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This is a warning to everyone that follows this thread, STAY OFF OF ETSY, unreal the Modded Seiko watches that are on there. This thread temps me enough as is. Really amazing work on there.


I'd be more apt to find what I want & pay stickman to assemble/mod for me.



I absolutely agree, love some of the stuff Stickman has done, I saw a Seiko/ Cartier Santos mod that really looked amazingly good
 
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P250UAS, Check out these two Seiko mod manufacturers. They have recently started making non diver watch cases more along the SNK line aesthetically.

I’ve been tempted to build one with a screw down crown and one of those cases by cannibalizing one of my flashy sunburst dial Seiko 5 (non diver) watches.

The Seamaster style case that’s out now is also interesting. That case shape is one of my favorites (obviously).

Namoki Mods

Crystal Times USA


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P250UAS, Check out these two Seiko mod manufacturers. They have recently started making non diver watch cases more along the SNK line aesthetically.

I’ve been tempted to build one with a screw down crown and one of those cases by cannibalizing one of my flashy sunburst dial Seiko 5 (non diver) watches.

The Seamaster style case that’s out now is also interesting. That case shape is one of my favorites (obviously).

Namoki Mods

Crystal Times USA


I'll have to piece together a build & see what that looks like.
I know I've looked at Crystal Times, but Namoki is a new one to me.




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P250UAS, Check out these two Seiko mod manufacturers. They have recently started making non diver watch cases more along the SNK line aesthetically.

I’ve been tempted to build one with a screw down crown and one of those cases by cannibalizing one of my flashy sunburst dial Seiko 5 (non diver) watches.

The Seamaster style case that’s out now is also interesting. That case shape is one of my favorites (obviously).

Namoki Mods

Crystal Times USA


Why?!?
WHY?!?!!!!
WHY do you do this to us!!!???!??!?

(Must resist the force!!!!)

I've picked out 3 so far...


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Drool, but a bit on the big side
Omega Speedmaster Super Racing
Supposed to be -0/+2 sec/day with their new Spirate system Calibre 9920

Change the yellow to either orange or blue & I'd be really drooling over it
https://www.omegawatches.com/e...super-racing/product





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Oh wow. That Omega speedy is nice! I love that honeycomb dial. I always liked the Speedy but considered myself more of a Seamaster person. Darn you for posting up the first speedy to truly tempt me.

Just when I think I’m out and 100% content Omega or ______ manages to pull me back in. Big Grin

I love the two hands on the right sub dial. That’s just like the new Seamaster Professional Chrono that ditched a sub dial by incorporating the minutes and hours by putting two hands on the same dial. Brilliant move to clean up the dial an not lose any previous capability.

When the website says “contact boutique” rather than list the price it’s never a good sign. I found two other websites listing an $11,000 price tag! Eek


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Yeah I think the non 'Super' Racing is in line with Moonwatch pricing.
And the regular Racing comes in orange Cool




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Re: the new Speedmaster.. Dah F@Q?





 
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I think we’re gonna see chalk case ehh I mean bio ceramic Swatch Seamaster watches show up in 2023.


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Well!

That's gonna take some getting used to.

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I guess I'm not as watch-nerdy as I thought.

What's the big deal around that Omega pic above? Confused




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Just guessing here but perhaps they modernized the movement sort of like ETA did with the Powermatic80, where the design, appearance and performance is different from the ETA 2824 base caliber.

Edit to add: I wasn’t thrilled at first with the lack of ability for someone of my skill set to regulate the new movement. The 2824 was MUCH easier to regulate. But thanks to the manufacturing process and extreme precision involved I have yet to come across a Powermatic80 movement that needs to be regulated. They are all superb in my experience and average +1-5 seconds a day out of the box.

I’m curious to learn about the Speedmaster 9920 movement and it’s changes compared to the previous movements.

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I guess I'm not as watch-nerdy as I thought.

What's the big deal around that Omega pic above? Confused


It is the monolith of watch movements, and I, the ape. Spectacular and quite different. Exceedingly precise. I am befuddled. I am relieved that the watch is not at all appealing on the outside for me.




 
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At ~$11k, it doesn't hold much interest to me, either.
Big Grin




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I want to get one. Suppose I’ll have to sell a few watches. Big Grin


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After a couple weeks of looking at a bunch of Seiko options, I just pulled the trigger on the SRPH29.

I really liked stickman's initial suggestion of the older SNK803 in tan/khaki, especially the dial and the overall field/pilot styling, but the small size seems to be a common complaint for those with big wrists like me. If they were still $50-$60 like they apparently were several years ago, I probably would have tried it out anyway, but they're now 3X what they once cost.

From there, I looked at the "big brother" SNZG07 in tan, which is larger and more like what I'm after, but I didn't like the dial as much as the SNK.

I then briefly considered the SRPD85 in brown, which was a spot-on match for the dark brown leather coloring I was wanting to be able to pair with, but I don't really want another dive-style watch, and I still didn't like the dial as much.

Then I circled around to a compromise with the SRPH29 in green. It's the "compromise option" because it's not quite as big as the SNZG or SRPD, but it's larger than the SNK and reportedly is fine for my wrist size. It's not available in tan/brown like the others, but they do offer it in dark green. And it has a dial and overall styling nearly identical to the SNK, along with a newer movement with hand-winding as an option. Plus the less matte case makes it look just a little dressier to my eye, compared to the beadblasted SNK/SNZG.

Once it gets here later this week, I'm going to swap in a brown leather strap, and that should work for what I'm wanting: A semi-classy casual watch that pairs well with earth-toned clothing and brown leather shoes/belt, for just under $200 (including the additional leather strap).

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Very nice, love the green face on mine (SNK805).
Yours has the 4R36, same movement that's in my Monster. My SNK has the 7S26 I believe.
Handwind is a nice feature if you don't wear it for a few days. Don't have to shake to get it ticking again.

Clear caseback?
That's my only knock on my Monster, wish it had an exhibition caseback to see the movement.




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Yes, it has the exhibition case back.

 
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RogueJSK, Brilliant choice! That’s a great looking Seiko, those hands and orange dots against a green dial is very easy on the eyes. An exhibition case back is also a wonderful thing to have on your first automatic mechanical watch.

It’s a very subjective thing but to me the feel of a rotor swinging on my wrist and knowing the watch will work for close to a decade if not longer with no maintenance and my movement providing power is quite delightful.

I might have to look at the other dial options for that watch. I’d love to build a Seiko mod using those hands. Big Grin


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I'll be watching what you can do with a SNK.
Mine doesn't get much wear over the Monster, at the moment.
When I'm not wearing the Monster, I usually have my CZ Smart on the wrist.




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