Seiko 7002 diver modding

I received a Seiko 7002 diver, modded by the late Noah Fuller (RIP).  Noah died much to young in 2011. For those who never heard of him, he brought modding to the next level.
Anyway, the owner wanted a stealthy watch, without markers.

Here the pics of the original watch and the mod by Noah:

       Original                                                                                      Noahs Mod
OriginalModded

First I had to find a dial. As the 7002 has a date window, I had to close it. On this pic the dial is stripped from its paint, and the date window is gone.
Stripped dial

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Seiko SKX007 extreme modding

This time modding of a Seiko SKX007. This very popular Seiko is often subject of modding, because parts are easy obtainable.
The watch was in bad state, and after I refinished the case and serviced the movement I wanted to do something different regarding the bezel color.
Changing the dial with one with round indices and Mercedes style hands I was rather pleased with the result

Before and after:

Seiko kermit beforeKermit after

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Russian 1980 Moscow Olympic Games

I found in an auction this beaten up Russian watch. I am rather fond of the movements so I thought I make a bid and take my chances.

Here is what I received:

 

Van Poljot Olympics 1980

 

After I opened it up and dismantled the watch, I found a fine russian Poljot movement.
The dial has suffered over the years, but still has its charmes. It turns from eggplant purple to brown, depending on the reflecting of the light.
After polishing the case, changing the crystal and buffing the hands it turned out quite nice.
The movement has had an overhaul and is ticking like in its glory days.

Poljot moscow olympics watch

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Before and after: Citizen Promaster

Before and after: Citizen Promaster

As you may know, (or may not know) we have since April 2013 a King. And he is visiting our little village in April to celebrate his birthday.
This inspired me to make a ‘kingsday watch’, with the colors of the Dutch flag (red, white and blue), and the orange ribbon, wich is showed only on
birthdays, birth or marriages of the royal family, and is a reference to the family name, wich is ‘Orange”
I gave the movement a overhaul, changed the dial, the hands and the bezelinsert. I painted the minute track orange, and put in a new crystal, and a NATO strap. Here the result

Before and after: Citizen Promaster

Citizen Promaster

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