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    Check Out my Custom Beadblasted GMW-B5000

    So, Just got this back from a vendor who does beadblasting work.

    I'm not sure I like the satin finish.

    I think it's cool, the beadblasting was done well (evenly) etc.

    I didn't like the bling factor on the original finish and not sure about the satin finish. Maybe I would prefer brushed.

    Either way, just want to share pics:

    11-2-18 044 by marked1, on Flickr
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    Re: Check Out my Custom Beadblasted GMW-B5000

    Quote Originally Posted by marked View Post
    So, Just got this back from a vendor who does beadblasting work.

    I'm not sure I like the satin finish.

    I think it's cool, the beadblasting was done well (evenly) etc.

    I didn't like the bling factor on the original finish and not sure about the satin finish. Maybe I would prefer brushed.

    Either way, just want to share pics:

    11-2-18 044 by marked1, on Flickr
    11-2-18 045 by marked1, on Flickr
    11-2-18 047 by marked1, on Flickr
    I’m a fan!



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    Re: Check Out my Custom Beadblasted GMW-B5000

    Looks good to me!

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    Re: Check Out my Custom Beadblasted GMW-B5000

    For what it's worth I really like that look.

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    Re: Check Out my Custom Beadblasted GMW-B5000

    I prefer that look than the shiny one. Awesome to me. Is it OK if you're going to share how much did it cost to achieve this beauty?

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    Re: Check Out my Custom Beadblasted GMW-B5000

    Looks really nice but IMO the blasted finish is not the best for every day wearing.

    I had an originally blasted Fortis B-42 Cosmonauts and the main problem is that on the blasted surface every tiny scratch can be seen immediately.

    And the only possibility to remove the scratches is to blast the surface again.

    After 5 months of wearing the Fortis I ended with brushing the whole bracelet to be able to remove the scratches with sanding fleece.

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    Re: Check Out my Custom Beadblasted GMW-B5000

    it rocks

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    Re: Check Out my Custom Beadblasted GMW-B5000

    I think it looks great! Definitely beats the uber shiny finish. I think a blasted finish fits the aesthetic of a G-Shock better than brushed would.

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    Re: Check Out my Custom Beadblasted GMW-B5000

    It was $100. I know a bunch of machinists with a nice shop. Watches aren't their business.... it was just a favor to me.

    If it gets some scratches down the road I can just get it reblasted.

    If anyone is interested in getting him to do something for you I might be able to work it out.

    Thanks

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    I prefer that look than the shiny one. Awesome to me. Is it OK if you're going to share how much did it cost to achieve this beauty?

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    Re: Check Out my Custom Beadblasted GMW-B5000

    I dig it, that looks great.

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