Quick Post- December 21, 2016 at 02:53AM

In my push to get watches shipped this week, I’ve pretty much abandoned communication. I have emails and various social media messages awaiting response, but it’s going to have to wait. Many questions will be answered in one form or another next week, since I will be out of town for a few days, and should have a little time for admin. Thanks for all the well wishes and referrals for stretching/strengthening my back. It’s not 100%, but it’s a whole lot better than Saturday.
RE the pics: if I were in charge of the SKX011, it would look something like this. #Hacking #Handwinding #Automatic NH36 movement, #SeikoSumo SBDC005 dial, #MM300 hands, SARB059 crown, #Submariner style bezel insert in a reprofiled stock bezel, #ArtificeHoroWorks Zero prototype flush mount double dome #sapphire, #strapcode super oyster with ratchet clasp.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver #Seiko – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2hqxtRF

Quick Post- December 18, 2016 at 02:44AM

Late dinner with my awesome wife and the Mk-V after a completely unproductive day. At least the urgent care wasn’t busy, and it gave us a chance to get out together. She is sometimes a bit jealous of my mistress with the initials AHW.
As a general update: I am pushing hard to get a bunch of your projects wrapped up and out, of course this coincides with the busiest time of year for family get-togethers and other important activities (for some of us), and a fresh attack of back spasms, which is super awesome. I have been deluged with email from people who are eager to get their watches back around Christmas. Some have a less than friendly tone, since my standard ETA used to be 4-6 weeks, and it’s been several times that. I totally get it… Everything is taking too long. However, if your name is not Christian, Tad, Pritish, Christian, or Riad, you are not in the top 5 oldest orders. I’ll throw Chad, Kaz and Fred in there as the next three. These are the guys that have quietly waited as I deal with satiating the more vocal and unhappy, which really isn’t fair, but it is how it ends up working out. Granted, their projects all have unique and challenging aspects to them, but I don’t care about your movement conversion or crystal swap any less. I have virtually cut off incoming orders to focus on the backlog, I am over a month behind on responding to inquiries. This particularly stings when when the invoices for movements, crowns, etc, come due. However, I got myself into this hole, so I gotta dig my way out.
Anyway, while it all can feel a bit (understatement of the year) overwhelming, I am truly grateful for the patience you all have displayed (however thin at this point), and grateful to have the opportunity to help bring your ideas to from concept to your wrist.

How do you eat an elephant?
1 bite at a time.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2gYTb2Z

Quick Post- December 17, 2016 at 02:17AM

After a very long week, taking a little time to watch the 2016 F1 Canadian GP with my #carbonfiber dialed #ObanDiver. At this rate, I’ll be finishing the 2016 season at the end of the 2017. Not very difficult to avoid F1 news with my current schedule. In back and white since this race is accident history.

Extremely limited Oban Diver (5 special editions available on my site), with coin edge bezel, stealth gray flush mount#Zero double dome sapphire, #yachtmaster style #ceramic insert, custom CF dial.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2hRTQn1

Quick Post- December 15, 2016 at 02:33AM

#Seiko #SRP777 #turtle with SRP585 m/H hands, sbda001 s hand, double dome #sapphire, with SKX coin edge, bored out for the larger case and insert.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2hQV5Ps

Quick Post- December 11, 2016 at 01:37AM

My favorite guinea pig, my first #Seiko, the #SKX 011, sporting the new #ArtificeHoroWorks Zero double dome #sapphire- for use with sloped #submariner ceramic bezel inserts. Zero insert modification, and nearly zero gap- hence the name. Consistent angle from the insert to the peak of the 5.6mm dome. Limited initial run. Will fit any of the large SKX 7S26-0020 case pattern divers.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver #SKX007 #SKX009 #SKX173 #SKX171 – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2goeAxx

Quick Post- December 09, 2016 at 10:11PM

#Ventus Caspian with a relumed dial and hands. Although, that implies that whatever was in there before actually glowed.
Powered by an NH35, it’s right at home with the rest of the #Seiko crew.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #lumeshot #lume #illumenauts #fridaynightlume – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2hwb98T

