Seiko Black Submariner Snow Flake Mod - Displayed with all the mod parts before the modification. Seiko Mods by wellingtime

I had a short email conversation with a client and this arrived in the post shortly afterwards. I know some people like to see these mods come together. Pretty much everything here is modified all except the dial case and movement to produce black (stealth) “Seiko Snowflake” mod.

Seiko SRPD79 with Bezel removed (left), Displayed on a watchmakers cushion with the OEM NATO Strap, below.

I always start with taking the bezel off. This is usually to soak it so the bezel insert comes away clean. On this occasion that was not required as the watch is to have a new bezel and insert. I cannot be sure but it looks like the mod parts came from Seiko Mods up country.

Seiko SRPD79 Black watch case & modified chapter ring, Displayed on a watchmakers cushion.

The watch has to be be stripped down so we can start to rebuild the watch. The chapter ring is the first thing to be installed.

Seiko SRPD79 Black watch case & modified chapter ring, Displayed on a watchmakers cushion. wellingtime

Hand Replacement

Seiko SRPD79 Movement Dial and Hands - All Held in a movement holder Original hands are fitted to the movement.
Seiko SRPD79 Movement Dial and Hands - All Held in a movement holder 
Modified Hour and minute hand, the second hand is not fitted to the seiko 4R36 movement
Seiko SRPD79 Movement Dial and Hands - All Held in a movement holder  - Snow Flake  Hands - Seiko Snow Flake Mod

The hands are then replaced ensuring the date changes at midnight.

Seiko Snow Flake Mod -- No bezel or spring fitted Seiko SRPD79

Once the hands have been modified the movement, dial and hands can be re-cased I wasn’t prepared for this mod. I would have liked to re-lume the hands lume on the dial. I have had an idea of how to achieve this I will post a blog link here if it works.

Seiko Snow Flake Mod - complete - modified by wellingtime

The bezel and Insert are the final parts to be installed to complete the Seiko Snowflake mod.

Seiko Snow Flake Mod
Black Seiko Submariner
Seiko Snow Flake Mod
Black Seiko Dive watch
Black Seiko Dive watch
Black Seiko Snow Flake Mod

This Seiko Snowflake mod has gone the whole hog even down to the ‘S’ etched crown. The choice oyster strap helps complete the look. So I really like what the client decided to do here. I would like to be able to offer a re-luming service that can replicate the lume on this dial. I will get to trying something out when I have the opportunity.

If you are considering modifying your Seiko there are more blogs to check out. For more inspiration check out the Seiko Mods Page. Feel free to drop me a line if you need any assistance.

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