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Let’s start with the definition – “modding” is short for “modifying.” In essence, it is the idea of changing something about your watch from the way it came to you from the factory to the way you would more prefer it to be, often aesthetically but, as we’ll get into in a minute, also mechanically.
One of the most popular motivations for watch modding is trying to fix something you don’t like about one of your watches. Take Seikos, for example, that run the 7S26 movement. It’s a powerhouse, workhorse of a movement, but it lacks hand-winding and hacking capabilities which, for some people, is a big deal. I tend to agree with those people, but that’s another issue entirely. Therefore, what some people do is they’ll take their Seiko watch, drop a different movement (such as the 4R36) into the piece and – WHAM – you have hand-winding, ladies and gents.
https://theoandharris.com/watch-101-wha ... h-modding/
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