I dealt with him a while ago whilst considering a Grand Seiko homage/rip-off.
Really efficient to deal with but if you ask for something he’ll just give a yes or no answer without making a suggestion for an alternative so you can feel like you’re being a pain in the arse when you keep asking “what about xxxx, can you fit one of them to the body we decided on earlier?”
So make sure you know what you want, have pictures/model numbers etc to link to and if you want alternatives etc then specifically ask for his advice.
I’d go black and white but I have seen a white and black which looks pretty cool. Regardless of colour I’d get a sapphire crystal upgrade though.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
I bought one a couple of years ago, exactly like this one:
I thought about orange on black, but went for white (pale green) on black. Personally I really like the heavier Maratec NATO/Zulu straps, but I have a Hirsch leather strap on the Seiko SPORK that superseded it.Posted 4 years ago
Really nice little watch, the only thing I would point out is that the lume on the markers isn’t very thick, and doesn’t stay very bright, but the hands are pretty bright.
Posted 4 years ago
Arrived from Harold very quickly and well packaged- went for sapphire glass, (which added 35%ish to cost) and it sailed through – no extra charges from post office despite from Hong Kong. Had it for 2 weeks now and it has kept perfect time – within 1/2 minute. I appreciate it’s a little oddly coloured, but being colourblind and also a little odd – I like it! Very light and comfortable for an auto- forget you are wearing it, very easy to read during night rides. £135.
Google Yobokies (Seikoboy backwards) and you will find lots of individuals have nice things to say about “Harold”. He seems to be rather good at modding Seiko auto’s. The trick is to go onto his Photobucket page and flick through the 138 pages of watch mods he does, then email him “email@example.com” and you will get a rather short – direct – yes or no and a price, with maybe some options. Yes they are all built to order. We are not talking high end auto’s here – more your very basic – yet functional Seiko 7S26 movement. Explains it well. I have also noticed the occasional ebay used ones seem to be at the same price you can buy direct from him, why? I don’t know.Posted 4 years ago
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