Today’s Wrist-Check is again, a repeat / final update on my Seiko SNK803 & 809.
I ditched the planned leather straps and settled on polished / brushed stainless steel bracelets with butterfly clasps. Although these are low cost bracelets, they are solid (not folded) and shipped with both straight and curved end links.
Note: The supplied curved end links were nothing more than thin stainless steel stamped metal and failed to fit properly in between the lugs of my SNK’s. The curved end links were to be attached to the lugs separately via an 18mm spring bar then the solid bracelet would attach to the end links with a compression pin much like the rest of the solid links on the bracelet. The spring bar holes on the watch lugs just didn’t lineup with the spring bar placement inside the curved end link, it was off by just a hair....shucks! The supplied straight solid end link fit perfectly and was also pre-milled to accept a quick release spring bar...nice.
Overall, I love the look of...
Today’s Wrist-Check is a bit of a repeat. It’s my Seiko SNK803 - newly modified!
I own 2 Seiko SNK models (803 / 809) that I’ve featured here before - see the pic below. I’ve been itching to slightly mod both of these watches for some time and I finally put one on the bench.
It was a simple mod - all I did was swap out the stock hardlex crystal for a double dome red tinted AR coated sapphire crystal, a fresh leather strap, and finished the mod by polishing off the matte grey sandblasted coating to reveal the stainless steel surface beneath.
I’m extremely happy with the results and have already started working on my black dial 809 which will be paired with a blue tinted AR coated sapphire crystal and new black leather or black sailcloth strap.
The pics below of today’s watch are off-wrist because I simply couldn’t get the best angle when it came to showing off the red tinted AR coating.
Today’s Wrist-Check is yet another Aragon, simply called The Divemaster - model A064PUR.
This is now my 4th Divemaster and was the first one that caught my eye years ago. This is definitely a perfect purple jewel of a piece and I’m totally excited to have it in my collection. No need to give you my thoughts on Aragon Divemaster’s as I have spoken highly of them in previous post.
But just as a side note, I’ve decided to name this watch after the person who made it possible for me to procure this piece as it was actually a floor model that was still in the back of the warehouse. Part of me wants to believe it was the last one, perhaps I’m just a horological romantic. So a big thanks goes out to the awesome person who made this happen during a brief email exchange just a few days ago. This Divemaster now sits proudly in my collection and is the only watch I own that has been named.
.....that name is Christina.
Movement: Seiko SII NH36A
Movement: Hand Winding, Hacking / 24...
Today’s Wrist-Check is my Aragon DiveMaster 3 in Aqua Blue #A337AQU
This is the 3rd DiveMaster 3 that I’ve bought since the version 3 was introduced - it’s my second favorite next to my DiveMaster 3 with the Pepsi dial. Please check my previous post featuring both my yellow and Pepsi DiveMaster 3 watches….link is below.
The only point I’ll make about this aqua DiveMaster is that brilliant aqua dial and bezel. I’ve always wanted an aqua colored watch but felt it was a bit much for me. It tends to be an over stated color that stands out no matter what the occasion in which you strap it on. It’s like someone slid the HDR slider all the way to the right....ha! But like many other aqua dial watch owners (no matter what the brand), once you gaze into the aqua color…you’re hooked.
Movement: Seiko SII NH35
Movement: Hand Winding, Hacking / 24 Jewel
Case: Stainless Steel (Brushed)
Case Size: 45mm
Case Back: Stainless Steel (Exhibition)
I've been looking at getting myself a watch winder, and although Drop offers quite a few WOLF options, it doesn't look like they offer the newer Axis collection at the moment.
What are your thoughts on it? Here's the WOLF website page as well as a double winder review from WatchDavid. I really like the copper, but I'm not sure it would go with a lot of watches considering the colour contrast, so if I were to buy one I think I'd go with the powder coat finish.
I have also created a poll - if it gets enough interest, I would hope that Drop would consider it as an option to negotiate with WOLF for a future drop - see my tweets with Drop here.
The link to the poll is here. Thanks for reading!