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  • SKX modding under way.

    Watched a few videos. Got a cheap press from Harbor Freight. Figured I give it a go. Didn't order any parts until I knew I could get everything apart. Bezel popped right off just like in the videos. Crystal popped right out just like in the videos. Not doing anything drastic. Just a different color chapter ring and a lumed ceramic bezel insert. My crystal was flawless so no sapphire crystal this time. Here's everything taken apart. I am now waiting on the new parts.


    If I don't update this thread with the finished product, something went wrong. LOL
    I Luv Seikos!

  • #2
    Good luck sir. I have done a lot of hand swaps, movement changes, crystal replacements, etc. That being said, I just ordered a custom mod SKX from a company I found on eBay. Should know more on the 15th about shipping and what not.

    So good luck with your project.
    Dan

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    • #3
      It's always fun doing these mods and giving the watch your own little touch.
      Look forward to seeing the finished product.

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      • #4
        I did a skx mod too, came out great, yours should too. Since you already popped the crystal out, I would go with a sapphire, they're about $35-$40.

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        • #5
          Good luck, show us the finished product.
          Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey...

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          • #6
            Here is wishing for you the best outcome in your project.

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            • #7
              We're rooting for you!

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              • #8
                The parts showed up today. Reassembly was easy. The hardest part is getting the crystal spotless with aging eyes. Anyway, here it is. I am beyond thrilled with how it turned out.










                I Luv Seikos!

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                • ScottyB
                  ScottyB commented
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                  spectacular do it yourself mod

              • #9
                Great job! You and a few others here nave inspired me to do something with mine. Enjoy your new look.
                We already have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?

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                • #10
                  Awesome job dude! Looks great! Enjoy it.
                  Dan

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                  • #11
                    That turned out great!

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                    • #12
                      Beautiful! Congrats on a job well done!

                      Life is short...don't waste a minute of it. Gary

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                      • #13
                        Looks freaking awesome! I love modded watches and love modding watches. They are way more unique than any factory watch left untouched.

                        And like I’ve always said. The only good SKX is a modded SKX.

                        AWESOME WORK!



                        Sent from the White House on the tax payers dime.

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                        • #14
                          Thanks for all the kind words. I've wanted to do this for quite a while but was always nervous about taking my watch apart. If I'd have known just how easy it is, I'd have done it long ago. That and the fact that I got the SKX relatively cheap a few years ago. I'm still not too sure about trying to swap hands. That seems kind of delicate.
                          I Luv Seikos!

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                          • #15
                            Fantastic work!

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