Seiko is not making the watch I want...

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Seiko is not making the watch I want...

Post by CarloDWC » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:04 pm

I have done quite a few projects this year however only a couple are for keeping. Not that I don't like the other ones but I just can't keep them all. I have to allow for a certain number of pieces in and out to keep a reasonable number with me without overflowing all over.

Of course part of doing these is that my projects are simply my own personal view and preference on what I like in watches. Even if I make a small tweak I still customize whatever watch to my own liking. This particular project has been in progress for quite some time, actually I got the parts a couple of years ago and installed them in another watch, although it was great, I was not satisfied and patiently waited until I could find a case I could be happier with.

After trying a number of cases patience was actually wearing thin... I tried a few options but I did not like the result. Finally, I acquired the watch below, originally a 62MAS from one of the Chinese companies, I already had one and was happy with it. It is well made, solid, drilled through lugs, nice size, ceramic bezel and domed crystal which feels solid and nice.

I was actually unconvinced at first mostly because I did not think the shape etc. would work. But I decieded to go ahead and try. I actually like the result. I think that it came out really nice and in fact so nice that I am keeping it even if I have to bump off another one of my keepers... :grin:

The dial is OEM Seiko, blue sunburst which changes color with the light. The hands are also Seiko from another model. The movement is Seiko as well hacking and hand winding.

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Post by CarloDWC » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:05 pm

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Post by manitoujoe » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:48 pm

I really like this one. Nice job, buddy!


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Post by HapaHapa » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:16 am

Bravo!!!

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:13 am

Nice work, Carlo.
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Post by alund » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:59 am

Well Done, Carlo.

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Post by CarloDWC » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:08 am

Thank you for the kind words. Here are a couple more pics showing a bit of the great blue dial...

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Post by hobbit712 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:03 pm

WOW...I really like that one. Kind of reminds me of the Spork.
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Post by spring-diver » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:26 pm

Wow!!! That looks amazing Carlo
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Post by CarloDWC » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:10 pm

Thank you guys. The hands are the same as the SPORK... :grin:

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