Couple of new builds

My wife was out of town last week so too occupy myself I did a few watch builds.

The first is a surprise for my friend.   He shipped me several of his watches to help him sell and for my efforts he gave me his NIB seiko snk623.  It's a watch he always liked the dial on but hated the case.  Knowing he has a love for smaller divers I took the movement/dial out of snk623, swapped to side 62mas hands, and re-cased it in a skx013.  Happy coincidence is his birthday is next week. 

The next build I finally used a dial from awful customs.  I used a skx007 as a base and picked up some skeleton hands and a lumed chapter ring.  I keep toying with the idea of changing out the bezel or insert but I'm not sure yet.

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Lastly I did one more quick build but haven't taken proper photos of yet.  It's a snk809 with a simple dial swap though since the red on the second hand doesn't match the dial I'll probably change it out. 

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That snk623 custom build is incredible 😳. Might be my favourite seiko 5 (custom or not) of all the ones I have seen.

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These are truly incredible. I have never seen anything like them! I really want to get into modding but get scared. It could be an expensive mistake lol. I have done a sapphire change on my Seiko flight master, and even that was stressful. 

Amazing work!

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MegaBob

That snk623 custom build is incredible 😳. Might be my favourite seiko 5 (custom or not) of all the ones I have seen.

Thanks!

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MMerc5

These are truly incredible. I have never seen anything like them! I really want to get into modding but get scared. It could be an expensive mistake lol. I have done a sapphire change on my Seiko flight master, and even that was stressful. 

Amazing work!

Modding/building can be pretty addictive.  Depending on where you source parts you can do builds under $100 or out can run in the $400 range.

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What the...!! That 5 dial is awesome😍 Beautiful work.

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Good stuff!  Excellent. 

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Whoa, never seen some of these. Love that cut out dial! 

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Love that SNK623 mod!

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Very cool, indeed! That 623 looks awesome, as do the others. I'll bet he'll be stoked! Love that U1 dial, also. I've had a mod in my head with that dial for a while, now. I've currently got half the parts for my next build, but need to save up a little more money. Hopefully I can get to it in the next month or two. 

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My friend got it yesterday and has already started trying different bands.  He loves it.