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FIFTYFIVE Fathoms Build Finally Done... 
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Post FIFTYFIVE Fathoms Build Finally Done...
After a year of unsuccessfully finishing a FF Fathoms build, I was able to acquire an amazing dial and handset from a fellow HF member (Awesome work!!!!). Relieved that the build is now perfect and finished after being one of my most difficult and frustrating projects. A great looking watch overall, maybe now I will wear it (even though it is so damn small)...

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Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:51 am
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Post Re: FIFTYFIVE Fathoms Build Finally Done...
Finally :)
Looks great Lou :clap:
Too small for me, but an eyecatcher.
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Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:57 am
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:clap: :clap:

very nice result, despite size this would have presence so enjoy wearing it

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Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:05 am
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Post Re: FIFTYFIVE Fathoms Build Finally Done...
I'm still waiting for this type of dial and hands. Awesome upgrade!!!

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Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:08 am
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Looks very good.
Strap is extremely nice, too.

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Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:19 am
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Give us a few wrist shots!!

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Post Re: FIFTYFIVE Fathoms Build Finally Done...
Man I am really trying NOT to want one of those, but I think it's inevitable. Great work as always DD!!

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Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:20 am
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Very very nice DD, love it! What parts are in this now?


Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:41 am
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Post Re: FIFTYFIVE Fathoms Build Finally Done...
It's a Seiko5 with a new dial and hands. Check out this sales thread
http://homageforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=10460

He also offers a cool caseback.
DDs strap is if I remember correct from http://www.panatime.com/
Also pretty cheap

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:o :o :clap: now that is something! What a beauty!


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Post Re: FIFTYFIVE Fathoms Build Finally Done...
you find its too small, I will take it off your hands ;) you know where to find me.


Wonderful watch, and an even better mod and build.

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Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:26 am
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Post Re: FIFTYFIVE Fathoms Build Finally Done...
That new dial is really crisp and clean. What's the source? Was it the limited production run over on WUS?

A Ted Su diving strap would look excellent on that piece or maybe one of those BradyStraps sailcloth straps!

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Post Re: FIFTYFIVE Fathoms Build Finally Done...
I've always had a soft spot for these. Great build DD, glad it's finally where you want it!!


Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:28 am
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Nice DD! Congrats! :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbup:


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Congrats DD...nice built :clap: :thumbup:


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Great upgrade :thumbup:
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Very nice DD! :clap:

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Beautiful,one of my favourite homages :clap: :clap:

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Gorgeous. Just when I see one thing I want to do, I see something else I love. :roll:


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Post Re: FIFTYFIVE Fathoms Build Finally Done...
It might be useful for others contemplating doing this mod to know what pitfalls you encountered doing this build: were all parts readily available? Did you need specialist tools?

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Upcoming builds
alu mille metri (rip)?
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=36290&p=482845&hilit=franken+bronzo#p482845
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DIY made easier- everything you wanted to know •
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