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SEIKO 5 SNKL23 Automatic Watch

A sophisticated yet inconspicuous dress watch made so perfectly well. This specific model is a legacy. Many of which knows how it started and how it ended - no longer in production. This is an unquestionable demonstration of a watch making epitome on value.

The SEIKO 5 SNKL23 is an automatic self-winding mechanical watch featuring a 38mm diameter stainless stain case fitted with mirror finish and luminous dauphine hands. On the dial, it is decorated with an attractive pinstripes and polished hour indices. The day date colour perfectly matches the dial together with a beautifully polished and framed window. With adequate lighting, at every angle of view, SNKL23 sparkles like stars in a starry night - A subtle allusion of opulence.

Watch modification options are available. Browse below on what's available and how does it work.


Seiko SNKL23 modified with (i) BGW9 Terra Explorer Dial, (ii) BGW9 Mercedes Hands, (iii) Double Sided Blue AR Sapphire Crystal on (iv) Polyamide 5-stripe Black & Grey BOND NATO StrapSeiko SNKL23 modified with (i) BGW9 Terra Explorer Dial , (ii) BGW9 Polished Silver Mercedes Hands , (iii) Double Sided Blue AR Sapphire Crystal  on (iv) Polyamide 5-stripe Black & Grey "Bond" NATO Strap
  • Available modification options:

    1. Double Domed Sapphire Crystal The watch top crystal
    2. Dial The watch face
    3. Hands The hour, minute and second hands
    4. Strap The watch strap


    Select your mod of interest from our collections and Add To Cart, along with this watch. We will change the parts according and send you the modified watch. Any special request, please leave us a note during checkout.

    NOTES: Watch modification is optional and it's service is FREE of charges when our parts are purchased. By default, the original Seiko watch parts are not sent. If you wish to have them, please make a note during checkout. There will not be any additional charge.

    1. Production Discontinued
    2. Model SNKL23K1
    3. Movement Automatic/Self-winding 7S26C
    4. Case Diameter 38mm
    5. Case Material Stainless Steel
    6. Case Back Crystal/Open Case Back
    7. Crystal Hardlex
    8. Lug Width 18mm
    9. Strap Folded stainless steel bracelet, deployant clasp
    10. Water Resistant 30m
    1. 1x Watch
    2. 1x Box
    3. 1x Manual

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Jakub (Katowice, PL)
Using this mod part for: SEIKO 5 SNKL23
Seiko with the Great Wave off Kanagawa dial

I bought this watch as a graduation gift for myself and I couldn't have chosen a better timepiece! First of all, the service was great - really helpful from the beginning. They answered all the questions and sent the watch quickly - it arrived in a few days. After the transaction they wrote to me to make sure I enjoyed it. The watch itself is very unique with a beautiful dial. It serves great as an everyday watch as well as more elegant piece. I didn't want to take it off at all once I got it! I would definitely recommend it!

Ken A. (San Diego, US)
Using this mod part for: SNKL23
My first automatic, very pleased!

I've been looking for the right watch for the past year and after stumbling on Lucius Atelier have kept coming back here. The idea of customizing a watch was delightfully intriguing and I simply had to go this route. I'm incredibly happy with my purchase, delivery was fast as well. Could not have asked for a better experience. Fit and finish is excellent, the watch wears very well on my wrist as I've got smaller wrists. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on the site. :)

I'm looking forward to seeing other upgrades come along and perhaps try my hand at the modifying as well. Thank you for the inspiration and wonderful craftsmanship!

Cheers from USA,
- Ken

Chris Schulz (Darwin, AU)
Using this mod part for: SNKL23
My Seiko 5 SNKL23

Beautifully and tastfully modded. Totally happy with the craftsmanship.
One small thing, please offer extra long bands as a option as standard length
bands are never quite long enough for my wrist.

Thanks for the review and feedback Chris! Definitely help us to understand what needs to be improved.