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    Back with the Speedy.

    @LesserBlackDog couple of questions. Why did you bleach the bezel? And how did you go about doing it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DocDave View Post


    Back with the Speedy.

    @LesserBlackDog couple of questions. Why did you bleach the bezel? And how did you go about doing it?


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    1. To get a more uniformly vintage look (the dial is a "tropical" brownish charcoal grey and the lume is "old radium" orange so the fresh black bezel looks a bit off to me). Plus it just wasn't a high risk thing - even if I totally effed up the bezel insert, I could buy a new one direct from Steinhart for like $15.

    2. Most people will remove the bezel and bleach, or even just buy a separate bezel to bleach and swap them, but I was too lazy for that so I copied the method shown below:

    Last edited by LesserBlackDog; September 2nd, 2016 at 01:28 PM.
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    Just got a package of new Natos for my old Seamaster. Thought I'd annoy my coworkers today.

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    And each time I see @mongoose and his watch I'm tempted to pull the trigger on a nice used one...

    @LesserBlackDog thanks for the explanation.
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    Seiko 5 today....

    Donít call what your wearing an outfit. Donít ever say your car is broke.
    Donít sing with a fake British accent. Donít act like your familyís a joke.
    --Jason Isbell

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    Steinhart OOV again. I did a second round of bleaching and the bezel is now slightly lighter than the dial (though it doesn't show super well in photos). Very happy with these results. Now I need to get some scuffs on this thing to age it up!

    Ben

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    Been looking for a dress watch for a bit, and I finally settled on this one. I have it on a mesh strap, but I also have the original black leather strap for the (very) rare occasion when I might need to be in a tuxedo. The watch is listed as being 40mm wide, but it wear fairly small; the side of the watch slope in on the front, so the watch face is smaller than 40mm. It's not super-thin, but it's not chunky either.


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    @LesserBlackDog Really digging the end results! Glad you're enjoying the new watch.

    @TMann Visodate is a real stunner and kudos to the lighting for the wrist shot. My skills with the camera start and end with clicking a button.

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    Thanks @Rawfull

    Another pic to show off the bezel contrast....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfull
    @TMann...kudos to the lighting for the wrist shot. My skills with the camera start and end with clicking a button.
    It really wasn't anything that fancy. I was driving around yesterday evening and noticed that the sunshine was creating some interesting lighting effects in the car and on my watch. I stopped the car, rotated my wrist around to minimize the reflections in the crystal and took a picture with my phone camera. My camera phone allows some simple editing, so I cropped the picture and added a "vignette" effect (darkening of the corners of the photo to emphasize the center portion.) Simple.

    Really, the most difficult part of taking photos with a cellphone camera is just making sure that the subject is in focus. It's frustrating to take a photo of another person or oneself, and then find out later that the camera focused on the trees in the background and the subjects face is out-of-focus.
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