How to Turn Your Seiko SKX007 Into a Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is one of the world’s most iconic timepieces. It completely changed the game upon its release and has been at the top of the world of sports watches since the 1950s. However, we have to be realistic and practical when it comes to watches. Let’s face it, not everyone can afford to spend upwards of £12,000 for one watch. Luckily, there is a way around this.

On its own, the Seiko SKX007 is a magnificent piece, one that just about anyone will be able to afford without having to break the bank. And while it is a great watch even without modding, there’s a reason why the SKX007 has always been popular when it comes to Seiko mods. Indeed, this watch is the perfect base if you’re looking to capture that iconic Submariner look. Now, turning an SKX007 into a Submariner-like watch is no easy task. This is why we thought it would be useful to give you a little help. If you want to learn more about how to pull this off, read on as we break down how to turn your Seiko SKX007 into a Submariner.


If you’re looking to fully transform your SKX007 into a Submariner, then you’ll want to acquire the right bezel. While the bezel isn’t as evident as the other parts of your watch, swapping it out will significantly change your watch’s appearance. If you’re looking for a bezel, we suggest trying out the CT677 Sloping Ceramic Bezel Insert.


Having the right type of links will make a world of a difference when it comes to turning your SKX007 into a Submariner. While the stock Seiko links are already great as is, swapping them out for a CT903 Oyster bracelet will benefit the piece as a whole. Now, don’t be surprised if you won’t be able to tell this link apart from an actual Submariner link as it is inspired by the Submariner’s iconic link design.

Dial and Hand Set

Lastly, you’ll want to make sure that you get the right dial and handset so that you can complete the Submariner look. While these parts may seem subtle, making these minute changes will go a long way when it comes to achieving your desired look. This is why it’s crucial that you get this part right as the face of your watch is what the entire look of your watch will hinge upon. We recommend utilizing a CT852 28.5mm Black Sunburst Dial and CT829 Merc Style handset. 


We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you with your mods. Remember, the end result doesn’t have to look exactly like the Rolex Submariner. In fact, you can take creative liberties when it comes to how you go about modding. At the end of the day, it’s really not about making your SKX007 look like a carbon copy of a Submariner. Through modification, you’ll get the best of both worlds and end up with a great timepiece to boot.

Are you looking for Seiko mods? If so, Seiko Mods are here to help. We design and manufacture sapphire crystals and custom parts for Seiko watches in the UK, but we also ship worldwide. If you want to start modding today, check out our products!

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