Seiko SKX009 New Vintage
This started life as a rather poorly vintage SKX009 from 1998. The movement was shot, the case had seen better days and I doubt very much that it was dive-worthy, not that I was about to find out.. What it did have was a superb dial and hands and a rare and beautifully faded Pepsi insert, the likes of which you don’t often see. So nice was it, in fact, the watch just had to be saved. It was fitted with a brand new case, gaskets and 7S26C movement, a blue AR sapphire crystal and the movement was calibrated. The original case-back was retained to correctly identify the watch in the future. It was then finished with the 23-59 signed crown, solid oyster bracelet with 23-59 signed flip-lock clasp and 23-59 solid SKX end-links. This is now my daily wearer and ready to dive another day! All parts required for this build will be available in the 23-59 shop in the next week or so.