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willj28 said:
Big fan of the SEIKO 6309 cushions, however wanted an ORANGE dial

- SKX011 dial
- orange chapter ring with minute markers - Ramon
- Orange Knight hands - Rob
- Sapphire flat crystal - Harold
- relumed dial and put together - Ken Setser
Nice piece Will. Is there any chance you could give us a blow-by-blow of how the piece was built. Especially any problems you might have encountered along the way? I suspect that the dial had to be modified in order to make it work. I love the final piece. Very nicely done. Thanks in advance for the expanded post.
 

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Nice piece Will. Is there any chance you could give us a blow-by-blow of how the piece was built. Especially any problems you might have encountered along the way? I suspect that the dial had to be modified in order to make it work. I love the final piece. Very nicely done. Thanks in advance for the expanded post.
Issues for this mod

- SKX011 dial made for 7S26 movements and not for the 6309 movements, thus dial feet placements are different. Ken Setser did the mod for me by snipping the dial feet and attaching dial to dial movement ring.

- chapter ring - custom ring with minute markers done by Ramon (in PH). Believe there are various suppliers now on ebay which does 6309 chapter rings for < $20.

- hands from the Orange knight just drop in with no mod required

- insert - enlarged and relumed to match the dial and hands

Really, the only mod required is the dial mod - which alot of known forum members can do - Ken S, Bob T, Duarte, IWW ...

Cheers O0
 

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Can people stop resurrecting long dead threads just to get their post count up !
dear sir,

i was sincerely expressing gratitude for a number of reasons, and
when i posted, i honestly didn't look at the date or year, it's the
orange-faced 6309 that i was looking at.

in the few months since, i've acquired the parts to make 2 of these
beauties, with variations, of course, i'll probably keep 2 and sell 1.
whatever, i feel the originator of a good useful post deserves thanks.

would you like scwf to wither on the vine? does it upset you to
have new members? weren't you new here, once?

anyway, it was not my intention to resurrect an old post, and
i didn't even know that that could be a bad thing, and you can see
by my numbers i don't post much, it's just not in my nature...
but if it brings more happy people with orange watches into the
world, i cannot see the harm in it.

i am a vintage seiko collector and i love my watches.

thanks,

peter
 

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I wouldn't take it personally, Peter. I think it's difficult at times to see genuine interest expressed over post-count bumping by those members who soon disappear off once their purchase has been made. :)

Have you considered using a 7548-700C or 700H to transplant to a 7040 case? Would look better than an 011 dial and wouldn't mean it would need its feet clipping.
 

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I like the orange dials too..in fact, when you first posted in this older thread, this was the first time I'd seen that particular watch.

Agree with Guy here though...if you got the 7548-700c or 700h, you could have the orange dial without cutting the dial feet.

The 011 dial looks good too though since you've already got the parts for it.

Looking forward to seeing your work here!

Mike
 

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Very nice, gold hands and gold/black bezel insert (Yobokies) should be fine.

The bracelet come from a SRP new turtle, how did you modify the end links ?
 

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Or you could use the 011 dial in the SRP turtle reissue case and not have to cut the dial feet. You’d have to source an orange chapter ring, but I’m sure there’s one out there somewhere. Good luck!
 

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Excellent point Lane!

Totally forgot about those dials fitting in the srp's...and really, I should know that I guess.

That might be the best idea yet...unless he's already got a 6309 just waiting to be modified...the srp is actually cheaper.

Mike
 

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I wouldn't take it personally, Peter. I think it's difficult at times to see genuine interest expressed over post-count bumping by those members who soon disappear off once their purchase has been made. :)

Have you considered using a 7548-700C or 700H to transplant to a 7040 case? Would look better than an 011 dial and wouldn't mean it would need its feet clipping.
absolutely,

i have a 7548-700h dial and chapter ring on tap...i am a little stuck in one
aspect, i have a photo of a noah fuller mod where he's put a groove
( in woodworking, we'd call it a dado) around a crown and filled it with some
kind of orange compound, i can send you a photo, perhaps it's a mod you'd
be willing to try. it's a small detail, but sometimes the watch-god is in those
details...

i could send this one to you for reluming, the lume is very weak on the 700h dial,
and we can talk about whether or not the crown mod is possible.

i wasn't taking it personally, really, when we talk about people we don't know,
we're usually projecting how we feel about ourselves...which is just one reason
it's good not to judge others...and yes, there is a treasure trove of info in these
old threads. the thing is, i'm so old that 2011 seems like yesterday to me.
i mean, is that really an old thread? in what way? we're talking about the
exact same watches, aren't we?
 

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absolutely,

i have a 7548-700h dial and chapter ring on tap...i am a little stuck in one
aspect, i have a photo of a noah fuller mod where he's put a groove
( in woodworking, we'd call it a dado) around a crown and filled it with some
kind of orange compound, i can send you a photo, perhaps it's a mod you'd
be willing to try. it's a small detail, but sometimes the watch-god is in those
details...

i could send this one to you for reluming, the lume is very weak on the 700h dial,
and we can talk about whether or not the crown mod is possible.

i wasn't taking it personally, really, when we talk about people we don't know,
we're usually projecting how we feel about ourselves...which is just one reason
it's good not to judge others...and yes, there is a treasure trove of info in these
old threads. the thing is, i'm so old that 2011 seems like yesterday to me.
i mean, is that really an old thread? in what way? we're talking about the
exact same watches, aren't we?
hey, i figured out how to upload, finally, here's a picture of the noah
fuller watch. i am not gonna replicate that soxa crown, and i'm not
sure about the hands, but the 7548-700h dial i have is gonna be
perfect in the bead-blasted 6309 case i have....so it's that little
crown mod, there, i don't know why i like it so much, but i do....
 

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hey, i figured out how to upload, finally, here's a picture of the noah
fuller watch. i am not gonna replicate that soxa crown, and i'm not
sure about the hands, but the 7548-700h dial i have is gonna be
perfect in the bead-blasted 6309 case i have....so it's that little
crown mod, there, i don't know why i like it so much, but i do....
Peter, this is not a Noah Fuller watch (may he rest in peace). This is my watch. It is a 7548-700H movement, dial, cr, hands, all dropped in a bead blasted 6309-7049 case. The Doxa-homage bezel insert is from Yobokies. The crown was modified by the late Jonathan Koch (may his memory be a blessing) from when he originally put it together in a radically re-profiled 6309-729x case. He also lumed the dial and hands. I inherited that watch from Jonathan via Spencer Klein and moved it into its current case. The crystal is one of Spencer's TypeII domed mineral glass. I added the Kanji day wheel.

This is a swell mod and really scratches the itch for an OEM orange cushion cased diver.
 
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