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    Re: DYI project "Tudor Ranger Heritage".

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    Crystaltimes has every part to build a watch. Esslinger.com, too, I think.

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    Re: DYI project "Tudor Ranger Heritage".

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    Actually I been looking but could not find any dyi kits.

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    Hi Siberian Cat, follow this link. Plenty to choose from.

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    Re: DYI project "Tudor Ranger Heritage".

    Quote Originally Posted by Siberian cat View Post
    Actually I been looking but could not find any dyi kits.

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    Go to the Main Forum and look under the Watchmaking thread. There, you will find a lot of resources for watchmaking and if I am not wrong, there was a thread started earlier this year asking the same thing. Plenty of good suggestions there.

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    Re: DYI project "Tudor Ranger Heritage".

    When I think mods or diy, first thing that comes to mind is Seiko. You can find the SNKE63 on ebay for about $110, which is not bad given that it's a J-model, and the SNKK31. Then swap the handset of the SNKK31 onto the SNKE63. I think the result would look similar to the Ranger but has enough of it's own Seiko character to not look like a homage. Plus you are just swapping available OEM parts from existing models. (images from google)

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    Or if you don't mind going into homage territory you could google "Seiko ranger hands" and see that there are several third party handsets with the ranger design. You could even get a third party ranger dial. The Seiko lume would likely be better though.

    Personally, I'd go with the all-OEM Seiko version but of course that's up to you.
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    Re: DYI project "Tudor Ranger Heritage".

    Quote Originally Posted by heywatchit!! View Post
    When I think mods or diy, first thing that comes to mind is Seiko. You can find the SNKE63 on ebay for about $110, which is not bad given that it's a J-model, and the SNKK31. Then swap the handset of the SNKK31 onto the SNKE63. I think the result would look similar to the Ranger but has enough of it's own Seiko character to not look like a homage. Plus you are just swapping available OEM parts from existing models. (images from google)

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    Or if you don't mind going into homage territory you could google "Seiko ranger hands" and see that there are several third party handsets with the ranger design. You could even get a third party ranger dial. The Seiko lume would likely be better though.

    Personally, I'd go with the all-OEM Seiko version but of course that's up to you.
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    Re: DYI project "Tudor Ranger Heritage".

    I like the Seiko suggestion. It looks really good on that strap, and you get Seiko quality and Seiko lume.
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    Re: DYI project "Tudor Ranger Heritage".

    Definitely, consider the Seiko. Huge bang for the buck and really similar to the Ranger in overall looks.

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