by a laser!

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