Quick Post- December 09, 2016 at 12:37AM

Prototype version of the #ArtificeHoroworks SKX crystal for #ceramic #submariner style bezel inserts. This is an AHW exclusive, built to my design and specifications. The prototype pictured was slightly too short, so the bezel had to be reduced in height. The production version is just about perfect, though given the differences in height of various bezels, and even how high bezels sit from watch to watch, it still requires a bit of finessing. These crystals are quite difficult to install, and given the bezel variances, they will need to be fitted here, and are not available for standalone purchase. Pics of the production version coming very soon. I decided my trusty SKX011 should have the honor, and the gold AR is a perfect fit on that watch, which is currently strapped to my wrist. They are available in limited numbers in blue, stealth gray, and gold AR. Whether another run is warranted depends on response and SKX availability going forward. Due to the complex shape and limited numbers, they are fairly expensive at $85 + installation- and you’ll need a ceramic insert as well. However, it’s quite a bit less than my current method of using a super dome sapphire, and grinding a ceramic insert and risking destroying it in the process. New orders for these installed won’t be turned around until after the first of the year, as I am pushing to clear out many long overdue projects.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2hmmEDJ

Quick Post- December 09, 2016 at 12:37AM

Prototype version of the #ArtificeHoroworks SKX crystal for #ceramic #submariner style bezel inserts. This is an AHW exclusive, built to my design and specifications. The prototype pictured was slightly too short, so the bezel had to be reduced in height. The production version is just about perfect, though given the differences in height of various bezels, and even how high bezels sit from watch to watch, it still requires a bit of finessing. These crystals are quite difficult to install, and given the bezel variances, they will need to be fitted here, and are not available for standalone purchase. Pics of the production version coming very soon. I decided my trusty SKX011 should have the honor, and the gold AR is a perfect fit on that watch, which is currently strapped to my wrist. They are available in limited numbers in blue, stealth gray, and gold AR. Whether another run is warranted depends on response and SKX availability going forward. Due to the complex shape and limited numbers, they are fairly expensive at $85 + installation- and you’ll need a ceramic insert as well. However, it’s quite a bit less than my current method of using a super dome sapphire, and grinding a ceramic insert and risking destroying it in the process. New orders for these installed won’t be turned around until after the first of the year, as I am pushing to clear out many long overdue projects.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2hmmEDJ

Quick Post- December 09, 2016 at 12:37AM

Prototype version of the #ArtificeHoroworks SKX crystal for #ceramic #submariner style bezel inserts. This is an AHW exclusive, built to my design and specifications. The prototype pictured was slightly too short, so the bezel had to be reduced in height. The production version is just about perfect, though given the differences in height of various bezels, and even how high bezels sit from watch to watch, it still requires a bit of finessing. These crystals are quite difficult to install, and given the bezel variances, they will need to be fitted here, and are not available for standalone purchase. Pics of the production version coming very soon. I decided my trusty SKX011 should have the honor, and the gold AR is a perfect fit on that watch, which is currently strapped to my wrist. They are available in limited numbers in blue, stealth gray, and gold AR. Whether another run is warranted depends on response and SKX availability going forward. Due to the complex shape and limited numbers, they are fairly expensive at $85 + installation- and you’ll need a ceramic insert as well. However, it’s quite a bit less than my current method of using a super dome sapphire, and grinding a ceramic insert and risking destroying it in the process. New orders for these installed won’t be turned around until after the first of the year, as I am pushing to clear out many long overdue projects.

#seikomod #watchmod #watchaddict #watchfam #watchcollector #watchesdaily #watches #watchesofinstagram #wus #wis #watchuseek #instawatches #wornandwound #wotd #artificehoroworks #customwatch #bespoke #divewatch #seikodiver – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2hmmEDJ

Quick Post- December 02, 2016 at 03:40AM

One of these days, I’m going to sneak some time and make a smooth bezel to go with the wild @crystaltimeshorology Skydome #sapphire for the #Seiko #SRP777 #turtle reissue. For now, I’ll have to settle for test fitting Michael A’s coin edge bezel that was turned from an #SKX007 unit to fit the SRP case and accept the larger insert.
Updates otherwise: I’ll be pushing hard to wrap up a bunch of projects before the end of the year. It’s not going as quickly as I’d like, mainly because my Saturdays over the last couple months have often been diverted to other commitments that aren’t really optional. I still have some very old projects that need to be completed. I’m in a constantt internal debate on whether to knock the simple stuff out or to work on the oldest ones first.

I have significantly reduced the number of orders I’m taking, to try and make some headway on the backlog. Of course there isn’t ever an ideal time to limit available funding, and some things that have been in development for quite some time are coming together now, but I’m holding off a bit longer on any official product announcements.
Despite my antithapy for the idea of becoming a parts supplier, there are a couple things that will just have to go that way, manufacturer minimums being what they are. – – from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2gg7rjC

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