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Through the generations, we have seen Seiko Mod Dials with two legs grow in popularity. Yet today, we see to it that we can evolve and grow with modern times and advanced technology. The goal is to simplify and modify while sticking to the original idea. Thus, we are introducing the four-legged dials.
Working with Seiko Mod Dials with four legs can help us learn, study, and properly execute the removal of two legs from each order. At the same time, it could assist the common mistake made by customers: Buying dials with the wrong leg orientation.
Read on to determine which dial legs to remove and how to remove them correctly. Here are the essential tips you need for modding with four-legged dials.
Significant Modifications to Mod Dials
Because of the versatility of Seiko modding, the new Seiko mod dials have four legs rather than two. As a result, more accessible modification techniques and components may emerge.
Having four legs reduces the labor required to physically remove two legs. You can also help clients who purchased the incorrect dial with the incorrect leg locations. Cleaning and removing these legs can be accomplished using the proper tools, enough knowledge, and novel techniques.
Understanding The Four-Legged Mod Dials
Mod dials, one of the most important Seiko mod components on the market, are currently being modified, so learning how to fit them with new designs is critical.
To use the minute marker on the dial face, estimate the dial leg placement. The two legs for a 3 o’clock crown should be beneath the 8 and 38-minute marks. The 4 o’clock crown should have two legs between the 12 and 42-minute marks.
Then, the first leg of a Seiko dial should be less than 12 minutes, and the second leg should be between 42 and 45 minutes.
Uninstalling Unnecessary Dial Legs
After determining which dial legs are required for your Seiko movement, remove the remaining dial legs.
When you cut or twist off the dial legs with a wire cutter or pliers, ensure that a small amount will remain after the dial legs are removed (about 0.1mm to 0.2mm). You must also note that this remaining part needs to be removed carefully. Without such precision, the dial will not be flat against the movement.
The simplest method for removing the protruding portion is to slice it off with a razor-sharp pen knife or polish it with a Dremel rotary tool. Remember that either approach is effective–you simply have to pick the method that you’re most comfortable with!
After that, the dial can be easily connected to the mechanism.
As classic as Seiko Modding is, it’s important to grow with the times and learn new techniques that could, in effect, preserve this timepiece specialty. As a result, always be open to new ideas, invest in proper tools, and continue your research if you want to skill up and add to your existing knowledge. Don’t just let yourself get left behind by tradition and old practices. After all, you can always combine old and new ideas together!
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