5 Modding Trends of Last Year that Will Stay for 2022

5 Modding Trends of Last Year that Will Stay for 2022

More and more people are getting interested in this niche hobby of ours - getting curious enough to try out watch modding for themselves. And with more people in the game, we’re sure to see even more modding trends in the future. But before we get all excited to see what the future holds, let’s first look back at the notable Seiko modding trends from last year that we think will still be popular this year. Read on to see if your favorite design trend made it to the list!

enero 14, 2022 by Jeremiah A
Step by Step Guide on Changing the Rotor of your Seiko Movement

Step by Step Guide on Changing the Rotor of your Seiko Movement

The most common movement used for Seiko modding, the NH35 and NH36, do not have very fancy rotors. In fact they are almost sterile if not for the engravings “NH35A. TWENTY-FOUR JEWELS SII”. The good news; you can very easily replace the rotor to a design that you like, and below is a detailed guide on how you can achieve this. And by the way, these steps are not exclusive to the NH35 and NH36 - they also work for a wide range of other Seiko diver movements like the 7S26, 4R36, 7002, 6309 and others.

enero 11, 2022 by Jeremiah A
Seiko Originals: The UC-2000, A Smartwatch from 1984

Seiko Originals: The UC-2000, A Smartwatch from 1984

Imagine a smart watch, but from 1984. That sounds like something straight out of a scifi film since the 80s is not exactly known for great advances in personal computing. Well, it’s real, and it is exactly what Seiko created back in the day and was known as the UC-2000 - a “personal information processor” that you can wear on your wrist.
diciembre 30, 2021 by Jeremiah A
5 Uncommon Ways You Can Break Your Watch and How to Avoid Them

5 Uncommon Ways You Can Break Your Watch and How to Avoid Them

Watches can be built to withstand extreme conditions and still fail under the smallest mistakes. No matter if it is a rugged tool watch, or a luxury watch costing in the hundreds of thousands, or made of very durable materials like Titanium Grade 5, there is still a risk of rendering the watch useless if you don’t know about these mistakes.
diciembre 23, 2021 by Jeremiah A
What's the Best Budget Seiko Line: SKX vs. SRPD vs. SRPE

What's the Best Budget Seiko Line: SKX vs. SRPD vs. SRPE

When the SKX line was discontinued in 2019, fans were relatively quick to embrace the succeeding SRPD Seiko 5 Sports line. A little later and Seiko released the SRPE lineup, still under Seiko 5 Sports. Among all these budget-friendly Seiko models, which one is the best?
diciembre 16, 2021 by Jeremiah A
Hidden and Important: What you need to know about Watch Casebacks

Hidden and Important: What you need to know about Watch Casebacks

When designing watches, most if not all brands would put a lot of emphasis on the front or the “face.” It gets the bulk of attention, which is understandable as it is the part that shows you the time, AKA the whole point of wearing a watch. The caseback, hidden away when wearing your timepiece, will often be forgotten by the wearer - but this is the part where brands like to engrave important details which we will learn about in this article.
diciembre 09, 2021 by Jeremiah A
Behind the Build #10: Nautilus-Inspired Seiko AKA the Seikonaut

Behind the Build #10: Nautilus-Inspired Seiko AKA the Seikonaut

Few watches in the history of horology have left as wide and lasting an impression as the Patek Philippe Nautilus has, except perhaps its spiritual brother, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Let's learn about the Nautilus, its connection to Seiko, and how you can make one at home.
diciembre 03, 2021 by Jeremiah A
Modding for Many: Black Friday Marketing for Seiko Modders

Modding for Many: Black Friday Marketing for Seiko Modders

There are many holidays in a year, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday are undoubtedly two of the most important for online businesses. If you are a Seiko modder that designs and builds watches for other people for a living, you’ll pick up some marketing tips to increase your customers and sales during this busy season in this post.
noviembre 24, 2021 by Jeremiah A
Head to Head: Seiko Titanium Case Grade 5 vs. Grade 2

Head to Head: Seiko Titanium Case Grade 5 vs. Grade 2

Before the 1970’s, Titanium was almost exclusively used for building airplanes and rocketships (we’re talking NASA) due to its strength and high heat resistance. Today, you will see this metal used in many other items, including but not limited to bicycles, surgeon tools, jewelry, and more. One other industry that Titanium is slowly gaining traction in is the world of horology.

noviembre 22, 2021 by Jeremiah A
Seiko Originals: Did they make the first "smart" watch?

Seiko Originals: Did they make the first "smart" watch?

Seiko has always been an innovator in the watchmaking industry. The '80s in particular has been a fruitful year for the Japanese watch brand, and within this decade they have released a watch that can be considered as the first "smart" watch, many decades before they became popular.
noviembre 05, 2021 by Jeremiah A