I’ve never been a fan of gold. There are, however, a couple exceptions, such as my Gibson Nighthawk ST3 Fireburst with gold hardware, and my SKX011.
My first Seiko, as it was when I first got it on Dec 21, 2009, and “modded” it by putting it on a Bond NATO.
After some really hard use as my do everything watch, I decided to retire it from beater status, put it back on the oyster. I swapped for a Dagaz brushed chapter ring, Dagaz black Snowflake hands, Roman day wheel, and SKX007 bezel insert, clearing out all traces of gold.
Now after its latest facelift, I decided to bring back some gold:
-NH36 hacking/handwinding movement
-Yobokies Rose Gold Snowflake handset
-battered stock SKX011 gold bezel insert
-custom multi-plane polished bezel insert
-Crystaltimes dome sapphire
-Strapcode Super Oyster SEL bracelet
I thought about getting a new bezel insert, and polishing out some of the wear marks, scratches, and tool marks on the case, but I decided to keep all the flaws. This is the watch I learned on, might as well remember my roots.