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After admiring the Ice Blue Rolex Date-Just for some time, but not willing to spend $5-$10k on one, I decided to get to work to make a Mod of my own. Of course I chose one of my favorite watches, the SARB035.
PLEASE NOTE: Much like the Salmon dials, these look different in different lighting, so that is the reason for such a variation in color of the dial.
- One all original pre-owned SARB035 with modification
- Box, papers, original dial, original bracelet
- Uncle Seiko SARB bracelet of your choice
Why I put "Seiko" on the dial.
When I first posted my SARB037US Mod, the feedback was mostly positive, although a few questioned the decision, and a few others were downright nasty. Here are my reasons why I think this was the right choice.
I made it clear that the dial is not original. I would never sell a "fake" dial, or pass something off as original that is aftermarket. I knew I had to alter the dial in some way so that people don't end up buying something they think was made by Seiko. Since I didn't want there to be any confusion, I changed the small text at the base of the dial to read "Uncle 6R15 - SARB037 US."
The watch is still a Seiko. One thing that always bugged me about putting a different name on an aftermarket dial is that the dial is what informs people of the brand. If I changed the name on the dial to "Uncle" for example, this is now making it seem like "Uncle" is the brand of watch. But the case is Seiko, the movement is Seiko, the hands are Seiko, etc. Everything is Seiko except the dial, but people demand that to make an homage, you must change the name on the dial, which is representative of everything else. It made much more sense to keep the name on the watch and just alter it (see #1).
- The Seiko community needs this. As much as I appreciate a few other brands offering colored dials to scratch that itch for collectors, we all know they fall short. Nothing looks as awesome as the dial that is branded, and while I commend them for trying, guys want the real thing (or as close as possible in an imperfect world). I had to make the dial to look legitimate because a bunch of you out there needed this.