New strap for my O1B
Have a great time!
| MKII Nassau |
| Seiko SKX007 |
| Seiko SRP777 |
| Nodus Trieste |
Here is my recently arrived Steinhart. Now I know what all the fuss was about.
Jealous of everyone's Steinharts! lol
Are there any 'cheap' homages that resemble the classic 5512/5513/5517 milsub? After seeing a very decisive photo of a wristshot involving both the classic and the 'beefier' new milsub, my mind is made up! I'm fine with just the case as well.
The only qualm I have with the Croton is that the case isn't exactly 'sub-like'. I guess it's a true homage, though!
found a reasonably priced sub homage on sizzlin' watches. they go for $115 and free US shipping. reasonable price for a sterile sub homage i figure. the crystal's sapphire, ceramic bezel, i've seen the watch in person and the cyclops is as good as any you'd find. but its a seagull movement (honestly not that bad), and the lume is really weak. plus its only 5 atm (not guaranteed), meaning its not really useful as a pure diving watch.
if you can look past the flaws, $115 isn't that much to spend for a beater sterile sub homage, i figure? do let me know your thoughts, i'm considering this over the helenarou for my first homage, even though helenarou has the ETA inside.
ps. : there's even a pvd version!
I wanted to get a watch MOD-ed for my son Jordan for Christmas. As some of you know he's in Afghanistan on his third tour at the moment & wont be back till end of January. And as he is also a mental James Bond fan I thought.................MILSUB.
So I hit ebay & brought this SKX031. I thought it was just the job because it was already a bit Submariner-ish to start with. There were plenty of MOD-ing parts about. Plus, the Arabic day wheel would be pretty cool on a watch destined to be posted to the Middle East.
Added a new dial & Mil style hand set.
Added a domed Crystal:-
Added a SS chapter ring
And a Classic Bond Zulu
All done & we went from this:-
To say I'm happy with it is the understatment of the year! I love it, and more to the point I know Jordan will love it too!
As you read this the Seiko-Sub is winging it's way to Afghanistan to hopefull get there in time for Christmas. Have enclosed instructions for my lad to take a few photos of him with it on. So will post them when they get to me.
Hope this has been of interest.................
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