TXAndy said:Isthmus came over this afternoon to have me play with some Seikos for him. We started with five, and four nice ones were left at the end.
The whole purpose was to make the orange dialed Doxa-type. We swapped out the chapter ring, dial, hands, a bezel from a Tuna, and put in black date and day wheels. It came out very, very nice. Much better than we were expecting.
It took a lot of time, a six-pack, two pizzas, and some patience. I haven't worked on any Seikos before, but after the first two I got the hang of it
I know he's got some more pictures of the process.
First is what we started with:
which in "expert Hands soon became this:
The surgery soon began. here is a transplant patient waiting for his turn:
and here is Frankenstein's crystal press (aka the pad printer):
soon the patient was out of surgery and onto recovery:
here are three of the gang after serious reconstruction, waiting for the last of their buddies:
Can't stop looking at this one:
and finally, the magnificent 4:
It was a very cool Saturday evening Andy. Now let me go dig up some more old watches so we can do it again.