Guest Post by John: Before and after: Citizen Promaster transformed to “Kingsday” watch (dutch content)

Before and after: Citizen Promaster

As you may know, (or may not know) we have in Holland since April 2013 a King. And he is visiting our little village in April to celebrate his birthday.
This inspired me to make a ‘kingsday watch’, with the colors of the Dutch flag (red, white and blue), and the orange ribbon, wich is showed only on
birthdays, birth or marriages of the royal family, and is a reference to the family name, wich is ‘Orange”
I gave the movement a overhaul, changed the dial, the hands and the bezelinsert. I painted the minute track orange, and put in a new crystal, and a NATO strap. Here the result

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Seiko 6309-7040 orange dial restoration

First I want to start to introduce myself. I am John, I live in The Netherlands, and I have a small business in repairing and restoring watches.
I am specialised in Seiko divers. These movement are sturdy, cheap, and nice to work on. I have a big stock of spare parts, and after market parts are available. After Christians call for some contribution to his log, I saw an oppurtunity to share my projects to a bigger audience. So I wil post here some of my mods and restorations. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I enjoy Christians log. Continue reading