A few videos from Youtubers I follow have commented on this particular Seiko being their favourite of the bunch, and with it being a homage to one of the most important dive watches in history I had to have it..! I will be keeping this build super simple, just swapping the dial to a Fifty Five Fathoms (FFF) dial and changing the bracelet out for a NATO or diving strap to suit.
The bare bones of this build: - Base Seiko SNZH57 with 7s36 (update to the original 7s26) - Replacement "FFF" dial - Single dome sapphire crystal (for extra distortion at low viewing angles) - blue AR - Replacement sailcloth strap with gold stitching from Brady
Whilst the build will be a homage to the Fifty Fathoms, I have personalised a few aspects to create an individual timepiece that is not a direct copy of this legendary timepiece.
Parts are on order as of early December, with the expectation of an Xmas build a reality.
Brady Sailcloth strap
Single dome sapphire for extra distortion - blue AR
While the handset is removed to replace the dial, I shall be painting the tip of the second hands in the same shade of red as the '55' logo on the replacement dial.