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It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Seiko has created some of the most stellar and interesting dials in watchmaking. This makes them perfect for watch mods, as you have a multitude of different high-quality dials to choose from. Because of this, we thought it would be useful to put together an article talking about dials that could be great for your next watch mod project. If this is something that you’re interested in knowing more about, read on for four great OEM Seiko dials that you should consider for your next modding project,
Seiko 5 SNK805 Dial
At first glance, you’ll be able to detect the dial’s uncanny resemblance to a classic pilot’s watch. The dial on this watch is green, which is great if you’re looking to achieve a more utilitarian aesthetic. The watch is clean and legible with a single-window at 3 o’clock that displays the day and date. To add to this, the watch also boasts a date window which is the trademark feature of the SEIKO 5. The surface of the dial has a slight matte finish while also reducing glare and reflections, and boosting visibility. The dial also has a matte finish to complement the tool-like aspect of the watch. This makes this dial perfect for watches with matte cases.
Grand Seiko SBGA211 Snowflake
The watch features a white dial that features a texture that fascinates audiences around the world. The pattern on the dial, which is meant to look like a snow-covered field, is exquisitely executed. Tiny indentations and bumps arranged in a seemingly random pattern allow it to create a feeling of depth that is impossible to replicate. The design of the watch hews closely to the original design that brought Grand Seiko to international prominence.
Seiko SARB065 Seiko Shinobu Ishigaki
The Seiko SARB065 is also one of many in the Cocktail Time series of watches, which boasts a diverse range of dials that go from simple to elaborate. In addition to the usual features in a dress watch, including those like date windows and anti-reflective crystal, it has a 5M62 movement and comes with a cocktail recipe book. The watch is associated with Shiro Akuto, one of Japan’s best mixologists, who has developed several cocktails featured on Seiko watches. The watch is dubbed “Nippon’s top bartender” by those who have sampled his work.
Seiko SRPD19K1 Zimbe
The Seiko SRPD19K1 is even more spectacular than it appears online, or in any of the photographs. Indeed, you really have to see the dial in person so that it can be fully appreciated. The surface of Seiko’s Fubuki watch contains a pattern vaguely reminiscent of cabbage leaves and a warm shade of canary yellow. The dial colour changes constantly, reflecting the undulating patterns and ridges on the case. The hands of the watch are a hot metallic canary yellow at times and a warm, muted canary yellow at other times. The bezel and the hour hand are both red. If you’re looking for something that pops and is eye-catching, then this dial is perfect for you.
We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you choose the best watch dial possible. With that being said, we implore you to be creative with your dial choices. If you want to use a dial that we didn’t include on this list, you should go ahead and do so as it will surely yield a unique looking watch.
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