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Seigaiha Dial (Date)
Colin Mosher (Mount Rainier, US)
Using this mod part for: SKX007 clone
Great execution - love this dial!

Great lum, fit well and looks great!

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Explorer Watch Case - 36mm
James W. (Mahwah, US)
36mm Explorer

Impressive attention to detail. Parts feel high quality. Lastly, fast shipping. 10/10 would purchase from Lucius Atelier again

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GS Watch Case - 36mm
A. (Whittier, US)
Using this mod part for: SNXA11
Salmon GS!!!

I absolutely love this case. The brushing is the best I’ve seen on seiko custom case. The bracelet on the other hand, you can tell attention to detail was missed here. All on the end links. I understand why though, to save cost and for the universality Between LA cases. But even though all this, the bracelet some how allows the case to showcase its dimensions. This has become my favorite custom Watch. @alonsinni

Using this mod part for: Aftermarket case
Amazing quality

As is standard with Lucius Atelier, the quality of this dial is exceptional. The gloss finish is great, and the lume is crazy. Old Radium seems to get a bad rap for not being quite as luminous as other SuperLuminova pigments but that is not the case here. The lume is really well applied and it is crazy bright. Customer service was fantastic and shipping was super fast. One thing to note about this dial — it is easy to scratch when installing hands so be careful. I’m pretty new to modding and I mishandled the hand installation and scratched the dial a bit (was very minor and it’s hard to see without a loupe). 100% my fault, but just a heads up.

Using this mod part for: Aftermarket case
Stellar!

This was part of my second order from Lucius Atelier and the quality is exceptional. These are very well finished hands with a bevel down the middle to catch light at multiple angles. I had heard that Old Radium wasn’t quite as luminous as other luminova pigments and I’m sure under lab conditions this is the case, but the lume here is really great and I can’t really notice much of a difference from this and say C3/C5. Overall fantastic service from Lucius Atelier with super fast shipping and of course the highest quality of parts.

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Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Dial (Open Heart)
Clayton Crockett (New Orleans, US)
Using this mod part for: Custom Build - Grand Seiko Case
Beautiful and Delicate Dial

Wanted to challenge myself with this dial, and I succeeded! Dial is beautiful, looks wonderful and especially fitting in the new Grand Seiko style cases on this site. But the item description is accurate - installing this dial requires a deft hand, and I successfully cracked a seam in my dial from about 6:00 to 10:00 when trying to adjust its alignment on the movement, which I got slightly off on the first try. It doesn't ruin the watch (people I showed it to thought that was just part of the stone), but I definitely recommend going slowly and really treating this dial with care while installing. All in all I'd happily buy another one of these dials - perhaps the non-open heart version is a little sturdier.

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GS Watch Case - 36mm
Clayton Crockett (New Orleans, US)
Awesome Case

Bought this case along with a lapis lazuli open heart dial and dauphine hands. Had to have this case soon as I saw them announced, and the style and build quality are wonderful. Lots of character compared to all of the explorer style 36mm cases out there. Highly recommend!

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Shirakaba White Birch Tree Dial (No Date)
Jörgen Mellberg (Asmundtorp, SE)
Using this mod part for: Aftermarket case ETA 2824
Shirakaba White Birch Tree Dial (No Date)

Just received it within a week, haven't been modding with it yet but love it!

Using this mod part for: 62MAS case
Bronze Medallion Diver Dial - Gold Edition

Absolutely beautiful dial. Pictures don't do justice for this IMHO.

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GS Watch Case - 39mm
Mason W. (Longmont, US)
Using this mod part for: Custom Build w/ LA Dial
An Exceptional Case That's So Close to Perfection

Right off the bat, this case is a stunner. I don't have a lot of experience with aftermarket Seiko mod cases, but its easy to tell that the quality on this GS case is top notch, to the point that it could likely rival most of Seiko's Prospex offerings. The lack of sharp edges, the brushing consistency, the vertical brushing on the bezel, and very good delineation/variety between the brushed and polished surfaces all make this case appear far more expensive than it is. All of this combines to make it a far more interesting option than an all-polished or all-brushed Explorer case. The fact that it comes pre-fitted with a sapphire crystal is just icing on the cake and makes it a much more approachable (and affordable) option for people getting started with modding.

I was looking to build my own GADA (go anywhere, do anything) watch for my first ground-up build, and this case was perfect for that. For this build I chose to use the LA Bronze Medallion Diver dial and some milsub style hands from Rafflestime. The 39mm case fits very comfortably on my 6.75" wrist, and offers a great balance between formal and sporty. However, there are a few nitpicks that keep this case from being perfect and earning five stars from me.

The biggest thing that holds this case back is the lug holes, which other people have mentioned. I understand that the awkward lug hole placement was done to ensure universal compatibility with the oyster bracelet from the LA Explorer case, but I can't help but wish LA had stuck with the drilled through central lug holes from the early photos that were used during the pre-order. Ultimately I feel like LA should have made new end links specifically for this case, especially since the current end links don't appear to match the case lugs very well based on the pictures I've seen. This is why I decided not to get the LA oyster bracelet with the case, and I plan on getting a Strapcode Asteroid straight end bracelet instead. As for less significant nitpicks, the caseback threads felt rather rough, and personally I would have preferred if the vertical brushed section on the dial was a little wider to make it more prominent and better balance the visual weight of the brushed and polished sections of the bezel. Finally, the inside of the lugs also have some faint vertical lines that look like remnants from the machining/manufacturing process, which just feels out of place considering how refined the rest of the case is.

