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    Journeyman AmosMoses's Avatar
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    Show us your mods!

    Hi all,

    I'm a serial watch modifier/restorer/tinkerer and it seems there's a few like minded folk on here.

    We should have a thread to show off what we've been up to.

    Here's my latest, I wanted to build something vintage styled with a Seiko waffle dial I had.

    Powered by an NH36 and uses a Bliger 40mm case.



    Looking forward to seeing what you guys have.

    Thanks

    A

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    Well done. Looks good.

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    I thought I'd add to this thread to set the bar suitably low. My modding skills would best be described as "missing".

    With that understood, a few shots from the shambles operating theatre:







    Yes yes, but how did they turn out?

    I had swapped out Hardlex for sapphire crystals before, but think this was the first time I ever changed a dial, rehaut and hands too:



    Subsequently I replaced the bezel for a more, umm, authentic look. I called it the Moxa:



    (I actually owned a 750T Searambler, but I found the quality quite poor, especially the hands. I think my Moxa was a little better finished)

    And another one I put together that has elements of something else I must have fancied at the time:



    I made a few for friends too, who were happy. And I managed to fix up some older ones that came my way, after collecting quite a lot of kit and Seiko oils and such like.

    But my eyes are not good now (even with corrective lenses) so I have hung up my loupe. I now restrict myself to battery changes and perhaps the odd case-back gasket, of which I still appear to own hundreds of every diameter and thickness. Probably for the best.

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    Journeyman AmosMoses's Avatar
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    Show us your mods!

    Looks good!

    Here’s another of mine, this time something more dressy.

    Last edited by AmosMoses; 22nd February 2021 at 16:52.

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    some very nice looking watches on this thread,been known to put one or two together myself in the past.heres one of mine i assembled up yesterday from parts bought mostly from china.the case is a 45mm with a rotating inner bezel and brass movement holder,its very good quality even the bezel gears are metal.the KMK logo is one i had 3D printed.the hands i relumed with superluminova C3.movement is my usual miyota 8215.it all went together quite nicely without any trimming or fettling needed for a change...
    Last edited by greasemonkey; 22nd February 2021 at 16:27.

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    Really nice watch that

    Sent from my VOG-L09 using TZ-UK mobile app

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    Looks good, love the idea of the 3D printed logo.


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