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by artphotodude
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?
Replies: 21
Views: 419

Re: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?

Sort of like how Sepia Toning in Photography was always intended to look old-fashioned, but never actually had any relation to any vintage photo printing process, or who Middle English in the Bible was kinda' arbitrary when it was used in King James times. These feel like 'synthetic' vintage. An in...
by artphotodude
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?
Replies: 21
Views: 419

Re: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?

And don't even get me started on the freaky stitching on a lot of Stingray Straps - who thinks this looks good? :shock: Like buying a 20GB software package and having a 40GB day-1 patch (unacceptable) - I.M.O. Maybe using a sweater serger isn't the best tool for fine leather working. s-l1600.jpg
by artphotodude
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?
Replies: 21
Views: 419

Re: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?

I always associate the side stitch with vintage straps, and I like the added detail. Otherwise it’s just a strap. The funny thing is, unless I'm wrong, this is a very modern trend. I'm nearly 50, and don't recall ever seeing that kind of stitching when I was a kid. The only stitching then was lengt...
by artphotodude
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?
Replies: 21
Views: 419

Re: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?

I think it works with a vintage leather style strap on certain watches with a retro look. I have one on my blue alcantara Martu strap worn with the BB58 blue. Not sure they would work with more of a dress watch though. My thoughts, exactly. It works on the right strap with the right watch. I have a...
by artphotodude
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?
Replies: 21
Views: 419

Re: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?

I probably prefer without, although its not the end of the world. I tend to pick dressier straps, which often come without, but I bought a CW Tiber which does have have the stitches. Am I right thinking that strap edges tend to be finished differently with the lug-stitching? She said in the case of...
by artphotodude
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?
Replies: 21
Views: 419

Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?

So have noticed in the last 5 years that those little wrap-around stitches in contrasting colors near the lugs becoming really common. Now, well-patterned length-wise stitching is obviously attractive (especially in a padded strap), but this other feels to me like pretentiousness (sort of like how p...
by artphotodude
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New ULTRA Limited Edition Retro Watch Project...
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: New ULTRA Limited Edition Retro Watch Project...

UPDATE!!!! So have cleared the first hurdle. Got a 'pulse' from the solar cell in the original 3056A movement in the watch being modded. Doesn't quite have the amperage to push the hand forward, but pulses reliably every second, so the voltage is looking good. Will need to see next if the EcoDrive ...
by artphotodude
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Russian 'Grail' Found!
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Russian 'Grail' Found!

Had to replace the buckle (and will also need to rework the holes in the band to fit said new buckle), but did want to post a shot with the other band found for this fun critter - Stingray in Green! Am ready to order an "old fashioned" with Thurston Howell III :D
by artphotodude
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Classic Raketa Caliber CellPhone Wallpaper...
Replies: 0
Views: 371

Classic Raketa Caliber CellPhone Wallpaper...

So my Sister has been enjoying seeing how much fun I've had with classic Russian watches (mostly from the 1980's), and she decides to join the club and find one of her own - and low and behold picks a beauty from the 1960's for only $50! It runs like a top and unlike most newer Soviet watches, has a...
by artphotodude
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New ULTRA Limited Edition Retro Watch Project...
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: New ULTRA Limited Edition Retro Watch Project...

Cool! Will start testing. There is likely - from what I can see so far, only one possible hitch with using a new movement, but will proceed first with that assumption.
by artphotodude
Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New ULTRA Limited Edition Retro Watch Project...
Replies: 6
Views: 541

New ULTRA Limited Edition Retro Watch Project...

With all the fun recently had doing a first extreme Vostok Mod : Supreme Sovietsky.jpg https://www.christopherwardforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=56506 and first 'Frankenwatch' completion : Tiffy's Watch 2.jpg Tiffy's Watch 3.jpg https://www.christopherwardforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=57191 ...
by artphotodude
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: A Zelos that‘s NOT a dive watch!
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: A Zelos that‘s NOT a dive watch!

Zelos - SO SO SO SO many good ideas - too many. First off, have never handled one, but going from the models I've seen, they have appear to have AMAZING workmanship, and a lot of great concepts, but they always feel too busy. Like 3 different designers all worked on a different part in isolation and...
by artphotodude
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Russian 'Grail' Found!
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Russian 'Grail' Found!

The metal bracelet arrived but sadly the color of the gold didn't match (was MUCH yellower), so wound-up instead going with a sage green nato ( Pic 1 - on the watch) and a green Stingray band ( Pic 2 ) - still coming in the mail (will need to change to buckle to match). As mentioned I normally don't...
by artphotodude
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Making a perfect watch out of two in different condition - or is it 2 perfect watches??
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Making a perfect watch out of two in different condition - or is it 2 perfect watches??

So my brother-in-law LOVED the watch. I think my sister might be concerned that I've inadvertently created a new "watch collector" in the family :problem: , but also really liked it. Also finally got around to finishing the 2nd watch (to keep) from the left-over parts. From seeing the othe...
by artphotodude
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Oh the Joys of Milanese Sharkskin Mesh!
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Oh the Joys of Milanese Sharkskin Mesh!

Soporsche wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:30 pm Great match, Im a fan of shark & milanese, generally prefer them to bracelets (if they suit the watch). 👍
Agreed. Bracelets are either WONDERFUL or DREADFUL (like no inbetween), but mesh just works.