Seiko Burgundy Ceramic Donald Duck Automatic Day Date Divers Watch Custom Skx007
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Seiko Burgundy Ceramic Donald Duck Automatic Day Date Divers Watch Custom Skx007:
Crazy 99pstart price - and...This lot is for a superb Gents Seiko Automatic Scuba Diver's Day & Date watch. The base model is the SKX007 (7S26-0020 A0), dating originally from July 1997.
In excellent pre-owned condition, with a customised 'Donald Duck' Seiko Dial in a rich Burgundy colour, a new matching Chapter Ring, and new custom 'SKX' Hands. I've fitted a brand new scratch-resistant Mineral Crystal. The watch also has a terrific new ceramic 'Submariner' Bezel Insert, also in Burgundy, and a brand new aftermarket Seiko 'Accordion' rubber diver's strap. This classic Scuba Diver's watch has been professionally Serviced and regulated, and is running beautifully, keeping accurate time. The large dual-finish steel Case has been expertly polished and rebrushed, and is in excellent condition. The watch also has 'Quickset' Day and Date display windows. I've upgraded the luminous treatment to the hands and markers (and the terrific Bezel Insert is luminous too). I'll also provide a full Seiko instruction manual (in a downloadable/printable PDF file).
Please read on.
Dial/Hands Customised Seiko Scuba Diver's Dial, in the classic 'SKX' style,in a handsome Burgundy shade, andfeaturing a portrait of everybody's favourite duck (in one of his less grumpy moods!). The Dial is signed 'SEIKO, Automatic' to the upper right of centre, 'DIVER'S 200M, 21 JEWELS' below centre, and 'Made In Japan, 7S26-0020 R 2' is at six o'clock. Circular markers instead of numbers, larger ovals at 6 and 9, and a larger inverted Arrowhead at 12, all with an applied luminous finish. There are 'Quickset' Day & Date windows at 3 o'clock -the Day section can be set to display in English or Arabic (Farsi). The Day display is printed in Black for Monday through Friday, Blue on Saturday, while Sunday is in a bright Red (if you opt for the Arabic Calendar, Saturday is in Red). There's also a new chapter ring, colour-matched to the Dial, with a minute marker track. It's set at anangle, which adds an impression of extra depth to the Dial.The hands are new, in lume-filled steel, also in the classic 'SKX' style - an 'Arrowhead' minute hand, a 'Broadsword' hour hand, while the Seconds hand is a white needle, with a long black counterbalance, and a luminous circle at the base. I've upgraded the luminous treatment on the hands and markers, they glow beautifully after exposure to light. While it won't shine all night, the effect lasts for a decent spell, which is a nice bonus (typical refurbished or aftermarket dials don't generally have much 'lume', if any).
Case Large stainless steel Case in excellent condition, with a Highly-polished finish to the sides, and a Satin-brushed finish to the upper surfaces (I've had this expertly polished and rebrushed, and it has come up beautifully - I can't see any marks, but to cover myself, there may be the odd tiny 'hairline' on the steel finish at worst, but certainly no obvious nicks or scratches). The case edges are crisp and nicely defined.
BezelThe unidirectional steel Bezel is excellent, turns smoothly with a medium resistance, with 120 nicely ratcheted 'clicks'. I've fitted astandout new ceramic 'Submariner' Bezel Insert - also in burgundy, printed with elapsed-time markings, and with a very unusual and effective luminous treatment.
Caseback The screwdown Caseback is in very good condition, again expertly cleaned and lightly polished, with minimal marks. The manufacturer wording on the caseback is clear and defined, and reads as follows: "Seiko, Stainless Steel, 7S26-0020 A0, Scuba Diver's, 772931, A" plus the Seiko Wave logo in the centre.Crown Original screwdown ridged-edge steel crown, offset at the 4 o'clock position, screws down and adjusts perfectly, stem is fine. Cleaned and polished, in very good condition, no obvious marks.
Crystal New scratch resistant Mineral Crystal, in excellent condition, with no marks of any kind (checked under magnification).
Movement Seiko 7S26A 21 Jewel Automatic movement. I've had the movement professionally serviced and regulated, and the watch is running strong and true. The Serial Number indicates the original manufacturing date as July 1997. New gaskets have been fitted.
Strap A brand new aftermarket Seiko Z22 'Accordion' ridged rubber Diver's strap has been fitted, with a floating keeper, along with a new brushed steel buckle. I've used 'Fat' Seiko Spring Bars, which are a much better fit for these straps, and help to ensure that the case lug holes don't get worn and loose. Will comfortably fit a wrist size of up to 8.5" (220mm+).Running Condition Running, and keeping excellent time. As well as the Service, I've regulated the movement, and tested it using a professional timing machine. The watch has also been 'bench-tested' twice on an automatic winder, over at least 24 hours each time, and is accurate to better than +/-18 seconds per day max. (anything under 20 seconds a day is excellent for a vintage automatic).
