Is this your first time in watch modification? If so, you have come to the right place. Everyone here is welcome, from beginners to veterans. Watches are complex, and you have to understand the model you are working with. It can be daunting at first, and you will get how the process works down the line.
Watch modifications require a toolset and familiarization with various parts. Most parts are easy to manage until you handle the tinier ones. If you are building a watch from scratch, here are the essential parts you need. Let’s go!
Bezels are the outer ring of the watch. Most designs feature a ridge or rim to add more detail. But some bezels are smooth, except they can make the watch slippery. So they are usually placed around the watch’s dial before the case can put them together. As a result, the bezels are usually the parts that stand out the most, even on ready-made watches.
Cases are what hold the parts together. Without them, the watch would not operate properly. The case is one of the defining elements of the watch as it brings out the personality. It can vary from simple designs to complex accessories. Most cases have bezels built in to lessen the need for additional changes. But if you are not satisfied with the part, you can always customize it.
Handsets are the hands of the watch. They are the ones responsible for telling the time of the day. The hands can be thick or thin, depending on your liking. The colors available come in black, gold, and silver. But there are additional colors such as blue, orange, and red, yet it is not used often. It does not mean that you are only limited to three colors. You have the choice of making great combinations to make the watch your own.
The dial is the face you always see. Every dial is usually one solid color to know what kind of timepiece you are wearing. In addition, limited edition designs may feature images or icons of well-known cultural heritages. And did you know that not all dials feature numbers? The hands will tell you the time instead of relying on numbers. It is also why you see shapes or sticks instead of numbers.
Crowns are the stem located at the 3 o’clock position. All mechanical and automatic watches have them, but they are used more on the former. It winds the watch to make the mainspring work. Once winded, the watch is powered up. You can say that the crown is the switch to turn it on. If the watch is not winded, it cannot operate at all.
A dead watch can impact the way your watch operates. As much as possible, you can look up Seiko mod parts and find which one works best. Turning the knob can extend the watch’s life for many years to come.
The many parts of watch modification boast a challenge. People with experience can use any part when they know which is the best. Once you are familiar with watchmaking, it can be a great pastime.
Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources “Joe Joe.” he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.