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Old 08-08-2017, 02:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default oyster style SKX031

Not the most popular line of Seiko, its the Ref. No. 7S26 - 0040 SKX031 10BAR DIVER's gets the fair amount of attention.. or should i say touch up? :lol:


Since i get it as a used watch, the overall midcase had to be touched up. Start by smoothing all the scratch and bruises, resharpen the chamfer/ bevel edge, repolish to bring back the shine and give it a fine brushing on the left and right side.

Then custom DIY the insert bakelite style, 2 tone lume and painted in ghost metalic grey.
Adding the pop out plexy glass crystal to compliment the insert.

Not to forget vintage tropic lume application to the dial indicase, sword hands and custom white painted center second hand with vintage lume as well.

I always fall for endlinks combination with leather strap. So DIY custom fitted endlink was made also the complimentary italian leather band








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Adding a bit more pics before insert installation


Endlink + leather band showoff






Bevel edge n brushing + plexy glass showoff





Ghost metalic Bakelite

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Nice work! How did you get the numerals so neat?
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Looks cool. Nice work. Any chance on step by step instructions on the insert?
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Where to get that custom endlink with leather band?

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Looks excellent! Yeh some more detail about the process would be great to read.
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beautiful time keeper
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End links with leather strap is a good idea, I will try this on a 7002.
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Looks very classy/expensive. I love seeing combinations I'd never think of! Great work.
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How/where did you get that stunning bezel insert?


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How/where did you get that stunning bezel insert?


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I custom made it my self
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tasteful and well done.
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Wow that is stunning all around.

Well done sir !
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thnx for the kind words guys
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Wow beautiful, where did you source the bezel insert? I wish there were more mod options for the 013 (bezels, inserts) as so far being new to Seiko SKX, I have only seen a few 013 bezels and inserts from yobokies..
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Thank you, I made that GMT 6542 style insert my self.
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Nice, I like the color of the lume
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Nice good work on the bezel insert
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Great work!
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Beautiful
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