I bought a titanium spork case from Namoki, it was the cornerstone of my trying to make the best 007 that i could for myself. Drilled out lugs, and lightweight, and carving titanium is easier than carving steel, it feels softer and more forgiving. I minimized the case and made it as flowing and voluptuous as i could. That's the way i like them
Duarte Mendonca assembled the pieces for me, i had the spork dial and hands in a chinese bronze 6105 case for 3 years or so, but didn't wear it much, i like watches with a shorter wheelbase. I like this rendition way, way better, way more compact, and svelte, and the spork dial with its outlandish lume just really gets to shine.
i think i've got myself a winner here. With an nh movement, if the seals ever failed on this watch, as a dive watch, the worst of it would be replacing a very replaceable movement...so, this is going to see a lot of water come summer. I'm glad Namoki made such a modifiable case. This has already become a new favorite.
And say, if anyone wants the bronze chinese 6105, well, i really minimized that case too, took the crown guards off it, a great candidate for doing that, as it's not even a Seiko....If the normal 6105 dimensions feel a bit large for your wrist, you might like this one, all it needs is a dial, hands, movement and chapter ring...i'll donate it to the first responder. I wore it for years, let's see what you make of it free shipping to the U.S., you buy it a $36 plane ticket if you want it flown to you
Peterr sent me his bronze case and I am sending a Crystal Times case to HiBeat. I had my fun with it and moving it along for someone else to enjoy.
Nice work on the case peterr. I wish I had the time and patience to do things like that. I grew up in the country, we bashed stuff into a useful form and used it. There was no time for making it look good. I do appreciate a craftsman, I just never honed those skills.