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Post Oyster SKX031
Not the most popular line of Seiko, its the Ref. No. 7S26 - 0040 SKX031 10BAR DIVER's gets the fair amount of attention.. or should i say touch up? :lol:


Since i get it as a used watch, the overall midcase had to be touched up. Start by smoothing all the scratch and bruises, resharpen the chamfer/ bevel edge, repolish to bring back the shine and give it a fine brushing on the left and right side.

Then custom DIY the insert bakelite style, 2 tone lume and painted in ghost metalic grey.
Adding the pop out plexy glass crystal to compliment the insert.

Not to forget vintage tropic lume application to the dial indicase, sword hands and custom white painted center second hand with vintage lume as well.

I always fall for endlinks combination with leather strap. So DIY custom fitted endlink was made also the complimentary italian leather band


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Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:38 am
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Post Re: Oyster SKX031
Wow.

You have upgraded it by 100%.

I might need two of these plexi inserts for my projects :)

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Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:52 am
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Post Re: Oyster SKX031
emilio666 wrote:
Wow.

You have upgraded it by 100%.

I going to need two of these plexi inserts for my projects :)



:lol: thnx E,
Those classic rollie model inspired me alot.

Btw its better to send the bezel to get the best fitment for the insert :D

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6152-1 LP 74
3646 engraved bezel
6152-1 MM destro
3646 sterile
prototype 2533 build
6154 build no2
my first 6154
6152-1 4linner
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:00 am
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Post Re: Oyster SKX031
OK. I can do that. :)

My projects are:

A Pepsi GMT insert for a Tiger homage watch. 6542 Rolex style.

A civilian milspec Blancpain insert for a Vostok Amphibia with a Seiko bezel adapter.

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Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:04 am
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Post Re: Oyster SKX031
Adding a bit more pics before insert installation


Endlink + leather band showoff

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Bevel edge n brushing + plexy glass showoff

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Ghost metalic Bakelite :D

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Custom made dials, handset, buckels
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seiko skx031
seiko skx171
6152-1 destro 4-linner
3646 RP dial
PreV mahogany Box
6152-1 LP 74
3646 engraved bezel
6152-1 MM destro
3646 sterile
prototype 2533 build
6154 build no2
my first 6154
6152-1 4linner
pre V 5218-202A
pre V 5218-201A


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Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:11 am
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Post Re: Oyster SKX031
emilio666 wrote:
OK. I can do that. :)

My projects are:

A Pepsi GMT insert for a Tiger homage watch. 6542 Rolex style.

A civilian milspec Blancpain insert for a Vostok Amphibia with a Seiko bezel adapter.



Sweet!
Cant wait to have more project detail chat with you my friend :D

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Custom made dials, handset, buckels
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carbon 44mm
seiko skx031
seiko skx171
6152-1 destro 4-linner
3646 RP dial
PreV mahogany Box
6152-1 LP 74
3646 engraved bezel
6152-1 MM destro
3646 sterile
prototype 2533 build
6154 build no2
my first 6154
6152-1 4linner
pre V 5218-202A
pre V 5218-201A


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Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:12 am
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Post Re: Oyster SKX031
This huge amount of work and attention really payed off.
Stunning piece :clap: :clap: :clap:


Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:27 pm
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Post Re: Oyster SKX031
That is.....well ....fantastic. Love the plexi and bezel insert. Great dial the lume stands heads above everything else. Thanks for sharing this beautiful watch.

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hako wrote:
This huge amount of work and attention really payed off.
Stunning piece :clap: :clap: :clap:



Thanks V :D



Abarth wrote:
That is.....well ....fantastic. Love the plexi and bezel insert. Great dial the lume stands heads above everything else. Thanks for sharing this beautiful watch.



Thank u sir :)

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carbon 44mm
seiko skx031
seiko skx171
6152-1 destro 4-linner
3646 RP dial
PreV mahogany Box
6152-1 LP 74
3646 engraved bezel
6152-1 MM destro
3646 sterile
prototype 2533 build
6154 build no2
my first 6154
6152-1 4linner
pre V 5218-202A
pre V 5218-201A


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Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:41 pm
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Post Re: Oyster SKX031
Nice Work


Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:45 am
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Nice Work


Thnx :)

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Custom made dials, handset, buckels
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seiko skx171
6152-1 destro 4-linner
3646 RP dial
PreV mahogany Box
6152-1 LP 74
3646 engraved bezel
6152-1 MM destro
3646 sterile
prototype 2533 build
6154 build no2
my first 6154
6152-1 4linner
pre V 5218-202A
pre V 5218-201A


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Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:10 pm
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Post Re: Oyster SKX031
Looks super!


Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:58 pm
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Very nice and clean work!


Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:37 pm
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thnx guys :)

Hopefully the hype of modding seiko is growing here :)

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Custom made dials, handset, buckels
Seiko mod
carbon 44mm
seiko skx031
seiko skx171
6152-1 destro 4-linner
3646 RP dial
PreV mahogany Box
6152-1 LP 74
3646 engraved bezel
6152-1 MM destro
3646 sterile
prototype 2533 build
6154 build no2
my first 6154
6152-1 4linner
pre V 5218-202A
pre V 5218-201A


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Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:06 am
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Post Re: Oyster SKX031
I know very little about Seiko watches, but I know this one looks superb.
:clap:

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Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:44 am
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riesco wrote:
I know very little about Seiko watches, but I know this one looks superb.
:clap:


;) :wave:

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past project:

Custom made dials, handset, buckels
Seiko mod
carbon 44mm
seiko skx031
seiko skx171
6152-1 destro 4-linner
3646 RP dial
PreV mahogany Box
6152-1 LP 74
3646 engraved bezel
6152-1 MM destro
3646 sterile
prototype 2533 build
6154 build no2
my first 6154
6152-1 4linner
pre V 5218-202A
pre V 5218-201A


viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13078&p=160802#p160802


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