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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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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.

BEFORE:

AFTER

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