While G-Shocks and digital watches of the like don’t often make it to the pages of worn&wound, we can’t deny their popularity. People of all stripes and interests go wild for G-Shocks, and unsurprisingly, a fairly robust community of G-Shock enthusiasts has developed online. Having spent some time looking at the G-Shock forums and sites, we discovered that there are some AMAZING G-Shock mod tutorials out there, covering everything from basic case refinishing to more complicated mods that require cracking open the watch case. So, to make it easier for worn&wound readers to get their fill of G-Shock mods, we’ve put together a collection of some of our favorites.
Watch modding can be a scary process. For those of us who are not avid DIY’ers, cracking open a watch and tinkering with its components is a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, there are those semi-professional modders out there, like our favorite Yobokies, who offer pre-modded pieces or will mod a piece to your liking. I recently came across a different type of watch customization service called Fewsome, which lets you create a one of a kind timepiece at an astoundingly affordable price.
I’ve always thought of watch modding as a bit of a double-edged sword. Its great to see a unique, often one-of-a-kind take on a watch, but its also a little painful to see a perfectly good Seiko get torn open. Frankly, a part of me thinks it was fine just the way it was. But at the end of the day, with most watch mods, you’re dealing with watches that cost under $200 or even $100, so no big deal, right? But what about modding a watch valued at 20, 30 or 40 times that?
A few weeks ago we posted our first watch mod update with a really nice example of a home modded Seiko SNK. For those of you not quite brave enough to put your own watch under the knife, there are many options to buy a pre-modded piece or have one of your own watches altered by a professional. Dagaz Watch Ltd. is one such custom watch, parts and tools seller that makes some really beautiful pieces.