Want to Mod Orange Seiko Samurai - DLC or Cerakote?

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Want to Mod Orange Seiko Samurai - DLC or Cerakote?

Post by sierra11b » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:13 am

Have a vision in mind for my SRPC07 but don't know which finish is better? I've never owned a DLC watch but have owned Cerakote firearms before.

Which provides better wear resistance? Who would you recommend do the work? I'm thinking of just having the bezel done.

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Post by r.palace » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:23 am

I know MCWW used to (still does?) cerakote pieces. The finish is a bit “rougher looking” than DLC but maybe that just comes down to preference.

I know Jack does DLC but with his recent health issues not sure if he’s taking any work. Harold (Yobokies) does the same but you’d have to ship to China.
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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:37 am

DLC cost around $800 in the US. I think Harold can do it around 250 if I recall. Cerakote is more like a beadliner coating. Definitely not as permanent.

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Post by spring-diver » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:47 am

I would have it blasted first, then DLC.
I’m not a fan of shiny black watches.



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Re: Want to Mod Orange Seiko Samurai - DLC or Cerakote?

Post by sierra11b » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:06 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:37 am
DLC cost around $800 in the US. I think Harold can do it around 250 if I recall. Cerakote is more like a beadliner coating. Definitely not as permanent.
Holy crap $800!

What about for a bezel?

I might have to forget about DLC

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:09 am

sierra11b wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:06 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:37 am
DLC cost around $800 in the US. I think Harold can do it around 250 if I recall. Cerakote is more like a beadliner coating. Definitely not as permanent.
Holy crap $800!

What about for a bezel?

I might have to forget about DLC
Personally I would email Harold he might have one yobokies@yahoo.com.hk

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Re: Want to Mod Orange Seiko Samurai - DLC or Cerakote?

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:10 am

My next Mod project is going to be swapping a SRPB55 with the dial/movement and bezel insert from the orange Samurai. Sell the leftover watch and you’ll have done this on the cheap.
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Post by sierra11b » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:25 am

Not a bad idea. That watch would be great looking.

I also managed to find an all black lumed ceramic bezel. Last one LCBI had.

I wanted a bracelet watch this time around, though... I wonder if that watch with a silver bezel would look goofy for resale? Would the silver bracelet look funny on a black watch head?

I don’t know... your idea may push me into another strap watch.
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Re: Want to Mod Orange Seiko Samurai - DLC or Cerakote?

Post by spring-diver » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:26 am

sierra11b wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:37 am
DLC cost around $800 in the US. I think Harold can do it around 250 if I recall. Cerakote is more like a beadliner coating. Definitely not as permanent.
Holy crap $800!

What about for a bezel?

I might have to forget about DLC
Pretty sure $800 includes the bracelet.

Either way, I would send it to Harold “Yobokies”


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Re: Want to Mod Orange Seiko Samurai - DLC or Cerakote?

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:47 am

Cerakote and aftermarket DLC/PVD won’t last for shit on a bracelet.
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Post by sierra11b » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:54 am

Yeah I don’t want to do the bracelet. Just the bezel

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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:55 am

sierra11b wrote:Yeah I don’t want to do the bracelet. Just the bezel
I totally missed that part.
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Post by sierra11b » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:50 am

I’ll have to ask around.

If it’s too costly I might just do what you’re doing.

Or I’ll take the black bezel for myself and do the other in tuna gold?

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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:05 am

You could probably steal the bezel and sell the rest of the watch for parts for less than having it coated.
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Re: Want to Mod Orange Seiko Samurai - DLC or Cerakote?

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:42 pm

spring-diver wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:26 am
sierra11b wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:37 am
DLC cost around $800 in the US. I think Harold can do it around 250 if I recall. Cerakote is more like a beadliner coating. Definitely not as permanent.
Holy crap $800!

What about for a bezel?

I might have to forget about DLC
Pretty sure $800 includes the bracelet.

Either way, I would send it to Harold “Yobokies”


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Re: Want to Mod Orange Seiko Samurai - DLC or Cerakote?

Post by sierra11b » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:37 am

I just typed SRPB55 in an ebay search, found, and purchased a sealed black bezel and crown/stem assembly from the same dude. $150 Overpaid I’m sure but $150 is doable over $300 watch even if for parts. That $150 can do toward the build. Plus I have enough stockpile of 6139 parts that I don’t want to do it over with a current production watch and movement.

Harold was a lot cheaper than thought on just the bezel but with shipping both ways it would have been close $100 anyway. This way I can add a TT crown too.

Looks like the SF Giants game day watch is a go. I shall call it Pinto :mrgreen:

If anyone wants to try a reverse "pinto" by buying the SRPB55 outright I'll eventually have your bezel and crown if all goes as planned.

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Re: Want to Mod Orange Seiko Samurai - DLC or Cerakote?

Post by ncstate1201 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:39 pm

Jack has returned and is working just has a backlog...I would not cerakote, from what I have heard it does not last as long and as another poster mentioned is rougher

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