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  1. Mod advice needed - Gold or Silver

    Seiko
    Hi everyone! New member here, but I've read many posts in the past and always found the information here super helpful! I'm planning my first mod on a Seiko 5 and I have everything picked out and ready to purchase, but I happened upon a picture of a GS in stainless steel with white face, but it...
  2. Seiko movement upgrades, questions.

    Watchmaking, How To's and Technical Resources
    I am new to the forum but have been a watch collector and hobbyist for some years. I have a question on two Seiko watches I have and mods I would like to attempt. The first is a Seiko 5 SNZG09K1 with a 7S36C movement, the day/date window is at three o’clock as is the crown and stem. The second...
  3. FS 3 x Seiko dials + 24mm iofrane REDUCED

    Watches - Books, Parts, Tools, Winders
    I have 3 Seiko dials up for grabs 1 x skx oem dial, 1x oem 7n36 sawtooth dial 1x sterile dial for a 4r35 movement. to sweeten the deal I'm adding a 24mm isofrane strap Very dark Blue but looks more Black color than blue. Not willing to separate because of expensive international shipping...
  4. Welp, I accidentally determined which watch'll be the guinea pig for mods.

    Affordable watches
    I'm a rank newbie to the watch collecting world, but have quickly become hooked. I recently bought an Invicta 8926OB and decided to remove the cyclops. That was the only mod I had initially planned, aside from already switching out the bracelet for a Bond-ish Zulu, and a leather Nato in reserve...
  5. Modded Orient Blu Ray II: Yobokie coinedge bezel and ceramic insert, Blushark NATO

    Dive watches
    Orient Blu Ray II with a Yobokie coin-edge bezel and black, retro ceramic insert with red...zero marker? (what's that thing called?) The strap is a Blushark Alphashark (their premium line) "Uncle Sam" NATO strap. The blue in it almost perfectly matches that of the face (bit of a gamble but it...
  6. Where to buy a Turtle style case and movement

    Seiko
    Hi Chaps I already own an SRP773J1 and am very happy with it. But I've had this itch to mod it and have purchased a crystal, coin edge bezel, ceramic insert, chapter ring, dial, hands, case back and band. So as you can see I pretty much am replacing most of the watch. Then I thought...
  7. Refinishing an Amphibian to a fine satin finish

    Russian watches
    I want to refinish a new Amphibian 090 to a fine satin finish (not brushed etc.) My thinking is that it would be quicker to get unifomity to start with a polished case and bring it down instead of going from the matte to satin. Any one done this enough to have an informed opinon? I've done a...
  8. 4 o'clock crowns - what am I not getting?

    Affordable watches
    So I've been bitten by the modding bug after doing my first one on a 8926 I wear for work. I really enjoyed working on it and love the new look I've given it. I want to mod some more watches, and I've been looking at seikos because of their low price, high quality, and parts availability...
  9. Lemme see your Seiko SKX173 mods! Especially ones with handset mods!

    Seiko
    Hey Y'all, I'm about to pull the trigger on a brand new SKX173. I love the dial and the differences between it and the 007 are just enough to blow me away. I'm looking to mod it slightly by swapping the hands. Trying not to go the Benz route, and would love to see some of your 173 mods! Post...
  10. Seiko skx031 modding help

    Seiko
    Hey guys, I am new to this forum and to modding watches, but I am in need of help with my Seiko skx031. I picked up the rare discontinued piece on eBay a few weeks ago, and generally it is in great condition, with a few marks on the bracelet and a bit of eroded paint on the bezel. Whilst I can...
  11. SKX007/009 MOD SOURCE LIST

    Seiko
    I though we could make a source list for manly SKX007/009 mods, they are usually selling mods for other models as well. Please post links that I may have missed out and I'll ad them to the list. Fell free to include ebay stores like One Second Closer. In no particular order: Murphy...
  12. The SKX case...

    Seiko
    I have this love/hate thing going on with the SKX. Over the years I've had a number of these and have modded most of them with the exception of the 009 as I think it is the quintessential Seiko diver of its time. There are many things that attract me to the SKX and I'm sure all of us got...
  13. Seiko SRP341J2

    Seiko
    Hey yall i got this Seiko SRP341J2 watch which is really great, got it as a gift and really precise and after a year , i am now bored of the dull black strap and the fixed gunmetal finish bezel and dial and was thinking if anyone can suggest some mods to do even if simple or suggest a website...
  14. Modding

    Public Forum
    Being new to watches I was surprised to find that people were modding watches. I am looking into various Seiko 5 watches and I was wondering what could be done with them. What I think looks cool is a different colour second hand, ideally blue. I was also wondering how you change various bits...
  15. jdmfetish = great seller

    Watch Deals, Feedback & Reputation
    I've purchased a couple of Seiko parts from jdmfetish and he's been great to deal with. He's in FL. so I got my parts quickly. They were always packaged nicely to avoid damage. I would have no problem recommending him! Thanks again Travis!! |>
  16. Dial options for a Spork mod

    Seiko
    Hi Whilst I love my spork, I can't help thinking it would look so much better with a simpler dial. I would love a dial without the numbered indices, similar to the 007. So what Seiko dial would work. I would swap to a SKX007 in a heartbeat but it has the day and date window but the spork only...
  17. My 7002 Mod

    Seiko
    Just completed my first 7002 Mod. It was made from a spare case I had and a Seiko 7005 a movement that I had kicking around. Dial hands and Bezel are from Home - DAGAZ WATCH LTD. It was a enjoyable project might try it again.
  18. Modified Sumo's?

    Seiko
    I see lots of great modified Seikos but very few modified sumos. Anyone else take the plunge and modify their sumo? Here is my "Planet Sumo" - Genuine Planet Ocean hour + second hands, Dagaz minute hand (the authentic planet ocean hand was slightly too big to fit. Toying with the idea of...
  19. SKA389 Mod Parts?

    Seiko
    My father has an SKA389 that he wears daily. I thought about stealing it, refinishing it, maybe throwing on a fresh bezel insert/hands/dial/ring, etc. (as taste dictates) and returning it as a Christmas gift. Potential dangers of him beating me to oblivion for modding his daily beater aside...
  20. My new 6309-7040 concerns, please help

    Seiko
    I bought this 6309-7040 on an impulse at the local antique fair, ive done a lot of googling and I can't seem to put my finger on whether this is a fake, or theres been a mod done. I can see the bezel is an aftermarket yet I also have suspision that the dial is not original either, but the...
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