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Posted these shots just in case you haven't already seen a Gen-1 Seiko Monster upgraded to a 4R36 (hacking/winding) movement with a signed crown and a double-dome, sapphire-crystal coated with a big scoop of blue AR today. I mean, it's possible you hadn't...
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bigred25929
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Jul 9, 2021
So ray I jsut bought a used Seiko land monster. I'm going to try my hand at replacing the crystal, and putting in an nh35 movement! Wish me luck lol
RayF
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Jul 9, 2021
Wow--pretty adventurous! Don't worry; people tell me if you take you time (and watch lots of YouTube videos) everything will work out just fine ;- ) Can't wait to seem shots!
bigred25929
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Jun 15, 2021
I've been eyeing getting a monster as my next watch! The resale on the originals is crazy expensive though! You're lucky you have one! I'd hands down do the handwinding mod as well! How much did that run?
RayF
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Jun 15, 2021
Found it on eBay; paid $390 for it. That's a lot considering what I paid for my first SKX799 (around a hundred bucks when they first came out as I recall). But in reality I think it was a pretty decent price considering all the upgrades I didn't have to arrange, purchase and wait around for (I'm big on instant gratification). On top of that, the guy tossed in a second SKX799 bezel and bracelet--both brand new! Only drawback is the new one is so beautiful I think twice about wearing it ;- ) By the way, I notice the most recent iteration of the Monster line has kind of drifted back to this original design. For a while they went a little crazy with the LE versions and quirky colors, pretty much turning them in novelty/fasion watches, rather than the No-BS divers watch they were intended to be. Glad to see them getting back to basics even though the current prices are pretty UGLY. Lots of good info and history covering the entire Monster line here: https://www.60clicks.com/ultimate-seiko-monster-collectors-guide/ And of course if you looking for an especially good deal ($179) check out Heimdalr's interpretation of the Gen-2 Monster with teeth here: https://www.heimdallrr.com/collections/hot-sale/products/heimdallr-monster-automatic-dive-watch?variant=37524470169788 Comes in several colors...
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