Face Off

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?

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...and what strap would look good?

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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?

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Eaurouge1

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

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I might try a very light brown oiled leather.

If what you did is wrong than you don't want to be right.

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That looks good, as a member of the jewellery trade, I can see you have done it to perfection. 

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Jonny122

That looks good, as a member of the jewellery trade, I can see you have done it to perfection. 

Thank you.

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I take it it looked something like this originally? 

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If so, it looks like a similar upgrade.

Nice work. 

BTW- The 7S26 reference on the dial was the movement type in the donor Seiko 5.

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MASP7GMT

I take it it looked something like this originally? 

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If so, it looks like a similar upgrade.

Nice work. 

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. 😕

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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...

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Gasworks

Yes. It bothers me a bit that the dial tells a lie. 😕

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...😀

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Gasworks

Yes. It bothers me a bit that the dial tells a lie. 😕

That's nothing. I have a Seiko dial on an Invicta Pro Diver, with a silicone strap from an Ice Watch.