Gentlemen, pls. show off your homage/project watches.

Gentlemen, pls. show off your homage/project watches.

Joined: March 9th, 2004, 10:56 am

November 9th, 2007, 1:38 pm #1

Admittedly, I wasn't quite "digging" these when they "came out", but some of these watches look absolutely stunning!
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Joined: September 26th, 2006, 3:18 pm

November 9th, 2007, 7:43 pm #2







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Joined: November 13th, 2004, 9:59 am

November 9th, 2007, 11:25 pm #3

Admittedly, I wasn't quite "digging" these when they "came out", but some of these watches look absolutely stunning!
Aloha Kristian:

Here are two B-Uhr hommage watches: 1) BP 5004; and 2) Laco w/Valgranges movements.

I'd like to get a real IWC B-Uhr someday but living on a tiny isolated island I have few opportunities to meet fellow collectors and to attend watch and antique fairs, etc.

- Tracy



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Joined: May 25th, 2007, 1:54 am

November 10th, 2007, 4:36 am #4

Admittedly, I wasn't quite "digging" these when they "came out", but some of these watches look absolutely stunning!
First pic with the strap it came with and a brushed case (case has since been lightly Cape-Codded).

Second pic with case back removed and a new Ammo strap just prior to replacing the solid case back with a display version (those pics to follow this weekend). Also, this version has the welded lugs.

Third pic of another Homage (not mine) with the more correct movement that I'm looking for.

Robert in San Diego





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Joined: January 16th, 2007, 5:55 pm

November 10th, 2007, 1:08 pm #5

Admittedly, I wasn't quite "digging" these when they "came out", but some of these watches look absolutely stunning!
Tragic story about this watch. About a month ago I sold it to a nice guy in the UK, but made the mistake of shipping it First Class International instead of Priority Insured to save a few bucks. So now it's lost somewhere in the system and the USPS says they can do nothing about it. I refunded the buyers money and maybe one day in my lifetime or the next it will show up on his door step or back on mine. Sadly I believe it's gone forever. Probably being worn by some half rate mail thief who doesn't even realize or appreciate the amount of time and love that went into it.

The Project;

It started as a stock IWI Marine diver. It has a brand new authentic Swiss made Unitas 6497 movement. The second pin was professionally shortened to allow the simple base type dial to be installed. I replaced the original glossy IWI dial with a sandwich base type dial. The bottom portion of the dial contains superluminova so the lume on this thing is crazy bright and it holds it's lume very well. The top portion of the dial is flat black and I swapped out the shiny silver hands for some matching flat black ones with superluminova as well. I also replaced the IWI case back with an aftermarket one. The reason for this is that the stock IWI case back crystal is just glued into the steel outer ring. I didn't trust it not to leak so I installed a case back with a 3mm thick crystal that has the white plastic gasket in between the crystal and the outer ring.


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Joined: October 31st, 2005, 8:35 am

November 10th, 2007, 4:15 pm #6

Admittedly, I wasn't quite "digging" these when they "came out", but some of these watches look absolutely stunning!
Hope you enjoy the picture...Cheers!

Movement: Hand modified Valjoux 7750

Case: Artisanally made in Germany by one person, measures 48mm is size

Strap: Jurgen of Germany" B-Uhr style strap.

Nice tribute to the first pattern German B-Uhr observers watches.

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Joined: January 21st, 2006, 3:34 am

November 10th, 2007, 5:58 pm #7

First pic with the strap it came with and a brushed case (case has since been lightly Cape-Codded).

Second pic with case back removed and a new Ammo strap just prior to replacing the solid case back with a display version (those pics to follow this weekend). Also, this version has the welded lugs.

Third pic of another Homage (not mine) with the more correct movement that I'm looking for.

Robert in San Diego





I can't wait to see the new caseback, bet it's da bomb. My kampf has been at the watchmakers for a couple of months, getting some movement repair work: it should be back next week.
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Joined: October 27th, 2005, 3:36 am

November 10th, 2007, 9:55 pm #8

Hope you enjoy the picture...Cheers!

Movement: Hand modified Valjoux 7750

Case: Artisanally made in Germany by one person, measures 48mm is size

Strap: Jurgen of Germany" B-Uhr style strap.

Nice tribute to the first pattern German B-Uhr observers watches.

is it possible to acquire one somehow?

please let me know by email if so. i love it!

silicon valley panerai junkie





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Joined: October 27th, 2005, 3:36 am

November 10th, 2007, 9:59 pm #9

Admittedly, I wasn't quite "digging" these when they "came out", but some of these watches look absolutely stunning!
here are mine:

1. my dream fiddy style unbranded project watch in stainless steel

2. my dream pvd fiddy style unbranded project watch, but in PVD

3. my 6152 base vintage project watch


i guess i like the words "MARINA MILITARE" a bit

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Joined: November 13th, 2004, 9:59 am

November 11th, 2007, 1:09 am #10

Hope you enjoy the picture...Cheers!

Movement: Hand modified Valjoux 7750

Case: Artisanally made in Germany by one person, measures 48mm is size

Strap: Jurgen of Germany" B-Uhr style strap.

Nice tribute to the first pattern German B-Uhr observers watches.

Looks good!
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