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Well i am having a problem making a decision...when i am restoring a watch..my thought are always to use original parts..but sometimes what we can find is not the best condition...what would you rather have..original parts or aftermarket...i think original with wear is always best..but would like to see what you all think...
 

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The only after market i dont mind using is bezel inserts, crystals are fine imo also as long as they are 1-1 replacements like Jonathans.
 

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If you're after the original look and feel....I'd keep it as genuine as possible. I prefer wear over aftermarket. I agree with John that for certain parts, crystal and insert one can use quality aftermarkets. For completely modded watches I prefer the non-brand look. I dislike the wannabee Seiko/Citizen/etc. dials and logos on mods. But that's just my humble opinion...
 

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I don't have any aftermarket watchs so far except one from when
I first started here. Its a (6309-7290) from the bay I got. Its got a
greenish-bluish dial on it but that's all that is... A/M .
The rest have come originals so they just stayed that way.
Have not got to do any MODD's yet because of the lack of
parts here, and it takes to much time to arrive. All that's been done is
repairing and servicing, and try the Luming for them and getting better
but have a (7290 original dial ) but to worn down so will have to get
another one to replace it. and complete this one. Got the 70 40 dials wired
now to Lume, but those 7290 ones a real ........ BUGGER.
So might start to do something here soon. Have been Machining things to
make some Bracelets and Bands.
 

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well that is my thinking...i love some of the looks but i always side on originality....
 
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