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Post by yinzburgher » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:32 am

Let's see some pictures of your favorite casebacks. I'm interested to see what's out there. All kinds.......solid, exhibition, engraved, etched, plain, decorated, skeletonized, painted, whatever. If it's the back of your watch and you like to look at it, please share a photo here. I probably don't have too many of interest but below is one I like to look at. It's the Seagull ST19, or more specifically ST1901, in my Baltic Bicompax chronograph. I think the blue screws and purple jewels look really cool with the gold tone gears and Geneva striping.



Whaddya got? Pics please!
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Post by Sporkboy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:55 am

OK, I somehow feel like the inclusion of painted casebacks was directed at me. I really need to be better about taking before pictures and doing side by side images. A little paint can make the caseback are pop. If the engraving is deep and crisp, it can come out stunning. I plan on writing a how too in the coming week or so with lots of pictures.

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I normally wouldn’t have added yellow to this caseback, but it matched the seconds hand so I put it in there. Black and red are staples in print design, so I generally include black with a pop of red someplace. If there is a color to the theme of the watch, I will try to use that.
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Victorinox 241089 Titanium with nice deep engraving. This came out amazingly well. I used oil-based paint pens and I feel like it needs sealing or it isn’t going to wear well in the long term. On the other hand, all the paint is recessed.

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Vostok Amphibia, Komandirske (Sdelka) and Timex Expedition.

Edit: I had some photo problems. I will fix later.
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Post by ManOnTime » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:43 pm

Early '60s Competition with a UTC 29 (Seiko 66B).

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The movement runs at 18,000A/h. Here it is for 1 second at real-time:



Here it is for the same 1 second but at 240fps.

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Post by Stretch44 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:55 pm

Seamaster 300 MC

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Post by Sporkboy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:59 am

eBay listing photo here but I am sharing as I am tempted to put in a low offer on a junk digital watch lot just to get my hands on this Omni caseback.

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It is being sold with a conventional looking 80’s digital, but as you can see it is not installed. The only models I see with this caseback are calculators, so it may be mismatched. Still, that is some beautiful caseback design right there.
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Post by yinzburgher » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:05 pm

⬆⬆⬆ Very cool caseback Stretch. I finally looked up why the Speedmaster and other Omegas have hippocampus on the back. There's a blog post from Bob's Watches about it. Apparently one of their designers was inspired by the ornamentation on gondolas after a trip to Venice.

What's the Story Behind the Omega Seahorse Symbol?

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Post by AndroidIsAwesome » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:09 pm

I've got a billion caseback pics but for now here is the H2

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Post by Dub Rubb » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:11 am

I've got plenty more, but I find this one beautiful.
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Post by yinzburgher » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:31 am

Dub Rubb wrote:
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I've got plenty more, but I find this one beautiful.
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Very cool! Any idea of the translation? My Eastern Bloc casebackese is a bit rusty.
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Post by Dub Rubb » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:55 am

yinzburgher wrote:
Dub Rubb wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:11 am
I've got plenty more, but I find this one beautiful.
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Very cool! Any idea of the translation? My Eastern Bloc casebackese is a bit rusty.
Something to do with commemorating a mentor to the youth from the police force or something. All I can read is 1981.

Edit: I'll try to dig up the post where someone translated it for me later. Too drunk.
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Post by peskydonut » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:46 pm

Dub Rubb wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:55 am
yinzburgher wrote:
Dub Rubb wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:11 am
I've got plenty more, but I find this one beautiful.
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Very cool! Any idea of the translation? My Eastern Bloc casebackese is a bit rusty.
Something to do with commemorating a mentor to the youth from the police force or something. All I can read is 1981.

Edit: I'll try to dig up the post where someone translated it for me later. Too drunk.
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To Leonid Petrovich Vinnichenko best mentor, from УВД.
June 1981


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Post by Dub Rubb » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:03 pm

Thanks bro! That sounds like the same translation I got from the original post, and I think the consensus was internal affairs. I was pretty close! But thank you for translating .

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Post by Dub Rubb » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:03 pm

Okay, maybe not mine, but when I saw this I immediately thought of this thread.Image

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Post by peskydonut » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:26 pm

Dub Rubb wrote:
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Thanks bro! That sounds like the same translation I got from the original post, and I think the consensus was internal affairs. I was pretty close! But thank you for translating .

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