The DHodge 1968 Diver

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The DHodge 1968 Diver

Post by Rob.B » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:54 am

Just got this one from a guy called Dan Hodge who is a watchmaker/watchservicer who lives about 1 hour drive from me. He has a website we’re he does reviews, blogs and runs his business from
https://28daysearlier.com/
The watch was built with a NOS AS Schild 1986 movement, these movements were produced in the 60,s and the company was swallowed up by ETA in 1978
This watch is 1 of 3 he has built with this movement, although it can be built with an ETA 2824-2 also
Movement was stripped and rebuilt
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It comes on a bare 3,6,9 Submariner style dial that has his signature below the 12 o’clock position with cathedral style hands which have been relumed
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Watch is 316L Steel
43mm including crown
20mm Lug Width
48mm Lug to Lug
Sapphire Crystal
100M water resistant
Comes on a leather strap and in a pretty cool leather case which you can fit a couple of watches in. All in all I’m really impressed with it Dan’s a really nice guy who you can tell is really passionate about watches when you talk to him. ImageImageImage





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Re: The DHodge 1968 Diver

Post by gr8sw » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:14 am

nice, but why'd he have to sign that dial?? :scratch:
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Post by Rob.B » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:10 pm

I think it’s just like a dog pissing up a lamp post...Putting his mark on it...


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Re: The DHodge 1968 Diver

Post by ericf4 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:55 pm

gr8sw wrote:nice, but why'd he have to sign that dial?? :scratch:
Ego getting in the way of a pretty cool looking watch.

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Re: The DHodge 1968 Diver

Post by HapaHapa » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:47 pm

That’s a really nice looking watch. I don’t mind the signature. There’s much worse out there.
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Re: The DHodge 1968 Diver

Post by watches503 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:16 pm

Good looking Watch and I think it’s a cool looking signature too. Only read good things from Dan Hodge’s customers.


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Re: The DHodge 1968 Diver

Post by Rob.B » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:58 pm

The signature was one of the things that caught my eye when I seen it on one of the other watches he had doneImage
I think it just finishes the watch off nicely.


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Re: The DHodge 1968 Diver

Post by mikeylacroix » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:17 am

I dig it. Just emailed dan

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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:30 pm

It looks like he does great work.

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Re: The DHodge 1968 Diver

Post by drwindsurf » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:26 pm

Very nice finish to these watches...I can’t believe the work he puts into them.
Thank you for documenting and sharing his work with us :)


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Re: The DHodge 1968 Diver

Post by mikeylacroix » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:51 am

Mine is here. Love itImageImage

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Re: The DHodge 1968 Diver

Post by streetracer101 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:03 am

^ That was fast. I prefer the printed signature on yours. What do these go for?

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Post by Rob.B » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:05 am

Lookin good Mikey...


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Re: The DHodge 1968 Diver

Post by mikeylacroix » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:08 am

streetracer101 wrote:^ That was fast. I prefer the printed signature on yours. What do these go for?
Paid bout 300gbp shipped

There's a few things on sale on the website
https://28daysearlier.com/category/for-sale/

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Post by mikeylacroix » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:08 am

Rob.B wrote:Lookin good Mikey...Image


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Re: The DHodge 1968 Diver

Post by streetracer101 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:13 am

mikeylacroix wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:08 am
streetracer101 wrote:^ That was fast. I prefer the printed signature on yours. What do these go for?
Paid bout 300gbp shipped

There's a few things on sale on the website
https://28daysearlier.com/category/for-sale/
That's not terrible.

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Re: The DHodge 1968 Diver

Post by gwells » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:44 am

still not a fan of the signature logo, but printed looks far better.

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