Supercharge your SKX007 with a NH35

Edited : 4/4/2017 (add pix)

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.

For this “Supercharge your SKX007 with a NH35” tutorial, i am assuming that you have the tools and know how to remove the :

a) back case

b) stem

c) hands

c) dial

d) remove movement from the watch case

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Lets begin with the parts swap.

NEW 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 !

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 !

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Remove jumper plate

Remove date wheel

Do the same for the other movement and install with reverse procedure.

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OK, there you have it. Hope you guys enjoy the “Supercharge your SKX007 with a NH35” !

 

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30 comments

  1. Richard Erickson · · Reply

    I am new to this whole swap movement thing but am willing to try it because my skx173 is annoying fast then slow, theme stops and not very accurate. Hopefully you can help me with a few things. I have a brand new Nh35 and a brand new seiko sarb 059 crown with stem attached. So, what I understand is all I have to do is: use black spacer with nh35 movement.
    Use the Sarb 059 crown, minus the stem and put it back together, no problem! Right???
    Hopefully I can get the stem off by taking the gasket off and putting it in hot water for a while before taking it apart! Does all this sound correct???

    1. Hi,

      Your understanding is correct !

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  6. Norbert ERdei · · Reply

    Nice instruction!

    I bought a 7S36 (NH36A) movement for my SKX007. I have all parts for modding, except the crown. I have a 7S26 crown and stem, which are not detachable. What to buy? Will this SARB059 crown work with my movement? Thank You for reply!

    1. Yes, the SARB059 crown will work. You will also need NH36 stem.

      *meantime 7S36 is not a NH36. 7S36 is similar to 7S26 not hacking or manual winding function

  7. Norbert Erdei · · Reply

    A week ago I bought here and (received- thanks for them) stem for my NH36A. In this case I’ll order on ebay that beutiful SARB059 crown. It would be a real crown on my modded SKX007.
    Thank You for the answer!

    But..Will not my movement be a hand-winding and hacking stucture? I wanted to upgrade from 7S26..

    1. You will need to swap either aNH35,NH36, 4r35,4r36, 6r15.
      All uses the same stem

  8. Norbert Erdei · · Reply

    My (probably) last question: where can I buy one of these movements? On ebay I just found NH36A – which You say- not hand winding, hacking structure.
    I found this, but I think this one is also a NH36A, not an NH36.

    Thank You all Your help!

  9. Just send u a email

  10. S. Antonov · · Reply

    Where can I buy Seiko 4R36 movement, Seiko SRPB11K1 Dial (part number 4R3604Z4XL23) and full set hands?

    1. You can buy a NH35/NH36 (similar to 4R36) here :
      https://seikoparts.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/for-sale-sii-nh35-4r35-automatic-movement/

      For the Turtle Reissue Seiko SRPB11K1 dial and hands, suggest you scout them at various sales forum. Some time you might get lucky.

  11. Manny Bernard · · Reply

    Any watch repairer available to do this job? I have all the parts.

    1. Hi Bernard, It will helps if you state your place.

  12. Manny Bernard · · Reply

    Puerto Rico, USA. Can ship to any place.
    Thanks

  13. I am sure there will be Seiko Fans in Puerto Rico which can help. Have you try in USA ? There is a few modder there whom can take the job.

  14. Manny Bernard · · Reply

    That’s what I’m looking for. I tried here with no results. Kindly request someone I can sent the mod no matter where it is.

  15. I am not sure about Puerto Rico, but here is a list of modder nearest to you in USA.

    USA Epping, New Hampshire Wayne Blaney wayneblaney@yahoo.com
    USA Florida, USA Ryan Bond rightontimewatches.com
    USA Los Angeles, CA Ray Dollete rjdollete@gmail.com
    USA MASSILLON OHIO Mike Neidert Michael.neidert@gmail.com
    USA Michigan Jeff Elgas Elgasjef@gmail.com
    USA Nashville TN Alan Markle alanmarkle@yahoo.com
    USA New Jersey Dave Sutton Facebook or fly_n_fool@yahoo.com
    USA Overland Park, Kansas KC Watch 913-381-2675
    USA Philadelphia Aaron Grando aaron.grando@gmail.com
    USA VA Crystal “CG” cgawcchannel@gmail.com

  16. Great article and thanks for your skill and advice. My question: I am planning to modify a Seiko 5 for my father by changing the current dial for an instrument type with big hands that are easier for him to see. My Dad doesn’t want the day/date so I will source a plain face, no problem. Should I just change the dial and cover up the day/date or could I remove the day and date dials and wheels and leave them out of the watch entirely?

    1. Hi Neil, there is no need to remove the day or date wheel. The movement and dial (non day/date) will work just nice.
      Enjoy the mod. Write back (or email) should you need more assistance.

      1. That’s clear, many thanks indeed.

  17. S. Antonov · · Reply

    I plan to supercharge my SKX007 with 6R15. I already have SARB059 crown on the way, but have serious worries about “date-only dial” part.

    Did I need to get dial like Sumo (6R15 basedwatches with 4:00 crown) or anyone will fit? Local dealer of Seiko parts can find for me original Seiko SRPB53 Samurai dial, chapter ring and full set hands. This is 4R35 based watch with 3:00 crown, did this dial and chapter ring i`ll fit 007 case?

    I was not able to like custom dial, probably will use original Seiko dial of another model, the question is which one will fit?

  18. Firstly, the SARB Crown is a good start.
    Secondly the 6R15 will work, but its a date only as you are aware.

    Just the Sumo dial and the 6R15 will work on the SKX ! You dont need any other parts.

    Alternatively, you can also choose to swap parts (day wheel, day corrector set gears) from the SKX’s 7S26 to the 6R15 and make it a day/date !
    In this way you can use back the SKX dial.

  19. S. Antonov · · Reply

    This mean SRPB53 Samurai dial will not fit because his 3:00h crown?

  20. For the Samurai dial (3pm crown) to fit into the SKX case (4pm crown… 3.45pm crown actually).
    The dial feet will needs to be removed and secure with dial dot. So technically its still possible with some mod. (This is not accepted by purist).

    For simplicity, using any Seiko’s dial which is at 4pm (and using either 7Sxx / 4Rxx / 6Rxx movt) will work.

  21. Hello, will the NH36 stem work on a swap to a SKX013 case (midsize diver)? Or can I trim it a bit?

    1. Hi Dan

      The precut NH35 stem should work on the SKX013 !

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