Watcha wearing today, the Watch thread

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    Pretty bummed about my Hamilton. Has never seen water, but somehow managed to get moisture under the crystal. Not too happy about that considering I've only had it for a few years and have been pretty easy on it.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Hopefully it can be repaired?
     
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    I’ve really been getting interested in watches and wanna try to mod some. I am thinking I need a Seiko. This thread has some very nice timepieces
     
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    Marathon JSAR it doesn’t have the soul of an automatic watch but the convenience of quartz in a rugged package is awfully nice. AFC624E9-3DD1-4ECA-8541-3F99723F1D76.jpeg
     
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    Sold my Garmin Fenix 6 and was able to pick up both of these last week.
    Casio GDB-200 for general wear, running, hiking, LE work and the Dan Henry 1972 for casual and weekend wear. The Casio has an accelerometer that picks up motion giving a pretty accurate measurement of distance. It will also Bluetooth with my phone for more training options or notifications. Downside is it's not solar and has a predicted 2 year battery life, but I'm Ok with that.
    The 1972 is near perfect size for me, very comfy and has an alarm. I'm digging the Porsche Design, retro vibe.
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    Finally a G-Shock with large digits. It looks awesome.
     
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    Nice working mans watch. :cool: Dump or flatbed? The truck of course. ;)
     
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    Picked up both of these for $60 shipped! I didn't need another watch, but my brother broke his $21 Casio and I thought the regular G Shock would suit his need for a no-frills, digital. The ProTrek is going to get a lot of wrist time from me this fall.
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    Reversing a Casio Protrek negative to positive display.

    I can't believe how well this turned out. I bought both of these watches elsewhere online a few months ago, giving the Gshock to my brother and keeping the Protrek for a general non-smart, outdoors watch. I've had a couple previous versions and although I don't like the negative display, for what it's intended use was it would work fine.
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    Turns out I really couldn't stand the display and after some research, found that it could be reversed.
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    The strap needs to come off and I was surprised to see a solid bar after unscrewing the ends. It's still 16mm wide and will take other straps, but won't look right.
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    You need to take the strap off in order to remove the screws for the backplate. The gasket popped off too and I'm lucky it didn't break. The gray part is a rubber cushion that's held in by very lightweight clips.
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    Remove the gray piece and it reveals the module. On the right, there's a copper colored "cable" that attaches the barometer sensor to the module. This easily pulls out, but was a bitch to fit back in. The module pops right out with a little leverage. I did also clean off the arm cheese as I went along.
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    Flip over the module and just gently pull it away from the cable.
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    What makes the watch positive or negative, is a polarizing filter. Unfortunately, its glued on and requires a great deal of fine effort to remove it.

    I did all of this over about 3 hours, including playing with the dog, eating lunch and hanging out while a cable guy installed some new internet parts. The removal of the glue and refitting of the filter took most of that time.
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    You need to find a way to gently get underneath the filter, a scalpel probably would have worked better, along with some sort of plastic lever with a finer edge than the pot scraper from The Pampered Chef.
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    Here's the display turned 90 degrees before I did any cleaning or trimming.
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    I started with some rubbing alcohol, then windex, then hydrogen peroxide, before breaking out the good old eraser. That worked well to get the residue mostly off. What's also pretty cool is that the display is "off" unless there's a filter on it.
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    Fitting the barometer cable back into the slot required a lot of patience. It's paper thin and kept bending. I eventually got a tweezers and managed to hold it just firmly enough so that it popped back into place. Pretty sure I assembled and disassembled the watch several extra times thinking I had it in place only to see that the barometer wasn't working. It fits into the slot, in the module, between the white posts.
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    So, while not perfect it's amazingly better than before. The photos don't show just how good it actually looks. The only real error I made was chipping too much off of the filter trying to get it to fit once I rotated it. It was taller than it was wide and needed a small amount of trimming. If I ever need to reopen the watch I'll fix it.
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    Seiko Orange Monster.

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    Citizen promaster tough 42mm steel titanium coated
     
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    Got the GSAR’s bigger brother recently C98975B5-320D-4818-A3A7-1CCEE66D539E.jpeg
     
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    Is that the 46mm?
     
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    Seiko alpinist spb117
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