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I read a small article over at Watch Radar about how there are two camps of Seiko divers people. Modders and purists (that's how they put it). I actually do have an SKX009 (the one with the red and blue bezel) from a few years back which i bought in the highstreet. It has been in a draw for nearly a year as the glass in chipped and i never got round to getting it repaired.
Oh, by the way this is my first post. ^-^ I was directed here from the article i read, they said this was the best place to get information about the divers series of Seikos. I can't decide whether to bring myself to 'mod' the watch, although i do find the prospect quite exciting. To be honest i never knew you could 'mod' a watch until yesterday. I seem to think that if the watch is new and broken then it is OK to change its appearance. However i think that if i had an older version of the watch like the 6105-8110 then i would have to keep it as is.


Sorry for rambling but i think i have the Seiko diver bug. Looks like my discarded watch is getting itself reincarnated. I think i might be somewhere in between a mod and a purist, a Murist.


P.S. Here's the article if your interested, probably nothing you Seiko experts don't already know: http://watchradar.blogspot.com/
 

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Murist, I like that.


I like mods but only own 'stock' watches. I have made many mods and purchased some but they never seem to become a permanent part of my collection ???
 

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Purist here.
I've started with mods, but it was endless, and I was bored with each mod after a while.
Also, the mods that "tried" to look like an expensive watch (PO, Sinn, etc) were only a reminder
for not having the original, and that led me to decide on going original as I can.
I have left with one modified watch, which I never wear:



I still find some of the modded watches posted here very nice, some are real beauties, but not for me, sorry.
So welcome, Freddo, it's a verynice place here, with super-nice bunch of people.
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Mostly purist but I do really like my bead blasted Orange Monster. There are some other mods that I might try eventually, like Sapphire for my Sumo once the crystal is scratched up :'( .
 

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hmmm, difficult question..

For the newer stuff I have no problem in modding it.

For the vintage stuff, I like it to be original but as I have a few original 6309's i also did built a 6309 with 7548 quartz movement.
 

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Technoman said:
Murist, I like that.

I like mods but only own 'stock' watches. I have made many mods and purchased some but they never seem to become a permanent part of my collection ???

Sorry to be an idiot. What do you all mean when you say 'stock' watch?
 

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freddo said:
Sorry to be an idiot. What do you all mean when you say 'stock' watch?

Stock just means (to me at least), as it left the factory. No aftermarket parts fitted.
 

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Used to me a mod fan and had a very nice job done by IWW on the SKX007 I had at the time (see pic), but now I like both - it's nice to see an older watch looking as it should sometimes. Having said that if I still had an old Darth Tuna it would be fun to experiment with some really bright blue or orange lume on the hands and indices - a subtle but attractive mod.
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i had my skx007 modded by lew B about 12 years ago i had so many complimants on the watch through the years . about 7 years ago i sold it for peanuts now i want it back. cant find it so i realized i had bought two sets of hands...that you cant find anymore. so im piecing together new part
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I started getting into modding sometime in late 2019 having seen so many examples online and on this forum. I am now about to start my 3rd mod in that time having found that a lot of time and effort is required to find the right components and create what you want, and then you may not be 100% happy with the outcome.
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I think that modding is like customizing cars or bikes, it enables you to free your imagination and built yourself a one-off item for yourself - I do not intend to sell any of mine which is why I keep all the original parts from the starter watches.

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Like others, I agree there are some Seiko models that should not be treated in this fashion (vintage auto chronos) and to be honest there are not that many models that can (7002,7009,6309 etc), but I am concerned that it will get harder to find suitable starter watches due to those who seem to mass produce modded Seiko's for sale on auction sites and therefore in the long term, ruin the enjoyment for a lot of enthusiasts. So, I am a moddist....for now.....
 

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There's no reason a person can't be both...i think what's important is to focus on what you
like, or love, and not get caught up in what other people are doing ( wrong.) The world has
become so polarized, and polarization happens once distinctions have been made. My
collection is split pretty evenly between restored and modded, i restore vintage and mod
modern, nothing new here.

Can we appreciate the love and effort that any member puts into his or her collection?
Because one of the few important things i've learned in this life is that hating drags one down.
 
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