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Saw the Dragon Shroud advertised and decided to make a baby tuna . New SKX 007K from Amazon for 160.00



The dragon shroud installed


added a Z22 straight band and took pictures with his daddy





New beater watch for under 200.00. Bought the larger crown from Dragon shroud but cannot get the orignal stem and crown to saprate. Ordered a new stem from Harry @ Yokoobies and will post a pic when installed.
 

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What is TST?
Matey, if you've got a sweet SKX, and you'd like to make it all fishy, tuna fishy, then you have to do the TST, which is, perhaps the most insane bit of genius ever devised for a watch mod, ever, on planet Earth, or the nine outer dominions.

Behold:








There are three modest examples of the work of our very own John B, aka TheTigerUK who has managed to pull off the impossible, defy the greatest odds, mix MATTER and ANTI-MATTER rapidly, whilst cold! All three of those watches started off life as Seiko SKX007's or SKX009's... I cannot remember which was which.

John does the shrouds. He's damned good at it. Guys like Jake Bordeau and Duarte Mendonca (dagaz-watch and NEWW respectively) have shewn their own amazement to me. This type of work comes at a price of more than a mere twenty quid, but... but... neither will it rob you of your arm, leg or firstborn male.

Look here for more images.
http://www.thetigeruk.com/tst-gallery.html

Look here, and be prepared to spend some time.... its the assembly of TSTaholics not-so-anonymous
http://www.thewatchsite.com/21-japanese-watch-discussion-forum/95402-tst-collective-collection-date-13.html

And the man is gentleman, a pleasure to know!

Ps... I've got the green dial on my wrist as I type this! I just got done polishing the shroud to a mirror-like finish. It befits this particular example. Allowing me to delve into things that would soothe a person inclined to cut metal.... when the surface finish, the irregularities from the tools in the various machines, are quite obvious, there are several ways of "hiding" those surface irregularities. One way, is called the Pittsburgh finish, where upon a medium coarse grit paper or, more likely, a "carding wheel" is drawn across the surface, created a brushed finish that blends any tool marks and hides them fairly effectually. Another is to blast the finish with various grit sizes to accomplish the same feat, with a matte finish. Seiko themselves do this on the SBBN017 (and the like) to hide the tool marks. They use a coarse grade to hide the marks, then a very very fine grade to create a "dead flat" reflection, or specularity (or lack thereof) on the surface.

In the case of Mr B's work, there are so few tool marks on the visible surfaces, it was quite nearly a "polish and go" (aka, polish then stick a fork in it, and call it done!).

Such is the level of craftsmanship with these shrouds. Very, very high.
 

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Hello and thank you for posting wgusler. I just installed the Dragon Shroud on my SKX007 and absolutely love the result. I feel the shroud enhances the presence of the watch and believe the shroud's protection is another benefit. I feel like I have a completely new watch. I also ordered the larger crown. I might not use the larger crown since I don't have an issue operating the crown as it is.
 
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