How to Customize a Personalized Watch
Watches come in various sizes, colors, builds, and brands for any person in mind. These timepieces showcase the craftsman's skill and the parts that make up for it. The watch caters to anyone in mind, so you can get a personalized one if you desire. Fortunately, watch brands encourage customers to customize their watches to their liking.
Personalized watches can make the watch more special to the person, and it can pass on. In addition, you can hire a watchmaker to customize the watch before you can wear it. If you want to customize your timepiece, here is how you can do it.
Choose a Model You Want
Getting the model you want is the first step for customizing. For example, a Seiko watch is a versatile model with many available parts. Not only do you get to use many parts, but you learn the expertise of the watch. Ensure that the watch is the one you want. Customizations can take a long time to fix or change the parts.
Pick One Part at a Time
With the many parts a watch offers, it can be difficult to change the inner workings. One part of the watch can change the speed, timing, and accuracy of the watch. You must be familiar with horology and the watchmaker’s approach to the product. That way, you will not get confused about why the watch turned out.
For example, you can change the dial or case since it is one of the available parts. A watchmaker has a supply of alternative choices if the initial model is not your liking. However, specific parts, such as the crown or gear, may not be available. You must be careful in customizing the watch so it can still tick the gears.
Change the Strap When Needed
The strap is best for last, sometimes optional. It is the easiest part to change compared to any part of the watch. There are stainless steel, leather, and nylon straps for any kind. However, some models are for one type of strap.
You can have a collection of straps for last-minute customization, which is up to you. Fortunately, small shops online and physical kiosks only sell straps. It gives the person more freedom to switch the strap when needed.
Match the Right Colors
Colors make up the watch. Most watches start out with one color, and you can match two or more colors. For example, you can change a black watch to silver or two-tone silver and black colors for contrast. The same applies to changing it with the strap.
It all depends on the model you have and the colors available. It is also okay if you do not want to change the colors. The watch went through many changes to get the colors it has.
Customizing your watch will take a good eye, skilled craftsmanship, and many colors. The model you will customize can determine what can or cannot change. Some parts of the watch may not need any changes, so it can still work. In the end, telling the time with style can change how you manage your watch.
About the Author:
Luther Abrams is quite a jack of all trades type of guy. He loves exploring new things and cultivating his knowledge every now and then. Today, he grows more and more interested in jewelry and watches and even writes about such things in his free time.