*** Seiko Club Project Watch 2015 - Discussion Thread ***

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Post by lunarin79 » 28 Sep 2014 22:50

Hi Guys, it's been almost a year since our 1st Forum watch was born. Using a SKX007 watch as base, a customised dial & stock handsets from yobokies. With members voting for the dial design, handsets etc etc, it was an enjoyable process.

And the project was a successful one.

We started with our 2nd Project watch but unfortunately, it did not kick off somehow.

And I feel it's time to kick off for it but this time round, it will be a straightforward one.

As this is a Seiko forum and one tends to have a mindset of using a Seiko watch as a base so to bond the link. After much pondering, I decided not to use a Seiko watch as a base. Mod parts from yobokies, Dagaz are already available anytime and tbh, to just order parts and fix on a Seiko watch and say it's a Club watch this time round, is not fun anymore ;)

I do not want our Club watch to look similar to any other diver watches in the street as well nor do I want it to look like a 'homage' to another brand. I wanted our Club watch to have its own identity this time. I've considered most Microbrand dive watches design and most dial & markers are almost identical. True, legibility purposes but to be honest, who really wear a diver & dive with it in SC? There are but probably the minority. I'm a desk diver myself :oops:

And so, I decided to work with Obris Morgan on our 2nd Project Watch. I've had several OM watches before & each of his watches, has its own identity. This is what I am looking for in a Club Watch.

I have been communicating with Justin from Obris Morgan and I had came out with this Proj Design.

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The original SC logo will be placed under 12:00 marker.

SCS and 65 in Roman letters will be placed above 6:00.
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The base watch is the Explorer
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Here are the Specs:

Automatic Calibre : Miyota 9015
Material : SUS316L Stainless Steel
Frequency : 28,800 bph (beats per hour)
Accuracy : +/- 10 sec/day
Dimensions : 42mm diameter, 12mm thickness include Case Back, 10mm thickness without Case Back
Lug to Lug width : 51mm
Automatic Helium Escape Velve (Operate on 4 atm pressure inside)
Lug width : 20mm
Lug to Lug width : 51mm
Crown : Stainless Steel

Instead of a normal 3:00 crown, a 9:00 crown will be different. Finishing will be in brushed finish. Arrow style sandwich markers. Bezel insert will be aluminium insert, not possible to do a ceramic insert as the thickness is not suitable on the stock bezel.

This will be the design for 2015 Seiko Club Project Watch.

Fine tunings will still be done along the way with Justin & I will update accordingly. Pricewise is still not confirmed as of yet but high chance it will be slightly under S$450.

Will be kickstarting this Proj now & hopefully there will be fellow supporters for this Proj. A new thread will be open for those who are keen on this Proj Watch :mrgreen:


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Post by seiko siao » 28 Sep 2014 22:56

any serial no?
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Post by seiko siao » 28 Sep 2014 22:57

if have,i wan 2. 8 and 18
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Post by lunarin79 » 28 Sep 2014 22:59

will be serialised for sure.
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Post by lunarin79 » 28 Sep 2014 23:02

maybe looking at 50 pcs in total.
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Post by ronnie » 28 Sep 2014 23:15

Looking forward
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Post by Jeryltan » 29 Sep 2014 00:58

Would love to join but the thinner hour markers and left hand crown don,t work for me.i was keen the explorer until i saw pics of the actual thing posted on sg-roc by a seller. If the hour markers were thicker to match the width of the hands or vice versa and right hand crown i would be in :) good luck for the project though.

Edit. I have a suggestion. Can we use explorer base but prodata hands? If yes i think that,ll be perfect. I can live with the left hand crown if it,s this combo :)

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Post by lunarin79 » 29 Sep 2014 06:25

It is not an Explorer stock dial :)

This is a newly customised dial for us. Yes, i agree the markers shld match the stock masculine hands and thus, i redrew the markers to be thicker in width (but not as thick as the hands) and made it into sandwich markers. Maybe from the photoshopped pic, it is not clear,lol.

The Explorer stock hands are the correct size for the case imo, that is why I did not use Pradata's hand on it :)

As for the left side crown, i thought it is something new from our current collection stable in which all watches are either at 3:00 or 4:30 position.
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Post by lunarin79 » 29 Sep 2014 08:00

I am hoping to do 35pcs, not 50pcs.
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Post by oncleoliver » 29 Sep 2014 08:05

Looks fantastic. Great design. I will definitely support.





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Post by oncleoliver » 29 Sep 2014 08:32

Love the contrast and clean look





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Post by rojakman » 29 Sep 2014 08:33

Is the design confirmed or will tweak abit?
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Post by lunarin79 » 29 Sep 2014 09:08

rojakman wrote:Is the design confirmed or will tweak abit?
it will be based on this design but there will definitely be tweakings along the way.

I will update on any new changes/add-on :)
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Post by rojakman » 29 Sep 2014 09:10

I just re read the whole thing again.... lol missed out that it will be fine tuned.
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Post by lunarin79 » 29 Sep 2014 09:12

rojakman wrote:I just re read the whole thing again.... lol missed out that it will be fine tuned.
hahah, no worries :mrgreen:
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Post by Trident » 29 Sep 2014 11:45

sounds interesting. I've seen some club watches, which is unique to the club identity. Some are beautiful while others can be improved. Here's to SCS club watch project 2015. Will certainly get my support. 35pcs only? thinking of number 47 hehe
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Post by lunarin79 » 29 Sep 2014 11:57

Trident wrote:sounds interesting. I've seen some club watches, which is unique to the club identity. Some are beautiful while others can be improved. Here's to SCS club watch project 2015. Will certainly get my support. 35pcs only? thinking of number 47 hehe
If the response is overwhelming, yes, we will definitely push to 50pcs but for now, it will be 35pcs :)

How about another serial number? :mrgreen:
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Post by telepgm » 29 Sep 2014 13:04

Crown on the left? Other Colour options? Just a suggestion, since we are based in SG, any chance you folks might like white dial with red indices? Or the other way around? Do push the price a little more affordable, CEO! I chope number 21.
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Post by lunarin79 » 29 Sep 2014 13:17

Haha, nope bro.

Will reserve 21 for ya :mrgreen:
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Post by Jeryltan » 29 Sep 2014 16:07

lunarin79 wrote:It is not an Explorer stock dial :)

This is a newly customised dial for us. Yes, i agree the markers shld match the stock masculine hands and thus, i redrew the markers to be thicker in width (but not as thick as the hands) and made it into sandwich markers. Maybe from the photoshopped pic, it is not clear,lol.

The Explorer stock hands are the correct size for the case imo, that is why I did not use Pradata's hand on it :)

As for the left side crown, i thought it is something new from our current collection stable in which all watches are either at 3:00 or 4:30 position.
i see. Ok looks more interesting then. Will definitely consider.
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