Watch Mods: Fewsome Watches

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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.  

Fewsome offers an interesting service that is a mix of fascinating and all too good to be true.  Founded in Sweden in 2008, Fewsome offeres customers the ability to create a fully personalized timepiece through the use of their online watch customization tool.  You have your choice of an automatic three-handed model with day/date function or a quartz chronograph.  Each utilizes affordable yet trustworthy Citizen Miyota movements (8205 for the automatic).  All cases are stainless steel, with PVD options available, and sapphire is used for the crystal.  Most impressively, these pieces are remarkably affordable, ranging in price from under $150 to just over $250.

When customizing a watch, you will choose from six case designs, over twenty bezel inserts, dozens of pre-designed dials, countless hand combinations, several crowns and a full range of metal, leather, rubber and nylon straps and bracelets. Should you choose to do so, you can even design your own dial with customized logo.  Price varies based on your choices, with an additional cost associated with the customizable dial.  Fewsome also allows you to browse the creations of other customers, as well as designers of the month.  Even with these designs however, you can dig into the customization tool and make your own tweaks.

After discovering the Fewsome product and poking around the website a bit, I naturally wondered what the final product is actually like.  The response on the watch forums seems to be pretty mixed.  I think the allure of a really affordable watch with quality components is enough to get any watch nerd at least a little interested, though there have been some reported quality control issues.  Nevertheless, Fewsome is intriguing, and at such an affordable price, might be the sheepish watch modders best chance to create a one of a kind timepiece.  If you’re feeling creative and want to take a stab at designing your own timepiece, head over to Fewsome’s website today.

by Blake Malin

Zach is the co-founder and Executive Editor of worn&wound. Before diving head first into the world of watches, he spent his days as a product and graphic designer. Zach views watches as the perfect synergy of 2D and 3D design: the place where form, function, fashion and mechanical wonderment come together.
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  • Just designed one on Fewsome for my wife and ordered it. I will let you know how it turns out. It was fun to do anyway:) Thanks for posting this cool idea.

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      Dave, that’s great. I’d be really curious to hear your thoughts on the product once it arrives. Feel free to come back and post what you think in the comments.

      Thanks for the comment and for reading!

      Blake

  • Ok, so the Fewsome watch I had made for my wife’s birthday arrived today. It is a cool watch! The case, crystal, movement are all nice quality and finish. We uploaded a photo of a painting we had made at our wedding to the dial. It looks great! I thought it might look like a sticker, but it doesn’t at all. It looks like a well made dial, their process definitely works. The band (rubber) felt cheap so we quickly switched it out for a NATO. It came with thicker spring bars too. Overall this was a fun experience, good service, and easy process. The engraving on the back was an added bonus too. I think I might make one for myself soon. I will tweet a couple photos to you guys too.

  • What’s up i am kavin, its my first time to commenting
    anyplace, when i read this article i thought i could also create comment due to
    this brilliant article.

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