Restored the case of a Seiko 7009-8040 but the face was damaged. Transplanted the face from a rather knackered 7S26 to create this. Is this the right thing to do or have I created Frankenstein's monster?
...and what strap would look good?
I think you did the right thing...
Made one good watch from 2 damaged watches.
So why not?
Not sure about the strap..a dark leather maybe?
Cheers. I do try to restore to original normally but I thought it would be nice to give these two a chance to live on. I'm tempted to put something dark brown on it
I might try a very light brown oiled leather.
If what you did is wrong than you don't want to be right.
That looks good, as a member of the jewellery trade, I can see you have done it to perfection.
I take it it looked something like this originally?
If so, it looks like a similar upgrade.
BTW- The 7S26 reference on the dial was the movement type in the donor Seiko 5.
Yes. It bothers me a bit that the dial tells a lie. 😕
I just thought it was a shame to leave this really interesting dial in a box of spares waiting for a chance that might never come...
I think it looks great, but if you are looking for something to indicate its hybrid origins, maybe a couple of bolts mounted at right angles on the six o'clock lugs...😀
That's nothing. I have a Seiko dial on an Invicta Pro Diver, with a silicone strap from an Ice Watch.
A bit of a Seikophile who spends far too much time looking at bits of watches under a microscope.