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PostSubject: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:24 am

As some of you know, I have been thinking about buying a modified Seiko for a while now. A few weeks back, I decided to go for it and contacted Harold at Yobokies. I received it the other day and could not be happier with the results!

The watch started out as a SKX007 and it was modified to include:

Yobokies black dial, white pilot hands, red/orange second hand, aluminum chapter ring, rubber Z22 strap (Harold also gave me a back NATO) and a clear caseback. I decided to keep the case and bezel stock for now.

I am trying out a few straps right now. As you can see from the picture, I swapped out the Z22 rubber out for a "Kevlar" dive strap. I will also be trying out a Bond Zulu and have ordered a "Vintage Waffle" rubber strap from Jake B to try as well (I think that will be the best look)...I HAVE ADDED PICTURES OF THE NEW STRAP BELOW

Like I said, I love the look of this one, but may tweak it in the future. Once the polished sides get scratched, I will probably have the case bushed or bead blasted (crown too).


Here are some pictures:






I HIGHLY recommend Harold at Yobokies, he was very helpful and patient with my nagging questions and indecisiveness.


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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:31 am

Very cool! Handsome sweater too!
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:40 am

Looks great Mark!
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:43 am

Looks good...the hands look great!
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:50 am

VERY fresh Marky Mark!

I hate to sound dumb, but what does the "T" on the dial stand for?

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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:53 am

Anomaly wrote:
VERY fresh Marky Mark!

I hate to sound dumb, but what does the "T" on the dial stand for?
I really have no idea...it may be Harolds symbol, but I am not sure. I have seen it on a bunch of his mods though...

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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:18 am

andrema wrote:
Anomaly wrote:
VERY fresh Marky Mark!

I hate to sound dumb, but what does the "T" on the dial stand for?
I really have no idea...it may be Harolds symbol, but I am not sure. I have seen it on a bunch of his mods though...
Harold just gave me some insight on the "T" logo...


From Harold -

FYI:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tritium
The logo is for the look of course and it's on many military watches back in those days.

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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:23 am

Very nice, I really like the hands and dial. Real good looking mod.
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:26 am

andrema wrote:
andrema wrote:
Anomaly wrote:
VERY fresh Marky Mark!

I hate to sound dumb, but what does the "T" on the dial stand for?
I really have no idea...it may be Harolds symbol, but I am not sure. I have seen it on a bunch of his mods though...
Harold just gave me some insight on the "T" logo...


From Harold -

FYI:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tritium
The logo is for the look of course and it's on many military watches back in those days.

COOLIO...Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:19 am

Watch is hot, sweater is not!!! I kid, i kid, nice mod and it will help keep the seiko crew off your back!! Great score buddy!
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:14 am

. . . Really nice Mark. Great choices on the parts. And thanks solving the "T" mystery, I was clueless there.
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:52 am

Nice watch, Mark. I like the kevlar strap. I know how cold it's been in CT lately, and that the sweater is just for survival, not fashion.
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:58 am

Very cool to get this! Congrats
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:17 pm

The more I see of the various mods,the more I like them.

I might have to join the "mod squad" soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:58 pm

porschefan wrote:
Nice watch, Mark. I like the kevlar strap. I know how cold it's been in CT lately, and that the sweater is just for survival, not fashion.
You are wrong there my friend...I am more metro than Poli...if that is possible!

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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:04 pm

Great looking watch!! Love those mods.

Enjoy!
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:03 pm

Tritium.

Very nice watch. How much does the display caseback increase the depth of the overall watch? Is it noticeable?

Congratulations. Yet more evidence that Seikos are not only good but good for you too!
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:16 pm

according Doc's question, maybe someone can explain, how much this modding generally affects water resistance (not only clear case back, but a standard watch)? Is it still 200 m or less?
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:12 pm

Very cool!!! I love the Planet Ocean-esque dial. Definitely getting a exibition back for my upcoming mod that looks killer!
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:09 pm

Very cool mod, like that strap.
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:43 pm

Cool mod! I read most of the thread on tritium.....it said it is good for 12 or 13 yrs....so after that time ...
will it stop luminating?
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:51 pm

Docrwm wrote:
Tritium.

Very nice watch. How much does the display caseback increase the depth of the overall watch? Is it noticeable?
It is actually about the same depth.

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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:54 pm

Duker wrote:
Cool mod! I read most of the thread on tritium.....it said it is good for 12 or 13 yrs....so after that time ...
will it stop luminating?
Yes

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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:46 pm

Outstanding pick-up Mark ! The watch is really well done IMHO !
It has a sporty yet easy to read dial. The markers are great and so is
that orange second hand. I also think the bezel is excellent as well.
That movement also looks stunning on the Yobokies Mod. While the
strap looks good and seems indestructable !..Congrats sir and of
course ENJOY !

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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:49 pm

Very nice Mark, Maybe I will see you around town someday with it on! More three hand love for sure.


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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:27 pm

andrema wrote:
Docrwm wrote:
Tritium.

Very nice watch. How much does the display caseback increase the depth of the overall watch? Is it noticeable?
It is actually about the same depth.

Thanks
that's good to know.
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:29 pm

third picture, on the case back is written "water resistant 10 Bar"
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:55 pm

The Seiko mods are becoming a hot item. I am seriously thinking about having my OM and BM done. Does anyone know if Harold have a website?
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:26 pm

Nice pickup Mark, Harold did another nice mod for that one.

CD, I believe Doc posted a link awhile back to Harold's site. It's essentially a Photo bucket account with an email addy if I remember correctly, sorry I never saved it.
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:43 pm

Great looking watch Mark!
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:57 am

I received the vintage waffle rubber strap from Jake and I really like it!

The strap is soft, thick and has a thick thumbnail buckle...here are some photos:



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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:58 am

Textured for your pleasure!

NICE strap Mark!

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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:41 am

It sure looks sweet! I ordered a hand set from Harold for my BM, they should be here next week.
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:20 am

Great strap! Would look perfect on the Stuhrling I have, but probably too thick. Works great for a diver though, good choice!
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PostSubject: Re: Yobokies SKX007 Mod...just in...UPDATE   Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:00 pm

Looks cool. Somewhere in the back of my feeble old memory, I think one of the divers I had as a kid had a strap like that.
BTW, clean the finger print off the crystal (first photo ).
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