Details: #Seiko SRP637 “Tuna Monster” (and about 10 other nicknames), bezel modified to accept a @dlw.watches #ceramic #SKX007 flat insert, double dome #sapphire with gold AR, SBDC001 #Sumo chapter ring, genuine SBDX001 #MM300 hands and dial (love that creamy #lume), black date wheel on the stock 4R36 #hacking #handwinding #automatic movement (might drop an NE15 in there eventually), S signed Sumo crown. – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2aEqLJ6
This one still needs some work, but it has been out of commission for almost a year, so I’m going to give it a little time before I pull the bezel again. At least I learned something for a client project in the process: need to reduce the height a fair amount more than I thought, and need to open up the bezel shelf a bit more so it isn’t visible under the insert. Still… Gotta say this is, or will be, one of my favorites in terms of aesthetics and keeping Seiko DNA, right there with the AHWSG9. Michael Chue and Sanjay Lohar get inspiration points for this one.
For those wondering about the #DeepBlue SKX007 lookalike, here is a size comparison. It is much closer to the Sumo in size. I haven’t pulled it apart yet, but the dial appears to be larger, bezel/ insert definitely is. Other than the movement, there won’t be much to swap between the two. First language is… English. Second language is… English. It is substantial. I wish it weren’t so tall. Some wrist time will tell whether it’s something I’d recommend, but it is definitely not a replica in terms of size and modability <- not actually a word. R to L: #SRP777 Turtle, #SKX007, Deep Blue NATO diver, SBDC003 Sumo- all Seiko except #3. #Seiko #seikomod #watchaddict #watchmod #watchcollector #watchuseek #wus #wis #watches #seikosumo #seikoturtle #watchesdaily #watchesofinstagram #instawatches #wotd #wornandwound #divewatch #seikodiver #artificehoroworks - - from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2aPdpG4
Another day, another 47 things I didn’t finish. So instead of one of those, here are some pics of a sample smoke tinted sapphire in the SRP585 “Inquisitor.” I named this watch for the dial, which has a balance display, but also polished spikes that appear to penetrate the various spheres. It was derived from the #Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. The steel inquisitors are particularly interesting. A good read (or listen… no other way to have time to consume books currently). Now, time for a quick nap before work.
#Seiko #seikomod #seikodiver #watchaddict #watchuseek #watchmod #watchcollector #watchfam #watches #watchesdaily #watchesofinstagram #instawatches #wornandwound #horology #fiction #rustandruin #divewatch #artificehoroworks #custom #wotd – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2azjM3U
A couple SKX Enhanced SKX007 getting ready to head out to their new homes, with sapphire crystals and hacking handwinding automatic movements. The cost has gone up on the base watches significantly, and pricing is going to have to be revised. I’m thinking August 9th will be the day. If you’ve been thinking about one of these, now is the time. If you’ve been in contact already, the current pricing will hold. I’m so behind on email, it wouldn’t be fair to raise the price for people waiting on responses.