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Starting my work week off w/ a chrono..
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And an Ocean 1 Vintage Maxi for later this afternoon/evening..
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Current favourite watch which I’ve worn the past 3 days

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Bitten by the Grand Seiko bug. Nipped into WoS at lunch and had a good chat to the knowledgeable chap working on the GS section. Only took a photo of this one but the Silver Birch was also stunning. Now just need to choose which model and where to find the money...
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monkeymax wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:47 pm
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These have really come on my radar lately, particularly the blue sunburst one. I noticed you've had yours a while and posted it a few times. Is it a keeper
Don't know about @ It'sAliveJim but I've had mine for 6 years - I'm wearing it as I type this and it's probably my most worn watch TBH.

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I was inspired by Rich's (rkovars) post on his NTH/WatchGecko watch (other-brands/nth-watchgecko-collaborati ... ge#p931116) to build a Tudor Snowflake homage. But I couldn't find a case that looked the part as most available submariner style cases mimic the maxi-case of Rolex's current Submariner line. I was going to go ahead and use a new Namoki BlackBay 58 style case, despite no crown guards, but I had quality issues with it and ended up getting a refund. While researching, I stumbled upon a forum containing a mockup of a Pelagos with a blue dial and black bezel insert that really appealed to me:
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I thought about how it might look with an all black bezel and a black crown, like the Vero Open Water watches which have black bezels and crowns along with different colored dials:
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But, there is no Pelagos case that I know of for building either. However, I thought a Seiko SKX style case with a three o'clock crown might do the trick, and have the added benefit of being compatible with my existing SKX style watch's bracelets and straps. So, I ordered the parts (almost all from Tokeilabs in Southern California, which fortuitously was running a sale earlier this month), and yesterday finished the Pelagos SKX:
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Bident wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:29 pm I was inspired by Rich's (rkovars) post on his NTH/WatchGecko watch (other-brands/nth-watchgecko-collaborati ... ge#p931116) to build a Tudor Snowflake homage. But I couldn't find a case that looked the part as most available submariner style cases mimic the maxi-case of Rolex's current Submariner line. I was going to go ahead and use a new Namoki BlackBay 58 style case, despite no crown guards, but I had quality issues with it and ended up getting a refund. While researching, I stumbled upon a forum containing a mockup of a Pelagos with a blue dial and black bezel insert that really appealed to me:
5973c9c42c8a40ea7a2a3bb9ab973e72.jpg

I thought about how it might look with an all black bezel and a black crown, like the Vero Open Water watches which have black bezels and crowns along with different colored dials:
Open Water.jpg
But, there is no Pelagos case that I know of for building either. However, I thought a Seiko SKX style case with a three o'clock crown might do the trick, and have the added benefit of being compatible with my existing SKX style watch's bracelets and straps. So, I ordered the parts (almost all from Tokeilabs in Southern California, which fortuitously was running a sale earlier this month), and yesterday finished the Pelagos SKX:
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:clap: Well done! That looks great! :thumbup: As an aside, that mockup of the Pelagos reminds me of my own thoughts on subtle mods to watches. Nothing is stopping anyone from picking up a service bezel and making that mod. I have often thought about getting a Black Bay Steel and replacing the bezel with a service bezel from a Black Bay Heritage.
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rkovars wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:49 pm
:clap: Well done! That looks great! :thumbup: As an aside, that mockup of the Pelagos reminds me of my own thoughts on subtle mods to watches. Nothing is stopping anyone from picking up a service bezel and making that mod. I have often thought about getting a Black Bay Steel and replacing the bezel with a service bezel from a Black Bay Heritage.
Thanks, Rich! It is amazing how many parts are now available to mod and build, up considerably from even just one year ago.

I remember you once said on a different thread that having fun is what this hobby is all about. That simple philosophy has guided my entire watch modding and building. Cheers! :cheers:
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A seizenn dirty dozen.

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Bident wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:29 pm I was inspired by Rich's (rkovars) post on his NTH/WatchGecko watch (other-brands/nth-watchgecko-collaborati ... ge#p931116) to build a Tudor Snowflake homage. But I couldn't find a case that looked the part as most available submariner style cases mimic the maxi-case of Rolex's current Submariner line. I was going to go ahead and use a new Namoki BlackBay 58 style case, despite no crown guards, but I had quality issues with it and ended up getting a refund. While researching, I stumbled upon a forum containing a mockup of a Pelagos with a blue dial and black bezel insert that really appealed to me:
5973c9c42c8a40ea7a2a3bb9ab973e72.jpg

I thought about how it might look with an all black bezel and a black crown, like the Vero Open Water watches which have black bezels and crowns along with different colored dials:
Open Water.jpg
But, there is no Pelagos case that I know of for building either. However, I thought a Seiko SKX style case with a three o'clock crown might do the trick, and have the added benefit of being compatible with my existing SKX style watch's bracelets and straps. So, I ordered the parts (almost all from Tokeilabs in Southern California, which fortuitously was running a sale earlier this month), and yesterday finished the Pelagos SKX:
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Terrific job that you've done, there John..youre an inspiration to all of us.. :thumbup:
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Thunder1 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:10 am Terrific job that you've done, there John..youre an inspiration to all of us.. :thumbup:
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Thegreyman wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:25 pm Current favourite watch which I’ve worn the past 3 days

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I do like these a lot, looked at one before going for my Omega AT but I'm tempted again to track one of these down!
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