I do have steel tanks with plastic lids, but I don't think they are Nikor.
In late to the discussion, but I am a huge 35mm-Hewes-reel'ite; though, I love the 120 reels that LPL makes that have 'the clip' instead of a 'spring-thing'
^Disclosure, no connection w seller above linked, that link was my 1st google response...
I finally ordered a couple 35mm Hewes reels. They arrived today and I've been practicing with an uncut strip of developed film. I really like how the pins work, and the reels seem fairly robust. I've not used them yet but like them already.
Once ya Hewes, ya never lose :)
I finally used it for real (in a changing bag). Wow, this was the fastest and easiest load I've ever done. The pins make it easy to start and align, which are the two things that cause me grief with stainless reels.