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Seikotherapy

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  1. Any ideas why this day wheel is not lining up with the date, which looks to be correctly aligned with the crown? Surely the day wheel can only sit on the cog in one way? Is there anyway to adjust this? Very odd. It’s and NH36 movement and apparently a correct and official Seiko part for this movement. It’s not that far out but it will annoy the hell out of me!
  2. PRC200 on a rather nice genuine croc strap. Makes it look like a fancy pants JLC or something.
  3. A bucket of steam is also essential.
  4. As in the scope of the project has crept beyond my initial idea. Sorry, probably management speak! I’d suggest putting some time in on YouTube (how to change a watch crystal, how to remove watch hands, full strip downs and rebuilds) and you’ll get an idea of what gear you need.
  5. Something with no day or date so I can enjoy this last day before the madness and stress begins again.
  6. The caseback came from an eBay store called thewatchbureau. It was sand blasted so I polished it down to match the case. Engraving will be done by a pro in Manchester for about £70 if I get brave enough to pull the trigger. Engraving will be inspired by this, which I took from a poster (designed to help the US Airforce identify Japanese fighter aircraft) and edited. I’ve named my mod the Type Zero! Another eBay purchase I think. It’s a Sternkreuz. More info about the history of the Type Zero aircraft here if anyone is interested.
  7. As stated above, be careful of scope creep! This project is getting a little out of hand - I’m waiting for a black kanji day wheel and I’m plucking up the courage to get the recently arrived solid caseback engraved. I don’t even think I’ll wear it, it’s like an exhibition piece and it’s been tonnes of fun to research and put together.
  8. I sent mine back. The lug width is way too wide for such a thin and vintage looking piece. The proportions are wrong in my opinion, something in the design just didn’t feel right. The quality seemed good though and the individual design elements are well executed. The service was great also so even if you wanted to try it on you can always return it for a refund if it’s not the one. I would certainly come back to the brand for the right model at the right price.
  9. Maritime MS-1 for some weekend fun! Happy birthday OP!
  10. Man alive, have you seen the new Citizen calibre 0100? Incredible. Shame about the price. Maybe one for your new quartz collection @JayDeep! Accurate to +/- 1 second per year, the most accurate wristwatch in the world:
  11. The Autavias look nice but please PLEASE can everyone stop making vintage inspired watches in look-at-me sizes!
  12. A late entry but putting this thing on steel has been a huge distraction today. I can’t stop looking at it!
  13. A fine looking watch. Thankfully a little too large for me at 41mm!
  14. I could easily get wrapped up in collecting vintage Seiko tools, clocks, marketing paraphernalia but I don’t even want to open that can of worms!
  15. Has anyone seen an aftermarket bracelet similar to the AP Royal Oak ie small, flat, technical looking links that are heavily tapered? Does the style even have a name?? I know a lot goes into the real deal but I’d have thought a cheaper alternative would be out there somewhere. It would be for the Halios Seaforth so would probably need to have hollow end links that could be adapted to the case. Any ideas?
  16. Advertised as going on sale on 15th March, but GMT it was like 11pm or midnight. I suspect they actually went live 16th March in Hong Kong, which is where they ship from. Probably a bullet dodged if @jsud2002‘s experience is anything to go by!
  17. I just went to buy the white dial and they’re gone already. Part annoyed that stock was so limited and part happy that I’ve got £300 in my pocket for something more interesting.
  18. I like this model, reminds of that 60s Tudor, and I have to admit I was tempted, but then I noticed the date window!
  19. I only have sisters but one has quite a nice Rado that she loves. Quartz though. I introduced her to the Captain Cook and she loved that also. When she came round recently I showed her the collection and she seemed genuinely interested. Potential female WIS in the making!
  20. I quite fancy the white dial variation but as others have said, it’s just another diver. I’m quite interested in the smaller size of the Komodo though. So many of Seiko’s divers are too big for my wrist. And it does look a little bit more interesting than a sub clone. The height is a slight concern. Overall value looks good though and if the bracelet is even half decent it might be worth a punt for an eye-catching beater...
  21. Stunning If you ever need a new home for the white 516 let me know! I think PRS might be Tissot’s strongest line (certainly at the moment) and I’ve always fancied this one.
  22. This is an awesome watch, well done! We’ve gone a bit Wolfenstein 3D here in sunny Manchester HAGWE
  23. Based on my first experience of getting a watch serviced last year (came back more broke than when I sent it off at a cost of >£100) I would buy a replacement movement for something like this once it packs up. You can pick up Seiko 4R for £30, I doubt the 6R is much more. I think I’d only pay for a service now on a rare/unusual/discontinued/valuable watch or movement, or something with papers that had good resale value.
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