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Been a while, some of you may remember I got the 8f bug a year or two back and I just wanted to post a family shot of where I got to. My plan was really put some time and effort into it, but then reality intervened and I thought better to get something up than nothing. The 8f movement is a high accuracy quartz (whether it fits the HAQ/HEQ definition or not) with a spec of 15sec/yr when worn, a 10 year battery life, and in the 8f56 a GMT hand. Of these 13 all but two are titanium.



The core of the group are the 8f56 SBCJ Landrek models, seeing Thian Wong's black one was what originally set me off. I have two of the Black and two of the Blue, and one of the OD Green which can be very hard to distinguish from the Black, as well as the SSASS LE.



The black is very 'Tool Watch' but the green... well there is a reason they didnt sell alot. The blue is the most attractive of the lot I think, though perhaps less of a fit with the tough case. One on a GGB strap which is great.


The blue dialled 8f32 models at lower left have a similar feel and even more dial area which I like. The funny thing is that the first one I got has a stunning matte finish which I love, while the second has the polished finish I hadnt realsied was standard. (Somehow someone matted the case, chemical etch? If I can replicate it I will do it to the second,) EDIT: foregoing proved not to be correct, there appears to have been two stadard finishes, the polished version isnt as attractive IMHO.



The others include a nice 8f32 dress watch back left, a JAL branded 8f56, and three watches which kind of go together as classy sport watches: the Great Blue Perpetual, the SBQJ019 with the champagne coloured dial, and for me the most special watch of the bunch, the extremely classy Alpinist.



A few more perhaps to find, but plenty to love here...
 

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WOW! amazing collection of the Landtreks!! Congrats! Mine has been scooped by the wife and she loves how light it is! haha! The red strap started to wear out so I installed a faux mauve strap I had ...she likes it haha!


Landtrek montage by thianwong1, on Flickr
 

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Great ensemblage Bartleby. To be different; Polly likes The great Blue and alpinist the best.

She had a Great Blue chronograph but stupidly sold it, bad move.
 

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Yup, all 8f's are perpetuial calendar, the 8f32 is the simplest movement, the 8f33 has a day as well as date wheel, the 8f35 is a higher torque diver version of the -32, the 8f56 is the GMT version, and the 8f58 is the high torque version of the -56.

The great mystery watch is the red SBQJ I saw listed in Seino Oceania's parts pages, never heard or seen any evidence of it existing, assume it must have looked like this Photoshop I made... anyone with any insight I;d love to learn more!

 

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Nice collection, congratulations. :13:

I really like the Landtreks by my favorites would be the Alpinist and The Great Blue.

I have the following 8F56 models.

First was a 8F56-00C0 Sportura.


Next up is a 8F56-00L0 Map Meter.


and finally a Ti 8F56-0080. I also have the stainless version of this but it needs a new crystal as the cyclops is quite scratched.
 

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Lovely watches Anthony, if its tough to replace the crystal you could consider just removing the cyclops? They arent to everyones taste anyway.
 

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Lovely watches Anthony, if its tough to replace the crystal you could consider just removing the cyclops? They arent to everyones taste anyway.
I would consider removing just the cyclops but from memory there are a couple of additional scratches on the crystal as well so a full replacement would be the best solution.

Cyclops's must have been more in fashion at that time as the Sportura actually has one built into that date window at the dial level.



I have demo seen this design detail on other watches, but I like it as it make the date easier to read but does not have the ugly (IMHO) large cyclops.
 

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Impressive collection. It seems to me that you only miss some diver's watches from the SBCM line and a dress watch from the SLL line to be completely satisfied :)

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FMC, quite possibly! The SBCM 023 diver I have to admit doesnt set me on fire... maybe its a bit small, but the SLR001 I love. Except for the plastic shroud, which is pants. Nothings perfect!
 

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FMC, quite possibly! The SBCM 023 diver I have to admit doesnt set me on fire... maybe its a bit small, but the SLR001 I love. Except for the plastic shroud, which is pants. Nothings perfect!
I had the 023 but just could not bond with it....so eventully sold it. I think you did well to collect those Landtreks!
 

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8F56 Cyclops removal

Has anyone removed the cyclops from this crystal using the butane torch and razor blade method? I have a couple I want to remove.



I would consider removing just the cyclops but from memory there are a couple of additional scratches on the crystal as well so a full replacement would be the best solution.
 

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Reviving one of favorite Bartleby 8f threads. I absolutely love any and all Landreks and feel lucky to have recently found this one. Very dark green dial that appears almost black in most lighting. Happy Trails.



 

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Hello,

I am wondering if you are interested in selling any of those 8F56 watches - specifically those 8F56 watches - specifically the SBQJ Series.

Thanks and let me know.
 
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