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 Posted: Sun Jun 6th, 2010 05:11 pm
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Michael 808
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First up we have an SKX031 with domed saphire, stainless chapter ring, bezel insert with lume dot and aftermarket hands.  Worked out pretty nice.





Next we have an Invicta 6053 with a Wilson tudor style dial, Wilson hr and min hands and Seiko 007 seconds hand, I'll be changing the seconds hand to something a little more fitting of the dial style.  You can pick these watches up cheap, they look great AND they use a self winding Seiko movement.






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I really like the way the Invicta turned out, really cool!

I have an SKX031 I bought to mod...hmmmm :-)

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zippofan wrote: I really like the way the Invicta turned out, really cool!

I have an SKX031 I bought to mod...hmmmm :-)

Thanks zippofan,  I'm pretty proud of the invicta, especially when considering how little $$ I have invested in it.  I've worn a SKX031 as a daily beater for years (7 to be exact), thought it was fitting to do a custom one since my original has been so good to me.  Pretty sure they're not producing these anymore so get'em while you can.

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I managed to grab a '031 a few months ago, plus some parts from Harold (Yobokies). Now I'm thinking of keeping the dial stock but putting in a set of MKII Mercedes hands I bought for another project to go for a subtle 'sub' mod.

BTW, where did you get the bezel, and the strap too, looks great on the 31!

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They look great...well done bravo.gif

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zippofan wrote: I managed to grab a '031 a few months ago, plus some parts from Harold (Yobokies). Now I'm thinking of keeping the dial stock but putting in a set of MKII Mercedes hands I bought for another project to go for a subtle 'sub' mod.

BTW, where did you get the bezel, and the strap too, looks great on the 31!


I think the stock dial is awesome so I agree with your decision to stick with it.  I've also got some Mercedes hands that I've thought about using, they look great on these projects.  I'm sure you know about using eta hands on the seiko movement, sometimes the minute hand works and sometimes they don't.  The seiko minute post is actually a .89 where the eta is a .90.  You may have to give the .90 a little squeeze to tighten the hole up a bit.

I got the bezel insert from Noah at 10watches, it's of great quality.  And the strap is a timefactors silicone strap, some don't like silicone but I really like this strap, it's not real long so if you have larger wrists (over 8") it may be too short.  The saphire is a worthy investment if you have a press, my poor photography skills failed to capture it but it really compliments this watch well.       

 

 

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that Invicta turned out great, nice to know the date window aligns pretty well too!


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OldeCrow wrote: that Invicta turned out great, nice to know the date window aligns pretty well too!



Thanks!  Yeah, I had to remove the dial feet since the dial was designed for the eta and I wish the date window was to the right about 1/2mm but it worked out OK.  I actually got the dial for free so I can't complain. 

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Nice mods you got there, Michael808.ThumbsUp02.gif

Not sure of the orange strap on the Victa though. The gap on the lugs are just too wide so be careful on stressing those spring bars.

Enjoy them in good health.

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