So you want to outfit your watch with some new modifications but aren’t quite sure how to do it? Our watch gurus have some basic steps to get you started.
Niamh is the Founder of Which Watch Next, a blog dedicated to all things to do with watches and the watch industry
Choose a Well-Known and Trusted Brand
A beginner should choose a well-known brand to start their first modding project. I would recommend a Seiko watch for your first modding project.
This is because Seiko has a thriving modding community. There are so many resources on YouTube, and even whole websites dedicated to the modification of Seiko watches.
So, you will be able to join a Seiko Modding community on Facebook or subscribe to a YouTube channel, where you can get endless advice and tips.
You can even source and buy parts easily for your Seiko online too, compared to other watch brands you might choose.
If you choose to start modding your first Seiko watch, then the x2 Seiko collections I would recommend are:
SKX diver collection
Seiko Turtle diver collection
Both of these watch collections are fairly affordable. You can buy one on Amazon for under $500.
Many Seiko fans have chosen these as the case shapes are easy and fun to start out with. I especially love the 70s cushion case shape of the Turtle collection. And again, many other beginners have attempted these as their first mod try, so you’ll find plenty of parts and advice online.
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