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    Default Watch modding anyone?

    Been tempted on building my ideal watch as I'm never really happy with current offerings within the 500-1000$ watch range.


    I have a Seiko SNZG13 on its way and also bought a SRP031 dial to replace the stock SNZG13 as I find it too crowded for my taste.
    Debating doing it myself or just bring it to Kongs Watch




    Thinking a basic watch kit repair kit is a good started, will I also need a press set as well?
    If I buy a kit, I might go to a pawn shop and buy a beater Seiko 5 to practice with

    Curious to hear if anyone else here have experience opening a watch up and replacing the dial or hands.

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    I considered it, but after looking at the watches I liked and the mods available for them, there just wasn't anything that interested me.

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    I just bought a Seiko skx009 to mod. I doing a Hulk version of it. I have all the watch tools and have built watches in the past. Post your updates.
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    I dknt have the know how to do this kind of thing, but it seems really interesting to me. I have a family friend that had a family member that was a watch maker and so he has all of his old Rolex inside parts and I was thinking of asking him about getting some of those parts from him. He's got thousands of parts.

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    Make sure you have all the proper tools... I have yet to get a watch back together without damage when improvising the tools. Especially replacing hands... the post for the second hand is so fragile

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    Ordering this - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01K1MHTGO
    do I need a press-kit?
    best tool to remove the hands from the dial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taemo View Post
    Ordering this - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01K1MHTGO
    do I need a press-kit?
    best tool to remove the hands from the dial?
    I have this kit. It’s decent. There are hand removal tools on amazon too. If you look in the top of my pic above you’ll see a hand removal tool and a hand install tool.
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    https://imgur.com/gallery/V9HRt
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    cool, thanks man! ordered a hand remover/presser kit as well

    I was initially planning on getting a Sinn or Ranger look but I' was not a big fan of a sterile dial look.



    Will be replacing the hands on my Tiger 1016 as well as I find the hand lumes not lasting all night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taemo View Post
    cool, thanks man! ordered a hand remover/presser kit as well

    I was initially planning on getting a Sinn or Ranger look but I' was not a big fan of a sterile dial look.



    Will be replacing the hands on my Tiger 1016 as well as I find the hand lumes not lasting all night.
    Buy two sets of hands and watch YouTube tutorials until you get the hang of putting hands on.

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    yeah planning on going to a pawn shop and pick up a Seiko 5 to play with later today.

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    Cheap vintage Seiko 5 and new dial came in, after a quick test run opening the old watch and removing the hands, I felt ready working on the SNZG13 but I was so wrong.
    Bent the hands a little so I had to straighten them out and putting the seconds hand back was a PITA.
    Not looking forward opening the watch again to put the new hands that I ordered.

    At least the new dial is in and looks great!

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    Cool. It takes practice. I can’t wait to get started on mine. The bezel came in. Waiting on everything else. I’ll post a step by step.

    This was a 1950 Hamilton 917 movement bronzo case. I ended up having to make the hands fit by pressing in tiny brass tubes. I like the way it came out.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yNFwa6JUIH0
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    ^that's a nice bronze case and movement, any pics of the front?
    can you work with movements too?

    next mod will be the old SNZG07 with white sunburst dial on brown leather strap



    later on I would like a SNZF17 with 3-6-9 dial(probably from a SRPA71-75), sort of a SPORK look.
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    I did it the easy (and expensive) way haha.

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=0#msg_5198091

    It's too bad you can't get a custom Hublot like this anymore without blowing well over 6 figures anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taemo View Post
    ^that's a nice bronze case and movement, any pics of the front?
    can you work with movements too?

    next mod will be the old SNZG07 with white sunburst dial on brown leather strap



    later on I would like a SNZF17 with 3-6-9 dial(probably from a SRPA71-75), sort of a SPORK look.
    I wanted to open it up and re-do the hands but why mess with it. It works. The crystal is plexi and not glass. Kind of went with a retro look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
    I did it the easy (and expensive) way haha.

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=0#msg_5198091

    It's too bad you can't get a custom Hublot like this anymore without blowing well over 6 figures anymore.

    lol I remember you posting about that years ago, definitely the easiest and baller way to do it.
    with the benefit of being covered by their warranty too.

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    are you going to lume the numbers?

    bronze case, faded numbers, have a steampunk video into it!

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