Watch enthusiasts and watchmakers are always on the lookout for new trends. The timepiece is comprised of many different parts. Some models show specific parts as the selling point. On the other hand, watchmakers can modify watches to your liking. Having a personal touch to the watch makes it more valuable to the person who will wear it.
As a general practice in horology, watch modification is encouraged. Brands like Seiko are encouraged to have their timepiece built in your vision. These days, people are looking into modifying their watches to express themselves. Here are the 2022 trends you need to know.
Black is a color that complements every other hue. With your formal attire, the black can stand out on its own as it is guaranteed to look good. You can limit the color to specific parts instead of the overall piece for the mod parts. When you know your color combinations, it will give a better impression of your personality.
Another possible look is the black-on-black aesthetic. Every part on the watch follows the same shade of black in a polished finish. But, again, if you let your modder do the job, the result can be beautiful.
Bezels are the outermost ring of the watch, which is one of the most flexible to modify. Most bezels are already good in their way, but a little tweak can go a long way. But not too much. Why? Too much modification will not make the watch work as intended. Any bezel can work as long as it can fit in the Seiko submariner mod.
When you modify the bezel, ensure that you do not damage the other parts of the timepiece. It can be tricky to align the bezel according to the dial. One wrong placement and other parts will follow suit. As much as possible, choose a bezel that fits your current model.
Dials are the first thing you see in the watch. And there are dials with a hole showing the gears of the watch. It is known as the skeleton dial mod. The holes are typically placed on the 9-hour position of the watch. So, in a way, you can visibly see the watch’s heart beating. While it is not a new trend, it still makes the watch look great.
The mod is a product of World War I. Back then, the mod was intended for men who were pilots. Since they need to keep their hands on the wheel when piloting, the mod was made. It was seen as a feminine look because it was a wristwatch. These days, it no longer has that connotation. Most modders are familiar with the style of the mod. The parts needed to form easily accessible, and the dial and hands must be legible. Easy readability is a must in the modification.
Modification of the watch can take a lot of research. First, you must be familiar with the available models and know which part fits. It can be difficult to tell the difference, but it is part of the charm. Trends can change, but one thing that can still stand is the time moving.