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I bought a titanium spork case from Namoki, it was the cornerstone
of trying to make the best 007 that i could for myself. It's got drilled
out lugs, and it's lightweight, and it's not a seiko, and it carves like
butter :) finishes nicely too. I minimized the case and made it as flowing
and voluptuous as i could. That's the way i like them, looking like they
are of the water, not like they're there to battle the water :)

Duarte Mendonca assembled the pieces for me, i had the spork dial
and hands in a chinese bronze 6105 case for 3 years or so, but didn't
wear it much, i like watches with a shorter wheelbase. I like this rendition
way, way better, way more compact, and svelte, and the spork dial with
its outlandish lume just really gets to shine.

With an nh movement, if the seals ever failed on this dive watch, the worst
of it would be replacing a very replaceable movement...so, this is going to
see a lot of water come summer. i like to keep track of how long i swim,
i do not have a cell phone, and if i did, i wouldn't bring it in the water. the
river i live on has a stationary lap pool where it dumps into a deep cliff
basin, and i like to time my swims.

but best of all, this watch is very relaxed if you focus on the dial and hands,
and very legible in the dark, but if you bring the bezel into play, then it gets
awfully precise in a hurry, so it really covers both ends of time-telling, for me.

And say, if anyone wants the bronze chinese 6105, well, i really minimized
that case too, took the crown guards off it, a great candidate for doing that,
as it's not even a Seiko....If the normal 6105 dimensions feel a bit large for
your wrist, you might like this one, all it needs is a dial, hands, movement
and chapter ring...i'll donate it to the first responder. I wore it for years,
let's see what you make of it :) free shipping to the U.S., you buy it a
$36 plane ticket if you want it flown to you :)

Thanks all,

Peter

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I like the way you've smoothed the transition from the crown guard to the lower lug, much more organic flow.

You can't mention outlandish lume without a lume shot!
 

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I like the way you've smoothed the transition from the crown guard to the lower lug, much more organic flow.

You can't mention outlandish lume without a lume shot!
haha,

it's not dark yet :) spork lume is legendary, though, still blazing at 5am....

glad you like the case work. i like a watch to look like it's of the water, or shaped
by the water. not out to conquer the god-damned water !
 

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I’m sometimes bleary by dusk myself 😉
And you took down the guards on that bronze case? Subtle, I would have guessed it was a not-quite-a-copy copy.
 

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I’m sometimes bleary by dusk myself 😉
And you took down the guards on that bronze case? Subtle, I would have guessed it was a not-quite-a-copy copy.
you know what? it was a pretty damn good copy. and it had a screw down crown. but being
a copper-y bronze, well, it was an obvious homage. i enjoyed it for years, now i've sent it on
to the next guy :)

subtler still, with the crown guards taken off, it resembles a slimmer 6309. and when i say
"slimmer" i am referring to the thickness, front to back.
 
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