Lume 101: All About Watch Luminescence

Lume 101: All About Watch Luminescence

Have you ever wondered how some watches glow in the dark?

We are going to tell you all about luminescent paint – or lume. A range of materials have been employed by watchmakers over the years to make parts of a watch glow, increasing functionality in the night time.

Let's dive into some history that will allow you to better understand how these glow-in-the-dark hands, dials, numerals, hour markers and other parts have been made.

July 28, 2021 by Jeremiah A
What You Need to Know About Watch Water Resistance

What You Need to Know About Watch Water Resistance

Regardless of what anyone might think of a diver's watch, watches are not legally permitted to use the term "waterproof." The term "water resistant" refers to all watches that can withstand immersion in water – and there is a lot to know about this term!
July 26, 2021 by Jeremiah A
Modding for Many: How to Get 50,000 Followers on Instagram for Free

Modding for Many: How to Get 50,000 Followers on Instagram for Free

We are not a marketing agency but, in this post, we will share with you the tips and tricks on how you can grow your brand on Instagram and attract hundreds, if not thousands of real followers and potential clients. These are the steps that we followed to reach almost 50,000 Seiko enthusiasts on our main account, and they may do the same for you.
July 22, 2021 by Jeremiah A
Behind the Build #006 - Seiko Sinn U1 Mods

Behind the Build #006 - Seiko Sinn U1 Mods

Sinn watches are known for their toughness and simple designs that are made to be used by professionals. Some may say they are one of the last purpose-built diver's watches. Let's talk about how you can make a Sinn x Seiko homage mod.
July 19, 2021 by Jeremiah A
Deep Dive: A Look at the Seiko Tuna 6159 and its Popular Variants

Deep Dive: A Look at the Seiko Tuna 6159 and its Popular Variants

The Seiko Tuna diver’s series is the most popular watches that carry a nickname in the Seiko line. In this article, we look at some of the most noteworthy of the Tuna lineage. (Plus a preview on our upcoming Tuna case!)
July 12, 2021 by Jeremiah A
Modding for Many: Successfully Starting Your Own Seiko Mod Business Part 3

Modding for Many: Successfully Starting Your Own Seiko Mod Business Part 3

A Seiko Mod business may be profitable, rewarding, frustrating, and fun, all at the same time. But only if you know what you are doing! Read this if you want to know the steps you should take, and the ones you should avoid to start your successful modding hustle.
July 09, 2021 by Jeremiah A
Modding for Many: Successfully Starting Your Own Seiko Mod Business Part 2

Modding for Many: Successfully Starting Your Own Seiko Mod Business Part 2

A Seiko Modding Business is a fun new niche that people with good craftsmanship can profit from. There are already a lot of professional modders in the community who make a living by building and selling Seiko mods and we will teach you how to become one of them.

July 07, 2021 by Jeremiah A
Modding for Many: Successfully Starting Your Own Seiko Mod Business Part 1

Modding for Many: Successfully Starting Your Own Seiko Mod Business Part 1

In this new namokiMODS blog series, we will share with you tricks of the trade like how to build your own community, how to market your services and keep clients happy, how to turn your hobby into a lucrative business, and more!

July 05, 2021 by Jeremiah A
Nafokies and Seiko Fans: Questions and Answers from our Discord AMA

Nafokies and Seiko Fans: Questions and Answers from our Discord AMA

Last Saturday, Alex Yap of @Nafokies hosted an Ask Me Anything session in our namokiMODS community server over on Discord. For the better part of an hour, he was live and answering Seiko modding questions for members. Insights from an experienced professional modder does not always come for free, but we are glad to be able to hold the event for our community!
June 29, 2021 by Jeremiah A
Deep Dive: A Look at the Seiko 6105 AKA Captain Willard

Deep Dive: A Look at the Seiko 6105 AKA Captain Willard

The Seiko 6105 became a popular choice in the 70s for its affordable price tag and high durability, making for a bang-for-buck ratio that was not so common in its time. It's been reissued twice, which speaks to its popularity with the fans. And now, we are bringing the 6105 - AKA the Captain Willard to the modding community.
June 27, 2021 by Jeremiah A
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