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A change around is coming

Post by SeikoJohn on Sat Jun 30 2018, 10:26

I have that urge to alter the appearance of a couple of watches again , unfortunately I am unable to do the changes now as I have 5 grandkids running riot around the house and garden.

Hopefully later today I will have peace and quiet in the house and will crack on with the alterations . Photos to follow.


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Re: A change around is coming

Post by domecurb on Sat Jun 30 2018, 13:30

@SeikoJohn wrote:I have that urge to alter the appearance of a couple of watches again , unfortunately I am unable to do the changes now as I have 5 grandkids running riot around the house and garden.

Hopefully later today I will have peace and quiet in the house and will crack on with the alterations . Photos to follow.

what dya mean photos to follow? we dont want to see your grandchildren Razz


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Re: A change around is coming

Post by SeikoJohn on Sat Jun 30 2018, 15:19

I got thinking earlier that I own 3 Seiko 007's but all 3 had been modded so I did not actually own an original 007 ...... Well I do now

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Feels good knowing I have it back to it's original status

but now what to do with the Yellow Sumo dial ??

Simple answer really I put it into my Monster as I was not happy with the Seiko 5 dial I had in it







I also removed the rubber strap and replaced it for a 20mm Bracelet that arrived this morning from China , really great quality so good in fact I bought 3 Very Happy Very Happy

The Sumo Monster is a perfect summer watch with the nice yellow dial .

Thanks for looking


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Re: A change around is coming

Post by domecurb on Sat Jun 30 2018, 16:13

Mmmm custard Very Happy

both looking good and i agree a standard 007 is a must


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Re: A change around is coming

Post by SeikoJohn on Sat Jun 30 2018, 16:20

I just was not sure about a Sumo dial in a Monster but I like it so it is staying Very Happy


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Re: A change around is coming

Post by daff62 on Sat Jun 30 2018, 17:19

I take my proverbial hat of to you John, for tackling these modifications. I know what would happen if I tried. Shocked

Both watches look great and that yellow dial works really well in the Monster. I pondered whether the orange squiggle sweep second hand would have added another splash of colour but think the choices you made were better for that watch. Very Happy

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Re: A change around is coming

Post by Robti on Tue Jul 03 2018, 10:51

Love the original on the leather, very nice, in real life what does the yellow look like, in some photos it looks lemony and on others it goes a shade darker ?
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Re: A change around is coming

Post by SeikoJohn on Tue Jul 03 2018, 11:12

@Robti wrote:Love the original on the leather, very nice, in real life what does the yellow look like, in some photos it looks lemony and on others it goes a shade darker ?

The dial can be a little hard to photograph but to my eye it looks like what I would call canary yellow.
This is a better photo I found from the web



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Re: A change around is coming

Post by SeikoJohn on Tue Oct 09 2018, 13:25

finding I had a little free time on my hands today so out came the spares box ... The yellow Sumo is no more but now replaced with the black / green dial , no date window so I was able to rotate the whole watch 180 degrees making the crown at 10 rather than 4



I kind of like it , maybe 8/10


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Re: A change around is coming

Post by daff62 on Tue Oct 09 2018, 13:44

I like it too John, very striking looking specially with the green sweep second hand.

No doubt if you have any doubts about it, it will be reversed back to yellow.

I am always impressed by these mods specially with the knowledge and confidence needed to be able to do them. Very Happy
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Re: A change around is coming

Post by SeikoJohn on Tue Oct 09 2018, 14:51

Cheers David , I enjoy modding watches I just wish I had the confidence to progress to the movement , I would really like to learn the skill to be able to swrvice my own watches one day.


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Re: A change around is coming

Post by daff62 on Wed Oct 10 2018, 09:51

Well what you are doing now John is impressive to me. Very Happy

It used to be said that if you were wanting to begin working on a movement to start with a pocket watch. There’s the same mainspring, gears, escapement etc etc but all the component parts are much bigger to both see and work with.

Still a bit daunting though using a non working movement would help alleviate any worry if it couldn’t be put back together again. Very Happy

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