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    No I'm not going to butcher a beautiful Seiko Tuna
    I picked up a sterile Tuna wannabe of the Fleabay which I will do a write up on later .
    The problem I have is choosing a dial for it .
    I have narrowed down the choices but now I need help and second / third opinions to help me progress .
    So pop your 2 cents in .
    If I go with 1 hands can be recycled
    If I go 2,3 or 4 new hands wil be needed
    Was considering a yellow Sumo mod dial but sumo dial don't seem right in a tuna case
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    Rest easy Matty , My best Mate and Son

  • #2
    If it wasn't supposed to be a fun piece maybe #1 would be the go but #4 Seiko Boys DOXA homage will be :uuberjump: cool in that 'skippy'.

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    Harlan
    Timekeeper Watch Club
    Auckland, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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    • #3
      Number 4 without any question
      'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' - but lets face it some people have better eyesight than others!

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      • #4
        'without any question', laying down the law pretty firmly there

        Originally posted by Hammers View Post
        Number 4 without any question

        lego block seconds hand is real pretty

        dwarf hour hand is cool (who needs the hours underwater anyway) :uuberjump:

        plongeur minutes hand, most useful hand for the diver is super massive



        By the way, want to mention that the OP's post is incredibly well structured & implemented
        Last edited by Admin; 05-02-18, 23:31.
        Harlan
        Timekeeper Watch Club
        Auckland, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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        • #5
          Reckon this combo would work .
          Orange or yellow hands , yet to decide .
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          Rest easy Matty , My best Mate and Son

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          • #6
            I really like dial option 4 as well. The yellow minutes hand will give it a really unique look.
            How's this project going Pedro?

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            • #7
              latest pic
              This mod came with a few pitfalls which I should have foreseen but I completely missed .
              Will do a post on the watch before the mod and after the mod ( Watch quality and problems with modding this particular watch )
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              Rest easy Matty , My best Mate and Son

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              • harlansmart
                harlansmart commented
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                Odd pitfall is ½ the fun

                'mod came with a few pitfalls' - pedro44

            • #8
              Pitfalls or not, that dial is extremely pleasing to the eye!
              Looking forward to your write-up.

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              • #9
                following on from Pedros decisions and my cock up on the tst I have gone for the below options while I hunt down an original 7548 dial and hand set

                FFF vintage dial with gold framed lume pots...
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                Gold edged sword hand set...
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                A bit of a random find but a Black bezel...
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                and finished off with a gold numbered ceramic bezel insert...
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                I think the black out shroud will work well with the black bezel and gold highlights.
                feel free to mock my choices and feel even free'er to send me your NOS hands and dial set for a 7548
                Last edited by deerworrier; 28-05-18, 20:53.
                “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.”


                Despite having the numbers, there is the crazy man in the mountains that none of the tribes will go near!
                Always aim to be that man.

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                • #10
                  for some reason the post above didn't register on the forum pages? but when I put this reply in it shows up
                  “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.”


                  Despite having the numbers, there is the crazy man in the mountains that none of the tribes will go near!
                  Always aim to be that man.

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                  • harlansmart
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                    Just cos you are special dw.
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