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Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 15:12
I bought a joblot of hands and dials from Dagaz in a sale in December and today was the day when they came out to be used



I have an Invicta 8926 that I really like but not 100% happy with the hands so decided a change was required here we have the before and after photos









I am happy with the finished product although a little disappointed as I really wanted to use a different dial but this one was the only one with feet set for a 3 oclock crown the rest are all 4 oclock

All that is left now is to look for a red bezel insert
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 15:49
a really good mod well done Very Happy
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 15:52
I presumed that a Seiko bezel insert would fit but apparently you have to use a Rolex 16610

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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 16:00
@SeikoJohn wrote:I presumed that a Seiko bezel insert would fit but apparently you have to use a Rolex 16610

you will need to measure the outer diameter and the inner as you may get one that has the right outer size but wrong inner if you go for the rolex one regardless of size you will need a domed crystal as all rolex inserts rise up toward the middle and would leave an ugly gap with a flat crystal
this may be your best best

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BEZEL-INSERT-FOR-40MM-INVICTA-SS-8926OB-RED-TOP-QUALITY-/311611152819?hash=item488d78d9b3:g:1qQAAOSwZJlXNOxx
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 16:10
cheers for the info I will look into it

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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 16:52
I wouldn't have a clue where to start with something like this so well done John.

I think the new hands really compliment the watch so a great choice. While the watch looks good as is it will be interesting to see how you get on with the other modifications you are thinking about. Very Happy
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 17:03
Well done John that's a cracking looking sterile watch what model was the invicta and was it straight forward mod or did it need tweaking to fit

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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 17:08
@Iceblue wrote:Well done John that's a cracking looking sterile watch what model was the invicta and was it straight forward mod or did it need tweaking to fit

It was the 8926 model and everything was straight forward as it has a nh35a movement .
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 17:13
Not sure if I should attempt to remove the Invicta engraving from the side of the case .. I have read about it and watched some tutorials on how it is done but it is a big step and if I mess up the case will be ruined

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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 17:19
@SeikoJohn wrote: Not sure if I should attempt to remove the Invicta engraving from the side of the case .. I have read about it and watched some tutorials on how it is done but it is a big step and if I mess up the case will be ruined

i will have a go at most things, but the only way i would consider doing that would be to get the text filled with Tig welding, to grind it out you have to remove a lot of material, if you stuff it up then the watch is knackered Shocked
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 17:23
I once had a crown and stem I used and it had the Rolex sign on the end it's was sticking out and to be fair it rubbed down and it disappeared but the invicta is inwards so a lot harder

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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 20:59
Being wearing this now all day since I modded it and I am really happy with it I like the appearance of it and it just feels right on my wrist . I have decided not to change anything and just leave as is .

Not going to remove the Invicta engraving it is too risky and going to leave the insert black ( for now )

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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 21:19
@SeikoJohn wrote:Being wearing this now all day since I modded it and I am really happy with it I like the appearance of it and it just feels right on my wrist . I have decided not to change anything and just leave as is .

Not going to remove the Invicta engraving it is too risky and going to leave the insert black ( for now )

you could change your name to "InvictaJohn" then it would have meaning Razz lol!
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 21:21
@domecurb wrote:you could change your name to "InvictaJohn" then it would have meaning Razz lol!

Thought I had to change it to Kohn Razz Razz
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sat Jan 14 2017, 21:22
@SeikoJohn wrote:
@domecurb wrote:you could change your name to "InvictaJohn" then it would have meaning Razz lol!

Thought I had to change it to Kohn Razz Razz

HHmmm ....Kohnvicta ......sounds good lol!
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Sun Jan 15 2017, 14:48
Nice looking watch John, think you've done a great job with it.
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Thu Apr 20 2017, 10:22
I thought today I would change the appearance once more so I replaced the second hand with a red one . I was going to try and add a water slide decal to the dial but decided against it.
Quite like the finished result

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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Thu Apr 20 2017, 12:04
I must admit I quite liked the previous second hand as being white and black it was a good match for the other hands as well as the dial and bezel.

That said it is sometimes good to add a different colour as it will stand out and add something to the look of the watch. The red second hand achieves that and does look good.
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Thu Apr 20 2017, 13:14
I may return to the old secondhand yet I am not sure. If I do go back though I will buy a different coloured bezel insert

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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Fri Apr 21 2017, 03:15
One thing for sure is that you've made a big improvement to the watch. Personally I prefer the red second hand, seems to work well. Because it's a sterile dial it probably needs a bit of extra colour rather than just black and white - changing the bezel insert if you go back to the white seconds hand makes a lot of sense.
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Fri Apr 21 2017, 14:21
Decided to go back to original Secondhand but change the bezel insert

which one though

Blue and Silver
Blue and Gold
Brown and Silver
Brown and Gold

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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Fri Apr 21 2017, 14:33
change back the second hand then leave as is IMHHO Very Happy
just to be awkward Razz
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Fri Apr 21 2017, 14:50
@domecurb wrote:change back the second hand then leave as is  IMHHO  Very Happy
just to be awkward Razz

No it looks too plain as it is . it needs a bit of "something"
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Fri Apr 21 2017, 15:08
@SeikoJohn wrote:
@domecurb wrote:change back the second hand then leave as is  IMHHO  Very Happy
just to be awkward Razz

No it looks too plain as it is . it needs a bit of "something"

salt and vinegar ? Smile
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Re: Invicta appearance change

on Fri Apr 21 2017, 15:12
@domecurb wrote:
salt and vinegar ? Smile  

I often wonder what goes on in your head lol! lol!

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