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    Latest Mod In Progress

    Regulated NH36 movement from Crystaltimes. Changed the date wheel to black background. Dial and hands from Dagaz:



    Fitting crystal with new Bergeon press. Christmas present from wife. Soooooo much better than the cheap ones I had. Blue A/R crystal (for sloping bezel insert) and case from Crystaltimes. Crown at 3 and drilled lugs. Quality appears to be very good:



    Funky new caseback from Crystaltimes:



    Fitted SARB059 crown and stem then very basic test for leaks in fish tank overnight prior to fitting movement.



    Okay, it's not a proper test but if the fish like it then I'll be happy. :D

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    Great work, love the fish tank for testing!

    Iíve been tempted by the crystaltimes case with the crown at 3, looking forward to seeing the completed build


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    It passed the fishtank test (:D) and have now fitted movement. The case is well made and the Seiko parts fit with no problems. Unfortunately however, the MM style bezel that Crystaltimes make, does not fit the case. The only one that does is their CT202 bezel. It's ok but not nearly as nice as the MM one which I fitted to a previous mod. Perhaps they will make one in the future. Am now awaiting a bezel insert. As you've probably guessed, it's going to be another PO lookalike. I think I will be fitting a Strapcode bracelet. It will be interesting to see how this fits as it was a pain in the ass when I fitted one to an SKX case.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaffe View Post
    It passed the fishtank test (:D) and have now fitted movement. The case is well made and the Seiko parts fit with no problems. Unfortunately however, the MM style bezel that Crystaltimes make, does not fit the case. The only one that does is their CT202 bezel. It's ok but not nearly as nice as the MM one which I fitted to a previous mod. Perhaps they will make one in the future. Am now awaiting a bezel insert. As you've probably guessed, it's going to be another PO lookalike. I think I will be fitting a Strapcode bracelet. It will be interesting to see how this fits as it was a pain in the ass when I fitted one to an SKX case.

    Nice work. Is the CT202 the coin edge bezel?


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    Here it is:


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    Looks good already. I like the idea of modding but don't have the skills. Did you learn yourself or do you have a horology background?

    I like that case. The rehault doesn't look as deep as on the standard Seiko SKX. Is that an optical illusion?




    Quote Originally Posted by Kaffe View Post
    Here it is:


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    Lovely work - that is a really nice looking piece, love the robustness of it.


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    Thanks. I'm twiddling my thumbs already. Need to start a new project. :)

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    Really interesting and encouraging. I have just started to mod my Save The Oceans Turtle; so far just a domed sapphire crystal with blue AR which make an incredible difference. My challenge at the moment is trying to find a bezel insert that goes with the dial, or at least one that is in stock!

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