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Once again Michael of Kaventsman Uhren is creating a bronze watch for me.This one is called the Irikandji,and is an offshoot of his latest Triggerfish,and one off that he made for a Military customer in alluminum...below are pics of the build,from milling of the case,and dial from a monobloc piece of bronze...more pics to follow as the buils progresses,until it arrives on my wrist.happy guy.gif

prototyping for the new model, the Kaventsmann Irukandji, today I´ve used some CuSn8, the next days I will try out some Stainless Steel 1.4539 ( AISI 904 L), so stay tuned.



project monobloc dial, I`ll try to mill the whole dial incl. the pins for dial fixiing out of the full. First test run , aluminium, bronze and stainless steel




saturday morning in the workshop ,backside of the dial , fixing pins completely milled out of the full, it worked well




project monobloc dial, I`ll try to mill the whole dial incl. the pins for dial fixiing out of the full. First test run , aluminium, bronze and stainless steel




prototyping for the new model. The Kaventsmann Irukandji, today I´ve used some CuSn8, the next day I try out some Stainless Steel 1.4539 ( AISI 904 L), so stay tuned.



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Congrats in advance: This will be one looker for sure Oscar.
I like the 45 grades oriented crown and with that milled dial, it will add some uniqueness to the piece.
This new bezel give a lighter look: Might cool your wrist as welltoon1.gif

I bet you think about it every nights before closing your eyes now: Patience grasshopper...Patience...
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Hammerfjord wrote: Congrats in advance: This will be one looker for sure Oscar.
I like the 45 grades oriented crown and with that milled dial, it will add some uniqueness to the piece.
This new bezel give a lighter look: Might cool your wrist as welltoon1.gif

I bet you think about it every nights before closing your eyes now: Patience grasshopper...Patience...
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TY Will,I am looking forward to this watch,and especially how the bronze dial patinas over the years...ThumbsUp02.gif

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oagaspar wrote:
Hammerfjord wrote: Congrats in advance: This will be one looker for sure Oscar.
I like the 45 grades oriented crown and with that milled dial, it will add some uniqueness to the piece.
This new bezel give a lighter look: Might cool your wrist as welltoon1.gif

I bet you think about it every nights before closing your eyes now: Patience grasshopper...Patience...
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TY Will,I am looking forward to this watch,and especially how the bronze dial patinas over the years...ThumbsUp02.gif

Yes, the dial might change a bit but will certainly stabilize fast due to lack of breathing inside the case.

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Really cool Oscar...awesome case and I think the milled bronze dial is very adventurous and unique.  I like it alot! thumbsup.gif

Like Will, I'm thinking that the dial won't patina much at all from whatever state that it goes into the watch case.  I've noticed this on all of the bronze pieces I've owned as the inner case where the crystal/dial sits remains shiny and fresh while the outer case patinas nicely with the passage of time (due to natural or un-natural exposures).

My take would be to pre-patina the dial prior to final assembly of the watch (or leave it shiny if that's the look you prefer).

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I have not used the word in awhile. KEWLNESS!!

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This is looking awesome, Oscar!
Really like the dial. Here's one similar I made. It's copper, but same idea, might give some ideas:





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TY Guys,can't wait till it's on my wrist....as far as the dial showing patina over time,I have no doubt...all dials show some patina over years,and a large flat dial made out of bronze will most likely patina,....sunlight,and temperature all play a part in the patina process,it may be a slower process under a crystal,or it may not,only time will tell,but it should patina on its own.ThumbsUp02.gif
Scott that copper dial is sweet!
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pic of the Irukandji proto with green dial...mine should be ready next week with bronze dial!....this case should patina quite well imo....happy guy.gif

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That is wicked cool Oscar!

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I love it... But I wait to get a special movement back from service to get a wicked prototype built. Huffff.....

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TY Skip,Will...can't wait to see it with the bronze dial!...looking forward to seeing your wicked proto Will...ThumbsUp02.gif

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oagaspar wrote:
TY Skip,Will...can't wait to see it with the bronze dial!...looking forward to seeing your wicked proto Will...ThumbsUp02.gif

This might take time but it will be way worth it... Until then I'll see what you bring home and maybe make my mind on one of those Kaventsmann.

