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March 14, 2012 05:09PM
I have two of these SRP043 Seiko divers watches and I really like them. However since I have two of them I tried to make one a little different from the other. Some time ago I installed some Mercedes hands on one and I kind of liked the looks, but in the end I was put off by the fact that the hands were a little too small/short in proportion to the watch. Not much really but enough to bother me. So I decided to handle that, I could not find any larger/longer Mercedes hands but I then settled for a different solution. The best look is the original one, and so I decided to try some similar but different hands. I got some original Seiko hour and minute hands from the "Fifty Five Fathoms" model and a seconds hand from a Seiko Alpinist.

The hands are similar in shape but they are chromed so they give a little different feel to the watch, the red seconds hand also contribute to that but since these are small changes, they only give a little different look keeping the original overall pilot feel. At least this is what I think.

Why bother with this, one may asks. Well, I really like this model and I think it is one of the best made Seiko watches actually, size, comfort, looks, proportions, etc. are ideal for me and I surely would not mind having more. But since the stem/crown position is slightly different then that on a usual Seiko divers like the SKX007 or Monster for example, any other dial won't fit unless one removes the feet. Then I also believe that because the movement is offset compared to the others, that the date window also might not align properly. I think this might be why one does not see many of these being modded with other aftermarket dials etc. As for me, when I can I prefer to use original Seiko parts like in this case and achieve a uniformity that is vital. See lume shots for example. And yes, the other SRP043 watch I have is completely stock.

Anyway, i just wanted to share some thoughts and photos, I hope you enjoy.











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carlopmwf1330March 14, 2012 05:09PM

A subtle yet entirely effective mod! Thumbs up!

Anonymous User98March 15, 2012 11:52AM

Thank you for the kind words. (n/t)

carlopmwf108March 15, 2012 04:31PM

Love the red seconds hands! The word "Automatic" would look great in red as well.

Timemiser104March 15, 2012 03:45AM

Thank you

carlopmwf99March 15, 2012 04:32PM

Looking good!!!Thumbs up! (n/t)

Mark C.114March 15, 2012 03:37AM

Thank you very much. (n/t)

carlopmwf112March 15, 2012 04:32PM

Nice! Thumbs Up it's great to have some variety. (n/t)

Dave M81March 15, 2012 12:19AM

Yes it is... (n/t)

carlopmwf90March 15, 2012 04:33PM

Thumbs up! Smile (n/t)

DanB74March 14, 2012 06:51PM

great watch indeed. (n/t)

carlopmwf200March 15, 2012 04:33PM

Gives it a nice look...well done!Thumbs up! (n/t)

RR218104March 14, 2012 06:24PM

Thank you for the kind words. (n/t)

carlopmwf107March 14, 2012 10:59PM

Sweet, looks good my friend! (n/t)

OrthoSean95March 14, 2012 05:59PM

Thank you very much Sean,

carlopmwf90March 14, 2012 11:00PM

Lovely watch!SmileThumbs up! (n/t)

IF111March 14, 2012 05:30PM

Thank you very much. (n/t)

carlopmwf92March 14, 2012 11:00PM



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