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Old 21-03-2019, 01:32 PM   #4081
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hi guys, i have an seiko urchin which i feel like giving a new lease of life. so am looking to do these:

1) change to ceramic bezel
2) chg to dome sapphire glass (seen a few here n it looks great)
3) service the movement i guess? its more than a minute off per day now
4) change to nato straps

do you guys have any recommendations on how to do it? ie. find a shop or shld i DIY?

thanks in advance!
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Old 21-03-2019, 01:41 PM   #4082
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Old 21-03-2019, 01:51 PM   #4083
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Should be and SS GMT only comes on jubilee bracelet now

Rolex gmt master LN discontinued?

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=663671
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Old 21-03-2019, 06:25 PM   #4084
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Seiko upping their already imba dial game.



SPB093 and SPB095

Budget Credor.
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Old 21-03-2019, 06:42 PM   #4085
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hi guys, i have an seiko urchin which i feel like giving a new lease of life. so am looking to do these:

1) change to ceramic bezel
2) chg to dome sapphire glass (seen a few here n it looks great)
3) service the movement i guess? its more than a minute off per day now
4) change to nato straps

do you guys have any recommendations on how to do it? ie. find a shop or shld i DIY?

thanks in advance!
In my opinion, the most budget and easiest option will be to change nato straps!
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Old 21-03-2019, 06:43 PM   #4086
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Seiko upping their already imba dial game.



SPB093 and SPB095

Budget Credor.
Wa the dials really damn chio.. Especially the 12 o clock
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Old 21-03-2019, 06:46 PM   #4087
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In my opinion, the most budget and easiest option will be to change nato straps!
Haha yes, but i intend to do all 4. Do you know who provides such a service?
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Old 21-03-2019, 06:55 PM   #4088
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Haha yes, but i intend to do all 4. Do you know who provides such a service?


K2 watch.
Did my mod there

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Old 21-03-2019, 06:57 PM   #4089
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Haha yes, but i intend to do all 4. Do you know who provides such a service?
My recommendation would be the same as VaNs, k2 watch
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Old 21-03-2019, 07:55 PM   #4090
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To all bros here, where do you normally buy your Grand Seiko?
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Old 21-03-2019, 08:11 PM   #4091
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Seiko upping their already imba dial game.



SPB093 and SPB095

Budget Credor.
What is the difference between these new dials and the prev enamel dials?
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Old 21-03-2019, 08:24 PM   #4092
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1,2,4 very easy to do yourself.

All parts and tools available from taobao at very cheap prices.
Ceramic bezel around $10-$20
Double dome sapphire around $10-$15
Nato straps around $2-$5
Basic watch set $10
Crystal removal tool $15

Regulate I don’t advice but if you dare can do yourself by adjusting this when you open caseback. 7s26 movement +/- 30secs very normal. Should try to demagnetize first before regulating.



hi guys, i have an seiko urchin which i feel like giving a new lease of life. so am looking to do these:

1) change to ceramic bezel
2) chg to dome sapphire glass (seen a few here n it looks great)
3) service the movement i guess? its more than a minute off per day now
4) change to nato straps

do you guys have any recommendations on how to do it? ie. find a shop or shld i DIY?

thanks in advance!
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Old 21-03-2019, 08:32 PM   #4093
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Modding very fun if you diy.

DIY this skx with everything bought from taobao.
Hands, sapphire crystal, bezel, bracelet

Thinking of ideas for next project



Haha yes, but i intend to do all 4. Do you know who provides such a service?
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Old 21-03-2019, 08:38 PM   #4094
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What is the difference between these new dials and the prev enamel dials?
Still waiting for more info to be published. Here’s what I can find.

Basic enamel:
“The dial is pre-shaped in iron, then an enamel glaze is applied then fired in a kiln. Roman numerals are then printed on to complete it.”


Shippo enamel:
“Seiko’s Shippo enamel dials are made in Nagoya by Ando Cloisonné, a specialist manufacturer founded in 1880. The process starts with a blank decorated metal base to which the enamel glaze is hand painted by craftsman Wataru Totani. The dial is then klin-fired at 800°C. The painting and firing processes are repeated several times to ensure evenness of the enamel. Finally, the dial is polished to achieve a smooth surface. The end result is rather similar to another enamel technique: known as Flinqué in Europe, but perhaps not as vibrant like Shippo.”


Urushi lacquer:
“Jet black lacquer is repeatedly applied onto the metal base of the dial and is then dried and polished till the time the desired depth of black is achieved.”


Arita Porcelain:
“First, the base material is put into a special mold which gives dials depth, especially in the version where the power reserve indictor is recessed into the dial with a deep cut. The dials are dried and then fired for the first time at 1,300 degrees to harden and whiten the material. Hashiguchi and his craftsmen then apply the glaze by hand, after which the dials are fired again, this time cementing the glaze on to the dial, a process which gives the dials their deep, rich finish and the subtle blue tinge. Next, the holes for the date window and hands are cut by laser. Finally, the dials are then fired again to render smooth the surfaces that have been cut.”
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Old 21-03-2019, 09:14 PM   #4095
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Ok thanks for the info! Will proceed with caution!
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