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    Seiko Solar Tuna Mod

    The watch Seiko should have made (IMHO)






    • Yobokies Stainless shroud
    • Domed crystal (Tempus watch mods)
    • Watch Gecko Bracelet


    If only I could source a ceramic bezel insert...

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    Last edited by zelig; 31st December 2019 at 14:46. Reason: Sources added

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    That looks great. Where did you get the shroud from? I have a hankering after a tuna, it's been a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bingobadgo View Post
    That looks great. Where did you get the shroud from? I have a hankering after a tuna, it's been a while.

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    Thanks.
    The shroud is from Yobokies - but I bought it from SC with it already fitted.

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    That is definitely how Seiko should have made it in the first place.

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    That crystal looks perfect. I might try a seconds hand with the ball on the other end, like on a SKX173, if I get one of these to mod.

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    Nice job but to be fair to Seiko if that’s how it ‘should have come’ it wouldn’t be the budget tuna that you can pick up around £200. There’s plenty of nice quality tunas but they’re a lot of money so I don’t begrudge them making it as they did.

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    I'm not into mods but this one looks very nice!

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    Seiko Solar Tuna Mod

    I was still not 100% happy with the matte bezel insert.
    Since I could not source a glossy ceramic replacement insert I decided to have a go gently smoothing & polishing with Polywatch...





    It's difficult to photograph, but it does make a difference - & the bezel has more 'pop' now.

    Although it's not the exact finish I wanted - I prefer it to the matte finish.

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    Last edited by zelig; 13th April 2020 at 09:36.

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    That looks really nice, I wish I never looked in here now! Off to see how much this will cost to build...

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    Which bracelet did you get from watchgheko?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baden H View Post
    Which bracelet did you get from watchgheko?
    It's a Geckota Crosskeys Solid Mesh Stainless Steel Watch Strap - although it wasn’t on the website last time I checked.

    Maybe discontinued ?

    There are similar models on Amazon

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    What’s the quality of the bracelet like please? I’ve been looking at Uncle Seiko and Strapcode Oysters for my Tuna but I can get a Geckota Engineer for half the price.

    Your solar Tuna looks great by the way - easily the nicest looking I’ve seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny.c View Post
    What’s the quality of the bracelet like please? I’ve been looking at Uncle Seiko and Strapcode Oysters for my Tuna but I can get a Geckota Engineer for half the price.
    Apologies for the tardy response - only just noticed this.
    The bracelet is nice quality - each polished centre segment is a cross drilled solid piece & has a decent clasp too.

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