Got a modded Seiko off of eBay for fun :)

Got this off of ebay recently for around $80 including shipping after surprisingly winning the bid. I didn't really want the watch so I was actually bummed at first when I won it, but once on wrist I have really enjoyed it so. I believe it was modded in the Philippines and then shipped to the US near me in the SF Bay area where they are auctioned one eBay all the time, Kontrolsports or something like that. I think a lot of people have probably seen variants of these from them on eBay, they do a ton of them. 

This is (I think) at 7002 Seiko with Orange pearl dial and various other modded parts and a Ronda quartz GMT movement inside. The description said 42mm but this is wearing almost identical to my black and gold Kamasu so I'm guessing it might be 41 actually. I took off the heavy, uncomfortable rubber strap and put on a Ritche silicone one. I may sell it eventually for cheap, but I'm digging it for now :)

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Looks nice, good beater watch. You even got a GMT out of it. For $80 shipping included that's a steal.

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Now we need a new category of watch maker, do we call them a micro-micro-brand or just a nano-brand?

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There really has to be a WIS term for the disappointment of winning an auction. I am still disappointed that I won this:

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It is a generic watch marketed to the incurious. It works, is original, and is certainly old. But, meh.

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Aurelian

There really has to be a WIS term for the disappointment of winning an auction. I am still disappointed that I won this:

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It is a generic watch marketed to the incurious. It works, is original, and is certainly old. But, meh.

"and is certainly old" - lol 

That watch has patina coming out of its ears though! And what the heck does Incabloc mean?!

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Mister_T

Now we need a new category of watch maker, do we call them a micro-micro-brand or just a nano-brand?

Nan-cro brand watches - the ultra luxurious oh so exclusive one of one watches made just for you! Also, we have bridges for sale!

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Garlando

"and is certainly old" - lol 

That watch has patina coming out of its ears though! And what the heck does Incabloc mean?!

Incabloc was a shock protection device/modification that was invented in 1934 by the Swiss to protect the balance wheel in case of a hard impact like a drop. There are other shock protection systems, but Incabloc was the most popular. Shock protection was widespread by the late 1940's (the War delayed its adoption). From the late 1940's until about 1960 many watch companies felt the need to tell you how many jewels were in the movement, whether it had some sort of antimagnetic protection, and if it had shock protection.

I place the date of this watch to the early 1950's for a variety of reasons. I wore it today to get it out of the box.

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Aurelian

Incabloc was a shock protection device/modification that was invented in 1934 by the Swiss to protect the balance wheel in case of a hard impact like a drop. There are other shock protection systems, but Incabloc was the most popular. Shock protection was widespread by the late 1940's (the War delayed its adoption). From the late 1940's until about 1960 many watch companies felt the need to tell you how many jewels were in the movement, whether it had some sort of antimagnetic protection, and if it had shock protection.

I place the date of this watch to the early 1950's for a variety of reasons. I wore it today to get it out of the box.

Thanks Aurelian! That's very cool to hear a bit of that history. It's funny, with all the high tech things we have now on watches to prevent damage from everything like scratches or say maybe godzilla stepping on your watch, it's amazing to me and a testament to how well built watches were prior to our modern era that so many survive so well, especially if cared for.