Seiko Instruments NH35 Custom Build Explorer Expedition Gilt Desk Diver. This is a brand-new mid-size (39mm) "built from the ground up" watch based on the Seiko Automatic Sports models but with some significant improvements as follows. The case is larger than the original Seiko 5 models. The crown is screw down crown and is colour matched to the bezel.
The case is designed to take the higher spec Seiko Instruments NH35 (hacking, hand-winding, automatic winding). The front crystal is a low domed AR sapphire crystal. The exhibition case back also has a sapphire crystal. It has a stunning gold coloured gilt fluted bezel (matches the crown on the watch as well) - perfect for the look I was trying to get on this watch. The dial and hands are brand-new after-market Dagaz quality aftermarket parts (see below for details).The watch has never been worn and the new Seiko stainless steel bracelet has never been worn, adjusted or resized (This is a new genuine Seiko OEM bracelet that I have sourced for this watch). Please note that this watch is a homage to Explorer and Expedition models (particularly with the fluted bezels) but it does not pretend to be anything other than new custom build watch that I have personally built based on a genuine Seiko Instruments NH35 hacking movement that has been modified to be a homage to those styles. In case you are wondering I have a fully equipped workshop and have built or modified more than 1000 watches. All watches are regulated to well within the accuracy specs and bench tested for 5 days before listing. The watch has a NH35 Seiko Instruments hacking, hand winding AND automatic movement with a 3 o'clock crown. This is a significant improvement on the normal Seiko 7S26 movement (quality, jewels and function). The gold coloured gilt crown matches the gold coloured gilt fluted bezel. The watch is on an original new and unworn silver stainless steel Seiko bracelet (just to be clear - this bracelet fits the watch perfectly because the case is based on a Seiko 5 case - but the case is improved with the features mentioned above).
The watch specifications are as follows. Genuine Seiko Instruments NH35 24 Jewel hacking, hand winding, automatic.
After market stainless steel Case and OEM Seiko Stainless Bracelet. Low domed AR Sapphire Crystal. Screw Down Transparent Flat Sapphire Crystal Case Back. Case Thickness including see through Case back: 12mm.
Lug to Lug is 46mm. This Dagaz dial is matt black with clean and sharp indices and minute markers. It is a brand-new aftermarket dial that is a homage to Explorer & Milsub models.There is no branding on the dial giving the watch a clean and elegant look. For this modification I chose this gilt Dagaz Mercedes handset. The gold handset together with the gilt fluted bezel and gilt crown.
The whole look comes together very nicely and gives the watch that real "classic" look. Seiko OEM Stainless Steel Bracelet. I've installed a new and unworn Seiko stainless steel bracelet on this watch. Please note that this is a dress watch and not a diver's watch. But it has the look of those classic divers - and that's why I have described it as a "desk diver".If you are a full-on diver then this is not the watch for you - and you would probably want an elapsed time bezel anyway. I'm not great at taking photos but I have tried to represent how good the watch looks. Please excuse the reflections and dust. The watch is as you would expect a new watch to be. Feel free to ask any questions.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "moddingman" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.