Seiko Diver modded to Tudor Black Bay

This week I worked on a Seiko diver, pretty beaten up.
It is marked as a 7s26-0030 but it is bigger, size is 7s26-0020s.
I received the watch as seen in the first picture. Then I gave it the works. A service, cleaning and polishing of the case, new domed crystal, new nato strap. It is for sale, visit the shop here.
The before and after pictures:

Tudor black bay
Tudor black bay
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Citizen NY 0040 – 8200 200 mtr LEFTHOOK

This watch was found in a lot. Movement, crystal and case were damaged.
Nice feature of this watch is its crown on the left side, at 8 o’clock
I have been able to preserve the dial and hands, so they are original. The only thing I had to replace was the bezel-insert.
I put in a ‘pepsi’ (blue/red), because I liked the combo with a red/black Nato strap.
I am working on another CTZ at the moment, in the next posting I will post some pics of the overhaul of the movement.
The state the watch was in when I received it, is comparable with the other watches. I didnt made a picture of it…

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Citizen NY2300 8200 diver 200 mtrs

The other day I had some spare time left, so I worked on a citizen diver I obtained… The 8200 200 mtrs. Work involved: A complete overhaul, changing bezelinsert, crystal and hands, buffing the case, finding a strap for it. Here some before and after pictures:

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Seiko 6309-7040 orange dial

The Seiko 6309-704* is a very popular model under collectors. It has a distinctive case shape, known as “Turtle” or “Cushion”.
The best ones are the ones with original dial and hands, but often they come in a very bad state, beyond salvation.
Fortunately there are after market parts for them available, so its possible to resurrect them. Its a pain in the neck for the fanatic collectors, but I think a refurbished watch is better than no watch.
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De Seiko 6309-704* is een erg populair model onder verzamelaars. Met een bijzondere kastvorm, de “schildpad” of”kussen” genoemd.
De beste zijn die met een originele wijzerplaat en wijzers, maar meestal zijn die in erg slechte staat.
Gelukkig zijn nieuwe onderdelen verkrijgbaar, dus de mogelijkheid is er om ze weer op te knappen. Hoewel de fanatieke verzamelaar hier pijn in de ogen van krijgt, vind ik een opgeknapt horloge beter dan geen horloge.

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