Want advice about a new watch

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  1. Nexus04

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    I have noticed on the forums that there seems to be quite a few people who are "into" watches. I have been thinking about getting a new watch for some time and was considering something "high end". After lurking around various watch and timepiece forums I have now seen a few threads about Customised Seiko watches, and would quite like to get myself one because a.- It would be unique, and b.- they are very reasonably priced.

    Now I know the easy thing would be to join said watch forums and ask questions there, but tbh I dont like signing up to too many differant sites and I have been on AV for a while and like I said there seems to be a few members who know a bit about watches.

    So has anyone got a customised watch? Be it a Seiko or any other make?
    And secondly if you have where did you get it from or do you know any shops or watchmakers who sell or customise watches
     
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    What do you really want out of a watch that you would consider investing a substantial amount of money in?

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  3. Nexus04

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    I am looking for something that will stand the test of time, looks good obviously, and is well built. I have a liking for omega watches and am considering a Seamaster Planet Ocean. But as stated I have seen some customised Seikos and really like the thought of having a unique piece, and would probably make it a daily wearer due to it being relatively inexpensive. If I buy an Omega it would be my watch for wearing out on special occasions etc rather than daily wear.
     
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    I have a Seiko skx 007 and love it. It is not customised, but like you I have seen lots that have been. Before reading-up on Divers watches I didn't realise how popular and good Seiko watches were. Be sure to post a picture of yours if and when you customise a Seiko.
     
  5. Nexus04

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    I have seen a modified SKX007 and am probably going to have to join the forum where I saw it just to find out who made it and where I can get one from!
     
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    Check out yobokies
     
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    Plenty to go around on our classifieds here. Just got to be quick!
     
  8. Nexus04

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, I have emailed Yobokies but he replied that he could not do the mod I specified as he does not carry the parts needed. Will probably have to join the forum I saw it on and wait until my post count is high enough to post a wanted thread. Its something I dont really want to do but think it is a good idea. Think AV should implement it in their classified as I think it would help to cut down scam sellers.
     

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