I changed a crystal out on a Grand Diver I had scratched the hell out of years ago (yes Flame Fusion is not the end all be all), and I must say it went flawlessly even with my monkey paws. I tore apart a Seiko 6309 I bought off Alain years ago to do a clean up. I put it back together and noticed I will need to replace that crystal and a new bezel insert. (future project)
What I'm asking here is do you have any tips for me in modding? I'm looking for a source for cheap gaskets that you can buy several of. Case back , crystal, etc.
I've ordered from Esslinger and they have come through for me for my crystal needs. But I do see that many places want to charge an arm and a leg for simple gaskets. I 32mm dia. gasket at 1.0mm thick is just a gasket, but if you look by brand and model they will rape you.
Any other tips when it comes to mods would be appreciated. I know that can be a money pit hobby, and I'm mainly interested in restoration more that modding, but parts are parts.