Who Can Build Your Next MOD Watch?

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,…

Hey Watch Modders: How Does A Turquoise Stone Dial Sound?

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…

More Seiko MOD Goodness from Namoki

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…

The Cult of MOD: Dream Seiko, Custom Built Your Way

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…

Why Cousins Battle With Swatch Group Matters

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….