Measurements Width without crown - 42.3mm (46.1mm including crown), Lug to Lug - 45.3mm, depth 13.3mm. Weight total 105 grams.
Other Though Seiko have previously made watches featuring Donald Duck, I don't think you'll find one quite like this! It's a terrific Seiko Diver's Automatic watch, in a large 42.3mm, which wears quite proudly on the wrist as it's a touch over 13mm deep. Even though it's on a Seiko 'Accordion' rubber Diver's strap, it's a substantial 105 grams, and feels solid and well constructed, with a significant wrist presence. The 21 Jewel Seiko 7S26A Automatic movement has been fully serviced and regulated, and is working beautifully, the watch keeps accurate time.
The large dual-finish steel Diver's case has been expertly rebrushed and repolished, and looks excellent.
I've fitted a new ceramic and luminous 'Submariner' Bezel Insert, which is very smart addition, and looks great set against the classic Seiko dial with the custom Donald Duck design. They go together really well, and add to the iconic Scuba Diver's appearance. I've upgraded the luminous treatment to the custom hands and markers, and they glow nicely after exposure to light, and it lasts a little while too.
Though pre-owned, this watch really is in very good condition, with only minimal signs of any use, and has clearly been maintained well. I'll send the winning buyer a downloadable/printable PDF File with the full Seiko instructions, which will show you how to change the day and date and maintain the watch etc.
The basic SKX007/009 model is still available today (the RRP seems to be about £300, with potential import fees and shipping costs), - even so,I'm starting my sale at just 99p, with - you could get a top Seiko Automatic Scuba Divers watch, fitted with a custom Dial, Hands and Insert, expertly refurbished and professionally Serviced, at a real bargain price!
I've tried to be as accurate as I can in the description of this watch, please read the description and look at the photographs carefully. You should study the photographs,which I've taken inclose up detail - it will be enable you to evaluate the cosmetic condition far more accurately than I can describe it.
Postage for this item, packed weight around 140 grams and which will be securely packaged,will be FREE by First Class Signed-For Delivery (1-2 days delivery time), or if you prefer, I can use Royal Mail Special Delivery, which guarantees Next Day delivery (there will be an at-cost charge of £2.85 for the postal upgrade). I always aim to dispatch my sold items within one working day of receipt of cleared funds. If payment is received before noon, I will post same day.Of course, should you win more than one of the items I'm selling, I will combine postage costs as much as possible where applicable.UK Buyers - Payment by PayPal, Personal Cheque or Money Order please.
Overseas buyers (PayPal only).Tracked, Signed For, Insured Shippingwill be£11.20 for Western Europe (Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed), £12.25 for N America,Canada and the rest of the World (Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed where available, otherwise Royal Mail International Signed). Shipping normally takes 3-9 working days to reach you, depending on destination, and subject to Customs procedures.I always aim to dispatch my sold items within one working day of receipt of cleared funds.If payment is received before noon, I will ship same day.
Unlike some sellers, the charges I use for Shipping overseas are set at the actual cost to me (and I do not charge extra for the packaging). Shipping costs will be combined as much as possible for multiple purchases.
I will only ship to a PayPal verified address. Please noteI will not ship to China (watches not allowed), Africa, Brazilor Italy.Any questions, please ask - I have described the item as thoroughly and honestly as possible - but I'll try and help if I can!Please Note: The majority of watches I sell are pre-owned, or New, but Old Stock. Whilst I go to every effort to describe the watches accurately, you should be aware that should a watch be marked Water Resistant or Waterproof, that was the case when it left the factory, and is not necessarily the case now. Unless specifically stated, these watches are not fully serviced (though they will have been inspected inside and out).Unless specifically stated, I offer no guarantees as to thecurrent level of Water Resistance. If the winning buyer requires the watch to be Pressure Tested, I can arrange this for an at-cost fee.Similarly, though I test all watches for accuracy and describe accordingly, this is no guarantee of future performance. Vintage automatic or hand-winding watches are by definition less accurate than their modern quartz counterparts. When purchasing a vintage watch, especially of high value,I would always advise the buyer to have the item inspected by a qualified jeweller, who should be able to identify any issues that I may have missed, and advise on water resistance, or servicing requirements. Of course, should any issue then come to light, I will do everything possible to assist - as you can see frommy 100% response!I've got a few other interesting lots coming up for sale in the next few weeks(BreitlingSeiko ArmaniOmegaGucci Boss Diesel)- Check out myother items! or be sure to add me to yourfavourites list!
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