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