Edited : 28/6/2018 (added my own custom made “S” crown for SKX007 diver mod)
Edited : 12/12/2017 (add Mr Jake of Dagaz video on dismantle the SKX)
After doing the “Triple charge your Seiko SKX007 with Dragon Shroud, Jumbo crown and a NH36 !” article.
( https://seikoparts.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/review-triple-charge-your-seiko-skx007-with-dragon-shroud-jumbo-crown-and-a-nh36/ ) .
I have been receiving many request to do a tutorial for updating the SKX007 <or SKX009> to the later NE15 (6R15) or NH35 (4R35) movement while highlighting the necessary parts swap to make it work !
Since i do not have any similar project currently. I will be writing this tutorial basing on mine existing pictorial and Nicholas Hacko’s excellent 7S26 servicing pictorial. (Credit goes to Nicholas Hacko).
For this “Supercharge your SKX007 with a NH35/36” tutorial, i am assuming that you have the tools and know how to remove the :
Lets begin with the parts swap.
NEW pre-cut NH35 Stem
You will need a new NH35 stem (the 7S26 stem will not work with NH35 movement).
I have the pre-cut, plug and play NH35 stem here ( https://seikoparts.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/for-sale-various-new-watch-stem-nos/ )
*the stem extender is provided free-of-charge if you are using the pre-cut stem for other application.
**below pix shows the stem differences.
NEW aftermarket crown
Original Seiko SKX007 crown and stem are not detachable. So a aftermarket replacement from the ebay will needs to be sourced.
*see the difference below pix.
OR Seiko’s SARB059 cr0wn
If you are a purist and really “MUST and INSIST” to use an original Seiko crown. Or using an aftermarket crown wouldn’t let you sleep in peace.
You can try to find the SARB059 crown [Seiko Part Number 1E70D1SNS0]. This crown has a detachable stem and is a direct swap on the SKX007 Case. For Bonus ! It has a “S” marking at the crown too !
Many have asked me to supply them with an aftermarket crown and a suitable pre-cut length NH35/NH36 stem as a package.
OK guys, after many consideration and investment. I have decided to go ahead and custom made my own “S” crown for the SKX007 Supercharge upgrade.
They are custom made as close to the SARB059 crown as possible but with some improvement.
Lets have a look at the new “S” crown improvement :
The “S” crown
The pre-cut stem will fit nicely onto the “S” crown to provide a plug and play application !
They are made with “Double gasket” for added water resist application !
Additional crown “Bottom gasket” for even more water resist assurance !
So there you have it guy ! The “S” crown option.
Its offer “S” crown alone or a fix with the pre-cut stem.
You can read more about the “S” crown here : https://seikoparts.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/introducing-the-s-crown-a-sarb059-alternative/
OK, once you have the above sorted out. Next will be the plastic movement spacer.
NH35 movement comes with the gray plastic movement spacer. See pix below.
Seiko makes 2 type of plastic movement spacer the 2mm (Gray) and the 3mm (Black) spacer thickness.
Although it has been reported that the NH35 Gray spacer work well in the SKX007 watch case and swapping the thicker black spacer is not necessary. A little investigation reveal that the casing diameter is slightly bigger for the NH35 (which may explained the tighter fit and get away with it).
Anyway, we will do a proper job by also swapping the Seiko black plastic movement spacer into the NH35.
Most of the NH35 available in the market currently are 3pm DATE position. It fit well into the SKX dial but needs to transfer DAY wheels from the 7S26 to the NH35. (For NH36 with DAY/DATE, they are also at 3pm position. The DAY location will be misaligned when installed on the SKX dial (see below pix). Similar works will needs to be performed too. So no difference buying the NH35 or NH36 movement !).
Below Nicholas Hacko’s excellent DAY/DATE removal guide below [so i don’t have re-do this part] :
Remove the snap clip
Remove the day wheel
Remove the intermediate day correction wheel
Remove the 4 screws
Remove the plate
Remove the DAY/DATE setting wheel
IF you are just swapping the DAY wheel. Do the same for the other movement and install with reverse procedure.
That will complete your necessary swap required for “Supercharging your SKX007 with a NH35” !
Note : i am not taking calendar wheel colours into account at this stage.
IF calendar wheel colour is a concern, please proceed with additional steps below on swapping out the DATE wheels too !
Remove jumper plate
Remove date wheel
Do the same for the other movement and install with reverse procedure.
Some reader has asked me about adding a tutorial on dismantling the Seiko SKX.
Mr Jake of Dagaz has previously done an excellent video which is about 6.5 minutes on the works. Do enjoy his video below.
(Credit goes to Mr Jake of Dagaz)
OK, there you have it. Hope you guys enjoy the “Supercharge your SKX007 with a NH35” !