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My 1st Seiko Build - The Blue Turtle

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Aramis2288
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Hi all,

My main issue with reps is that I am always trying to keep them in as pristine condition as possible, which naturally excludes performing any hazardous activities with them on the wrist. I was looking for a watch that I could wear in rougher conditions, but at the same time, I did not want any homage or quartz. I wanted something which is rough 'n ready, mechanical, able to take a beating if a need be, easy and cheap to repair. And something I will honestly like. A watch that will be different than the others I own already and will become an added value to my collection.

At some point, eureka (!), I realized that Seiko is a perfect option. Fairly cheap for the value it presents, pretty much modular so any damaged elements can be easily replaced, hundreds of options for customization so that I can make it to my liking and it's a well-known and respected brand among watch enthusiasts. Oh, and I can put it together on my own - a perfect DYI project for a weekend!

That's how my first build came to life - {DRAMATIC PAUSE} -  "The Blue Turtle". Full steel build, bezel insert which can serve both as a timer and 2nd timezone indicator (12h GMT version which does not require a 24h hand), extra thick 'top hat' sapphire crystal with a blue AR making the dial pop more, CT702 case set with 200m water resistance.

I think it will stay in my collection for a longer while.... 

 

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BoobBandit

looks great buddy


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Aramis2288

Thanks a lot, mate! :beer:

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judas9r

Stonking! 

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fatarms

That is really sharp.  I like that a lot.  Nice build, bud. 

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impreza

Very nice!!!

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brang1

THAT Seiko i would wear, amazing job- when is it likely to hit M2M sales ? :D

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als86

Very nice, well done!

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nunu78

Very nice, love the build

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GenTLe

Uhm! Well done! I really like it!!

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Jibuti
6 hours ago, brang1 said:

THAT Seiko i would wear, amazing job- when is it likely to hit M2M sales ? :D

This is not BadApple you are talking to... 

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CollieWobbles

Looks fab :thumbsup2:

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tribefan

I prefer the skx case shape to the tuna, but this is a really sweet build, well done!

 

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stops

Wow very nice, love that blue dial!

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Aramis2288
I prefer the skx case shape to the tuna, but this is a really sweet build, well done!
 
It's actually a Turtle case but yeah I get your point. I was kinda in between this and titanium skx case. Decided to go for the turtle because it would make the watch look different than all the other pieces I have.






Sent from my LYA-L29 using Tapatalk

Wow very nice, love that blue dial!
Thanks mate. Part of the blue sunburst effect is indeed the dial but the blue hue from the crystal's AR coating adds a pop to this effect. It very much depends on the angle.

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Phoenixboy

love a good Seiko, top job....

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jowill923

Looks great - really robust and a super tool watch.

Ps love the blue with the nato, just in time for summer :) 

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