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Watch engraving

Post by toxicavenger » Fri May 25, 2018 9:29 am

We have mentioned this before but his work is amazing. So it is worth mentioning again imo.



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Post by 2ar2c1 » Fri May 25, 2018 11:50 am

been seeing more and more engraved pieces lately. the sub was done a few years ago by a guy down under.
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Post by gwells » Fri May 25, 2018 1:18 pm

i like tasteful engraving on some watches. i could even see owning one one day. but i don't think i could do it on a $5k+ watch.

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Post by manitoujoe » Fri May 25, 2018 8:46 pm

Just beautiful
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Re: Watch engraving

Post by Grahamcombat » Fri May 25, 2018 9:04 pm

I’d love to have one of the southeast Asian engraved silver bracelets for my GMT.

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Post by BacoNoir » Fri May 25, 2018 10:51 pm

I love these! I could totally see doing something like this for my retirement watch rather than purchasing a PM or dress watch. The craftsmanship is amazing.
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Re: Watch engraving

Post by 1954Selmer » Sat May 26, 2018 5:08 am

I have never done anything that precise. That is unleashed raw horse power God given talent.

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Re: Watch engraving

Post by Grahamcombat » Sat May 26, 2018 7:52 am

Grahamcombat wrote:I’d love to have one of the southeast Asian engraved silver bracelets for my GMT.
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Post by sierra11b » Sat May 26, 2018 8:01 am

I think they look cool but as a engraved gun sorta guy, I prefer multiple components to an engraved design rather than just repetitive scroll work. Tons of classic examples out there all the way to cattle brand engraved Colt SAAs.

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Problem is there's such little real estate on the surface of the watch you're left with one theme and a symmetry that will likely bore you into the eventual flip. I think an engraver could incorporate scroll work, checkering, maybe a sun/sun flower pattern to certain part, but it would take someone special to get that "not too busy but not boring look" just right.

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Post by BacoNoir » Sat May 26, 2018 8:08 am

This guy on IG does some nice work.
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Post by sierra11b » Sat May 26, 2018 8:15 am

Not my taste but proof of what I was trying to say. Cool how he thought of a theme and made the entire watch his canvas (almost like a tattoo) without worry about it being monotonous.

I mean if you're going to engrave you might as well go big seeing how you're likely going to get stuck with the watch.

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Post by BacoNoir » Sat May 26, 2018 8:36 am

sierra11b wrote:Not my taste but proof of what I was trying to say. Cool how he thought of a theme and made the entire watch his canvas (almost like a tattoo) without worry about it being monotonous.

I mean if you're going to engrave you might as well go big seeing how you're likely going to get stuck with the watch.
Yeah the two tone looks a little flashy for me but I like his work. It’d take a lot of thought for me to feel a theme/design was right before I’d do that to a watch.
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Re: Watch engraving

Post by BacoNoir » Sat May 26, 2018 9:28 am

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First bezel I’ve seen him do - creative use of the diamond.
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Re: Watch engraving

Post by gwells » Sat May 26, 2018 12:06 pm

Grahamcombat wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 7:52 am
Grahamcombat wrote:I’d love to have one of the southeast Asian engraved silver bracelets for my GMT.
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there was a guy on WUS a few years back who was still making these. i kinda thought it might be cool to get one for my zodiac seawolf, but i never got to it and i don't think he's there any more. if i understand correctly, these were originally made from silver spoons (possibly other silverware) during the vietnam war.

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Post by sierra11b » Sat May 26, 2018 2:21 pm

gwells wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 12:06 pm
Grahamcombat wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 7:52 am
Grahamcombat wrote:I’d love to have one of the southeast Asian engraved silver bracelets for my GMT.
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there was a guy on WUS a few years back who was still making these. i kinda thought it might be cool to get one for my zodiac seawolf, but i never got to it and i don't think he's there any more. if i understand correctly, these were originally made from silver spoons (possibly other silverware) during the vietnam war.
I had no idea they were trench art. That’s very cool if true.

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Post by gwells » Sat May 26, 2018 4:46 pm

no, not really trench art. there were some filipinos who would make them for GIs in the PI on leave or on their way to/from vietnam.

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Re: Watch engraving

Post by CarloDWC » Sat May 26, 2018 6:23 pm

Those engravings are really cool. Love to see them.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat May 26, 2018 7:33 pm

I love all these, except what Graham posted.

I’d never buy one of these but they’re totally awesome. The too fat SUBC case gives a lot of space for designs.

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Re: Watch engraving

Post by Seppia » Sun May 27, 2018 3:04 am

I recognize the superior ability of these engravers, but I would rather fellate a random DWC member than wear one of these.

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Re: Watch engraving

Post by River Rat » Sun May 27, 2018 7:52 am

Grahamcombat wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 7:52 am
Grahamcombat wrote:I’d love to have one of the southeast Asian engraved silver bracelets for my GMT.
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These were known as Olongapo Bracelets at the US Navy Subic base in the Philippines you cross over a bridge over shit river into the city of Olongapo they would make them made to fit out side the gate. They were still making them in the 1980's when I was there but I never got around to getting one was to busy hitting the bars. So at the MWR PX there was a seller of these and I got one with my Rate and SNEC 9533 combat craft crewman pin if you do a search for Olongapo Bracelet in the PX his info and email should be found so you can order one. And these engraving of watches is very tacky a good way to ruin a watch reminds me of those camo Sinn watches it ruined them of there resell value like this will to a nice Rolex sub go ahead and ruin your watch by making it one ugly watch makes it look like a boutique watch close to a invicta.
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Re: Watch engraving

Post by Steve O. » Sun May 27, 2018 8:42 am

IMO, just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should.

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