Do you like building your own MOD watches? Well if so this new Certiga movement from Crafter Blue makes an interesting alternative. It’s based on the Seiko NH34 which is a mainstay of many watch MOD projects. You can choose standard auto or GMT model by the way. The tweaking looks like blue screws and a bespoke decorated rotor, otherwise it’s pretty similar to the … Continue reading Hey Watch MODDERS, Fancy a Juzzed Up Seiko NH34 Movement?
That is a very good question, because not everyone wants to build their own watch or invest in a nicely kitted out workbench to accomplish the task. Fact is, some Bergeon tools, case press, blower, head loupe, cleaning ether, screwdrivers, vice, clamps, tweezers, polishing cloths etc can easily add up to over £1000 worth. Yes, you can cheap out, but guess what, those tools will … Continue reading Who Can Build Your Next MOD Watch?
Lucas Atelier has launched a turquoise dial option for SKX MOD builders. If you love creating your own dive watches, then this offers a genuinely unique, some might say Japanese market, look for a decent price of $88. There’s a date window option too by the way. It’s a slice of turquoise stone by the way – not just fancy spray paint. Yep, we love … Continue reading Hey Watch Modders: How Does A Turquoise Stone Dial Sound?
Namoki has sent us some info on their new case parts for Seiko SKX007 and the much underrated Seiko Field watch models. You have probably seen lots of repainted dial Seiko Field models on eBay, made in India and with the occasional rusty movement rotor visible in the photos. So we say, the time is right to create some ace MOD watches from the Field … Continue reading More Seiko MOD Goodness from Namoki
NWC mag has got into the Seiko MOD scene kinda late, we admit that. But this is set to grow and spread the MOD cult beyond Seiko to other brands, including vintage Swiss. We found Vinmov’s great value Omega, Breitling, Longines, Zenith etc models last week. But let’s get back to Seiko and catch-up with Alex Robertson, the head honcho at Seikomods, who kindly took … Continue reading The Cult of MOD: Dream Seiko, Custom Built Your Way
Spare parts and servicing may sound a tad dull, but it gets exciting if your £10,000 Breguet, Vacheron or Patek cannot be serviced by an independent watchmaker – instead you have to send it away and pay whatever the manufacturer demands. That can easily cost £800-£1500, depending on which parts the manufacturer decides need upgrading. It’s a kick in the wallet that many Rolex owners … Continue reading Why Cousins Battle With Swatch Group Matters