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Hammerfjord wrote: oagaspar wrote:
TY Skip,Will...can't wait to see it with the bronze dial!...looking forward to seeing your wicked proto Will...ThumbsUp02.gif

This might take time but it will be way worth it... Until then I'll see what you bring home and maybe make my mind on one of those Kaventsmann.
sounds like a plan Will....I hope mine will land on my wrist soon,been a long wait,but well worth it imo...ThumbsUp02.gif

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oagaspar wrote:
Hammerfjord wrote: oagaspar wrote:
TY Skip,Will...can't wait to see it with the bronze dial!...looking forward to seeing your wicked proto Will...ThumbsUp02.gif

This might take time but it will be way worth it... Until then I'll see what you bring home and maybe make my mind on one of those Kaventsmann.
sounds like a plan Will....I hope mine will land on my wrist soon,been a long wait,but well worth it imo...ThumbsUp02.gif

Sounds like a lucky summer start...

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nearing the final stretch in construction...passed the Kaventsman WR testing at 30bar,acid etched bronze dial is being lumed in blue lume,final cleanup and movement test and it is on its way to me!...I have a few straps slated for it,but think this CB distressed blue canvas will be the one for starters!happy guy.gif


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GORGEOUS!

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WOW!!!...awesome Oscar and great strap choices!!! thumbsup.gif bravo.gif

This Kaventsman model is really something cool and outside the box! I love it! Thumbsup3.gif

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TY Ken & Chris!...looking 4ward to getting it on my wrist!chickendance.gif

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congrats! very nice looking Kaventsman Irukandji

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leeye wrote: congrats! very nice looking Kaventsman IrukandjiTY Leeye..ThumbsUp02.gif

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at the finish line and heading to my wrist soon!...looking good and showing signs of patina already...blue lume is hand applied!ThumbsUp02.gif

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Looking great: That's without a doubt the most advanced piece from Kaventsmann...
This blue lume will fit nice on the future patina. Congrats!
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TY Will...now I am excited!chickendance.gif

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How the heck did I miss this thread??? It's a marvelous watch, Oscar and I envy you. Looking forward to a review, when you have time. Keen on knowing about the heft, feel and presence. On the straps you posted. I think both will work well but maybe I'd spend a bit more and go full custom on a badass super-distressed tan variant. (PM sent)

Enjoy!
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TY Jeff...its a beauty imho...ThumbsUp02.gif

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oagaspar wrote:
at the finish line and heading to my wrist soon!...looking good and showing signs of patina already...blue lume is hand applied!ThumbsUp02.gif


So sweet Oscar!thumbsup.gif

Nothing like it that I've seen...and that bronze machined dial with that sweet hand applied blue lume (not to mention that complex machined case)...ultra cool!!! cool.gif

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TY Chris...I'm stoked!ThumbsUp02.gif

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ETA...10:30 AM Wed., overnight from Germany! chickendance.gif

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just arrived...Q&D...more pics and a short review asap...happy guy.gif

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Superbissimo: Congrats!! bravo.gif

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Hammerfjord wrote: Superbissimo: Congrats!! bravo.gifTy Buddy!ThumbsUp02.gif...haven't had much time to spend with it yet,moving my Daughter into her new place past couple days,and now going to get a short round of golf in before it starts raining again...8 days of rain so far!! mistake.gif

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lume shot...chickendance.gif

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Now that's what I call a watch! I can hardly wait for your review and the patina after some time, O. I am sure that will be a head-turner.bravo.gif

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A bit of rain and sun here to Oscar: Crossing Finland for a gastronomic holiday... This new machined dial and its lume are really top!

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TY Jeff & Will,I may never buy another name brand watch again!dog smile.gif...finally sitting down to relax...fireworks show at my neighbors tonight!happy guy.gif

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Just look at that Lume! Very nice Oscar!

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TY Skip.the Irukandji is a real beast!...here is a pic Michaels sister sent me of Michael testing anodizing of the case in salt water on a dive trip he is currently on in Maldives...pretty cool!ThumbsUp02.gif

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Nice chocolate tone...ThumbsUp02.gif


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