Yea, that didn't take long.
I bought my first Seiko about two months back. A slightly pre-owned SKX009J. Looks brand new. I was hooked when I first put it on. One month later, I had to have a Monster. I picked up a new orange "Nemo" and love it. Wanting to expand my horizons and have different watches to wear, I stumbled across the yellow faced SKXA35 only to be disappointed. As usual, I'm late to the game. No longer made, sold out everywhere, now a collectors item fetching major bucks when they are up for sale.
So Sunday morning, I was doing my usual eBay searches and low and behold, a new Seiko SKXA35 dial popped up for sale. Two actually, but I only snagged one. Also grabbed the yellow index ring as well and some original black hands and a red aftermarket second hand with a lume dot. But when I went back a few minutes later, #2 dial was already gone!
I still need to get a nice 007 as the donor, but that will be a little later this summer.
At this time I have all the watch tools saved in my cart on eBay, but I wanted to get input here from those that have been down this road. Hand puller and plunger, crystal press and back remover tool are only $25. Far cry from the Snap On tools I'm use to ponying up for!
Any advise you can offer up, let me know. I'm all ears and willing to learn!