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When it comes to Seiko mod parts, casebacks are considerably underrated. This isn’t really surprising as people tend to focus on the face of the watch as it is one of the first things that people see. While it isn’t as flashy, casebacks are also incredibly important. It’s best to think of casebacks as a blank canvas where you can express your creativity and personality. And when it all comes down to it, watch modding is all about being creative and self-expression.
Considering how important casebacks really are, it would be best to pick the right one for your next modding project. This is easier said than done as there are a slew of different casebacks to choose from. To help simplify things, we thought it would be useful to put together a brief article on casebacks. If this is something that you want to learn more about, read on as we list down four important casebacks that you have to know about.
Minimalist casebacks contain only the most essential information. For example, some watches contain only the watch’s model number or country of origin. If you’re looking for a truly minimalist piece, SKX-style casebacks are what you need. They come in a variety of colors and finishes, but they feature no engravings, making them a great choice for minimalist builds. You can even choose our slim caseback to lower the profile of your Seiko mod.
Crowded casebacks are elaborately engraved and nearly filled to the edges with artwork or information. The Seiko SKX007 is a perfect example of a crowded caseback. Although it isn’t as intricate as most of its predecessors, it does feature a beautiful wave logo at its center. This is symbolic of the watch being waterproof. The logo is also reminiscent of the Great Wave of Kanagawa but Seiko has yet to confirm or deny if it is an homage to this.
If you think about it, the caseback is really just a window to the movement. The caliber is the soul of the watch; it’s what drives all its mechanisms. Some watch brands can be so proud of the caliber that they want to show it off by cutting out a section of the caseback and replacing it with a clear, usually sapphire, crystal. For those of you who are looking for a sapphire caseback, the Seiko NH35 or NH36 are both great choices.
Some watches in history were endowed with additional value by the people who owned them. Famous owners of these watches may have inscribed the back of the watch to commemorate a specific moment or communicated a very personal message. While these types of casebacks offer very little when it comes to the design of the watch, having an inscribed caseback could add a lot of sentimental value to the watch.
We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you pick the right caseback for your next modding project. Be sure to keep all of the information that we’ve laid out here in mind so you can make the most informed decision about the best caseback to use for your next build. Remember, finding the best part is all about choosing the part that makes the most sense for the look and style you’re trying to achieve.
If you’re looking for Seiko mod parts, Seiko Mods has got your back! We offer various watch parts such as bezels, casebacks, cases, and dials—all of which can fit any watch. Contact us today to learn more!