It's always good when you have a stack of packages that you need to open. Wonder what's in them? OK, I won't be a teaser, here's the booty. From top to bottom, left to right, or the other way, whatever you prefer. 1 - Polished chapter ring 2 - case 3 - Plain polished bezel 4 - Set of hands 5 - Crystal 6 - Plain caseback 7 - Dial (Hmmmmmmmm, no dial shot ) 8 - A movement Regarding the movement. I have a nice new Seiko auto (+ manual wind, + hacking + date) caliber NH35. As the observant among you may have noticed, the dial has no day/date windows, so the mechanism for date is superfluous, so it comes out. A quick look on the Timegrapher looks promising for an unregulated out of the box movement. Maybe I'll be able to get it a bit better. Now that the movement has been modified, it's time to get biblical with the dial. It's designed for cases with stems at 3 o'clock and 4 o'clock, so it's provided with four dial feet. Two of them have to go! I could use a grinder (noisy, messy), or a pen knife (danger! sharp objects), or a pair of cutters (leaves a tag). After seeing how these little feet seem to fall off dials when you don't want them to, I decided to use the "horizontal applied torsion technique". That is, grip the dial foot in a pin vice and twist it off. Due to my incredible twisting skills, the operation was a success. Now to the big bits. A nice crystal is fitted to the case. Quickly (but carefully) followed by the polished stainless steel plain bezel. The shipping stem is rather unattractive, so it will be replaced by a brand new stem. DAMN! That's NEVER going to be waterproof. Back to the drawing board. That's it for today. Comments and guesses welcome .