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Some time ago I was lucky enough to build my own divers watch. I found a brand new Seiko Sumo case from a WIS in the US, got a Sumo movement from Noah in Hong Kong, got an original Seiko Marine Master dial and set of hands from Rob in the Netherlands and found an original Sumo bracelet from an Italian WIS.

The result was a Sumo watch with the dial and hands of the Seiko Marine Master that I thought was awesome.

I was happy for a few months, until recently when I noticed that I was kind of getting bored with that combination. I started my cogwheels spinning again to figure out what I could do. I generally like classicaly styled watches and therefore I was trying to conceive what I could do to make a change that would keep the beauty of the watch intact but change the overall look. Help came once again from Rob (Monsterwatch) from the Netherlands, he had an original set of Seiko Alpinist hands. I ordered them, they arrived and I installed them. The result? Well see below. I think the combo is pretty good and I certainly am happy with what I got. I really wanted to used only Original Seiko parts so as to match the quality and the lume and I think these are pretty close.

I wanted to share some pictures as I know that in the WIS world photos are worth a million words... Sorry for any lint or dust spec. I hope you enjoy.










 

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Sweet one Carlo, now you just need to swap the bezel insert to get rid of the fat numbers which spoil the classy looks. :)))

Btw, where did you buy the spare 6r15 from?

Cheers,
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What a winning combo!! Those hands give an almost antique look to that mod, a perfect match to that dial. Beautiful work!

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Thank you very much for the kinds words. The movement came from Noah/Jake from 10 watches. Yes, I believe too that the looks is more antique/classic. That's why I wanted to try it. And yes I thought about changing the bezel insert as well, just need to recharge the watch fund... ;-)
 
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