Watch modifications?

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  1. Mudman

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    Hey Guys,

    I was curious if anyone here does watch modifications? I know there are several timepiece enthusiasts, but how about folks that like to add a little pizzazz to their watch?

    Namely it was Seiko variant of watches that caught my interest, I've seen a lot of people doing complete rebuilds on them like they are legos.

    If you do, please share. =)
     
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    I got a G-Shock for my birthday last year and switched to a NATO strap and added a bull bar for face protection. Not sure if that qualifies as modifications. 20190516_074503.jpg
     
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    The most I've done is make a Zulu style strap using Milspec 17337 webbing. It's leaps and bounds better than the standard nylon ones sold online.
     
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    Yup the so called resin strap drove me crazy !!!
     
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    Factory rubber straps tend to be uncomfortable. But luckily there's plenty of other manufacturers offering silicone/soft rubber straps.
     
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    I had an older model Luminox with a metal case, that I really screwed up trying to give it a brushed finish with my Dremmel. I later used that watch to trade for some restoration work on a Seiko to IWW.
    On other watches I've had a couple relumed, and some custom dial work done, but have never tried to take anything apart myself. I'm always that guy with leftover parts after putting together a new BBQ.
     
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