Yes, there are some mods done, but not many. I would think that the last generation and current generation parts can be exchanged. Check out this thread:Any Samurai modders out there? I just ordered the King Samurai Manta Ray (as shown above) from Gnomon. But I'd like to switch the basic black (boring) bezel ring for a blue-and-red "pepsi" piece. Actually, I'd just swap the whole bezel, so the watch could easily be returned to original should I ever decide to sell.
So, are all Samurai cases and bezels interchangeable? Or is the "king" case any different? I'd prefer to stick with genuine Seiko parts, but even more I want the "pepsi" ring to be ceramic. So if Seiko doesn't offer that, I'd look to the aftermarket.
Any suggestions, including part numbers and names of reliable parts sellers, will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Why so few Samurai mods?
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I got my Samurai in a trade, originally as a 051, but wanted to do something like this (not my pic):
But first started out with a blue lumed bezel insert and Yobokies hands, which is a reference to the first gen JDM Samurai's:
Then bought a original Pepsi bezel and insert from the Bay and swapped it out:
Kept the Pepsi bezel/insert, and went back to the original hands:
The Yobokies hands are now in the Invicta Samurai copy, also a reference to the hard to get JDM first gen blue Samurai
So, there you go. My mod history with the Samurai.