Quick Post- October 29, 2016 at 12:07AM

Stuff that’s ready, or just about, to go home. JP, Paul, Richard, and a couple for “Bill.” #seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2dWxUkf

Quick Post- October 28, 2016 at 03:45AM

Tolerance stacking at its finest, so a simple mod – isn’t. The insert looks to be 1:1 to factory, but it is slightly smaller in outer diameter. It would probably be OK in the stock bezel, but the SNZH coin edge bezel insert “shelf” isn’t deep enough, so the insert protrudes out the top, and there is a relatively large gap all the way around- and that’s true for the stock insert as well. Now it’s going to require some lathe time to get the insert sitting where it should be, but that still won’t address the gap, so I’ll probably need to press some material in from the lip of the bezel toward the center to tighten it up.
At least this one turns. The SNZH coin edge I cerakoted for a special AHW giveaway that may happen at some point was frozen in place. Now that bezel has to be coated again, and the case blasted again, after it gets tuned up on the lathe as well.
Rather obnoxious… And it isn’t helping the backlog when something that should take a few minutes actually needs machine work to look like the parts are made for the same watch. – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2dSFMD9

Quick Post- October 27, 2016 at 01:56AM

I was almost going to test the new bench top shears on my hand… Luckily, I saw the warning label at the last minute.
This will help save a lot of time and irritation in trimming pieces of stainless steel, aluminum, brass sheet, etc with minor distortion. Went through the 18g & 20g polished stainless I just got in for bezel inserts without a hitch.
#Seiko SRP779 #turtle with Stargate dial, Mohawk M/H, Samurai S hand, custom polished chapter ring, SRP637 crown.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2eUqYVv

Quick Post- October 26, 2016 at 02:38AM

Pro Hunter inspired #SKX007 in black #cerakote, with Mercedes hands, #sapphire crystal, Sub style bezel insert. One of those projects that just didn’t want to leave, but now headed to its new home in the U.K.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2eFpIq0

Quick Post- October 22, 2016 at 02:10AM

On to better subjects… #ceramic #seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #ahwZero #ArtificeHoroWorksZero #sapphire #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2etrQTy

Life of A Slacker

 


This will seem passive aggressive, but oh well. A couple things. These posts usually take about 3 minutes, though this might be more like 10 or 15, and I usually do them “off the clock” when I would not be working on your overdue project anyway.  If you are under the impression that I’m spending all my time working on social media/blog posts, I’m not. I don’t even really watch TV anymore. I haven’t even finished the final season of my favorite show, Justified, which ended like 6 months ago. I do watch some sports with my boys, but I’m usually working on the computer concurrently. I’m about 3 weeks behind on email, so that tells you how much time I spend there. My lack of “professionalism” is apparent because I am posting even though there is still work to be done. I suppose I could stop posting until I’m completely caught up. Which would probably be never. I am under the impression people like seeing their underway projects, and others.’ The premise that I should do nothing other than work if there is work to be done is what led to my last long blog post and the self imposed time limits, which have helped my sanity immensely by the way.


My average day: awaken to the very discomforting intro to “Ring Loud” by Stick To Your Guns. Mornings are very unpleasant from a physical perspective.  Once I am finally “awake,” and have stretched out enough to function, I check on watches that are on the winder and may need to be shipped.  Do a quick photo shoot, then head to the office. On a good day, that’s about 10am. Lately, it’s been later. I typically leave the office after 6pm, sometimes 6:30 or 7. Upon returning home, we try to have family dinner, but sometimes I’m too late or my eldest is at football practice or something. I use that time to check in with my wife and kids, see how things are going. If dinner isn’t ready, I’ll put whatever parts or watches that came in away and get started on whatever AHW work is on the agenda. After dinner, I go back to work. We gather for goodnights, reading and prayers around 8 so the younger kids can get to sleep. Then I go back to it. I continue until I finish whatever I was working on at midnight, with a hard cutoff at 2am. Then usually still do some computer work or, heaven forbid, a blog post. Obviously today I went too late, and did not heed my 2am rule.  Anyway, after I get that type of stuff managed, I go to sleep and start over. I don’t go to the office on Saturday, but I have other obligations and so don’t start work until 10 or so. Sadly I have to be be up a little after 7am on the weekends. Some Saturdays, there is a family activity, so I don’t always get those hours in.  

I know I’m behind, but all I can do is chip away at it. I’m not behind due to lack of effort or time dedication. Most of my clients have been really supportive and understanding, but a few have grown impatient. I understand, and I’m doing my best to manage expectations better in terms of turnaround.

Anyway. If you’re waiting, thank you. I appreciate you hanging in there while I get things better organized and scheduled. And there are a few who have been extremely patient.

Speaking of a particularly patient fellow… It’s going to need a little more lume work, Riad.

#Seiko Stage 3 blasted #SKX007 with patriot insert, #sapphire crystal, polished chapter ring, #Dagaz Hydro hands, 1 of a kind Carbon Fiber dial.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver #carbonfiber #customdial

Quick Post- October 15, 2016 at 01:38AM

Blasted Mil Mod & FDE #Cerakote Mil Mod. Both feature #hacking #handwinding #automatic movements, #sapphire crystals, #Dagaz Bund dials and mil ladder hands. The FDE one has a chocolate brown #ceramic insert by @dlw.watches.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2dqUSTL

Quick Post- October 14, 2016 at 02:42PM

Seriously… Check out my buddy Nick’s Orion Watch Project. Right at home on a leather Zulu. As cool as the fitted stock strap is, it is a little formal for my decidedly casual daily attire. Regardless, this is a beautifully finished watch that should be at home on nearly any wrist.
#WatchesbyNick #OrionWatchProject #seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #luxurywatch – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2dCKPs1

Quick Post- October 14, 2016 at 01:34AM

Looks like Granny won’t have to wait until this next Christmas after all. #Seiko SNZG Native with custom laser engraved dial and chapter ring, #Dagaz #PlanetOcean style hands, SRP619 crown.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #fieldwatch – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2eyzaih

Quick Post- October 12, 2016 at 09:06PM

The Ghost Agent has a new home, so it is time to get some wrist time in with the new Orion from #WatchesbyNick. This is a beautiful watch. The longer lugs make it work even on my relatively large wrist. The case finishing is stellar. Even though I’ve seen a lot of pictures, there is so much more to it in person. As Ferris says, “It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.” #seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #OrionWatchProject

You’re still here? The post is over… Maybe you’re wondering about that other case… – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2dL3R2G

Quick Post- October 12, 2016 at 11:27AM

No takers yet. Maybe I’ll end up keeping this one… it looks pretty slick in the flesh, but I’ve held off actually putting it on until today. 1 of 1 available until I change my mind.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2dcQwfA

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