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efstathiou.stefa wrote:Just found this amazing item on AliExpress. Check it out! €345.55 | PHORCYDES PH-4 BRONZE CUSN8 automatic watches 1000 METER PROTOTYPE 1985 HOMAGE DIVE WATCH
https://a.aliexpress.com/_ExnsNmz

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Joking aside, some project blueprints seem to be leaked and this is good for all of us

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https://a.aliexpress.com/_EHL3gsd
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toofsy wrote:https://a.aliexpress.com/_EHL3gsd
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It’s pretty amazing the quality of products that Thorn keeps putting out at the price points they do.


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efstathiou.stefa wrote:Just found this amazing item on AliExpress. Check it out! €345.55 | PHORCYDES PH-4 BRONZE CUSN8 automatic watches 1000 METER PROTOTYPE 1985 HOMAGE DIVE WATCH
https://a.aliexpress.com/_ExnsNmz

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You know what, this is a good price considering I paid $100 more for the last version with useless lug ends. These seem at least semi-usable!


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toofsy wrote:https://a.aliexpress.com/_EHL3gsd
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Thorn did it again. I have a sand blasted version almost exact copy of the original lip blancpain. It's amazing

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Can be used as backplates.
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dj57 wrote: January 17th, 2024, 12:46 am Image
https://a.aliexpress.com/_Exf43fn
Can be used as backplates.
I bought a ton of these to use as dials, like 20-30 each in 27, 28, 29, 38, and 40mm, which should cover any build I have planned in the forseeable future.

I 3D printed a jig to drill a hole in the center, and use them to practice techniques for making dials...Waterslide decals, laser etching, pad printing, different finishes and sealers, etc, even luming. If one turns out well, I can solder on dial feet and build up a watch. If it's botched horribly, I can clean it off and start again. I don't think my efforts have any legit sources of dials or sincere and experienced hobbysists sweating just yet, but progress is made with every one. They're .5mm each, so about the right thickness, or could be stacked up for the thicker 1-1.5mm dials.

For the cost of one dial, you can get enough of these to keep you busy for a lifetime.
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Just found this amazing item on AliExpress. Check it out!
US $134.99 50%OFF | Customized New 55mm No Logo Big Black Luminous Bial Asian 6498 17 Jewels Mechanical Movement Pilot Men's Watch GR1216-23
https://a.aliexpress.com/_EGA0hPF

Interesting watch. Nice base for a A. Lange Sohne flieger 55mm project. Dial and the crown should be replaced. The case should be shaped heavily

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yes that will works ;)

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