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PostSubject: I CAN FINALLY SEE!!! (Thanks Chris/Lum-Tec)   I CAN FINALLY SEE!!! (Thanks Chris/Lum-Tec) Icon_minitimeFri Dec 03, 2010 9:19 pm

About 2 years ago (when I was buying Invicta watches still) I picked up a black IP Reserve Speedway. I got it at a pretty good price and liked the "stealth" look; all black except for the bezel. Well I hadn't thought about the whole stealth concept when it came to black hands on a black dial, not really a good combination if you want to SEE WHAT THE TIME IS!!!!!

A couple of pics of the watch as received.

I CAN FINALLY SEE!!! (Thanks Chris/Lum-Tec) IMG_1908
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As you can see or not see, the hands are extremely hard to distinguish from the brilliant orientation (sarcasm) on the black MOP.

I picked up some white hour/min hands and red and white sub-dial hands. Chris stripped and painted/re-lumed the sweep second hand. All hands associated with regular time keeping are in white, all hands associated with the chrono functions are red. I think it turned out pretty good.

I CAN FINALLY SEE!!! (Thanks Chris/Lum-Tec) R2
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I can actually see what the time is now, and I have to admit it is a well made watch.

Oh yeah, the typical amount of drool was running down my chin as I was gawking at the Lum-Tecs on display.

Just a small sample of what was displayed.

I CAN FINALLY SEE!!! (Thanks Chris/Lum-Tec) IMAG0039

This one is a real eye cather!

I CAN FINALLY SEE!!! (Thanks Chris/Lum-Tec) IMAG0043

I can't thank Chris enough for his effort, especially when there are a lot of watch shops that won't touch an Invicta.
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PostSubject: Re: I CAN FINALLY SEE!!! (Thanks Chris/Lum-Tec)   I CAN FINALLY SEE!!! (Thanks Chris/Lum-Tec) Icon_minitimeFri Dec 03, 2010 10:59 pm

Wowee Labman you aren't kidding ! Shocked Very Happy This watch is totally kicked up
to a whole new level. The way the white and red works against the dial
is FANTASTIC imho ! Plus it REALLY shows up amazingly well now !!!!
It's nice because even though it's the same watch, it really looks like
the watch has a different feel to it. What a SUPER job by Chris there !
Congratulations on how nice this came out ! ..Keep enjoying it !!! Want
to just add that your photos, along with those LUM-TEC'S are TOO
GOOD also. I CAN FINALLY SEE!!! (Thanks Chris/Lum-Tec) 46145

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PostSubject: Re: I CAN FINALLY SEE!!! (Thanks Chris/Lum-Tec)   I CAN FINALLY SEE!!! (Thanks Chris/Lum-Tec) Icon_minitimeFri Dec 03, 2010 11:38 pm


I've always wanted one of those.
Legibility (or lack thereof) always changed my mind.
Also been dying to mod the dials/hands of many of my Invictas.
But don't have the knowledge/skills.
Nice job.
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It's like "Night and Day" labman! Great transformation!
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PostSubject: Re: I CAN FINALLY SEE!!! (Thanks Chris/Lum-Tec)   I CAN FINALLY SEE!!! (Thanks Chris/Lum-Tec) Icon_minitimeSat Dec 04, 2010 12:48 pm

Looks OEM. Very nice.
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NICE upgrade...

...always nice to be able to READ the watch you are wearing! Twisted Evil

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Much better and like the Lum- Tec assortment too!
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