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tweaking a nixie watch :)

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tweaking a nixie watch :)

Post19 Nov 2012, 00:46

After a few months waiting, my watch arrived from the other site of the world :-D Australia .. thx to Michel.

and i must admit...i really really like it :-D so it,s time to do some tweaking to make it even better :O`~

Here she is, straight from the Kaola,s and kangaroos :-D

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first we have to change the flat glass to some convex anti mirrored glass !

with plain glass
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first get the module out and i made the inside of the case silver.
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the new glass
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after cutting the glass (it,s +3.00 dioptrie, just to magnify the nixies a bit)

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now a bit of personalization :-D

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Finish and comparison.

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have fun all :-D
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Re: tweaking a nixie watch :)

Post19 Nov 2012, 01:17

That looks fantastic Kasper!

How thick is that glass that you put there? I mean, the thickness of the glass itself, not the curve. How exactly did you manage to put it there? From the top or from the bottom side? I normally warm up the ring and then insert the glass from the top by stretching the ring bit by bit.

The result is amazing, I hope I can also work something out with a anti reflection coating, but I am dependent on other people :-)

Just one thing that comes to my mind, is the IR reflection sensor still working properly? I can imagine that the +3 lens has some influence on the IR light, which could be either a positive or a negative influence.

Great job Kasper, really love it and the little ghost sticker is very cool!! What kind of printer and paper do you use to print these? I normally order them through vistaprint but it takes about 10 days before I can receive them, so a home setup would be a good alternative.

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Re: tweaking a nixie watch :)

Post19 Nov 2012, 02:28

Nice personal touch with the Kasper sticker - I like it! 8-)

Is that ectoplasm on the 8th photo :lol:

Oooooh spooky ~:(

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Re: tweaking a nixie watch :)

Post19 Nov 2012, 13:20

the glass is 2 mm at the side and 3.4 mm in the middle. I could have taken a thinner glass but i wanted it to stick out a bit so it looked heavy :-D I just warmed the ring and pushed it in from the top.
I,m used to work that way in my profession. warm it up and push it in M:)W:)M

it makes no different for the ir-sensor. the only problem i see so far is that the batt sits a fraction higher in the middle then on the side..but you see it only when you look from the side to the watch.
i just printed it in high res on a standard epson printer/scanner with photopaper then i taped it to the back side off the batt.

the anti mirror glass is much better but difficult to see on the pictures.
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Re: tweaking a nixie watch :)

Post19 Nov 2012, 21:15

Great job Casper.

Your making it harder for me to wait untill mine arrives.
But i'm a very patient man, and Michel sure made a nice nixie watch. :O`~

And ooh before i forget...wristshot??? *wink* ;-)
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