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Which Insert would you pick

Post by SeikoJohn on Wed Oct 11 2017, 19:20

Decided it is time to change the appearance of my Seiko 7002 the one with the blue dial only a simple appearance change though I am going to replace the bezel Insert



I can not decide which one to go for , do I pick the Turtle planet ocean in blue



Or do I pick the Turtle Ultra Classic ? ?



Another quick question I have a bezel from a skx007 that I no longer use would this bezel fit the 7002 or are they different sizes ? If it will fit I can change the insert in that one and that way I can keep the original 7002 bezel as well.

As always all opinions are greatly appreciated I await your advice gents


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by Iceblue on Wed Oct 11 2017, 19:25

For me I like the turtle planet ocean look it's just looks fresh and simple
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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by SeikoJohn on Wed Oct 11 2017, 19:30

@Iceblue wrote:For me I like the turtle planet ocean look it's just looks fresh and simple

They are both from Dr Seikostain on Ebay so I know they are both good quality as I have bought from him before . I do like the Planet ocean one I have liked them since first seeing them on one of Domecurbs mods



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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by Iceblue on Wed Oct 11 2017, 20:14

I havnt used them my self so I carnt really comment on the quality etc of them
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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by domecurb on Wed Oct 11 2017, 21:39

just my opinion, but for it too work in my eyes a blue insert would need to be the same shade as the dial or it would just look odd


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by SeikoJohn on Wed Oct 11 2017, 21:51

@domecurb wrote:just my opinion, but for it too work in my eyes a blue insert would need to be the same shade as the dial or it would just look odd

I never thought of that and now that you have said it I agree you are right . Is there a way to "age or lighten" an insert ?


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by domecurb on Wed Oct 11 2017, 21:59

@SeikoJohn wrote:
@domecurb wrote:just my opinion, but for it too work in my eyes a blue insert would need to be the same shade as the dial or it would just look odd

I never thought of that and now that you have said it I agree you are right . Is there a way to "age or lighten" an insert ?

not really as you would need to start with the same type of blue, the 7002 dial is a pastel blue so you would need to start with a darker pastel blue......you may be able to find an insert the same
this is about as close as i can find, its glass or sapphire

007 and 7002 bezel inserts are interchangeable Wink


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by SeikoJohn on Wed Oct 11 2017, 22:04

Is that a Yobokies insert ? it looks like one of his dials


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by domecurb on Wed Oct 11 2017, 22:04

it is yes, i suspect it will be expensive, but it looks good


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by SeikoJohn on Wed Oct 11 2017, 22:23

I have the old blue insert that I used to have on my Invicta I wonder if I should play around with that to see if I can age it .... maybe bleach might do the trick . not bothered if I damage it as I am not using it


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by domecurb on Wed Oct 11 2017, 22:27

@SeikoJohn wrote:I have the old blue insert that I used to have on my Invicta I wonder if I should play around with that to see if I can age it .... maybe bleach might do the trick . not bothered if I damage it as I am not using it

bleach is the best bet, just paint it on, leave for a couple of minutes and wash it off


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by SeikoJohn on Wed Oct 11 2017, 22:44

Might give it a try tomorrow as I have no other plans . If it does not work it means changing the dial and I dont really want to do that


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by SeikoJohn on Thu Oct 12 2017, 08:43

Before I attempt bleaching my old insert do you suggest I use a mix of bleach and water or just bleach ?


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by domecurb on Thu Oct 12 2017, 11:04

@SeikoJohn wrote:Before I attempt bleaching my old insert do you suggest I use a mix of bleach and water or just bleach ?

just bleach .....just dont leave it on too long


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by SeikoJohn on Thu Oct 12 2017, 11:29

This is the Insert before I bleached it



I placed it in bleach and kept an eye on it 15 mins later and still no change apart from it has removed the shiny gloss finish . I think my problem is the bleach I used is thin bleach so I may buy some proper thick bleach and try again



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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by domecurb on Thu Oct 12 2017, 11:39

if its taken the shine off then its working, just needs longer Very Happy


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by SeikoJohn on Thu Oct 12 2017, 11:43

@domecurb wrote:if its taken the shine off then its working, just needs longer Very Happy

I will try again then with the thin bleach


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by domecurb on Thu Oct 12 2017, 11:46

@SeikoJohn wrote:
@domecurb wrote:if its taken the shine off then its working, just needs longer Very Happy

I will try again then with the thin bleach

its probably better if its slow as you have more control, i know the last time i did it the fading happened really fast..maybe too fast


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by Elwood on Thu Oct 12 2017, 12:44

Looks like interesting work, like everyone else who's replied, I quite like the planet Ocean, hope the bleaching goes well

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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by SeikoJohn on Mon Oct 16 2017, 11:49

The bleaching continues




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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by SeikoJohn on Mon Oct 16 2017, 12:07

It worked cheers

Before



After



The insert is lighter in colour and gies better with the dial. Now that I know this works I can buy the correct insert to fit the watch.


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by domecurb on Mon Oct 16 2017, 12:11

good stuff


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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by Elwood on Mon Oct 16 2017, 19:44

That watch is looking really classy, it looks great in my opinion, I'd say the bleach worked perfectly. Congratulations on a top job.

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Re: Which Insert would you pick

Post by Daz on Wed Oct 18 2017, 19:40

Great job John

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