The Namoki Times
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!
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.
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.