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Just an idea I had for a while...

Post by CarloDWC » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:35 am

I always liked the Seiko SRP043 looks, the one the some people call SPORK. I never really liked the case too much, but overall it is one of my favorite models from Seiko. I tried to kind of put the same idea on a Samurai and this is what resulted... The dial is from Dagaz and the hands are from the SPORK, the seconds hand is the same but black from a Stargate.

What I might do next is to replace the bezel with something else...

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Post by four20 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:12 am

Love that dial. I put one in a 6309 from the Phillipines I got off the bay. I screwed up setting the hands and put it away in frustration. Then it got lost for well over a year. I just found it this weekend. I need to find someone to fix my fuckup (I think I bent the second hand; the whole works gets stuck at 2:10 until I pop the stem).ImageImage

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Post by HapaHapa » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:52 am

The Samurai is a tough one to mod, in my opinion, maybe because of the angular case. Maybe because I like the old hand set best. I’ve also found it tough to like it on anything but a leather strap or maybe Nato. Again probably just me but that case is a hard match to bracelets other than the OEM, and that OEM bracelet isn’t the greatest.

Carlo I agree you should change out the bezel insert. I think something simpler/quieter would work better. That hand set is very prominent, and I think the Samurai insert is too busy to be a match.
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Re: Just an idea I had for a while...

Post by CarloDWC » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:11 pm

Thank you both, the turtle looks great. The hands should be an easy fix.

I agree that the Samurai is not the easiest to mod, but I think I have an idea... :grin:

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Post by deepcdvr » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:00 pm

Looking good so far Carlo!
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Re: Just an idea I had for a while...

Post by CarloDWC » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:33 am

Thank you Paul, here is my second try. Original dial with Seiko SNZH55 (FFF) hands.

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Post by gonzomantis » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:20 pm

I like the second version better. Great job!

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Post by sierra11b » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:19 pm

Like them all here.

I'd like a smaller arabic numeral dial with open six and nine, sorta akin to the latest JDM tictac. I get that it's more PAM but it works with that watch.

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Re: Just an idea I had for a while...

Post by CarloDWC » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:09 am

Thank you very much. I would like to try a military dial in fact... maybe next. :grin:

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