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SKX mod

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:13 pm
by toxicavenger
meatball second hand added, top hat crystal from crystal times https://crystaltimes.net/shop/all/modern-divers/ct101/
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Re: SKX mod

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:33 pm
by gonzomantis
Nice. I hope to see one of those crystals in person some day. How proud does it stand from the bezel?

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:36 pm
by CGSshorty
Cool crystal. I need to try one.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:44 pm
by toxicavenger
gonzomantis wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:33 pm
Nice. I hope to see one of those crystals in person some day. How proud does it stand from the bezel?
maybe 1.5mm. what I like about it is it isn't domed. so no distortion except on the sides of it. it does pretty much eliminate the use of the chapter ring though due to the side distortion..

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:00 pm
by pbj204
Very nice. I have an skx tophat on the way. Mods are fun.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:04 pm
by Selym
How does it fit? I've read that the Crystaltimes crystals are often tough to install due the critical dimensions being slightly different than the Seiko crystals.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:08 pm
by toxicavenger
Selym wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:04 pm
How does it fit? I've read that the Crystaltimes crystals are often tough to install due the critical dimensions being slightly different than the Seiko crystals.
Not to bad. You have to run a piece of sandpaper slightly on the inside of the bezel insert to sit doesn't rub on the crystal.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:04 am
by dnslater
Looks great Terry!

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:20 am
by toxicavenger
CGSshorty wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Cool crystal. I need to try one.
You do
pbj204 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Very nice. I have an skx tophat on the way. Mods are fun.
They are. But it is a snug fit.
dnslater wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:04 am
Looks great Terry!
Thanks bro, I like it.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:51 am
by toxicavenger

Here is a small video of it

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:11 am
by pbj204
I know the tophat is a much thicker crystal. Some people have complained about the added weight. I wonder what the actual difference in weight is between the mod and stock skx.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:13 am
by Torrid
This looks pretty cool. The combination of the crystal and second hand look a bit vintage. Nice.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:32 am
by toxicavenger
pbj204 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:11 am
I know the tophat is a much thicker crystal. Some people have complained about the added weight. I wonder what the actual difference in weight is between the mod and stock skx.
I will check.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:47 am
by Seppia
Looks like a fun mod, congrats Terry.
One thing I'd like to see in the future is non-blueish AR coated crystals.
Never understood if it's done on purpose or not but I personally prefer the clean, non colored look

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:16 am
by toxicavenger
toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:32 am
pbj204 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:11 am
I know the tophat is a much thicker crystal. Some people have complained about the added weight. I wonder what the actual difference in weight is between the mod and stock skx.
I will check.
stock is 82 grams, with crystal is 90 grams.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:18 am
by toxicavenger
Seppia wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:47 am
Looks like a fun mod, congrats Terry.
One thing I'd like to see in the future is non-blueish AR coated crystals.
Never understood if it's done on purpose or not but I personally prefer the clean, non colored look
They make a clear ar already. Crystal Times sent me the wrong one. I actually wanted no ar. :shrug:

On a domed crystal though I wouldn't go without ar. It is a must. But a flat sapphire crystal doesn't need ar at all. They look stock.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:09 pm
by pbj204
toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:18 am
Seppia wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:47 am
Looks like a fun mod, congrats Terry.
One thing I'd like to see in the future is non-blueish AR coated crystals.
Never understood if it's done on purpose or not but I personally prefer the clean, non colored look
They make a clear ar already. Crystal Times sent me the wrong one. I actually wanted no ar. :shrug:

On a domed crystal though I wouldn't go without ar. It is a must. But a flat sapphire crystal doesn't need ar at all. They look stock.
Yeah, no AR looks great on these. I had the no AR tophat on my SRP mod and it was perfect. Although most people seem to think you need AR on a dome, the Crepas Tornado with the extremely domed sapphire had no AR and I loved it.
toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:16 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:32 am
pbj204 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:11 am
I know the tophat is a much thicker crystal. Some people have complained about the added weight. I wonder what the actual difference in weight is between the mod and stock skx.
I will check.
stock is 82 grams, with crystal is 90 grams.
Not much of a difference at all.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:35 pm
by Seppia
toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:18 am
Seppia wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:47 am
Looks like a fun mod, congrats Terry.
One thing I'd like to see in the future is non-blueish AR coated crystals.
Never understood if it's done on purpose or not but I personally prefer the clean, non colored look
They make a clear ar already. Crystal Times sent me the wrong one. I actually wanted no ar. :shrug:

On a domed crystal though I wouldn't go without ar. It is a must. But a flat sapphire crystal doesn't need ar at all. They look stock.
oh ok, so AR = blue?
I thought uncolored AR was feasible. I don't now shit LOL

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:36 pm
by dukerules
Love the mods.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:45 pm
by toxicavenger
Seppia wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:35 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:18 am
Seppia wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:47 am
Looks like a fun mod, congrats Terry.
One thing I'd like to see in the future is non-blueish AR coated crystals.
Never understood if it's done on purpose or not but I personally prefer the clean, non colored look
They make a clear ar already. Crystal Times sent me the wrong one. I actually wanted no ar. :shrug:

On a domed crystal though I wouldn't go without ar. It is a must. But a flat sapphire crystal doesn't need ar at all. They look stock.
oh ok, so AR = blue?
I thought uncolored AR was feasible. I don't now shit LOL
Back in the day the only option available for aftermarket crystals was blue ar. Now I think there is a clear, green and purple if I am not mistaken.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:33 pm
by toxicavenger
patina mod now, i like it
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Re: SKX mod

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:45 pm
by JDC222
^^^
Dibs.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:05 pm
by kempoman
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:33 pm
patina mod now, i like it
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That looks great! Do you know anything about soaking the dial and hands in the coffee? I am planning to try.

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:13 pm
by toxicavenger
kempoman wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:05 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:33 pm
patina mod now, i like it
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That looks great! Do you know anything about soaking the dial and hands in the coffee? I am planning to try.
I did not do this mod. But I do know you can do this mod with watercolors. :salute:

Re: SKX mod

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:41 pm
by pbj204
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I sent mine to Terry's guy. He just sent me a quick pic.