My first SPB185 inspired assembly.

My first attempt assembling a watch.

I like the spb185 and wanted to give it a try. So I bought all the components/parts from AliExpress; NH35A, a dial and hands I liked, bezel, case and a bracelet.聽

I also bought another set of components for a second assembly. As you know with stuff being shipped from china, the delivery times are as random as lottery numbers. Needles to say I received the second case and strap sn waiting for everything else.

Also still waiting for some tools that I'm hoping will make my life easier.

Most difficult part was that fuc%er seconds hand 馃が also not having a magnifying glass/lens did not make it any easier. But I managed.

Total cost 101 USD.

Shout out to @hbein2022 who helped me with his time and advice. Thank you my friend.聽

Ok nerds, tell me what you think, especially the choice of dial and hands. And don't hold back 馃.聽

Here is a lume shot聽

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And the parts before the assembly. Most were nicely packaged.聽

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I won鈥檛 hold back.

It鈥檚 f#c%in& awesome!

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Da_Dutch_Collection

I won鈥檛 hold back.

It鈥檚 f#c%in& awesome!

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Thank you 馃檹

Seems like a very fun project and from what I see there definitely a rewarding one馃敟馃敟

O yeah!! That's a killer watch you built 馃嵒

fabor_999

Seems like a very fun project and from what I see there definitely a rewarding one馃敟馃敟

Definitely 馃榿

Nice! 馃憣 I would love to give something like this a go, so you just buy parts from AliExpress 馃 now I just have to decide what watch to make! Cheers for the inspiration 馃嵒

That's fantastic, man! 聽I wish I had better manual dexterity than that of a camel, so I could do builds too!

Do they have parts for a grand Seiko? Lol

Excellent job. I鈥檓 inspired.聽

Nice mod build, my man. Respect! 馃憤

TalkingDugong

Nice mod build, my man. Respect! 馃憤

Thank you chief 馃檹

romanschatz

Excellent job. I鈥檓 inspired.聽

I really appreciate it 馃槉

ckim4watches

Do they have parts for a grand Seiko? Lol

I'm sure if we look hard enough we can find something 馃憖

HotWatchChick69

That's fantastic, man! 聽I wish I had better manual dexterity than that of a camel, so I could do builds too!

Thank you my brother. I thought a grand Seiko/Seiko nerd like you would appreciate a home baked one 馃槈

Human_Probably

Nice! 馃憣 I would love to give something like this a go, so you just buy parts from AliExpress 馃 now I just have to decide what watch to make! Cheers for the inspiration 馃嵒

It's that simple. Just make sure everything will fit together.

Don't forget to share with us 馃