Always forgetting the before shot.
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    Always forgetting the before shot.

    Hey Cats,

    My Pal who runs his Dad's store which is my favorite AD came up with a project for me. This is another piece from the treat box he got from his main watch distributor/supplier that he shared with me.

    It's an interesting Pulsar kinetic hard use sport watch. It's a good build but ugly as hell colour wise. I was taken by how really thick the crystal is on this build, 3mm. Stainless frame with vulcanized rubber strap. Really a pretty nice sportster that wears comfortable.

    If you could please try to imagine what it looked like assembled with that lovely pukish lime green casing......yikes!

    For this custom I first roughened the green bits to accept the coatings. I used Krylons super bond paints for plastic. 9 coats in total.

    Firstly, 3 coats of aluminum metallic with the standard roughening between coats. Next, I applied 4 coats of K's flat black sprayed from a distance of 2 feet to allow it to rain down on the parts to give it a speckled finish. Finally I applied 2 heavy coats of K's satin clear coat.
    5 hours total in the paint process.

    Reassembled the piece and there you have it a nice tactical looking hard use sporty to beat on.

    I enjoyed the build, it was great that I was given free reign over what I wanted to do with it







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    Re: Always forgetting the before shot.

    always admire your ingenuity Preston -but have to say the sickly green was so awful and dated it would have been 'supercool'

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    Re: Always forgetting the before shot.

    I almost agree with Shameless - almost. Pretty cool stuff and thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Always forgetting the before shot.

    That's actually a wearable looking watch now. Very nice, Preston :)

    We do like a naked movement shot when a watch doesn't have it's clothes on, though ;)

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    Re: Always forgetting the before shot.

    Thanks guys, my Bud texted me, he's just ecstatic about the result. He's a real outdoors type so I'm looking forward to the results of these new paints/coatings I'm trying out in his real world tests. I still haven't finished his C1 for him, I just have the case left to do. He likes to keep me in projects that's for sure.

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    Re: Always forgetting the before shot.

    Nice work!!


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    Re: Always forgetting the before shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Popoki Nui View Post
    Nice work!!


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    Thanks Sherry

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    Re: Always forgetting the before shot.

    Love these types of threads and love doing this myself, but before pictures make them so much better.

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