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    My Turtle mods

    A quick update and edit of the header.

    I have been working on some Seiko SRP Turtle's I thought I would share.

    First up is my SRP777.

    High double domed sapphire with purple A/R coating. Signed crown. Brushed steel chapter ring. Coin One bezel. PO styled chapter ring. Regulated. Love it.





    Side on with the low profile sapphire fitted:







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    Last edited by j111dja; 4th March 2017 at 11:33.

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    Excellent mod

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    Now I really like that, the bezel really makes it
    Cheers

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    Thanks guys.

    Another insert option. Ceramic:



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    That looks excellent.

    Was the crown from "the tiger uk"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeOut View Post
    That looks excellent.

    Was the crown from "the tiger uk"?
    Thanks.

    John (the tiger uk) may sell them but I got mine directly from the supplier, Duncan at 23--59 on the bay. They are not cheap but do add a touch of quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    Thanks.

    John (the tiger uk) may sell them but I got mine directly from the supplier, Duncan at 23--59 on the bay. They are not cheap but do add a touch of quality.
    I wonder if the movement and crown combination from an SRP7xx would drop straight into an SKX007. As you're probably aware, the 4r36 will fit the SKX but the sticking point to most modders is finding the correct crown to fit. The normal solution is to fit a crown and stem from a SARB059 (I think) but these are getting harder to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    Thanks.

    John (the tiger uk) may sell them but I got mine directly from the supplier, Duncan at 23--59 on the bay. They are not cheap but do add a touch of quality.
    Cool thanks. The low profile sapphire and coin edged bezel looks great too.

    Would also like to know if the movrments are the same.

    I've just sent my 007 to John (The Tiger UK) for a TST shroud, same sapphire and bezel as yours but with an 007J dial and black date discs. Just need to find the date discs and dial now.

    Have a SRP777 coming tomorrow from David (TaketheCannoli) so might go down the same route as you with that - definitely sold on the crown.

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    That's lovely Dave !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeOut View Post
    Cool thanks. The low profile sapphire and coin edged bezel looks great too.

    Would also like to know if the movrments are the same.

    I've just sent my 007 to John (The Tiger UK) for a TST shroud, same sapphire and bezel as yours but with an 007J dial and black date discs. Just need to find the date discs and dial now.

    Have a SRP777 coming tomorrow from David (TaketheCannoli) so might go down the same route as you with that - definitely sold on the crown.
    Let me know how you get on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maseman View Post
    That's lovely Dave !!!
    Thanks Iain.

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    I popped the ceramic insert on it and it looks pretty good too.


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    I really like that!

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    fab

    I love the ceramic insert!!!

    ... And now I miss my SKX007 moddy....... :-/

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    Thanks guys.

    Just finished this one. A 775 with domed sapphire and ceramic insert. I also realigned the chapter ring.

    A great combination.



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    My PADI.

    I have never been a lover of a pepsi bezel. I do love the colour of the PADI dial so it now has a matching insert. My favourite turtle at present. Signed crown, high double domed sapphire, the chapter ring realigned and my more refined brushing on the case top.




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    Both look spot on. Ceramic insert on the 775 looks fantastic.

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    Some serious improvements! How much is a ceramic bezel insert? Say 50 quid?and the sapphire? Such major improvements, surprising Seiko don't offer a premium range with then in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    Some serious improvements! How much is a ceramic bezel insert? Say 50 quid?and the sapphire? Such major improvements, surprising Seiko don't offer a premium range with then in.
    The ceramic inserts are around £40. Sapphires are between £35 and £55 depending on supplier. This one from Crystaltimes is my favourite. A CT072 at around £40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    Let me know how you get on.
    John did a great job, the crystal times bits are good too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeOut View Post
    John did a great job, the crystal times bits are good too.

    The TST's look pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    The TST's look pretty good.
    What's a TST when it's at home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estoril-5 View Post
    What's a TST when it's at home?

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    All info is in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    All info is in this thread.

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    Ah ok, it refers to a TST shroud.

    My next question would be, what exactly is a TST shroud?

    Sorry for the newbie questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estoril-5 View Post
    Ah ok, it refers to a TST shroud.

    My next question would be, what exactly is a TST shroud?

    Sorry for the newbie questions.

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    The thread clearly states TST and (John) The Tiger UK.

    Google is your best friend:

    http://www.thetigeruk.com/

    http://www.thetigeruk.com/the-tst.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    The thread clearly states TST and (John) The Tiger UK.

    Google is your best friend:

    http://www.thetigeruk.com/

    http://www.thetigeruk.com/the-tst.html
    Thanks buddy,

    You're an asset to the forum 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    A quick update and edit of the header.

    I have been working on some Seiko SRP Turtle's I thought I would share.

    First up is my SRP777.

    High double domed sapphire with purple A/R coating. Signed crown. Brushed steel chapter ring. Coin One bezel. PO styled chapter ring. Regulated. Love it.



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    Side on with the low profile sapphire fitted:


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    Excellent work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    My PADI.

    I have never been a lover of a pepsi bezel. I do love the colour of the PADI dial so it now has a matching insert. My favourite turtle at present. Signed crown, high double domed sapphire, the chapter ring realigned and my more refined brushing on the case top.

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    A bezel change can make such an impact! Cool!

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    These look fantastic and have inspired me to order a coin edge bezel, high dome crystal and batman ceramic insert for my blue turtle. Only trouble is I now need to find someone to do the work for me. I would ordinarily have contacted Cannop of this parish but his website says he's not accepting new work at the minute. Can anyone suggest another trustworthy modder?


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    I really like the silver chapter ring, gives the dial new depth. First PO style bezel looks best in my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    Thanks guys.

    Just finished this one. A 775 with domed sapphire and ceramic insert. I also realigned the chapter ring.

    A great combination.



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    Looks superb!!! Looking to do that to mine shortly.

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    I am normally not a big fan of mods on a watch, but your mods definitely made the watch look better and more interesting! Good work!

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    Looks fab with the ceramic insert


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    Thanks guys.

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    This one is superb. Dr Seikostan bezel? Any other pics? Well done on some quality mods.

    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    My PADI.

    I have never been a lover of a pepsi bezel. I do love the colour of the PADI dial so it now has a matching insert. My favourite turtle at present. Signed crown, high double domed sapphire, the chapter ring realigned and my more refined brushing on the case top.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandsire View Post
    This one is superb. Dr Seikostan bezel? Any other pics? Well done on some quality mods.
    Thanks.

    The PADI has a standard bezel fitted with an aftermarket blue insert. Some of the other mods do have a Dr. Seikostain coin one bezel fitted that is either in a standard polished finished or hand brushed.

    Another mod with the brushed finish to the Coin One bezel along side a distant relative.





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    Last edited by j111dja; 19th April 2017 at 15:23.

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    Really good work they all look way better than stock , do you mod these for your own personal collection or to sell ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobo View Post
    Really good work they all look way better than stock , do you mod these for your own personal collection or to sell ?
    For myself and other forum members.

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    Wow. They look superb. Like you am not a fan of the Pepsi bezel and you have certainly provided food for thought. Beautiful watches!!


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