My latest build project

I started getting into home built watches over the past year after watching a lot of watchmaking content on YouTube and decided to give it a go myself. This is my third homemade watch. I think I have a good foundation! Annoyingly, the dial is Seiko branded from aliexpress (which it didn’t have on the images). I’m now waiting on a new dial and hands from watch&style, which I think will make this a really cool little retro style diver. Let me know what you guys think! 

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That’s awesome, and personally I love the Seiko dial. 

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OlDirtyBezel

That’s awesome, and personally I love the Seiko dial. 

Thanks! I like the design of the dial but it just feels dirty because it’s not a seiko 🤣

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Nice job! It’s unfortunate that you can’t source a similar dial design with the Seiko branding… I really love the texture and dimension it provides to the watch face! Even the red seiko branding feels spot on with the red seconds hand.

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bevelwerks

Nice job! It’s unfortunate that you can’t source a similar dial design with the Seiko branding… I really love the texture and dimension it provides to the watch face! Even the red seiko branding feels spot on with the red seconds hand.

I found a very similar dial from Komoworks without the seiko logo but it’s a bit too expensive for me to justify buying it just yet. Maybe a bit later! 

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Very nice. I agree, I wouldn't want Seiko on anything I own either.

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LSkizzle

I found a very similar dial from Komoworks without the seiko logo but it’s a bit too expensive for me to justify buying it just yet. Maybe a bit later! 

The problem is that you get odd logos, and sometimes outright gibberish, on watch dials from AliExpress. I used TokeiLab for that reason for my last build. Even from a QC perspective the dial upgrade is usually well worth it.

I like however how the red seconds hand picks up the red on the dial.

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hbein2022

The problem is that you get odd logos, and sometimes outright gibberish, on watch dials from AliExpress. I used TokeiLab for that reason for my last build. Even from a QC perspective the dial upgrade is usually well worth it.

I like however how the red seconds hand picks up the red on the dial.

Yeah very true, I think I’ll be avoiding AliExpress dials from now on. 
 

The first watch I ever built was made with parts all from eBay, and I’m pretty happy with the dial and hands I got from there. Turned out great, in my opinion. 

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LSkizzle

Yeah very true, I think I’ll be avoiding AliExpress dials from now on. 
 

The first watch I ever built was made with parts all from eBay, and I’m pretty happy with the dial and hands I got from there. Turned out great, in my opinion. 

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Yes, I very much like the vertical texture of that dial. And yes, it did turn out very well. 

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its a great build !! keep going... did you use the NH35 for the movement ?

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watchguytam

its a great build !! keep going... did you use the NH35 for the movement ?

Thank you! Yep I used an NH35 for this

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Thinking about modding a Seiko , on a blue bezel.
what's the ref no. of that watch ?

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Looks great and you've done a brilliant job putting it together

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naghway

Thinking about modding a Seiko , on a blue bezel.
what's the ref no. of that watch ?

There’s no reference number as it was all sourced and assembled by myself. If you’re looking to mod a seiko you can check out the subreddit for it, lots of useful stuff there! 
 

https://www.reddit.com/r/SeikoMods/comments/hju0ws/rseikomods_sticky_mod_part_suppliers_tutorials/

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Mrbudgetwatch

Looks great and you've done a brilliant job putting it together

Thank you! 

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Super cool stuff mate! That dial is stunning! I know how hard it is not to damage the parts when putting them together and you seem to have done an amazing job in my humble opinion!