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SeikoJohn
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Birthday treat to myself

on Wed Nov 08 2017, 13:31
It is my wifes Birthday today and every year she asks family members for money rather than a present and she uses this money to buy herself a tattoo . Whilst she was getting her tatoo today the tattooist asked me if I was booked in next month for my birthday tattoo but I have decided against it this year . I think for a change rather than another tattoo I shall use any money I get to buy myself a watch but then comes the decision what watch do I go for ?

I was thinking of modding another Invicta as I think they are a bang on watch for the money but and this is really trivial I prefer a crown at 4 oclock rather than 3 I know I know weird but it is just something I like. so my next choice is do I look out for a Seiko skx007 and mod that or even possibly another Seiko 7002 I already have 2 of them but I really like them.

If I go down the Invicta route I should probably be able to have the funds and have the complete watch ready by January but if I do the 007 or 7002 then that will take me longer as they are more expensive.

Any suggestions from members what style of mod I should go for ? I quite like this and have done for a while



but it is very similar to my current Invicta



Any suggestions welcome especially if they come with photos Very Happy

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Re: Birthday treat to myself

on Wed Nov 08 2017, 16:11
I see that Invicta do have a grand diver model where the crown is at the 2 o'clock position.



which looks pretty smart. 

My limited knowledge of divers and modding isn't much help but 
I found this thread which has examples of the crown at 4 o'clock.
An interesting mix of watches, I really like the Artego model,
to look at until some better ideas and alternatives
get suggested. Very Happy

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f74/lets-see-those-dive-watches-angled-crowns-902699-2.html
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Re: Birthday treat to myself

on Wed Nov 08 2017, 16:55
That Invicta is really nice I like the crown position , whilst looking at Invicta I came across this



It is very much like the Paul Newman Rolex

The Artego you showed is a beauty I never really thought about doing a search for watches with crown at 4 .... yup I am doing that search now Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: Birthday treat to myself

on Wed Nov 08 2017, 20:20
I'm with you on the position of the crown at 4 o'clock, no logic to it, but....
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Re: Birthday treat to myself

on Wed Nov 08 2017, 20:26
@Elwood wrote:I'm with you on the position of the crown at 4 o'clock, no logic to it, but....

They just look more aesthetically pleasing to me .. I am currently looking at used Seiko 7002's on ebay just to get an idea of the prices they sell for

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Re: Birthday treat to myself

on Wed Nov 08 2017, 20:33
How much are they going for? Might have one knocking around
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Re: Birthday treat to myself

on Wed Nov 08 2017, 20:46
@Elwood wrote:How much are they going for? Might have one knocking around

Currently selling for around £20 ... I will give you £25 for yours lol! lol!

from what I can see they vary from £70 for a standard ebay seller to £150++ with modded dials and serviced etc

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Re: Birthday treat to myself

on Tue Nov 14 2017, 11:50
I had another look for ideas at the weekend and currently I am liking the look of this modded Invicta



I like the splash of orange , this design reminds me very much of the Vertigo Diver one V2



I still fancy doing something with another seiko possibly the 7002 as I really like them but this little project is going on hold until 2018

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Re: Birthday treat to myself

on Tue Nov 14 2017, 18:25
Both watches look great John and the colour on the minute hands work really well. I still have a soft spot for that orange "squiggle" sweep second hand which could be kept in mind as an option. 

It's a project to look forward to in the new year.  Very Happy
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