Ultimately, its a great case if you're a beginner, or if you just want something that isn't a diver or Explorer while retaining a degree of Seiko DNA. The nitpicks I mentioned are incredibly minor, and shouldn't stop anyone from using this case if they like the overall look. I have no doubt that LA will absolutely nail it if they ever do a v2 of this case.

Hey Mason! This is Adriel! I am super grateful and thankful for your constructive feedback. I definitely hear you!!! I will without a doubt touch base on every points mentioned. Undoubtedly, v2 will come like Explorer and I will ensure these points are sorted. Please do keep any more feedback/suggestions coming. I always do my best to push the envelop. =)
Thank you very much for this valuable review!! Adriel

Using this mod part for: LS Grand Seiko 39mm Case
Spectacular Dial

Just a stunning dial all around; I couldn't be happier with the end result. I was looking for a unique dial with depth and texture that wasn't just trying to be a clone of an OEM Seiko dial or a famous luxury watch dial, and this piece really delivers. The dial plays with the light beautifully, which keeps it interesting and dynamic. In bright, direct light, the individual brush lines really pop, and depending on the angle you'll see one group of brush lines and then another group at another angle. It makes the brushing feel very purposeful and not just entirely random or careless. In less direct or softer light, the brushing combines to make a cohesive whole and gives the dial a very warm appearance. In my opinion, the gold indices are the only way to go for this dial. The applied indices are very good as well, and almost appear to float in contrast to the dark edges of the dial behind them.

If I had one nitpick, it would be that I wish the date window was just slightly larger. As it is, the window is just barely big enough for the numbers on the date wheel, and the window can sometimes appear to be covering the bottom or top edge of the numerals if the light and angle aren't ideal.

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SKX007 Original Bezel & Insert - Black
Dániel Nagy (Budapest, HU)

SKX007 Original Bezel & Insert - Black

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Turquoise Crystal Dial (Day Date)
Hiroo Matsunaga (Solihull, GB)
Using this mod part for: Aliexpress Samurai case
A cool dial, like always.

Really loving these natural material dials, can't wait to see more!

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The Great Fathom Hands
Paul Blakey (Manchester, GB)
Using this mod part for: Custom watch with NH38 movement
The Great Fathom Hands

This review is my update/addition to my previous review prior to fitting the Great Fathom hands. As stated the service is superb and delivery and packaging is absolutely excellent. The hands are now fitted to my custom Seiko movement watch. The hands fit perfectly and the Lume is excellent and long lasting. -
((Please note the red seconds hand in the photos is not as the supplied seconds hand -unfortunately I damaged the Great Fathom seconds hand during fitting)).
So— Full marks all round. Highly recommended. Thank you.

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Turquoise Crystal Dial (No Date)
Panu Chaopricha (Bangkok, TH)
Using this mod part for: Trying to fit it with Parnis Explorer with miyota movement. Still waiting to hear from my technician.
Neat!!!

Look great.

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Stardust Dial v2 (Date)
Gnadai (Kihei, US)
Using this mod part for: Srpe pilot case
Blazing dial!

Wow, in the sunlight the stars are blinding! Such amazing colors

Using this mod part for: Skx013
Nice slim chapter ring

Not sure how the mod was going to turn out, but it looks great once done, adds a bit of depth to the dial. Top quality parts as always.

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Seikonaut Watch Case - 40mm
Hubert (Warsaw, PL)
Using this mod part for: aftermarket
I like it!

I was suprised by the quality of polishing and details. What's more important the seikonaut by luciusatelier is not a PP ripoff or how you say "homage" but completely new design inspired by - which makes this watch interesting :)

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GS Watch Case - 39mm
Vincent B (Renton, US)

GS Watch Case - 39mm

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Shirakaba White Birch Tree Dial (Date)
Nicolas W. (Burnaby, CA)
Using this mod part for: Lucius Atelier 39mm GS case
Most beautiful White Dial

This dial is most beautiful thing.
I love the texture and resembles very much the original GS dial. Well done LA.

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Snowflake Dial (Open Heart)
Mark Gerrard (Horsham, GB)
Using this mod part for: 36mm G Seiko
Lovely

Fitted with my brief for a monochrome watch for the girlfriend

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Breguet Hands - Polished Blue
Mark Gerrard (Horsham, GB)
Using this mod part for: 36mm G Seiko recent order
Works for me, thank Adriel

Lovely nod to the father of Horology

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The Great Fathom Hands
Paul Blakey (Stockport, GB)
Using this mod part for: Custom model with an NH38 movement.
The Great Fathom Hands

The Great Fathom Hands were delivered quickly and very well packaged. Adriel’s service is absolutely excellent. I’ve yet to fit the hands but Lume looks good so far.
My update as on my other second review—
My update/addition to my previous review prior to fitting the Great Fathom hands. As stated the service is superb and delivery and packaging is absolutely excellent. The hands are now fitted to my custom Seiko movement watch. The hands fit perfectly and the Lume is excellent and long lasting. -
((Please note the red seconds hand in the photos is not as the supplied seconds hand -unfortunately I damaged the Great Fathom seconds hand during fitting))
So— Full marks all round! Highly recommended. Thank you.

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Nautilus Hands - Matt Black
Anthony Collings (Farnborough, GB)
Using this mod part for: Skx007
Excellent, as always

Great quality as you’d expect from Lucius Atelier

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Nautilus Hands - Polished Silver
Morgan (Ontario, US)
Silver nautilus hands

Great hands, nice lume and fit perfectly.