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What was wrong with the first D-Blue's 'complication'?
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What was wrong with the first D-Blue's 'complication'?

There were complications with the transaction and the state of the watch. I want a new virgin D-Blue.
post #35238 of 48312
New and virgin is a must, unless for a proper rebate, absolutely with you there.
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New and virgin is a must, unless for a proper rebate, absolutely with you there.

Yep. Does this look new and virgin to you?

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post #35240 of 48312
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Yep. Does this look new and virgin to you?
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Peel those stickers off and wear that BEAST!!!
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Yes I see what you mean.  But that case is a friggin' spaceship.  Like. :)

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Yes I see what you mean.  But that case is a friggin' spaceship.  Like. :)


You always were a sucker for behinds, though...

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Can't get over the lack of protective stickers by the lugs and side of the case. Doesn't matter if I was going to peel those off anyway. I should have been the one to peel those off.

Just like I should have been the one to ding the clasp:

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post #35243 of 48312
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Yep. Does this look new and virgin to you?

unezy3y5.jpg

Semi-removed case back sticker = 5% off. wink.gif
But seriously, would annoy me, too.

Edit: More stickers missing and clasp dinged - 15%, and probably would still feel cheated somehow.
post #35244 of 48312
Hi guys!

Just wanted to share something interesting with you guys here - I figured this might be of interest to fellas into both fine clothing and watches.

So some time ago I commissioned a group of embroidery artists to create an embroidered silk dial out of my own personal design for installation into a piece unique watch. The design was to be painstakingly hand-stitched in silk in the traditional centuries-old method, made even more difficult given the small size of the dial. Typical embroidery art pieces are usually quite large and rectangular.

A set of three dials has just been finished, and now all that's left is to decide which of the three I like most, to install in the finished watch. I think that the painting was nicely translated into dial form by the embroidery artists.

The final watch will be slightly different from the render - it'll be cased in steel to be more affordable, have blued steel hands, and my seal will be silk-screened under the watch crystal. The movement top plate will also be engraved with my monogram.

Notice the filigree details of the three dials, and how they all consistently adhere to the given design, while having just an iota of individualism, indicative of their hand-stitched nature.

Which one of the three would you choose? wink.gif

This watch should be finished by the Watches&wonders fair in HK at the end of this month, and I'll be breaking it in there!

My next piece will be a similar piece unique, but this time in cloisonné enamel, with the same painting. Will make a good comparison!


The preliminary render


Dial 1


Dial 2


Dial 3


And my next watch, this time the dial will be done in cloisonné enamel (enamel that is bordered by filigree gold wire and fired 20 times in a 800 degree kiln), by the man many in the industry claim to be the world's foremost enamel artist.
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Does this look new and virgin to you?
Oh my, there's blood all over the bedsheets.frown.gif
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Will send him your regards.  Does he know you as Stitchy or The Stitchmeister!!!?

I dont think he is aware that I even exist. frown.gif
post #35247 of 48312
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And my next watch, this time the dial will be done in cloisonné enamel by the man many in the industry claim to be the world's foremost enamel artist.
Miklos Merczel? He's probably the only man that would be in the running for that designation. The others being women.
post #35248 of 48312
Sorry to hear about that minor set back, @no frills, but good on you for not settling for anything less than virgin.

Seeing that caseback sticker though brings back fond memories..
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Out for a walk this Sunday at the Old Course.



post #35250 of 48312
academe - very nice. As the French might exclaim when they want to say "boom" - BEWM!!!
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