Nautical Explorer Dial

Crown Position

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Reminiscing on the Seamaster. Bringing a reiteration alongside a modern lume.

The Nautical Explorer possesses a grainy texture and a semi-glossy black finish. The 3, 6, 9 and 12 numerals are aligned within the outer track indices to compose a visual symmetry. Alongside the hour markers, the characteristic numerals are made with 100% Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9 emitting a long-lasting blue glow.


Made exclusively for us with quality assurance by ISO 9001 Certified manufacturers.


 Seiko SNKL23 modified with (i) BGW9 Nautical Explorer Dial, (ii) BGW9 Polished Silver Broad Arrow Hands, (iii) Double Sided Blue AR Sapphire Crystal on (iv) Black Vintage Italian Calf Leather StrapSeiko SNKL23 modified with (i) BGW9 Nautical Explorer Dial, (ii) BGW9 Polished Silver Broad Arrow Hands , (iii) Double Sided Blue AR Sapphire Crystal  on (iv) Black Vintage Italian Calf Leather Strap
    1. Quality Swiss Production Quality, ISO 9001 Certified
    2. Dial Diameter 28.5mm
    3. Surface Finish Grainy Texture, Semi-Glossy Black
    4. Track Indices Color White
    5. Logo Color White
    6. Lume Applied Hour markers and numerals
    7. Lume Type 100% Swiss Made Super-LumiNova® BGW9
    8. Lume Color Blue (In the night), White (In the day)
    9. Lume Duration Up to 8 hours depending on charge
    10. Fit Crown Either 3 o'clock or 4 o'clock crown position (Selection required)
    11. Fit Movements 7S26, 7S36, 4R15, 4R35, 6R15, NE15, NH25, NH26, NH35, NH36
    12. Fit Models SNK803, SNK805, SNK807, SNK809, SKX007, SKX009, SKX011, SKX013, SKX015, SKX017, SNZF15, SNZF17, SNZF19, SNZG13, SNZG15, SNZH55 and more
    13. SPECIAL To fit SKX013, SKX015, SKX017 models or 7S26-0030 cases - Must be paired with our customised SKX013 Chapter Rings
    1. 1x Watch Dial

    All photos of watches with modification parts are for illustration purposes only and are not included with modification parts purchased.

  • Recommended Mods With:

    1. 30mm Double Domed Sapphire Crystal
    2. BGW9 Polished Silver Broad Arrow Hands
    3. Black Vintage Italian Calf Leather Watch Strap
    1. A Complete Guide On How To Mod Your SEIKO Watch Dial And Hands (Includes Photos & Video)

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
An art piece.

I juste received my nautical explorer dial. And I have to say this is a really good dial. The superluminova is perfect. The work on this dial are very professional. I will buy hands from your work shop too.

Using this mod part for: SKX007
Nautical Explorer Dial

Absolutely beautiful. Pictures don’t really do it justice. Fit and finish are perfect.


It looks good from a distance.
Up close you'll notice that the 6 is not precisely at the bottom and slightly to the left.
Luminescence is not great.

Using this mod part for: skx007
Great dial. It is a really nice dial.

It is a really nice dial. Fits well with good print. Just needs a date window at 4:30

Using this mod part for: SKX007
Great Dial: Classic and Elegant Design

I chose this dial to complete my Spectre mod and it came out awesome! The blue lume is excellent, lasting for a good amount of time. Nice matte finish and perfectly applied markers without any misalignment.

10/10 Highly recommend!

Using this mod part for: 36mm explorer
Superb dial and lume

Love the dial and the lume! The aqua color lume really beautiful! I just need the proper hands for this watch to match the dial.

Using this mod part for: SNK809
Great dial

I must say I’m very happy with the quality of this dial. I’ve bought dials from other seiko modding sites and and have had mixed experiences. But like I said this one is great
Clean print, nice matte finish and good lume.
I will be back!

Using this mod part for: SKX013
SKX013 Spectre

Exceptional quality components. The Nautical Explorer Dial, Stainless Steel Chapter Ring, Broad Arrow Hands and the Lumed Bezel Insert mated together perfectly to create a superb watch. Great to deal with you.
Many Thanks

Using this mod part for: Skx013


Thank you Valerio! =)
Using this mod part for: SNK381
Very nice design, almost perfect

I'm busy doing a Railmaster mod and have found a couple of places selling this type of dial, but the one by LA was definitely the cleanest. No silly text, just a straight-forward and highly legible design. I really like the matte texture of the dial itself. Only issue I found was that the printing of the lume isn't quite as crisp as I would like, but this is honestly only something I can really see when using a loupe. In normal viewing conditions it looks perfectly fine.

Thanks Theo! Always love your review! You're definitely a perfectionist =D High five to that. I am too, therefore I will be launching a dial that is of immaculate quality in the near future. It is something I am working on. Quality and standard will be no less than Credor - but herald from the Swiss. It will be beautiful even under a 50x loupe. The price will scale with finishing. Hence the dial will probably cost over a thousand dollars. Perhaps you might be interested.

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