Edit : 16.8.16
-yobokies bezel ring arrived. Completion !
-decided that the Dagaz Air Diver dial is not suitable for the FFF case. Swapping to a black 3,6,9,12 FFF dial instead.
-for the movement, i have decided to have a Swiss quartz conversion instead as it never been done before !
The FFF or ‘Fifty Five Fathoms’ Seiko homage has been around for a a few years. I have personally done up 4 pieces of the Seiko SNZH5X base on the various FFF dials from Dagaz for myself. So far i have the blue, black and gold mod FFF dial in my collection. I had done at least 10 pcs of these FFF with Dagaz dial, bezel insert, hands, 4R conversion mod for friends, peers and customers.
The Time Bum has done a similar dial mod review some time in April. You can read it here :
Just recently i have secured a SNZH5X case with all the other bits missing !
So i guess it will be another new FFF project with some extra mod ideas. Since i already had 4 pieces of the Seiko SNZH5X in FFF homage mod, for this new project, i may probably be using the Dagaz Air Diver dial instead (still thinking……!).
What i have and intend to do :
Seiko Snzh51 case (in my procession)
Sterile case back (parts from my own collection)
Triplock crown conversion (parts from my own collection)
Acrylic crystal conversion (parts from my own collection)
*maybe a Swiss movement conversion ?? quartz conversion ??
Needs the below parts :
Snzh51 bezel click spring (just arrived)
Snzh51 bezel ring (*ordered one coin edge from yobokies)
Parts on the way :
7S26 stem (just arrived)
Dagaz dial (from my own Dagaz collection)
Dagaz hands (from my own Dagaz collection)
Anyway, here are the progress :
Secured Triplock crown/tube, acrylic crystal, sterile case back and the 1.78mm x 0.8mm springbar.
New 7S26 stem and bezel click spring arrived.
*I have bought extra 7S26 stems. If you need some you can get it here :
SNZH5X case send out to have its original tube pressed out, re-drill and tapping to install the new triplock crown.
Now mounted with triplock.
Here are some photos comparing the original Seiko crown (only 1 inner seal) with the Triplock crown conversion (3 seals).
*Seiko original crown and stems are non-detachable format. With the Triplock, now i have the flexibility of using not only the Seiko 7S26 movement but also the 4R, 6R, NH36 movement……… or any suitable fitting movement conversion !
Ordered the yobokies Coin-Edge bezel ring today. Here is how it looks like (i didn’t order the optional bezel insert, will be using the original because they are made from glass !) :
Test fit a Regia Timepieces NH35 (4R35) movement, click spring and the Dagaz Air Diver dial :
Test fit the original SNZH5X bezel insert without the bezel ring for idea how it will looks.
(note : Seiko bezel insert are made from glass ! They break easily !)
Here is my current collection of SNZH5X (51, 53, 55 and 57).
I am still pondering the idea of which movement to use ?
7S26 ? 4R35 (NH35) ? – These are straight forward swap and install.
Or the extreme ! The Swiss movement conversion ? Quartz conversion ? (may be a first !)
Mmm…. movement spacer consideration and some height spacing may be required.
Its been decided ! It will be a Swiss Quartz conversion and the black 3,6,9,12 FFF dial instead.
Below is a mock up.
Applied some of my own magix lume.
Here is a video of the Swiss quartz :