This is a prototype of an Abalone shell dial mod I've been working on. The donor watch is a (please don't flame me it's nothing like it's original form) Invicta Pro Diver with a Seiko NH35 movement and all traces of Invicta removed.
I purchased a small slab of green paua abolone inlay and cut it to fit the original dial. The inlay has 3M sticky on the back so I aligned it and stuck it to the face of the dial. I only installed the hour and minute hand just for display purposes and am going to get new hands for it.
I'm also thinking about getting some tritium tubes and using them for hour indices but may try to source some luminous ones. If anyone knows where to get lumed stick on indices I'd appreciate it. Plus a new coin edge bezel and different insert.
I think it looks awesome. In the right light the shell inlay is dazzling! I'll update when I get some indices and the new hands and bezel.