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MKII Tsunami

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February 14, 2014 04:41PM
Or Tsunami MKII... either way this is a completion of a project started several years ago.

I got the first inspiration of this project several years ago, when I was perusing the watch forums, I believe the WRUW threads and came upon a Seiko 6309 that had some military ladder hands installed on it. I liked the overall look and thought that I should have one at some point.

A few months later I saw the same hands in the MKII site and I also saw a matching military dial, I decided that at one point I should get these and do the project. Of course the prices were pretty high for these and in addition to that, right after MKII stopped selling the parts... so the project went in the back burner, still alive and not forgotten but not a priority.

I then managed to get a Seiko 6309 and while it was nice, it was nevertheless vintage and I decided that I did not really want a vintage watch, maybe one that looked vintage but that was new or recent.

With the arrival of the Tsunami from Noah that point also was handled. Unfortunately the initial price and the used price for these were a bit higher then I could afford for quite some time.

Fast forward to these days and I was able to do a partial trade for a Tsunami, sourced the dial and hands and as soon as all the parts were in my hands assembled them all. I am glad I did.

The Tsunami itself is a great watch, well made and solid. The dome sapphire crystal is a nice touch and the shape of the case is comfortable on the wrist. The drilled though lugs give it a toolish air and it seems to me that the installation of these dial and hands compliment the watch quite a bit. The MKII dial and hands are well made and fit perfectly on the Seiko movement, I think that they are a great match for the overall watch and even though this was not born as a military watch, they might as well transform it into one. After all the 6309 was defintely a favorite among military personnel as far as I can see, way back then.

The cushion case is not really my favorite because of the short lugs that make the watch look rather small on my wrist, but the well made bracelet helps a bit in that regard.

Here are a few pics showing also the lume which is nice even if not as bright as a Seiko diver's, probably due more to the small foot print of the lume paint then the quality. Sorry for any dust specs or lint, I hope you enjoy:


MKII Tsunami Jpeg Attachments

carlopmwf253February 14, 2014 04:41PM

Great one, Carlo! The tsunami is such a >>

Dave M43February 15, 2014 04:57PM

Here is a wrist shot so you can see how it looks: Jpeg Attachments

carlopmwf57February 16, 2014 06:04PM

Thank you Dave. Yes my wrist is 8" around and the watch actually

carlopmwf53February 15, 2014 10:11PM

What a fabulous piece, well done Chuck! The ladder hands are one of my favorites... Jpeg Attachments

RussMurray49February 15, 2014 04:43AM

Thank you Russ, it was indeed your watch that gave me the inspiration

carlopmwf45February 15, 2014 04:22PM

No wonder I like it so much! Wink (n/t)

RussMurray41February 15, 2014 11:00PM

That looks great! I'm a big fan of this dial and hand combo.Thumbs up!

Timemiser57February 15, 2014 02:18AM

Thank you and so am I... always liked the military style in the dial and hands. (n/t)

carlopmwf46February 15, 2014 04:22PM

Thumbs Up Thumbs Up That's a great looking watch. Thumbs Up Good job! (n/t)

Zeb41February 15, 2014 12:17AM

Thank you Zeb. (n/t)

carlopmwf41February 15, 2014 04:23PM

I must say, a fabulous one! Cheers! Thumbs up! (n/t)

IF42February 14, 2014 05:47PM

Thank you for the kind words. (n/t)

carlopmwf43February 15, 2014 04:23PM

Wow, another winnner. I generally do not like sterile dials

solex47February 14, 2014 04:57PM

Thank you and yes, the numbers on dial fill up the void a bit making the lack of brand

carlopmwf49February 15, 2014 04:24PM

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