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)
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.
Last edited by heywatchit!!; June 20th, 2019 at 16:47.
I like the Seiko suggestion. It looks really good on that strap, and you get Seiko quality and Seiko lume.
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Definitely, consider the Seiko. Huge bang for the buck and really similar to the Ranger in overall looks.
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